Sure, you'll find big-screen TVs tuned into an assortment of sporting events, and the bartenders have been known to opine on the state of the UA teams, but NoRTH is no sports bar. From the minute you pull into La Encantada, the warm lights of this upscale drinking and dining spot catch your eye. The huge floor-to-ceiling windows give but a glimpse of what you'll find inside. Once there, order something from the smart wine list or enjoy an intriguing appetizers (the zucca chips are like no other). Weather permitting, the back wall is opened so the patio and bar become one. Thankfully, the crowd is mixed--so anyone can feel at home.
2. Sullivan's Steak House, 1785 E. River Road, 299-4275, Sullivan's Web site
3. Level Bar/Lounge, 4280 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 37, 615-3835, leveltucson.com