Located in La Encantada, NoRTH has all the elements to turn an ordinary watering hole into something MoRE! The wall of windows allow for a great city view, especially at night. The sleek décor with plenty of brick, wood, industrial piping and just the right amount of leather gives the place a Euro-modern feel. And the lighting makes everyone look beautiful. With the open kitchen and no walls between the restaurant and the bar, it's noisy, but that's all part of the vibe. Hot music, cool drinks, a reasonably priced and unique wine list and very with-it bartenders make this a hip place to hang out. Grab a seat on the patio side of the bar, looking in, to catch all the action.
2. Sullivan's Steak House, 1785 E. River Road, 299-4275, www.sullivansteakhouse.com/tucson
3. Kingfisher Bar and Grill, 2564 E. Grant Road, 323-7739, www.kingfisherbarandgrill.com
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