November 01, 2022
By Featured Venues & Destinations

Tempe’s nightlife scene is vibrant and fun!

It’s time to call yourself an Uber and make your way down to Tempe for a night out on the town. From local breweries to entertainment venues, we have you covered with this list of top nightlife destinations in Tempe!

Arts, Culture and Live Music

You’ll discover the arts at every turn in Tempe. From Broadway and local productions at ASU Gammage or Tempe Center for the Arts to ear-splitting rock concerts at Marquee Theatre and Tempe Marketplace. You will find something to suit your artistic bent in Tempe. 


Breweries & Beer Pubs

Some of Arizona’s favorite local beers are made right here in Tempe. From Tempe’s original microbrewery, Four Peaks Brewing Company, to newer breweries such as Pedal Haus BreweryHuss Brewing Company and The Shop Beer Co., you could say craft beer is “in-grained” in Tempe’s culture.


Cinemas After Dark

Need a place to hang out after hours? Seeing a flick will do the trick! Catch the latest blockbuster, independent and classic films at Majestic PhoenixHarkins Tempe Marketplace or Harkins Theatres Arizona Mills. Enjoy state-of-the-art amenities, power recliners, endless amounts of popcorn and the best movies on the big screen!


Downtown Tempe

College students, young professionals, ASU alumni and sports fans can all find the perfect spot for a night on the town in Downtown Tempe. Check out the many cool cocktail bars, sports bars and craft breweries like Culinary DropoutPostino AnnexShady Park and more. Visit the Downtown Tempe website for more information.


Comedy Shows

If you feel like tickling your funny bone, head over to the legendary Tempe Improv Comedy Theatre. Tempe Improv brings some of the hottest talents from around the country and puts them center stage right here in Tempe.


Get Happy at Happy Hour

Celebrate the best part of your week with happy hour in Tempe! Nothing beats a glass of bubbly and light bites at a discounted price. Some of our favorites include Social Hall and Mill’s Modern Social for a fun atmosphere filled with games, billiards and specials seven days a week. Check out where to plan your next happy hour outing with co-workers or friends.


Ready, Set, Play!

Play your way through Tempe! Test your axe throwing skills at Hotshots Axe Throwing Tempe or Lumberjaxes Axe Throwing; smash things to bits at Simply Smashing; plot your escape at Escape Rooms Tempe or Inferno Escape Room, or combine board games and a meal at Snakes & Lattes. And, don’t miss the endless classic video and virtual reality games at Tilt StudioDave & Buster’s and Main Event. There is tons of nighttime fun for the whole family!


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