Main Gate Square
814 E University Blvd., Tucson, Arizona 85719
Main Gate Square
While you’re in the area of the University of Arizona campus, head past Old Main on University Blvd toward Main Gate Square. Main Gate Square is a great place to go for shopping, dining, and nightlife.
This popular shopping district includes over twenty sit-down restaurants plus a large selection of cafés and places for dessert like Caffé Lucé, Scented Leaf Tea House and Woops! BakeShop. One fun place to check out is Gentle Bens Brewing Company. They feature 12 local Barrio Brews on tap and have an amazing mix of American and Southwest foods!
If you are looking to stay near the UofA, Main Gate Square is definitely the place to go. Located right at Main Gate is the Tucson Marriott University Park and the recently built Graduate Hotel. Both hotels offer great accomodations and are steps from Main Gate and the UofA.
Additionally, Main Gate Square is also a hub for boutique clothing stores. Local Shops such as Collete and Grand Central Clothing are all located in Main Gate. There is also an huge Urban Outfitters!
Main Gate Square also contains the Ben’s Bells Open Studio for people to go and create pieces for one of Tucson’s favorite local charities.
In addition to shopping and dining, there are also a number of salons. This includes the Aveda Institute of Tucson. Aveda offers a wide array of salon services and also is one of the leading cosmetology institutes in Arizona.
Parking at Main Gate Square is easy and convenient. There are metered spaces on University Blvd that become free after 5pm. Additionally, there is Tyndall Garage located adjacent to Main Gate and the UofA campus. Parking is generally free on the weekends and many restaurants in the area will validate your parking during the week with a purchase!
While it’s a fun place to visit during the day, we also love heading to Main Gate Square at night. Grab a drink and enjoy the beautiful Tucson weather!