Bars & Nightlife

Bars & Nightlife in Tempe

Bars & Nightlife in Tempe

Our vibrant and fun nightlife in Tempe includes craft breweries, cool cocktail bars, distillery tasting rooms, sports bars and more. College students, young professionals, alumni and sports fans can all find the perfect spot for a night on the town in Tempe.

Sleepy Dog Brewery

Since 2009, Sleepy Dog Brewery has consistently been one of Tempe’s most popular brew pubs. This dog-themed pub has a fun, laid-back atmosphere, as evidenced by the names of all their beer such as Desert Dog and Tail Chaser IPA.

1920 E. University Dr. #104
Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 967-5476

The Handlebar Tempe

Handlebar is a modern American beer garden with a dog-friendly, bike-friendly 2,000-square-foot patio, killer tunes and tasty menu items like local sausages, burgers and vegetarian fare.

680 S. Mill Ave. #109
Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 474-4888

The Normal Restaurant & Bar

Gather at the Normal Restaurant & Bar at the Graduate Tempe hotel for happy hour, dinner and cocktails, or late night eats. Enjoy Chihuahua-style tacos and quesadillas made with fresh tortillas and try a craft beer or signature cocktail.

225 E. Apache Blvd.
Tempe, AZ 85281


The Shop Beer Co.

The Shop Beer Co. is located in an old home that has been renovated into a cozy neighborhood hangout. They have a great outdoor space, the “backyard” patio with lights, a colorful mural and an on-site food truck Weds.-Sun.

922 W. 1st St.
Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 477-9212

The Watershed

This locally-owned neighborhood hangout features a lakeside patio, fully stocked bar and modern American fare. Watershed guests can also take a boat ride around the lake for $5 a person.

5350 S. Lakeshore Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85283

(480) 756-0508

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill

Our mission is to evolve the gastropub business by combining the traditional values of European and American pubs to create a place where friends and family can celebrate life and enjoy handcrafted food, beers and cocktails.

2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy. #1041
Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 968-2920

Varsity Tavern

Enjoy dining and entertainment under one roof with delicious and unexpected lunch and dinner fare, a lively happy hour, a nightclub, lounge and an open-air space with panoramic views of Mill Avenue.

501 S. Mill Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 410-6977

Like what we’re putting down? Sign up for our monthly newsletter to stay connected.

Consumer Newsletter Signup - Emma - Modal

Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter to learn what’s new in Tempe.