About Us

Famous Sam's had its beginning in Tucson, Arizona in 1963 and was known as "Sam's Tavern." The small neighborhood bar served overstuffed pastrami and ham sandwiches and offered entertainment with pool tables, pinball machines, and televisions long before entertainment was considered trendy. Sam's Tavern took on the identity of its blue-collar patrons with a hunger for sports and entertainment, as well as good food to fill a hearty appetite. On the local level, Sam's Tavern became extremely popular and became recognized as the convenient neighborhood "hang out."

Famous Sam's Sports Grill at Golf Links and Kolb opened in May 1995. Serving Tucson's east side and Davis Monthan Air Force base. Military, families and fans of all sports were found at Sam's a true neighborhood hangout. Where everyone could congregate for amazing food, drinks, sports and entertainment. All at a great price.

In 2019 two long time employees of Famous Sam's were given the opportunity to become the new owners. With 50 plus years combined experience Cindy Roberts and Dean Becwar are carrying on the traditions that made Sam's famous. All while, bringing in an updated look, feel, new drinks, fresh and creative food. A true neighborhood hang out where everyone is a regular. Famous Sam's, where your friends are!