Tempe venues for group dining

Author: Michael Martin

Posted on: August 21, 2015
Last updated on: January 4th, 2017 at 9:54 am


Tempe is an ideal meeting destination with a variety of great venues for a group dining event. Below is a list of just a few to give you an idea of what Tempe has to offer. If you have any additional questions about group dining and events, please contact Sofia Preston at the Tempe Tourism office: sofia@tempetourism.com or 800-283-6734. Or view a list of Tempe restaurants that accommodate parties of 20 or more.

Culinary Dropout at the Yard Tempe
149 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe, AZ
Contact for group dining: Kelley Bolender at 480-265-3485
Culinary Dropout is known for its fantastic, cool atmosphere and discussion-worthy appetizers and main dishes. Guests tend to rave about the soft pretzels with fondue for dipping or the fried chicken with delicious sides. In addition, the location has games and plenty of unique quirks to keep guests interested and having fun. At Culinary Dropout in Tempe, you will have three options for group dining: the Coop (100 reception style, 60+ seated), the patio (300 standing, 150 seated), or the full restaurant (1000 standing, 500 seated).

The Showcase Room
149 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe, AZ
Contact for group dining: Kelley Bolender at 480-265-3485
The Showcase Room, located within the same building space as Culinary Dropout, is an event space that can be split into different spaces or kept together as one large event area that can accommodate up to 400 guests reception-style or 200 in a plated event. With a chic, yet industrial feel, your guests will be impressed with delicious food in an amazing meeting space. The talented chefs from Fox Restaurant Concepts provide customizable menu options to fit any occasion, theme or price point.

House of Tricks
114 E. 7th St., Tempe, AZ
Contact for group dining: Janis Brown at 480-921-8955
If you are looking for a space with elegant cuisine and a sophisticated atmosphere, look no further than House of Tricks. This local favorite combines the charm of historic cottages with a gorgeous, lush outdoor patio. There is a private dining area or patio spaces for 10 to 75 guests.

Pedal Haus Brewery
730 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ
Contact for group dining: Julian Wright at julian@pedalhausbrewery.com
This restaurant and brewery was built to be a haven for lovers of bikes, good times and beer.  Their eclectic menu combines their haus-brewed beers with locally sourced food.  Pedal Haus features Tempe’s biggest patio, which includes a fire pit and outdoor beer garden packed with games.  It is the perfect location for parties and events for 10-100 people.  Pedal Haus can tailor your event based on your budget and preference.

Rustler’s Rooste
8383 S. 48th St., Phoenix, AZ
Contact Peggy Traister for group dining: 602-431-6474
At Rustler’s Rooste, there is plenty of indoor and outdoor space for groups of up to 1,500 when combined. Rustler’s Rooste is one of the most iconic restaurant locations in Phoenix with a beautiful, mountain top view of the city. Guests will love the cowboy/Western theme along with hearty entrée options and live music in the evenings.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill
2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Ste. 1041, Tempe, AZ
Contact number for group dining: 480-968-1358
Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill, located at Tempe Marketplace, can seat more than 100 guests in a private space, plus more with the addition of the outdoor patio. Thirsty Lion offers a wide variety of tasty dishes, all the way from pizza to grilled salmon.


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