Best Of 2011: Neighborhood Bar: West
Say this for Meadow Muffins: It doesn't live in the past or rely on the same equation, year after year. After pushing a larger food menu for a while, now the focus is more on burgers, pizzas and wings, though if you talk to many who frequent the bar, the wings stand out. In fact, Meadow Muffins probably has the best wings west of I-25, and what's wrong with that distinction? It's still a humongous place, about 10,000 square feet, so you can party with a big group or hide in a quiet corner. Live music on weekends at the front bar, with DJs in the back, has developed its own following. And it's still a great place to go on Sundays to watch pro football. — Ralph Routon
Winner again for Best Neighborhood Bar on the west side, "The Muff" is a 30-plus-year go-to for games, karaoke, beer bingo, DJs and drinks. The standard pub fares span the familiar burger, sandwich, pizza and wing territories, and obviously don't disappoint.