Flapping one's own wings is an essential step toward maturity and the number-one cause of spicy barbecue stains. Wield wings with caution with today's Groupon to Long Wong’s in Tempe. Choose between the following options:
- For $7, you get two dozen wings (a $13 value).
- For $13, you get two dozen wings and one large pepperoni or cheese pizza (a $23.50 value).
Long Wong's short-order virtuosos compose odes to scrumptious pub fare in the form of freshly cooked wings and gooey golden-brown pizzas. Cooks douse each meaty tidbit in sauces including mild, inferno, barbecue, teriyaki, and garlic parmesan before serving them with a bowl of house-made ranch dressing calibrated for deep dips or minimalist finger paintings. Ovens are also home to large pizzas ($10.50), a 16-inch dough disk that comes coated with supple sauce and rich cheese. Keep bites simple with a plain cheese pie, or heed the meaty call of slices flecked with zesty pepperoni. Located in a renovated firehouse, the restaurant smothers its walls in album covers and hosts a number of events, such as live music and postdinner pole-sliding races.
Long Wong’s staff focuses on three things to create a pleasurable customer experience: mouthwatering pub eats, refreshingly frigid beer, and thumping rock music. The chefs cook up a well-rounded menu of pizzas and wings—tossed in sauces that range from spicy buffalo to garlic parmesan—as bartenders pour ice-cold beers and shake up cocktails while also adhering to the $1 fire drill, where anything on the bar is $1 for two minutes after a flashing fire truck passes by.
Also a daily music venue and the starting point of the Gin Blossoms, Long Wong’s frequently hosts live bands, much to the chagrin of the dead but guitar-fluent Abraham Lincoln and the Top Hats. Crimson walls hide beneath rows of photos, posters, and paintings as the catchy tunes of local Tempe bands woo the hearts of locals.