Best Sports Bar, Scottsdale - 2009
Seeing this place on a Saturday night, you'd never know that this hip club is actually a fantastic sports bar during the day — even better than perennial favorite Duke's. The high-end modern furniture looks a little fancy for watching the big game, but it turns out it feels just like a Laz-Y-Boy. Your ass won't know the difference. Trust us. Toss in a nice collection of well-placed screens, great drinks, and a decent menu, and you've got a place Scottsdale types can watch the game without feeling too déclassé. The name is the biggest drawback. (How are you going to tell your buddies to meet up at "American Junkie" to watch football?) But once you get past the name, it's clear this place is doing a lot more than making their food-to-liquor ratios by serving food during daylight hours.