While the Sun Devils are away, we’ll watch them play!
Football season is upon us. When we can’t cheer for our favorite team inside Sun Devil Stadium, the next best thing is to gather with your fellow maroon and gold wearing fans at a local sports bar. Being a college town, Tempe just happens to have lots of places to choose from. Visit their websites and social media for updates about any specific happenings on upcoming game days.
Check out the ASU Football schedule to find the away games that you’ve got to watch from the comforts of your favorite Tempe restaurant or bar, and find ticket information for all the home games too.
690 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281
1860 E. Warner Rd., Tempe, AZ 85284
With daily happy hour specials and delicious wings on deck, we absolutely recommend Zipps for watching the games. Located on Mill Avenue near the ASU Tempe Campus, and another location in south Tempe, you’ll be able to support your favorite sports teams with lots of local fans. Like any sports bar during an Arizona fall/winter, it gets busy so get your order in early and focus on the game because you don’t want to miss a thing. Must-try: get your wings Golden. Zipps is known for their Golden wings with a touch of sweetness and your choice of spice level.
955 E. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281
This Sun Devil themed sports bar is the only location in the valley. They feature a DJ on the weekends and offer great food and drink specials for happy hour. Cheer on your team with fellow fans that love the sport almost as much as they love the team.
201 E. Southern Rd., Tempe, AZ 85282
This well-known name has been in Tempe for a few months now, and if you haven’t checked out this hot spot just south of the ASU campus, you’re going to wish you knew about it sooner. With plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, you’re sure to have great sight lines to the TV of your choice. Enjoy corn-hole and giant Jenga in between commercials and timeouts while you hangout in their beer garden. Enjoy a pint of their popular Halfway to Heffen on their spacious patio or grab a seat at the expansive bar.
2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85281
The perfect pre-game and post-game hang out. Your adrenaline will be pumping from the game that you’ll want to be burn off that energy before you hit the hay… whenever that is. Dave & Busters at Tempe Marketplace has great food and drinks specials and you’ll be channeling your inner athlete playing one of their hundreds of sports themed games. Start a tourney with your friends (or the new friends you make that night) as you bond over the victory (or forget about the loss).
5 E. 6th St., Tempe, AZ 85281
CASA is well-known for their block parties on home game days, but it’s also an awesome spot to watch an away game. They have a huge patio, including upstairs views of downtown and they specialize in bucket drinks. Don’t miss the HUGE burritos (get the Mac + Cheese Burrito if calories are no object).
640 S. Mill Ave. #110, Tempe, AZ 85281
Dozens of flat screen televisions, a huge patio on Mill Avenue and lots of Mexican food and cocktails…what more could you ask for in a bar? They have happy hour from 3-7 p.m. Monday through Friday and on Thursdays, pro football fans are rewarded with specials on Bud Lights and Fireball shots.
1340 E. 8th St., Tempe, AZ 85281
Four Peaks is a local legend, for their beer, their food and their location in a historic creamery building that dates back to the late 1800s. And, when a big game is televised, it turns into a gathering spot for fans. Try anything made with beer bread and order a Kilt Lifter, the #1 selling beer in Arizona.
730 S. Mill Ave. #102, Tempe, AZ 85281
Largest patio in Downtown Tempe. Award winning craft beers. And, televisions at every turn – that’s Pedal Haus. This supersized restaurant and craft brewery can hold you and all of your friends on game day. They recently expanded their food menu and in addition to favorites like buttermilk fried chicken and cheddar corn fritters, they are now serving lots of gluten free and vegan options. It’s hard to choose our favorite beer here, but we’ll go with the Belgian Tripel.
501 S. Mill Ave., #200, Tempe, AZ 85281
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.
Be sure to check out the Sun Devil Sports page and see what games you’ve got to watch from the comforts of your favorite Tempe restaurant or bar.
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