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Frequently Asked Questions

Are dogs allowed?We allow well-behaved dogs that remain leashed. We prefer all dogs to be outside. Dogs are not allowed in Tuffy’s Music Box or Suffering Bastard.

Are children or minors allowed?
Children and anyone under 21 can hangout until 9pm at Tuffy’s Bottle Shop & Lounge, and need to be supervised and accompanied by a parent or guardian. Children and minors are not allowed at Tuffy’s Music Box or Suffering Bastard. If a particular event is “All Ages” at Tuffy’s Music Box, we will list it as such, but otherwise we are strictly 21+

What happens if I leave my tab open and forget to close it out?
We know you’re having a good time and sometimes forget to close out! We will run the credit card at the end of the night and put on a 20% auto-gratuity for anything left open past closing time.


What time is ____ show?
Check out our event calendar to see the show time. Time listed is for DOORS. Show will start 1 hour after doors.

Do I need tickets for _____ show? How do I buy a ticket?
Click here to view our Ticketweb page. Currently you can only buy tickets online. If the show you want to attend has no ticket page, then it’s a FREE show!

Are the shows always 21 and up?
Yes, all music shows are strictly 21 and up. Some public events will be all ages, like our Sanford Indie Market or Pro-Action Wrestling. Events like these will be listed as “family friendly” or “all ages”

Can I bring in a lawn chair to the show?
Unfortunately we do not allow you to bring in any chairs. We have a limited amount of tables/chairs available in the room. Some shows will have VIP tables/chairs available for purchase.

How do I get my band to play at Tuffy’s Music Box?
Please send an email to thomas@tuffysmusicbox.com for any band inquiries.


Do you have food?
Swine and Sons’ Sanford location is now open inside Tuffy’s! You can see Swine and Sons' current menu on our website and even place an order online. Suffering Bastard offers a light bites menu separately.

How do I order Swine and Sons?
You can place an order on your phone through the QR code found all around Tuffy’s, or head to the Swine and Sons service window at the end of the Tuffy’s outdoor bar located in the Beer Garden. See the lines on our floor? Follow the YELLOW line to get to Swine and Sons! When your order is ready, you’ll get a text message and you can pick it up at the service window.

Can I order food for a large group?
Yes! Swine and Sons offers catering. Please email catering@swineandsons.com

Do you allow outside food?
No outside food is allowed. We have great food here, don’t worry!

How do I go to Suffering Bastard Tiki Bar?
Suffering Bastard is located inside Tuffy’s Bottle Shop & Lounge. Reservations are highly suggested, but walk-ins are seated by availability. Click here to make a reservation.
If you want to set up a private event with them or have any questions, please reach out to


Can I bring a group in for a party?
Yep, we love to party! Invite them all in! If your group is over 45 guests, we ask that you reach out to us about planning a private event so you can have enough space and staff for the party.
Email us at events@tuffyscider.com

Do you have space for private events?
Yes we do! Tuffy’s Music Box is perfect for those bigger life events. This option is best for parties of 50 guests and beyond. We’d love to throw your rehearsal dinner, company party, baby shower, birthday, or even wedding reception!
Email us at events@tuffyscider.com

What is the capacity for events?
Tuffy’s Music Box - max 348 capacity
Tuffy’s Beer Garden - max 1,000 capacity
Tuffy’s: Main Room and Game Room only - max 156 capacity
Tuffy’s: ENTIRE BUYOUT 1,504 max capacity

What’s going on this weekend?
Take a look at our event calendar to see what’s going on this weekend and beyond! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay in the know about all the great things happening at Tuffy’s!


CURRENTLY THERE IS CONSTRUCTION OUTSIDE OUR BUILDING - Limited parking is available directly outside of our building on Myrtle, but also to the side of our building on 2nd Street. Downtown Sanford has tons of free parking located around town. Please be courteous and aware of neighboring businesses, residents, and towing signs.


Tuffy’s Bottle Shop and Lounge:
Wednesday       4P - 11P
Thursday           4P - 12A
Friday                 4P - 2A
Saturday           11A - 2A
Sunday              11A - 11P

(note: Tuffy’s Music Box is open only for live music, events, and private parties.
Times vary, but we always have live music/events on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights)