Meeting Planners

Tempe venues for group dining

Tempe is an ideal meeting destination with a variety of great venues for a group dining event. Below is a list of just a few to give you an idea of what Tempe has to offer. If you have any additional questions about group dining and events, please contact Olivia Hall at the Tempe Tourism office: [email protected] or (480) 894-8158.

Culinary Dropout at the Yard Tempe
149 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe, AZ | (480) 240-1601
Culinary Dropout is known for its fantastic, cool atmosphere and discussion-worthy appetizers and main dishes. Guests tend to rave about the soft pretzels with fondue for dipping or the fried chicken with delicious sides. In addition, the location has games and plenty of unique quirks to keep guests interested and having fun. At Culinary Dropout in Tempe, you have 8 options for group dining including the Coop (100 reception style, 60+ seated), the Grand Table (seating for 30), the full patio (325 standing reception), or the full restaurant (1000 standing, 500 seated).

The Showcase Room
149 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe, AZ | (480) 265-3485
The Showcase Room, located within the same building space as Culinary Dropout, is an event space that can be split into different spaces or kept together as one large event area that can accommodate up to 400 guests reception-style or 200 in a plated event. With a chic, yet industrial feel, your guests will be impressed with delicious food in an amazing meeting space. The talented chefs from Fox Restaurant Concepts provide customizable menu options to fit any occasion, theme or price point.

Pedal Haus Brewery
730 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ | (480) 314-2337
This restaurant and brewery was built to be a haven for lovers of bikes, good times and beer.  Their eclectic menu combines their haus-brewed beers with locally sourced food.  Pedal Haus features Tempe’s biggest patio, which includes a fire pit and outdoor beer garden packed with games.  It is the perfect location for parties and events for 10-100 people.  Pedal Haus can tailor your event based on your budget and preference.

Dave & Buster’s
2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Ste. 1100, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 281-8456
Known for tons of video games and televisions for sports fans, the Dave & Buster’s at Tempe Marketplace is ideal for a conference, meeting, team building event or any party. Private meeting rooms are available along with lots of food and beverage options.

Main Event Tempe
8545 S. Emerald Dr., Tempe, AZ | (480) 753-1200
This destination for fun for all ages includes bowling lanes, laser tag, a gravity ropes course, billiards and more than 125 interactive games. Their event team can help plan a group event for kids or adults that include food, beverages and activities. Several event spaces are available, or a group can buy out the entire venue.

Rustler’s Rooste
8383 S. 48th St., Phoenix, AZ | (602) 431-6474
At Rustler’s Rooste, there is plenty of indoor and outdoor space for groups of up to 1,500 when combined. Rustler’s Rooste is one of the most iconic restaurant locations in Phoenix with a beautiful, mountain top view of the city. Guests will love the cowboy/Western theme along with hearty entrée options and live music in the evenings.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill
2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Ste. 1041, Tempe, AZ | (480) 968-2920
Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill, located at Tempe Marketplace, can seat more than 100 guests in a private space, plus more with the addition of the outdoor patio. Thirsty Lion offers a wide variety of tasty dishes, all the way from pizza to grilled salmon.

Four Peaks Brewing Company
1340 E. 8th Ste. #104, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 303-9967
Four Peaks is the original destination for great Tempe craft beer. Their signature brews, including the Scottish style Kilt Lifter, 8th Street Pale Ale and Hop Knot IPA, can be found all over town, but they are best experienced at their location on 8th Street in Tempe. Originally a creamery building that dates back to the 19th century, this charming red brick structure seems custom made for their brewing operations, large bar and sunny outdoor patio. Tours are available at their location on 8th Street and the Four Peaks Tasting Room on Wilson Street.

Four Peaks Brewing Company Wilson Tasting Room
2401 S. Wilson St., Tempe, AZ 85282 | (480) 634-2976
The Wilson Tasting Room is a unique event space overseeing Arizona’s largest production brewery. This venue can host a variety of events including corporate meetings, wedding rehearsals and receptions, networks and mixers, fundraisers and holiday functions. The Wilson Taproom can accommodate from 40-250 people.

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!

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