Start out your night on the town in Tempe, AZ right!
Tempe, AZ is one of the best places for a night on the town. It offers some of the best amenities in the area without the hustle and parking troubles inherent in Phoenix. The best place for a complete night out is the Mill Avenue District. S Mill Ave. runs through the middle of Tempe. It’s chock full of restaurants, theaters, breweries, and more. Don’t saddle yourself with an evening that requires driving all over the city. That puts additional strain on your vehicle and sends it to a BMW repair shop sooner.
Dinner in the Mill Avenue District
No matter what your tastes, there’s something to satisfy you here. Food spans every nationality and you’ll even find some local American specialties. Some of the top restaurants we recommend according to nationality include:
Go Greek at My Big Fat Greek Restaurant
Eating healthy doesn’t have to mean skimping on flavor. That’s what makes this restaurant so great. You can try classic dishes like Spanakopita and Gyro’s as well as Americanized specialties like greek style burgers made with gyro meat. Less adventurous eaters can still have their fill with pizza, calzones, and salads.
Enjoy Southern Cuisine at Hot N Juicy Crawfish
There’s nothing quite like genuine American cuisine. When you want to enjoy the flavors of the south, nothing beats crawfish. With combos and food by the pound, you’ll be sure to walk away with your fill. Other southern comfort foods include shrimp, andouille sausage, and of course, fried catfish.
Feeling lucky? Visit Rula Bula Tempe Irish Pub and Restaurant
Not only is the pub located in the historic Andre building, it’s got some of the finest Irish grub in Tempe. If you haven’t had a scotch egg, you don’t know what you’re missing. A hardboiled wrapped in sausage, breaded, and fried is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Other Irish classics include shepherd’s pie, lamb stew, and of course, corned beef and cabbage. If you’re only eating Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, you’re definitely missing out.
Finish your night off with a drink.
Pedal into the Pedal Haus Brewery
You don’t have to ride a bike to get there, but it certainly makes the trip down the walking lane off of E. 7th St. faster. Pedal Haus Brewery is an award winning local brewery offering a wide selection of hand-crafted beverages. You can get standard beers like a light lager, IPA’s, and Belgian-style tripels. For drinkers looking for something a little different there are always the limited releases. These include heavy hitters like bourbon barrel aged beer and creative palate cleansers like rice lager.
Directions from Downtown Tempe Authority
310 S Mill Ave #201, Tempe, AZ 85281
- Get on AZ-202 Loop E from W Rio Salado Pkwy and N Scottsdale Rd
8 min (2.3 mi)
- Take AZ-101 Loop N to E Cactus Rd in Scottsdale. Take exit 40 from AZ-101 Loop N
13 min (13.7 mi)
- Follow E Cactus Rd and N Scottsdale Rd to E Butherus Dr
9 min (4.0 mi)
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