Power Rankings

RankWing SpotComments
1ATL WingsHolding it down for the South almost single-handedly, ATL Wings takes pride in cooking a great wing and making a flavorful sauce. Also, Kool-Aid.
2The ReefDark and dank and fighting a bad rep for hooliganism, this wing joint formerly known as Draft House on the Reef blew our socks off with their huge, spicy, quality wings.
3 JT’s Bar & GrillThe neighborhood bar you wish you had around the corner. Fried-then-sauced-then-grilled-then-sauced again to perfection.
4Angie & Jimmy’s Italian PizzaAmazing in its simplicity and stunning in its artful mastery of the complete lack of ambiance. Just the perfectly natural wing.
5NYPD PizzaYou don’t expect pizza joints to have wings this massive or this well-cooked. NYPD does.
6TeakwoodsThe Phoenix-area mainstay that replaced Long Wongs. Few match their consistency or their suicide heat.
7Rosie McCaffrey’sIrish pub in the heart of Phoenix with a shockingly good and unique hot wing.
8The VineAnother local legend sports bar with maybe the best-tasting hot sauce in the city that offsets their tiny wings. Go on Thursdays for Stein Night.
9 Buffalo Brown’s Wings & ThingsShithole dive joint with a special blend of flavors for their sauces that isn’t afraid to bring the heat, or the sauce.
10Cogburn’s Big WingsNew kid on the block with huge wings & great tasting suicide sauce that is hit-or-miss on heat.
11Zipps Burgers & BilliardsA local chain of sports bars that do wings the right way, for a great value, every time.
12Long Wong’sThe legend of all local legends, since franchised, that is hit-or-miss on how well the wing is cooked but has a variety of sauces.
13Rehab Burger TherapyA burger joint by trade (a damn good one too) Rehab doesn’t just think of wings as an afterthought, and their Pig Wings are STUPID good…but they’re not wings).
14 Venezia’s PizzeriaMaybe the best place in the city to get a slice of pizza, you won’t be mad for ordering the wings as well. Not their specialty, but effective anyway.
15Casey Moore’s Oyster HouseYou’re coming here for atmosphere and beer so you’d be forgiven for overlooking these surprisingly solid pub wings. Piss in the Blarney Stone.
16CK’s TavernAn Ahwatukee favorite with solid wings and a good happy hour vibe.
17Arcadia TavernOur most debated spot. Sports bar next door to JTs that grills their wings too…but not nearly as well as their neighbor.
18Native New Yorker2012’s Wingstock King of Wings (somehow), they’re breaded and small-ish but often decent enough to do the trick.
19Half MoonA former New Times Best Of winner for their wings, we were left scratching our head at the sub-par cooking and plain-jane sauces.
20Casey Jones Pub & GrillNorth Phoenix joint that we wouldn’t go out of our way to eat again at, but if you’re there and hungry, they’re edible.
21Rino D’s Pizza & WingsHonestly maybe the best delivery wings we’ve ever had, but delivery can’t stand up to fresh unfortunately. Not by a long shot.
22Flancer’s CafeThe absolute worst wings we’ve ever had. Avoid like the plague. Or, if forced there, commit suicide instead.

Retired

1NY Boyz Subz N WingzThe undisputed king. Few have come close, none have done better than the mighty NY Boyz. And don’t even try that suicide. Sadly, they have been closed a long time now with little hope of a return.
2 Mister G’s PizzeriaA now-closed restaurant, Mister G’s was our first foray into wing reviewing and is still better than some of the joints we tasted, even closed.