Video games equip kids with real-world skills, from helping them hone their hand-eye coordination to teaching them that the best way to defeat a bully is to poke him in the flashing red spot hidden in his left armpit. Learn something useful with this Groupon.
$19 for an All-Day Video-Game Pass ($40 Value)
The game pass whisks players into a game room lined wall-to-wall with nearly 75 racing, action, and other video games. The card is activated once swiped for the first time, and then allows one swipe every 60 seconds for the rest of the calendar day. It lights up any and all of the video games, but not the prize, ticket, or photo games. Cards are valid for one person.
World Sports Grille
Many sports bars are judged on the size of their televisions. Too few are evaluated by the number of side-by-side stock-car and motorcycle drag races that happen on their premises. At World Sports Grille, there are both. More than 30 high-definition TVs—including one with a 103-inch display—broadcast sharp resolution of sports heroes’ graceful moves and sports anchors’ autograph-covered toupees, and nearly 75 racing, action, and other gaming consoles pit players into virtual battle. In the game room, TVs and videogames join forces, with sounds of cracking baseball bats and crunching football pads mingling with bells, whistles, and engine throttling. This mixture of athletic entertainment and interactive play powers part of the formula that launched World Sports Grille to the top of Tucson Weekly's list of Best Sports Bars for four straight years (2009–2012).
The menu of classic bar food and snacks has also snagged accolades: half-pound Angus burgers capped with brioche buns have taken home the Great Tucson Hamburger Contest title. Guests can sample the winning burgers—such as the barbecue bacon smothered with a tangy house-made, beer-flavored sauce—while sidled up to the square bar under autographed jerseys and memorabilia, or while out on the patio next to fragrant coriander or cacti plants guarding the restaurant from balloon invasion. World Sports Grille also partners with the Tucson Padres for events, and UFC fights have drawn standing-room-only crowds.