Third Base Sports Bar dishes out a menu of flavorful favorites in a relaxed, friendly setting. Limber up taste buds with an appetizer of crispy pickle chips ($7.25), or move straight to a main event of two tilapia tacos spicily topped with cilantro-jalapeño sauce ($7.99). Entrees such as the chicken-fried NY strip steak, smothered in chipotle-cream gravy and delicate fried tobacco onions, provide meaty fuel for over-the-fence catches and blindfolded Hail Mary passes ($10.99). Those who prefer to layer their bites like delicious sweater sets can delve into the Third Base burger, a half-pound pressed patty crowned with melted swiss, thick grilled onions, and homemade horseradish mustard betwixt a garlic sweet roll ($8.79).
From its expansive open-air patio to its host of friendly servers, Cuatro’s cultivates a breezy dining experience in every sense of the word. As diners survey sports across 13 TV screens, including the massive 10'x10' “Cuatro-tron,” the kitchen staff sets to work dressing up the menu's two familiar staples—burgers and tacos—with eclectic ingredients. Tacos brim with meaty fillings such as brisket, chipotle chicken, and grilled shrimp, and burger patties steam under a cover of jalapeños, avocado slices, and fried eggs. Diners' four-legged companions also eat well at Cuatro’s, as the outdoor patio is dotted with water bowls, dog treats, and snout-sized moist towelettes.
Founded by a posse of Kentucky-area natives, Trifecta On 3rd distinguishes itself with an enormous bourbon selection and a gourmet bar menu heavy on specialty pizzas. These house pies include the Southwestern chorizo, made with fresh, golden corn and cilantro, and the Fireball, which scalds mouths with jalapeños, serranos, habaneros, and, when in season, the notoriously nuclear Ghost Chili. Between bites, patrons can escape to Trifecta's expansive patio lest their ear-steam obstruct others' view of the interior's seven flat-screen TVs.
MVP Sports Bar & Grill floods salivary glands with a menu featuring Chicago-style thin-crust pizza and classic pub fare. Patrons can exhibit culinary creativity by building their own pizza ($8+) with toppings ($.75/item) including jalapeño peppers, pineapple, grilled chicken, and ground beef. Nosh a Family Favorite pizza for a tried-and-true tummy silencer such as the 16" four-meat MVP Monster ($24.99) or the spinach trio, in which Popeye fuel is bolstered by bacon and feta cheese on crust rubbed with olive oil and garlic ($12+). With a kitchen open until 1 a.m., patrons can order edible bread embraces including the All American burger, a half-pound burger topped with lettuce, tomato, and onion ($7.49), for a hearty midnight snack or early morning breakfast.
Since The Tavern’s establishment in 1933, creative culinarians have updated the rustic Prohibition-era space with myriad of mouthwatering menu items served beneath the glow of 50 high-definition TVs. Fill in faces’ pillow marks with a concealing dollop of hollandaise from the new breakfast menu’s host of hollandaise dishes. The Italian Stallion boasts two poached eggs, fresh mozzarella, sliced tomato, and a toasted english muffin adorned with fresh basil and a balsamic reduction ($9.99). Diners celebrate the Golden State's 19th-century rush of prospecting surfers with the California burger, which combines a half pound of grass-fed beef with provolone, alfalfa sprouts, and avocado ($9.50). Errant fried eggs adopt classic disguises within the sourdough B.E.L.T., ducking into a bundle of bacon, crisp lettuce, tomato, and seasoned southwest mayo ($8).
Clicks Billiards caters to competitive crowds with 19 Brunswick pool tables, including 9-foot Gold Crown tables and eight regulation-size shooting surfaces. Under the low lighting of the cue area, guests can challenge an opponent to a dance around the pool table before breaking bread. Refill your food tank with a burger and fries ($6, prices vary by location), buffalo wings ($7.75 per dozen), or fries ($3.75) before topping it off with a longneck domestic bottle ($3), a mixed drink blended in a wobbly washing machine, or Sutter Home white zinfandel ($4). Consumption can also occur while aiming for bull's-eyes on dartboards, which helped earn "Best Place to Shoot Darts" in 2008, from the Phoenix New Times, or participating in National Trivia Network (NTN) play.