Your guide to the 3 most popular spots in Tucson's Poets Square neighborhood

Your guide to the 3 most popular spots in Tucson's Poets Square neighborhoodNadines Bakery. | Photo: Roopini V./Yelp
Published on December 19, 2019

Spending time in Poets Square? Get to know this Tucson neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a cake shop to a nail salon.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Poets Square, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.

1. Nadines Bakery

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Topping the list is bakery Nadines Bakery, which offers cupcakes and more. Located at 4553 E. Broadway Blvd., it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting four stars out of 172 reviews on Yelp.

The bakery specializes in cakes for weddings and bridal showers. Look out for cupcakes, double-decker cakes, pastries and customizable sweet treats for any big occasion.

2. Guilin Chinese Restaurant

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Next up is diner and Chinese spot Guilin Chinese Restaurant, serving soups and more, situated at 4445 E. Broadway Blvd. With four stars out of 127 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.

Guilin Rice Noodles House specializes in cuisine from the region of Guilin, China. On the menu, guests will find a wide array of rice noodle dishes, such as stir-fried noodles topped with pork belly or beef stew; noodle bowls with tripe and egg; and hot and sour noodle soup. Other options include appetizers like scallion pancakes, chicken feet and marinated eggs.  

3. Spark Project Collective

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Music venue, tattoo and piercing spot Spark Project Collective is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 4349 E. Broadway Blvd., five stars out of 11 reviews. 

This place boasts it is "the world's first non-profit tattoo shop."

Visit Johny V. or Aldo Figueroa for some fresh ink, or meet up with Big Russ for a piercing. Check out the website here for the business's mission statement, samples of work and more information. 

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