The Thumb is a beloved Scottsdale landmark that is best known for its award-winning barbeque, bakery, car wash and service, beautiful artisan gift market, and for being featured in “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.” Opened in 2012 inside a gas station/car wash, The Thumb has become an unlikely but enormously popular destination for barbecue in the Valley. Its melt-in-your-mouth brisket, pulled pork, smoked chicken, and Kansas City barbecue sauce are big hits among customers, including Guy Fieri.

Folks come to The Thumb from all over Arizona to fill up on gas, get their car washed, and while they wait, they relax and enjoy a delicious breakfast, lunch, or dinner, gourmet coffee, and even do some shopping in the high-end gift shop boutique. The Thumb’s gift shop boutique is filled with lots of adorable and whimsical Arizona and Scottsdale-specific merchandise. This is a great spot to do some fun holiday shopping! There is also a wonderful, outdoor dog patio area and The Thumb’s high-octane gasoline is also very special. Owners of luxury sports cars will only feed their cars the high-octane gasoline found here.

Plus, now on Fridays and Saturdays, between 5 and 7 p.m., The Thumb features FREE, LIVE music with local musicians and offers a terrific $10 Happy Hour Menu. Located at 9393 E. Bell Road, Scottsdale. For more information, call (480) 513-8186 or visit