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

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. They are known for a rotating selection of 24 draft beers and 50+ can, bottle and bomber options including European, local and American craft beers.


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

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Tempe Restaurants
The Normal Bar

Gather at The Normal Bar for happy hour, dinner and cocktails or a late night eats. Enjoy Chihuahua-style tacos and quesadillas made with tortillas from local favorite, Roland’s Cafe Market Bar, and try a craft beer or signature cocktail.


225 E. Apache Blvd.
Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: (480) 967-9431

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The Shop Beer Co.
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.


Mill Avenue District
922 W. 1st St.
Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: (480) 477-9212

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The Social Hall
The Social Hall

At Social Hall, you’ll find an expansive indoor space, pub-style games that are always free to play, a beautiful patio with fire pits and hammock swings and a large selection of craft cocktails. The menu is inspired by Latin America and the Caribbean, with an emphasis on small plates such as Pork Belly Street Tacos and Coconut Shrimp.


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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