You can’t depend on a canned energy drink to give you wings of the crispy chicken variety. Run, drive, or fly to these restaurants for worthy wings.
1702 E. Speedway Blvd.
Raspberry Chipotle Wings at 1702 (Credit: Jackie Tran)
If you’re into soft skin and savory-sweet-smoky sauce, 1702 surely satisfies. They’re the perfect snack while you attempt to try every beer from the massive list.
For more information, visit 1702az.com.
Barrio Brewing Co.
800 E. 16th St.
Tequila Cilantro Wings at Barrio Brewing Co. (Credit: Jackie Tran)
There isn’t enough tequila in these wings to get you drunk, but they pair nicely with Barrio’s award-winning Grapefruit IPA on tap. If you order these during happy hour, they’re a steal.
For more information, visit barriobrewing.com.
CeeDee Jamaican Kitchen
5305 E. Speedway Blvd.
Jerk Wings at CeeDee Jamaican Kitchen (Credit: Jackie Tran)
These rustic wings are soft, but have a Caribbean kick to say the least. Since they’re cooked so long, the bones can break easily — chew carefully.
For more information, visit ceedeecafe.com.
Wings from Mr. Cookman’s (Credit: Jackie Tran)
These super smoky, peppery, fall-off-the-bone wings are covered in a sweet tangy sauce. It’s a lip-smacker for sure.
For more information, visit Mr. Cookman’s on Facebook.
Rocco’s Little Chicago Pizzeria
2707 E. Broadway Blvd.
Medium Wings at Rocco’s Little Chicago Pizzeria (Credit: Jackie Tran)
These crunchy wings stay seriously crunchy, even if you’ve spent the past five minutes trying to get the perfect photograph.
For more information, visit roccoslittlechicago.com.
5737 E. Speedway Blvd. • 1970 W. River Rd.
Habanero BBQ Wings at Serial Grillers (Credit: Jackie Tran)
When you’re dining at Serial Grillers,
The Habanero BBQ wings are killer.
Fancy beer available, not just Miller,
Horror film decor, but no Thriller.
For more information, visit serialgrillersaz.com.
2033 E. Speedway Blvd. • 2910 N. Swan Rd.
H1 Wings at Trident Grill (Credit: Jackie Tran)
These wings are classic with just a hint of sweetness to balance the acidity.
For more information, visit tridentgrill.com.
Wings & Rice
5502 E. Pima St. # 110
Spicy Orange Wings from Wings & Rice (Credit: Jackie Tran)
Sometimes you crave orange chicken from Panda Express. Don’t listen to that voice, though. Get these spicy orange wings and you’ll forget what a panda looks like.
For more information, visit wingsandrice.com.
6330 E. Golf Links Rd.#132
Hot Wings at Wing Factory (Credit: Jackie Tran)
Wait patiently as these hot wings are frying away. You’ll hear the timer in the kitchen and your Pavlovian reaction will kick in before you know it.
For more information, visit wingfactorytucson.com.
Wings Over Broadway
5004 E. Broadway Blvd.
Golden Hot Wings and Cajun Wings at Wings Over Broadway (Credit: Jackie Tran)
Since Broadway’s subterranean wing scene has nothing on Wings Over Broadway, stay above ground and go spicy with Cajun or Golden Hot.
For more information, visit wobtucson.com.
Wooden Nickel Tavern
1908 S. Country Club Rd.
Sriracha Teriyaki Wings at the Wooden Nickel Tavern in Tucson (Credit: Adam Lehrman)
The best day to stroll in is on Wednesday for fifty-cent wing night. Two bucks scores you four wings with four different flavors to choose from. There’s teriyaki, hot, barbecue and garlic parmesan. Also, not listed on the menu is Sriracha Teriyaki (pictured).
For more information, visit woodennickeltucson.com.
Where’s your wing of choice? Tell us in the comments.