Stepping Out on the Town in Tempe – Nightlife and More for the Young at Heart

Nightlife in Tempe : Discover the best bars, clubs in Tempe AZ.

We all know that Scottsdale has some of the best golf courses, restaurants and fun things to do, but neighboring Tempe offers even more options to keep you entertained and delight your senses. Scottsdale and Tempe are both part of the greater Phoenix area. Tempe is near Scottsdale. It is about six miles, or less than a 15 minute drive, from Scottsdale to Tempe.

In night club at Tempe AZ

Tempe is probably best know for being home to Arizona State University. As is the case with most college towns, there are plenty of clubs and bars as well as many other businesses that appeal to the younger crowd. Why not head to Tempe and check out the nightlife and all of the other fun things to do?

Mill Avenue District

Just across the way from the Tempe campus of Arizona State University is Mill Avenue. Brick sidewalks and an almost uninterrupted string of bars, clubs, restaurants and shops, make it a very popular place for university students, locals, and tourists to frequent. During the day you can grab a slice of pizza for lunch, browse through unique shops and just take in the whole scene. At night, the bars and clubs start to hop.

People in the bar

Rula Bula
Step into this authentic Irish pub and feel the energy. Order up the traditional fish & chips or corned beef & cabbage. Wash it down with a pint or two of Guiness.

World of Beer
The name says it all. You can choose beer on tap or bottled beer. Take your choice from hundreds of different brands from all around the world.

Moonshine Whiskey Bar
Put on your boots and bring your hat to this real down-to-earth country bar. Get out on the dance floor and strut your stuff and after a drink or two, take your turn on the mechanical bull.

Fat Tuesday Bar
Partake in the Cajun cooking with a big bowl of gumbo that will make you think you are dining in New Orleans. The Fat Tuesday Frozen Daiquiri is a Happy Hour favorite.

Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar
Be part of the party atmosphere as the hilarity ensues between two piano players tickling the keys in an attempt to outdo the other. Have some drinks and sing along!

Shopping and Entertainment

Arizona Mills is located near Scottsdale and is considered to be the number one attraction in the state. The expansive Tempe outlet store mall features 185 retail shops, and the largest IMAX theater in Arizona. GameWorks is a fun place filled with hundreds of arcade games. Inside of GameWorks, you can have lunch or a cocktail at the Arena Sports Bar & Grill. With 50 big screen televisions, this is a great place to watch a football game with your friends. Also inside the mall is SEA LIFE Arizona, a 26,000 square foot aquarium that features some 5,000 sea creatures, sharks included.

Shopping at Tempe AZ

Tempe Marketplace is a 1.3 million square foot outdoor shopping and entertainment experience that you won’t want to miss. On the weekends, watch and listen to the best local bands perform on the District Stage.

Casino Arizona

You’ll have to head back over to Scottsdale if you want to try your luck and do a little gambling. Test your skills at the Blackjack table or see if you get lucky on the video poker and slot machines. While you are there, take a look at one of the largest collections of contemporary Native American Art in the Southwest.

Now that you have a few ideas about some of the things to do in Tempe and Scottsdale, there is only one thing left to do. Go out there and do them. Have some fun!

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