Sports bars have long served as common ground for fans of opposing teams, rival wing-eating champions, and businessmen torn between meeting on a golf course or in a brewery. Nourish bourgeoning friendships with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of American bar fare and drinks at Teakwoods Tavern & Grill. This Groupon is valid at the locations in Phoenix, Chandler, and Gilbert.
Patrons crunch across scattered peanut shells on the way to their tables at Teakwoods, a boisterous neighborhood watering hole crowned Best Sports Bar in 2009 by Phoenix New Times. The menu teems with American noshes, including award-winning wings ($6.50 for 6; $8.50 for 12) that can heat up gastro-chambers and cargo-pants pockets with flavors such as medium, hot, and the specialty El Heffe, kissed with garlic and cilantro (specialty flavors an additional $1). Chefs offset sizzling mushrooms and onions with soothing blue-cheese crumbles on the Baby Blue burger ($9.99). With Diego's Mac Mac ($10.99), forks dive like synchronized swimmers through a dusting of toasted bread crumbs and parmesan to spear savory bites pasta tossed with chicken and cheese.
During happy hour (every day from 2 to 7 p.m.), patrons toss back a cascade of discounted libations, including Rolling Rock bottles ($2) and Jose Cuervo margaritas ($3 on Wednesday), in front of live events or HD flat-screen TVs aglow with MLB, NFL, UFC, and accountant-number-crunching matches.
Teakwoods Tavern & Grill
Servers and patrons alike crunch across scattered peanut shells on the way to their tables at Teakwoods, a boisterous neighborhood watering hole crowned Best Sports Bar in 2009 by Phoenix New Times. A team of chefs cooks up classic American eats, including half-pound burgers, meaty sandwiches, and their award-winning wings, which can heat up gastro-chambers and cargo-pants pockets with flavors such as medium, hot, and honey-barbecue hot. As bartenders pour draft beers and concoct tasty libations, guests can catch their favorite sporting events on one of many high-definition TVs that broadcast events from the MLB, NFL, and UFC. When guests can't make it to the restaurant, Teakwoods' chefs cater fare to events, gatherings, and parties.