Game Day in Downtown Tempe

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Football is back, y’all!

However, there’s one big exception… none of us can go watch the game at the stadium.

But wait! There is good news! Downtown Tempe has a treasure trove of different restaurants for you to go enjoy the game safely and most of them have open-air patios for you enjoy some amazing weather.

But wait! There’s more! Not only do all these places have scrumptious food and endless drink options, they have some specials to help kick off this football season!

Since we all know you’ll be rooting for ASU, Downtown Tempe also has several places for you to load up on ASU gear before you make your way to one of our restaurants to watch the game.

Cactus Sports

Located right off Mill Ave., Cactus Sports has a sea of maroon and gold in their jam-packed store of all things ASU. You can get shirts, key chains, masks, sweaters, and vintage, old school ASU merchandise. Take a trip and explore the shop for your own ASU treasures. 

Sun Devil Marketplace

Located just east of Mill Ave., on College Ave., this one-stop-shop, has some unique ASU-themed items that will be sure highlight your support for the home team.

Check out our Downtown Tempe Football Guide below to help you choose your new game venue.

Game Day Venues (“P” means Patio)

Pedal Haus Brewery (P)

Game Day Special: Their extremely large patio will be decked out with maroon and gold balloons and if you wear ASU gear, you unlock these specials: $4 Day Drinker Light Lagers, ½ off wings & pretzels (1 hour prior to kickoff). During the game, the $4 Day Drinker Light Lagers special will continue.

BONUS: For breakfast, Pedal Haus is offering a bottomless breakfast with one beer or mimosa for $12.

Alibi (Rooftop bar at Canopy by Hilton) (P)

Game Day Special: Enjoy the cool morning weather at Canopy’s rooftop bar while indulging in happy hour pricing all day and night!

Loco Patron Mexican Grill (P)

Zipp's Sports Grill (P)

The Lodge Sasquatch Kitchen (P)

Special: The game will be turned up this Saturday at The Lodge when they open at 9:30 a.m. While you are there, check out the Phoenix 20/30 Charity Raffle!

Fat Tuesday (P)

C.A.S.A (P)

Sunbar (P)

Illegal Pete’s (P)

Game Day Special: Illegal Pete’s is opening at 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning and while you’re watching the game on their large patio, you can dive into one of their limited-time breakfast burritos. In addition, they will have happy hour pricing all day long (on ASU game days) that include: $5 margaritas, $4 beers and $3.50 well drinks.  

The Handlebar Tempe  (P)

Varsity Tavern (P)

Alter Ego (at Canopy by Hilton) (P)

Special: While chilling on their patio or indoor lounge, enjoy happy hour all day & night long.

Rula Bula Irish Pub & Restaurant (P)

414 Pub & Pizza

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop (P)


Head over to ASU's website for this season's football schedule. 

See you all in #DowntownTempe! Tag us or use the hashtag to share your best game day moments! We'll keep our eye out on our Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter.  

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