Nightlife in Tempe

Eat, drink and be merry on iconic Mill Avenue in Downtown Tempe. Wet your whistle at Culinary Dropout at The Yard Tempe, Handlebar Tempe, Postino Annex, or Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row. Relax on the patio with a glass of wine and a bruschetta plank at La Bocca Urban Pizzeria + Wine Bar or the award-winning House of Tricks, a popular local favorite eatery. Thirsty? Grab a drink at one of Tempe’s breweries, such as Four Peaks Brewing Co., Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, Pedal Haus Brewery or The Shop Beer Co. See your favorite band at The Marquee or enjoy free live music every Friday and Saturday night at Tempe Marketplace.

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Tempe Restaurants
Tailgate Bar & Grill


930 W. Broadway Rd. #17
Tempe, AZ 85282
Phone: (480) 894-2337

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Taste of Tops


403 W. University Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: (480) 967-5643

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Tempe Improv showroom
Tempe Improv

Bringing you the perfect temperature year round and the best stand-up comedy in the Valley of the Sun. The Tempe Improv has reopened as a brand new state-of-the-art comedy theater featuring amazing food, excellent service and a first-class comedy experience. We have versatile event space to accommodate a variety of private events, parties and dinners. Comprising of over 3,500 square feet and over 450 seats – there’s never a bad view in our house! Our upcoming lineup and information on future events, specialty packages, etc. can always be viewed online.


930 E. University Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: (480)921-9877

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Tempe Tavern


1810 E. Apache Blvd.
Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: (480) 794-1706

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Handlebar Tempe
The Handlebar Tempe

A modern American beer garden with a dog-friendly, bike-friendly 2,000 square foot city park patio, killer tunes and good times with friends! The resident “beer geek” hand-selects 24 draft beers including European, local beers, American craft beers and 24 bottled and canned selections for your enjoyment. Their beer selection rotates continually to bring you the freshest seasonal, rare, limited-edition and craft offerings on the market. They have hand-made beer cocktails, select wines and a full bar to boot! Capacity indoor 107, patio 171.


680 S. Mill Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: (480) 474-4888

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The Shop Beer Co.

The Shop Beer Co. is one of Tempe’s newest breweries. Originally Cartel Brewery – yes, of that uber popular Cartel Coffee – 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 with lights, a colorful mural and an on-site food truck daily. The brewery is housed in the building in the back.


Mill Avenue District
922 W. 1st St.
Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: (480) 747.7316

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The Social Hall
The Social Hall


715 S. McClintock Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: (480) 747-3851

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Thirsty Lion Pub and Grill
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. We offer private and semi-private spaces for groups. Our private area has a capacity of 100+ and is expandable to include the outdoor area. Total capacity: 504 indoors and 120 outdoors.


2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy. #1041
Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: (480) 968-2920

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Time Out Lounge


3129 S. Mill Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85282
Phone: (480) 968-6491

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Tempe restaurant
Varsity Tavern

Varsity Tavern, a high-energy sports bar and Tempe’s newest hotspot, plays host to foodies and sports fans by day and partygoers looking to celebrate good times at night. Perfect for college students, Tempe-area workforce or nearby residents, the epicenter of the eat-drink-dance movement includes dining and entertainment under one roof featuring 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 Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: (480) 410-6977

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