Best Sports Bars in Tempe

Cheer on your favorite sports team in Tempe!

Can’t attend the game in person? No problem! Tempe boasts an awesome selection of sports bars to watch your favorite team play live. From watching Super Bowl LVII to NBA games and UFC, Tempe has plenty of bars and taverns to cheer your team on to victory. Check out our list of traditional sports bars equipped with plenty of screens, spots known for their margaritas and brews and restaurants with patios that can’t be beaten.

Super Bowl LVII

As we countdown to Super Bowl LVII on Feb. 12, 2023 — the day the world will, once again, turn its attention to Greater Phoenix for the biggest day on the sports calendar — Tempe is ready to welcome fans at their establishments. Explore which restaurants, bars and hotels are hosting watch parties for Super Bowl Sunday.

February 9 | Legends Bowl VIP Party at Six40rty
640 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281

Head over to Six40rty for the ultimate VIP experience from National Recording arts Trina, better known as The Queen of Miami, on February 9th!

February 10 | Kodak Super Bowl Weekend at Varsity Tavern
501 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 534-8620

The biggest party of the year is happening at Varsity Tavern! Celebrate Super Bowl weekend with Kodak Black and friends on February 10. Varsity Tavern is a place for foodies and sports fans by day and party-goers by night. With over 10,000 sq. ft. of space and a massive LED wall with 90-inch TVs, this sports venue is the epicenter of all your game day action.

February 11 | Diplo b2b Guy Gerber at Sunbar
24 W. 5th St., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 687-8409

Relentless Beats presents Diplo b2b Guy Gerber on Saturday, February 11, at Sunbar in Tempe.

Known internationally as a curator amongst the world’s most cutting edge DJs, producers and musical movements, Wesley Pentz (better known as Diplo) has experienced a variety of successes.

Guy Gerber has always favored the road less traveled. The Israeli DJ thrives on confounding expectations. What other underground DJ could collaborate with one of hip-hop’s biggest moguls, Puff Daddy, or start a left-field night at one of Ibiza’s most commercial clubs, Pacha?

Sunbar Tempe
Sunbar Tempe

February 12 | The Westin Tempe – Skysill Rooftop Lounge
11 E. 7th St., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 968-8885

Cheer on your favorite team while being sky-high above Downtown Tempe. Skysill Rooftop Lounge, located at The Westin Tempe, is hosting a rooftop watch party for Super Bowl Sunday. Enjoy a hefty tailgate menu including Southwest QB Macaroni Salad, Build Your Own Special Team Salad, Pigskin Twice Baked Potatoes, Full Back Pork Belly Mac & Cheese, Jumbo O-Line Chicken Wings, Buffalo Blitz Chicken Dip, Mini Sonoran Touchdown Dogs, Prime Rib Field Goal Sliders and a Gridiron Sweet Treats Station. Visit the Skysill Super Bowl page for details and packages.

February 12 | Six40rty x Anoche!
640 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281

The ultimate Super Bowl Watch Party is on at Six40rty and Anoche! The Valley’s hottest new sports bar and restaurants are collaborating for three parties in one sprawling venue, featuring over 80 TVs and multiple TV walls, a 5,000-square-foot patio with yard games, six total bars, food specials, DJs, the exclusive launch of a new spirit from White Claw and more. Open at 10 a.m. for breakfast and bar, entry fee includes a featured beverage, and VIP tables can be booked here.

February 12 | The Lodge Sasquatch Kitchen
26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 967-0578

The Lodge Sasquatch Kitchen is the ultimate spot for sports fans. They focus on providing the best neighborhood service and food from their scratch-kitchen. We recommend trying the Sasquatch burger, as it’s ranked as one of the best for its excellent taste and impressive size. On Super Bowl Sunday, The Lodge Sasquatch Kitchen will be showing the game with sound. Happy hour will be from 4-7 p.m.

Fun fact: NFL star Jared Allen is a partial owner of this restaurant!

Sports bars in Downtown Tempe/near ASU

Pedal Haus Brewery 

730 S. Mill Ave., #102, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 314-2337 

Known for having the largest patio in Downtown Tempe, Pedal Haus Brewery has award-winning craft beers and televisions at every turn. This supersized restaurant and craft brewery can hold you and your friends on game day. In addition to menu classics like the buttermilk fried chicken and cheddar corn fritters, Pedal Haus recently expanded their food menu to include gluten-free and vegan options. It’s hard to choose our favorite beer here, but we’ll go with the Belgian-Style Tripel.

Pedal Haus Brewery where to watch sports
Pedal Haus Brewery

Illegal Pete’s

525 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (623) 233-4311

After you’ve created your custom taco, burrito, bowl or quesadilla, find your perfect spot on the patio to watch the game. Illegal Pete’s features a full bar with local draft beers, signature margaritas and cocktails. The indoor/outdoor space lets you enjoy perfect Arizona weather while watching the game and catching up with friends. The wrap-around patio is quite large, so there’s no shortage of space, and they also provide an excellent spot for people-watching.

Loco Patron

222 S. Mill Ave., #115, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 699-0922

With an open-air concept and a large patio located along Mill Avenue, Loco Patron is the perfect spot for watching sports and the hustle and bustle of Downtown Tempe. With a margarita in one hand and a taco in the other, I couldn’t imagine a better way to watch a game!

ASU Game Day at Loco Patron Downtown Tempe
ASU Game Day at Loco Patron

Fat Tuesday

680 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 967-3917

Watch the big game enjoying a fruity, fun daiquiri and juicy burger at Fat Tuesday on Mill Ave. They have tons of daiquiri flavors to choose from, and if those don’t float your boat, check out the beer menu for even more options.

Zipps Sports Grill  

690 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 404-7255 
1860 E. Warner Rd., Tempe, AZ 85284 | (480) 782-8877 

With daily happy hour specials and delicious wings on deck, we highly recommend Zipps Sports Grill for watching games. Located on Mill Avenue near the ASU Tempe Campus (plus a location in south Tempe), you’ll be able to support your favorite sports teams with lots of local fans. Like any sports bar during Arizona fall/winter, it gets busy, so make sure to get your order in early.

Must-try: Zipps is known for its Golden Wings with a touch of sweetness and your choice of spice level.


5 E. 6th St., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 557-8226 

Recently re-opened after renovations, CASA is well-known for its block parties on home game days. But it’s also an excellent spot to watch an away game. They have a large patio, including upstairs views of downtown, and specialize in bucket drinks.

Nightlife in Downtown Tempe CASA web

Devil’s Advocate  

955 E. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 921-2585 

With only one location in the Valley, Devil’s Advocate is a Sun Devil-themed bar steps away from the ASU Tempe Campus. They feature a DJ on the weekends and offer great food and drink specials for happy hour. Cheer on your team with fellow fans who love the sport almost as much as they love the team.

Sports bars at Tempe Marketplace

Twin Peaks

2050 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 687-3122

With almost 100 large-screen TVs, 29-degree draft beers, craft cocktails and scratch-made food, this is the place to watch your favorite sports team. Twin Peaks Lodge is the destination to watch football, basketball, live UFC fights and more.

Dave & Buster’s  

2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 281-8456 

Dave & Buster’s at Tempe Marketplace is the perfect pre-game and post-game hangout spot! With more than 36 TVs and a 40-foot WOW Wall, there will be a seemingly unlimited number of screens available to catch the games. Thirsty? Enjoy wine, beer, cocktails or booze-free beverages. Hungry? Try one of six new wing flavors and much more. After the game, channel your inner athlete by playing one of their many sports-themed video games.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub

2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., #1041, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 968-2920

For all college football and NFL fans, Thirsty Lion has the NFL Sunday Ticket, ESPN Gameplan, Big Ten Package, COX for local college games, and the Pac12 Network at all locations.

Fans can also enjoy brunch starting at 10 a.m. with such dishes as the Spicy Chicken & Waffles, marinated in jalapeño buttermilk batter, crispy-fried with Belgian waffle, maple pepper bacon and maple syrup; the Irish Whiskey French Toast, dipped in cinnamon, whiskey and Irish cream egg batter, coated with crunchy flakes and grilled with whipped cream and whiskey syrup; and Adobo Pork Benedict, featuring Jalapeño cornbread, red chili pork, guajillo sauce, poached eggs and chipotle hollandaise with roasted Yukon potatoes.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub and Grill
Thirsty Lion Gastropub and Grill

Sports bars in Tempe neighborhoods

Four Peaks Brewing Company 

1340 E. 8th St., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 303-9967

Four Peaks is a local legend known for its beer, food and location in a historic creamery building that dates back to the late 1800s. When a big game is televised, it becomes a gathering spot for fans! Try anything made with beer bread and order a Kilt Lifter, the No. 1 selling beer in Arizona.

Fate Brewing Company  

201 E. Southern Rd., Tempe, AZ 85282 | (480) 590-2395 

If you haven’t checked out this hot spot just south of the ASU campus, you’ll wish you had known about it sooner. With plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, you’re sure to have excellent sightlines to the TV of your choice. Try your hand at corn-hole and giant Jenga during commercials and timeouts while you hang out in the beer garden. Enjoy a pint of the popular Halfway to Heffen on their spacious patio or grab a seat at the expansive bar.

Fate Brewing Company in Tempe, AZ
Fate Brewing Company

Mills Modern Social

83 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe, AZ 85282 | (602) 491-9119

This delightful culinary destination and social hub is the perfect spot for friends to get together for drinks, delicious food and a good time. With TVs and game options galore, and plenty of comfy seating options, it’s ideal for watching your favorite sports teams play with a group of friends. The scratch kitchen offers everything from flatbread pizza and glammed-up burgers to salads, sammies and sweets. The Mill Ave. nachos and made-to-order wings are perfect for sharing — or just keep them all for yourself!

A wide shot of a bar with couches and TV hanging on walls
Mills Modern Social

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