PHOENIX OR BUST
A winning Super Bowl weekend in the town where it’s all going down.
SEXIEST POOL PARTY MAYA DAY+ NIGHTCLUB Scottsdale
This vast outdoor pleasure palace hosts some of the wildest, fleshiest, Vegasstyle pool parties in the Southwest. Headliners like Diplo, Paul Oakenfold, and Waka Flocka Flame lure youthful throngs of overstuffed bikinis and hardpartying locals lucky enough to make it past the velvet rope.
SWANKIEST ROOFTOP SPOT LUSTRE ROOFTOP GARDEN Phoenix
For sweeping views of the Phoenix skyline and South Mountain, fuel up at the city’s coolest rooftop bar. Indulge in top-shelf cocktails, local craft brews, and grass-fed burgers while lounging around a pool adorned with a Ping-pong table, bottle-service cabanas, and plenty of pretty young things.
MOST MASSIVE MARGARITAS EL HEFE SUPERMACHO TAQUERIA Scottsdale
Signature bar bites like duck carnitas and a bacon-wrapped Kobe beef hot dog helped El Hefe win Best Food at the 2014 Arizona Culinary Festival. Perhaps even more impressive? They make nine margaritas, including an infamous 64- ounce Macho Garita that’s unleashed only on parties of two or more.
WILDEST WESTERN SALOON BUFFALO CHIP SALOON& STEAKHOUSE Cave-creek
This rowdy sports bar hosts a twice-weekly rodeo in an outdoor roping pen, where actual cowboys ride 1,800- pound bucking bulls. Inside, the Chip is, strangely, a die-hard Green Bay Packers haven that serves Cheese head-approved cheese curds and bratwurst bites.
HOTTEST “BEACH” BAR SANDBAR MEXICAN GRILL Phoenix
The closest ocean is about 215 miles away—and it’s in Mexico. But this open-air oasis brings the beach to the desert, with sandcovered patios, cabana rentals, cheap drink specials, and more than 40 flatscreens, so you can keep an eye on the game while destroying a plate of fully loaded nachos.