Sports and food have always paired well together, culminating in the time William "The Refrigerator" Perry preserved leftover egg foo yung inside his ribcage for two weeks. Feast on the spirit of collaboration with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of hearty bar fare and drinks at Arena Sports Grill in Scottsdale.
Arena Sports Grill's diverse menu revolves around a stable of burgers, pizzas, sandwiches, and other American staples, with Italian and Mexican dishes also vying for stomach space. Wake up drowsy taste buds with nine flavors of sauce to coat wings ($6.99 for 12), such as honey barbecue or teriyaki. The vodka pasta quells more querulous hungers with sautéed chicken breast and ham over penne in a vodka cream sauce ($9.99), whereas the fish dinner ($12.99) sidelines a sizable piece of Icelandic cod with french fries and coleslaw. But be sure to save room for the cookie-monster dessert, a jumbo-sized chocolate-chip cookie half-baked and topped with ice cream and chocolate sauce ($4.99), which is best when devoured quickly with loud "om-nom-noms" so that most of it flies out of your mouth.
Arena makes sure that nary a baseball highlight or tennis riot goes unnoticed with two HD projection screens and 18 traditional HD TVs. Otherwise, micromanage your free time among pool tables, darts, and shuffleboard—preferably by playing all three at once—while sipping on pints of Guinness and Fat Tire. The Scottsdale location's cherry-red bar makes for a pleasant place to prop elbows while doubling as a pants guard against absconding enchilada sauce.
Arena Sports Grill has a 3.5-star average from 12 Yelpers:
- In the end everyone ordered the fish and we all had it differently. Some had it fried, some had it baked, some had it blackened/cajun and we all either fries or onions rings. Let me just say that it was worth the wait. The fish was so moist and fried perfectly. – Ebony K., 3/5/10
- GREAT bar, FUN people, the "make your own" Bloody Mary bar...sensational...Pizza, Wings, Burgers...this place has it all ! – E Paul L., 10/29/09
6245 E Bell Rd.
Scottsdale, Arizona 85254Get Directions