Eat Outside in Downtown Tempe with these Awesome Patios!
One of the luckiest things about living in Arizona is that patio dining is in season most months out of the year! Even in the middle of summer, there are days just slightly cool enough to hang out with outdoor seating (as long as there are misters!).
Many of our neighborhood restaurants have fenced patios featuring comfy seating, cool misters (heaters for those cool evenings ahead), lights and oodles of people watching opportunities. You'll also find several sidewalk cafes to find a seat and enjoy your coffee or snack and many businesses have rooftop patios where you can take in those awesome Valley views.
Here is a list of downtown Tempe businesses with patio seating:
CASA Tempe (2nd floor views)
Foch Cafe & Bistro
Snakes & Lattes
Fat Tuesday Bar
Skysill Rooftop Lounge (highest rooftop lounge in the Valley)
Slices on Mill
Caffe Boa Bistro & Wine Bar
Loco Patron Mexican Grill
Varsity Tavern (2nd floor terrace)
The Handlebar Tempe
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop
Zipp’s Sports Grill
Taco Bell Cantina
Hot n’ Juicy Crawfish
Pedal Haus Brewery
Culinary Dropout at The Yard Tempe (covered patio/yard)
Detroit Coney Grill
Med Fresh Grill
Alibi Rooftop Lounge (on the 14th floor!)
Five Guys Burgers (nice little hidden patio out back)
Kung Fu Tea
Postino Wine Cafe
Original Chop Shop
The Chuck Box
There are also a few businesses scattered downtown that have smaller patios that can accommodate date night, a friend’s lunch date, or some much needed alone time. Check out 414 Pizza, Mesquite Fresh Street Mex, Jack's Slider House, Desert Roots Kitchen, and Sparky’s Ice Cream.