Best Upscale Bar Ambiance

Sullivan's Steakhouse

Readers Pick

Take a long curvaceous bar, sleek mahogany paneling, subtle lighting, live jazz, leggy servers clad in black, bartenders at the ready with cocktail shakers in hand and a crowd of young professionals. Put them all together in a foothills setting, and you've got Sullivan's Steakhouse-a repeat winner in this category. Sullivan's is the place to see and be seen in the Old Pueblo. Reminiscent of upscale bars found back East, Sullivan's boasts a decent cigar humidor and an interesting martini menu (see Best Martini). There's also a pretty good bar menu with a sampling of what the restaurant has to offer. And although the place is business casual, you might want to dress up a little to fit in.

Runners up:

2. NoRTH, 2995 N. Skyline Drive, 299-1600

3. Janos J Bar, 3770 E. Sunrise Drive at Westin La Paloma Resort, 615-6100

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