4155 E. Grant Rd., Tucson
HOURS: Daily 3 p.m.–1 a.m.
The Tucson valley played a major role in the Cold War: For years ICBMs ringed the city, locked and loaded beneath the desert and aimed directly at various targets in the USSR. While there’s the Titan Missile Museum  south of town where you can learn all about the Old Pueblo’s atomic-age bona fides, The Shelter is the best place to celebrate, so to speak, the era and its two coolest cold warriors.
It’s dark and cool like a shelter should be, and there’s plenty of good booze and always a campy cult film playing out silently on a TV in the corner. The walls are covered with Jack and Bobby, and the pinball machines ding and flap. I could last out the nuclear winter in here no problem. Happy hour is daily from 3 to 7 p.m.