NoRTH is definitely a cool, chic spot for some mingling and munching. The bar, with its high ceilings, sexy lighting and mix of modern furniture, is an ideal place to start your evening. On balmy nights, the large window between the bar and the patio is opened, which only adds to hip vibe. And no matter what you imbibe, be it wine or one of those trendy mixed drinks, the bar staff will have something for you. The dining room allows some of the best views of the city while you enjoy modern Italian fare. And you won't have to break the bank, either; appetizers, salads and pizzas are all reasonably priced.
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