Nightlife

Treat yourself to a fun night out on the town in Tempe

It’s time to call yourself an Uber and make your way down to Tempe for some of the most fun bars you have yet to experience. From local breweries to entertainment venues, we have you covered with this list of top night life destinations in Tempe!

Culinary Dropout at The Yard Tempe
149 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 240-1601

Located in a revamped warehouse space on First Street and Farmer Avenue, Culinary Dropout at The Yard Tempe is always a fun spot to meet friends, have a drink and enjoy the enormous patio. This gastro pub with a cool come-as-you-are vibe features an oversized patio that is a destination unto itself with a well-stocked bar, and classic backyard games such as cornhole. They also have ping pong tables, fire pits and live music on the weekends – all illuminated by twinkling lights. They serve a rotating selection of beers, from local  Arizona brews to a good selection of craft brews.

Pedal Haus Brewery
730 S. Mill Ave. #H102, Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 314-2337

Built to be a haven for lovers of bikes, good times and great beer, Pedal Haus Brewery has everything you need for a memorable night out. With one of the biggest patios in all of Downtown Tempe, Pedal Haus Brewery brings together European-style crafted beers, a massive fire pit, beer garden and games such as cornhole, ladderball and ping pong. Never wait in line at this destination because they have three indoor and outdoor bar options to get your thirst on!

Main Event Tempe
8545 S. Emerald, Ave.Tempe, AZ 85284
(480) 753-1200

Experience something other than a typical night out and head over to Tempe’s biggest indoor entertainment venue. Bowl a perfect game on state-of-the-art bowling lanes, enjoy billiards tables and an in-door laser tag course. Defy gravity on the  gravity high ropes course, which is suspended above more than 100 virtual and interactive games. When you get hungry, enjoy attractive dining options and full-service premium bars. There is no doubt you will have a great time.

Dave & Buster’s
2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 281-8456

Eat, Drink, and Play at Tempe’s very own big kid’s playground, Dave & Busters, which is located in Tempe Marketplace. Try one of the new drinks from their in house mixologist at their premium bar while kicking some butt at old school arcade games such as Pop-A-Shot, Pac-Man, and skeeball. Whoever said arcade games were just for kids, obviously has not experienced a night at Dave & Busters with a cocktail, or two.

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

Grab some drinks at Tempe’s very own “cabin in the woods”. This new bar is reminiscent of hunting, fishing and ski lodges. Located at First Street and Farmer Avenue in Downtown Tempe, The Lodge Sasquatch Kitchen features a large patio with a rolle bolle court (a Belgian game similar to bocce ball). Visitors enjoy two bars, a game room, and indoor outdoor entertainment. If you’re looking for a place to hang out late at night, come here. They have a full menu  from 11 a.m. to midnight and sometimes later.

Shady Park
26 E. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 474-4222

This fun-loving hot spot features a beautiful backyard-like patio that makes for a perfect atmosphere for a night out on the town. Enjoy outside games and live music every Tuesday night for their regular open mic night. Choose between an eclectic list of drinks and fare as there are not one, not two, but three restaurants all encompassed in this one venue!

For more information about dining and nightlife, see the dining section on our website or call (480) 894-8158.

Written Alicia Griffith

Alicia is an ASU Alumna and Tucson native who is unapologetically herself. When she is not sharing her passion for Tempe, she is a devoted dog mom and reality TV enthusiast who has a weakness for charcuterie boards and wine!