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Dog-Friendly Things To Do in Downtown Tempe in 2022

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Dog-Friendly Things To Do in Downtown Tempe. 

If your New Year's Resolution is to spend more time with your dog- we have you covered! Experience the best that Downtown Tempe has to offer with your furry friend by your side, or at your feet? Here is the rundown of all of the dog friendly events, outdoor recreation opportunities, patios, and specials available in Downtown Tempe this winter. 

Patio Dining with Furry Friends

Bring your pal along for some tasty treats and eats at one of local restaurants. The following places offer dog-friendly patios and are the perfect place to enjoy a day or night on the town together. Don't forget to sign up for the Discover Downtown Tempe pass to unlock specials and savings when you visit. 

- 414 Pizza

- Alter Ego

- Cafe Boa

- Cafetal Coffee

- Daily Jam

- Desert Roots Kitchen

- Detroit Coney Grill

- Fat Tuesday

- Five Guys Burgers

- Foch Cafe

Fuzzy's Tacos

- Handlebar Tempe

- Hot N Juicy Crawfish

- Illegal Pete's 

- Loco Patron

- The Lodge Sasquatch Kitchen

- Med Fresh Grill

- Mellow Mushroom

- Morning Squeeze

- Munchies Cafe

- Original Chop Shop

- Pedal Haus Brewery

- Phoenicia Cafe

- Pita Jungle

- Poke2U

- Postino Annex

- Sauce Pizza & Wine

- Slices on Mill

- Snakes & Lattes

- Snooze

- Spinelli's Pizzeria

- Sunbar

- Tocaya Modern Mexican

- Uncle Maddio's Pizza

- Zipp's Sports Grill


Outdoor Recreation

- Hike up A Mountain

- Take a stroll around Tempe Town Lake

- Stand Up Paddleboard


Retail Shopping For Pups

ASU Swag at Cactus Sports

Bring out their inner Sun Devil with some cool dog swag at Cactus Sports. Choose from bandanas, collars, leashes, pet toys and more. Check out all of their cool offerings by visiting their site.


Sparky's Ice Cream

Sparky's Ice Cream is offering a Dog Scoop special. Check out their Best Friend Dog Scoop, which includes a 4 ounce treat for $1.99. Sounds like a sweet deal that your dog is sure to love and beg for. Discover more at








Events & Experiences

2nd Sundays on Mill

Dogs are always welcome at the 2nd Sundays on Mill event. This outdoor event takes place the 2nd Sunday of each month from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Mill Avenue and features an outdoor market with local vendors, live music, entertainment, jumbo games, yoga, fitness classes, and more. The event series runs November - April. 

Join us on Sunday, January 9 for a special DOG DAYS edition that includes a dog parade, bone bar, doggie photo contest, pet adoption from Save Our Home and FREE caricature artist drawings. Admission is free. For more information, please visit



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