Arizona’s most promising side-splitters share the stage with nationally renowned headliners at Speakeasy Comedy Club, a venue taking its atmospheric cues from a Prohibition-era nightspot. Shows on Friday and Saturday nights feature performers who have honed their anatomical knowledge of funny bones during televised appearances on Conan, Last Comic Standing, and HBO specials. Though the club discloses its password to a range of comics from diverse backgrounds, most performers eschew squeaky-clean comedy for a brand of dirty humor that appeals to the noir detectives who regularly lean on the venue's gray brick walls or occupy the back row’s plushy seats. A friendly wait staff supplies cocktails, signature margaritas, and other exquisite libations along with Mexican cuisine to soothe bellies aching from chortling fits.
Saddle Ranch Chop House allows diners to put together a feast from a menu loaded with steaks and salads, then rock and ride with the restaurant's "rock meets Western" theme. Chow on a sizzling steak, such as the charbroiled, marble-cut rib eye ($24.99), or chomp into the pineapple teriyaki burger, served with a wasabi cream sauce ($11.99). To wash down a full order of barbecue baby back ribs ($21.99), take part in the Texas Tea Party, a stiff concoction of vodka, gin, rum, tequila, sweet-and-sour mix, and Coke. Saddle Ranch Chop House's seasoned chefs also cook breakfast and brunchy grub, such as cinnamon swirl Texas toast ($9.99) and buttermilk pancakes topped with fresh fruit ($8.99), until 3 p.m.
More than 20 craft beers wag their tap handles beneath a pressed-tin ceiling, eager to fill up a glass beside your plate. That plate might hold a sloppy joe with cheddar cheese, a 10-ounce ground-chuck burger with secret sauce, or a prime-rib sandwich with caramelized onions and horseradish cream. Or it could be loaded with the Big Boy PB&J—recently allowed to wait by itself at the bus stop, this sandwich comes with texas toast and your choice of grape or strawberry jelly. Social Tap deals out wings, nachos, cheese fries, and pretzels for appetizers and slaps fried apple pie and half-baked cookies on the table for dessert. Depending on the weather, you can dig into this all-American food while seated outside on the patio or inside on tufted leather banquettes.
Celebrating their seventh anniversary this December, Loco Patron looks to continue a tradition of pairing refreshing margaritas with inventive Mexican fare. The restaurant's crunchy pork tacos stand out from an extensive menu, garnering the attention of taco enthusiasts and taking home the titles of best pork taco and most school spirit at the 2011 Arizona Taco Festival. The tortilla-bound creations nestle tender shredded morsels of pork atop a bed of lettuce, guacamole, sour cream, cheese, and a special arbol sauce. Doled out in herds of 6–20 tacos, the porcine delicacies scale to suit various size groups and appetites ranging from hungry to postwork lumberjack.
American Junkie specializes in delicious and reasonably priced cuisine. Our food and beverages are served in a relaxed and welcoming setting that you and your friends are sure to enjoy. Come have a great meal, watch your favorite teams on over 20 large flat screen tvs, or enjoy the best of Scottsdale's nightlife.
At Stand-Up, Scottsdale! bellies ache from a rotating selection of nationally known comedians seen on Comedy Central and late-night talk shows. The intimate 180-person venue, where such local legends as David Spade got their start, beckons a cast of talented funny persons that changes regularly. Voted Best Comedy Club this year by Arizona Foothills magazine, the ha-ha hot spot has recently hosted performances by noted names including Dana Carvey, Frank Caliendo, and Norm Macdonald. With a recent appearance on Spike TV's "Bar Rescue," they now boost a full menu of pub-food appetizers and entrees keeps would-be hecklers otherwise occupied, and Wednesday evening open-mic nights allow rookie comics to test their mettle.
Sugar Shack Sports Grill conducts a symphony of sense-stimulation, combining hearty sports-bar fare with nine flat-screen TVs, a 110-inch HD projection screen, and live music on Fridays and Saturdays. Fit food-mitts with handheld menu items, including butter-brushed soft pretzels ($3.99) and plump wings coated in a choice of savory sauce ($7.99). Brick-pressed cuban sandwiches, filled with ham, pickles, and garlic mayo ($9.99) remain mum under teeth’s primitive interrogation tactics, and build-your-own or specialty pizzas ($8+ and $10.50+ respectively) spill their saucy secrets at the outset. Chefs grill quarter-pound burgers to order ($4.99+), with possible accouterments such as chili and cheese and tangy blue cheese. The Sugar Shack also grills juicy hot dogs ($3.99+) and collects crisp salad greens ($5.99+) to suit vegetarian preferences. Sports fans exploding with competitive zeal can channel their passions into dartboards, water pong, and mentally commanding empty glasses to refill themselves.