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Save a buck this summer at these Tempe restaurants

Summer is a fantastic season to eat out in Tempe. Why, you ask? The crowds thin out in the summer, so you have a shorter wait, or no wait at all, at most restaurants. Also, there are lots of good deals to be had! And what is better than enjoying a yummy meal out, while saving a buck at the same time? I agree, time to pick a Tempe restaurant to go for lunch or dinner today. Below is my list of summer restaurant deals in Tempe. If I forgot one, please let me know and I will add it to this great list!

Postino Annex
At Postino Annex, a chic wine bar in Downtown Tempe, diners on Monday and Tuesday nights after 8 p.m. can purchase any house bottle of wine and bruschetta for just $20.
615 S. College Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281
480-927-1111

Moxy Phoenix Tempe
This hip hotel has a full lineup of fun events and special deals all summer long. Hotel guests and local residents are invited to stop by for activities such as Taco Tuesday (3 for $10 tacos, $5 margaritas and $5 chips and salsa) and the Backyard Bash on Saturdays with a cookout, $5 summer sangrias, $20 beer buckets and lots of fun in the sun. Check out our blog for the weekly calendar of summer events at the Moxy.
1333 S. Rural Rd., Tempe, AZ 85281
480-968-3451

Dave and Buster’s – Eat & Play Combo
Don’t just have dinner…have fun! Choose from 17 appetizers or entrees and get a $10 Power Card starting at just $17.99. Or double the play with a $20 Power Card. This special offer is available on Sunday through Thursday from open to close, and on Friday and Saturday until 5 p.m.
Tempe Marketplace, 2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85281
480-281-8456

Rustler’s Rooste Restaurant – Kids Eat FREE
Memorial Day through Labor Day, kids 10 and under get a free meal with each paying adult all summer long. Items on the kid’s menu include everything from spaghetti to cheeseburgers to a 5 oz. sirloin steak. And for the grown-ups, take advantage of Rustler’s Rooste’s sunset cocktails in the saloon Monday through Friday from 4 – 6 p.m. Dinner is served 7 nights a week 5 – 10 p.m. with live country music.
8383 S. 48th St., Phoenix, AZ 85044
602-431-6474

Salut Kitchen Bar – 50% off bottles of wine on Sunday
Visit Salut Kitchen Bar on a Sunday and you can try one of their delicious wine selections for 50% off per bottle. This rustic-chic neighborhood bar serves up tapas, salads, sandwiches and other creative dishes that will perfectly complement your favorite wine. Reservations are recommended. 
1435 E. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281
480-625-3600

Main Event Tempe — Summer Fun Pass  
Enjoy the cool comforts of 40,000 square feet of air conditioned fun at Main Event in Tempe. They have a Summer Funpass this season, available Sunday through Friday, that allows full access for just $18.95 a person. Main Event has bowling, laser tag, arcade games, billiards and a gravity ropes course. Food and drink are available for purchase. See their website or call for more details.
8545 S. Emerald Dr., Tempe, AZ 85284
480-753-1200

Alamo Drafthouse — Kids Camp Movies
While not a deal on food, this is definitely a great deal on summer fun. On select afternoons, the new Alamo Drafthouse in Tempe plays kid-friendly movies for a pick your price ticket ($1, $3 or $5). All proceeds go the the Tempe Diablos charity fund. Visit their website for movie selections at their Tempe location. Tickets can be purchased in advance and all seats are reserved. Alamo Drafthouse serves a full menu during every movie. Very convenient!
1140 E. Baseline Rd., Tempe, AZ 85283
480-795-6622

Amy Griglak
Written Amy Griglak

Originally from California, Amy loves to travel, go for runs, read all kinds of books, enjoy all things Disney, drink caramel macchiatos and explore new places and old favorites with her husband and two kiddos.

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