Ten Favorite Spots for Wings in Metro Phoenix

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Wings. America's number one bar food is also a favorite around Chow Bella. There is nothing we like more than sitting down to a basket full of steaming hot wings with sauce so hot it'll burn the hairs right outta your nose.

Unless we have a hankering for a batch of barbecue; then we'll be happy with a not-so-hot sauce.

Phoenix has lots of places to get your hot wing fix, but these 10 places have our little chicken-wing-lovin' hearts.

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10. Hot Wings, Long Wong's Mesa -- Long Wong's has been making wings for more than 30 years and has locations scattered across the Valley -- from Chandler to Glendale and everywhere in between. Most of them crank out exceptionally good wings, but the Mesa location, off Stapley and U.S. 60, fries 'em extra-crisp and then drenches them in their extra-tangy, extra-spicy, extra-bright orange vinegary sauce. They're not too big and not too small, and on Tuesdays you can score a dozen for less than six bucks.

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9. Medium Golden Wings, Zipp's Sports Bar -- If you try to order your wings "hot" right off the bat, the server is going to try and talk you out of it. Listen to her. She knows what she's talking about. The "hot" sauce at Zipp's is loaded with fresh habaneros and, although it's tasty, a full dozen will probably leave you with buyer's remorse. So stick with the golden sweet mediums, they're fried to a perfect crisp and plenty hot, plus if you want to cough up an extra 50 cents you can have a side of hot sauce to quench your curiosity for heat.

8. Italian Golds, Oregano's -- This Arizona chain coats their massive drumettes with a sweet, slightly tart, spicy honey mustard barbecue sauce. Yeah, we said honey mustard barbecue. Sound strange? We thought so, too, until we actually had a batch, and now we couldn't imagine a world without them! Give 'em an extra kick of flavor with a splash of the pizza joint's extra spicy Wings of Fire sauce and you'll have yourself an unforgettable wing experience.

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7. Jinky's Famous Wings, Rosie McCaffrey's -- Hot wings from an Irish bar? Hell, yes. Rosie's soaks their wings in Harp, gives them a spin in the deep fryer, and then coats them in their signature spicy sauce. Beware -- there is no "medium." You're either getting 'em hot or mild and we suggest always going with the hot -- if you can stand it. These suckers have a slow burn that will catch up with you around wing number six.


Location Info

Casey Moore's Oyster House

850 S. Ash Ave., Tempe, AZ

Category: Music

Teakwoods Tavern & Grill

5965 W. Ray Road, Chandler, AZ

Category: Music

Angie & Jimmie's Italian Pizza

3126 W. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Zipp's Sports Grill On Camelback

7551 E. Camelback , Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Oregano's

7215 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Rosie McCaffrey's Irish Pub

906 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

Four Peaks Brewing Company

1340 E. 8th St., Tempe, AZ

Category: Music

NY Boyz Subs & Wingz

2070 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe, AZ

Category: Restaurant

J.T.'s Bar & Grill

4829 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music


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johnnie.j.bethel
johnnie.j.bethel

CJ Talley's - Dennis style Wings are pretty awesome too. 

jenright1
jenright1

I don't think you can have a top ten of chicken wings and not include Hooters.They have the largest ones in town.Chicken wings.They have the largest chicken wings in town.

jenright1
jenright1

Zipps wings come with 10 to an order and not the "full dozen" as mentioned.You do want to stick with the medium but I much prefer their original wings over the honey golden wings

jliven23
jliven23

Glad to see JTs get the props it deserves. The works wings are amazing...they may take a few minutes longer than some people like but hey, if it's going to take a minute, at least you are at JTs. That place has the ability to make a "quick stop for a drink and bite" have you ordering a cab at closing. Their parking lot on Saturday and Sunday morning is proof of that!

Adrienne
Adrienne

I like the wings from Raffaele's on 19th Ave & Bethany. I usually get medium and ask them to make them extra crispy.

buckeyewinglover
buckeyewinglover

I"ve been going to Buffalo Wild Wings since 1982 when I was 16, no card for beer in Ohio, and the Tuesday wings were  something like a nickel each so it's always my favorite.

Hock
Hock

I may be weird...but I really like the wings at the Vine...just sayin'

Tubes Fan
Tubes Fan

Angie & Jimmies is great for pizza too. I miss the former owner Dave, who passed away, but the place still carries on with his good recipe.

joe.distort
joe.distort

favorite 'regular' hot wings are at Rays up in north scottsdale. havent been all the way up there in a while, but they were always perfectly crisp and just hot enough so you could devour em with no problems later

favorite 'oddball' wings are at the Sheraton for happy hour. $4 for a pile of naked wingettes that come with sides of honey, cilantro salt and marinated, diced hot peppers. sounds ridiculous, but dip them in honey and roll em in the peppers and its a sweet yet fiery surprise. i thought it sounded like an overly complicated way to eat wings but damn if i dont love it that way now.

Jasmine
Jasmine

Teakwoods El Jefe wings are the best wings on the planet. They start with giant wings, fried, dipped in mild sauce that has been "kissed" with suicide, fresh cilantro, and chopped garlic (skip the mild and ask for hot in its place), grill 'em, then, if you're cool like me, ask for them to be dipped again. They are amazing. The cilantro and garlic take their otherwise standard hot wings to a whole new realm. .....great, now I'm drooling.

Steve D.
Steve D.

J.T.'s wings are the best in town, possibly the world. Warning: be prepared to wait a while if it's busy, and bring a sense of humor. Have a beer and don't be a dick.

Azother1
Azother1

If you are already at Four Peaks, go for the Thai Wings...

guestus maximus
guestus maximus

you do realize that "drumsticks" are the first section of the wing.  Thus, drums = wings.  Just as flats = wings.     

Jeffd1121
Jeffd1121

 Too bad management closed the 28th & Indian School location in Phoenix in March. The neighborhood will miss the place, the staff, and those El Jefe monster wings!

Dominic Armato
Dominic Armato

If drums = wings and wings = flats, then by the transitive property, flats = drums!

A drumette isn't a wing any more than a shin is a leg or a heel is a foot.  The former is a *part* of the latter.  And the fact that some places list "wings" on the menu but annoyingly serve only drumettes is precisely the point.  It's annoying to be served a plate of wings that's missing, in the opinion of some (myself included), the best part of the wing.

It's a perfectly valid point that I'm pretty sure you understood just fine.

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