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Tempe 101: A Prep Course for Life at ASU

Every August, a new group of freshmen descends upon Tempe, making it their home for the next four (or more) years. Tempe is a great place to attend college — for so many reasons. It’s a fun college town that truly embraces Arizona State University into the culture. Tempe is also a great place to live, with endless events and things to do all year.

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Tempe Craft Cocktail Guide

There’s something about a perfectly mixed drink that makes for a great evening out. Check out these restaurants and bars for some of Tempe’s best cocktails — we’ve got the inside scoop on the overall vibe and drink menu highlights.

Jasmine Jo + Rowan Tree

Tempe has a latte of great coffee spots

Where to find the best coffee in Tempe, from local roasters and boutique cafes to breakfast and brunch spots.

Alter Ego at Canopy by Hilton Tempe Downtown

Tempe Hotels with Delicious On-Site Restaurants

Add delicious convenience to your next stay in Tempe, Arizona, by booking one of these hotels with noteworthy on-site restaurants.

Curry Corner

Tempe’s Apache Boulevard offers an authentic culinary experiences

When you’re hungry for some fragrant, savory, spicy and delicious Middle Eastern/Mediterranean and Asian food, there’s only one place to go—Apache Boulevard in Tempe. Apache Blvd. offers an authentic culinary Tempe dining adventure with restaurants serving Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and Asian food.

Daily Dose

Tempe’s Top Breakfast Spots

If you prefer to start your day off immersed in the scene, dining at local gems and sipping espresso or cocktails (or both), you’re going to love mornings in Tempe.

The Shop Beer Co credit Mark Lipczynski

The Shop Beer Co. is one of a kind

Written by Angela MunizPhotography by Mark Lipczynski With exception of the hum of planes approaching Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and a nostalgic mix of ’90s hits on the speakers, the patio of The Shop Beer Co. is quiet in the late morning. For now, the action is taking place behind the scenes in the brewery. But […]

Ghost Ranch

Top Authentic Mexican Restaurants in Tempe

Tempe, Arizona, has a wealth of Mexican food eateries — from such quick-service options and noteworthy newcomers to classics that generations of families have operated in for decades. It’s hard to choose a favorite, so here is a list of Tempe’s most-beloved Mexican restaurants, and the inside scoop on which dishes we order again and again.

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Top Tempe Restaurants for Patio Dining

In Tempe, these restaurants are known for their delicious patio vibes. Here’s where to savor the scene and the cuisine while dining alfresco.

Social Hall

Top Venues For Group Dining in Tempe

Tempe is an ideal meeting destination with a variety of great venues for a group dining event. Check out our list of just a few to give you an idea of what Tempe has to offer.

Maskadores taco shop in Tempe, AZ

Treat taco lovin’ taste buds to Taco Tuesday in Tempe

Calling all taco lovers (and who isn’t?)! You can find your favorite savory filling tucked inside a tasty corn or flour tortilla in Tempe any day of the week. But, on Taco Tuesdays, you’ll find great deals that make them even more irresistible. Crispy or soft, basic or gourmet, you’ll find these tempting Southwestern treats at great prices on any given Tuesday at these Tempe restaurants.

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University Eats: Dining Near ASU

From breakfast to burgers to all kinds of international favorites, you’ll have a hard time choosing from all of the tasty restaurants surrounding Arizona State University Tempe Campus.

Picazzo's Healthy Italian Kitchen

Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in Tempe

If you’re looking for Tempe restaurants that prioritize plant-based cuisine without sacrificing quality or flavor, you’ve come to the right place. Check out these vegan and vegetarian options.

Wild Hare Distillery

When the Spirits Move You: Tempe Distilleries

With a now-established wine and craft beer scene, Arizona’s distilleries and their small batch spirits are becoming the state’s next wave of innovative and artisanal beverages. Tempe is home to two distilleries within three miles of each other.

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Where To Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Tempe

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo by indulging in authentic cuisine, spirited drinks, delicacies and great specials in Tempe, Arizona.