In a city that practically lives and breathes college basketball, a good sports bar is a necessity. And with so many locations filled with huge televisions, it's no wonder Famous Sam's is the champion of this category once again. The local chain, which opened in 1963 as Sam's Tavern on 29th Street, serves sandwiches, burgers, appetizers and, of course, has a full bar. For those random nights when there isn't a sporting event to be watched, customers can play a game of pool or shoot some darts. Some locations even offer karaoke on various nights, so after drinking a few too many pints while watching a UA game, fans can celebrate by singing "We Are the Champions."
2. Fox and Hound Smokehouse and Tavern, 7625 N. La Cholla Blvd., 575-1980, www.baileyspubandgrille.com
3. Sam Hughes Place Championship Dining, 446 N. Campbell Ave., No. 150, 747-5223, www.samhughesplace.us