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Outdoor Dining Options in Downtown Tempe

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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

Sunbar Tempe 

Snakes & Lattes 

Fat Tuesday Bar 

Skysill Rooftop Lounge (highest rooftop lounge in the Valley)

Illegal Pete’s 

Daily Jam 

Tacos Calafia

Slices on Mill 

Caffe Boa Bistro & Wine Bar 

Morning Squeeze

Anoche Cantina

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

Alter Ego

Pedal Haus Brewery

Culinary Dropout at The Yard Tempe (covered patio/yard)

Mellow Mushroom

Detroit Coney Grill 

Med Fresh Grill 

Alibi Rooftop Lounge  (on the 14th floor!)


Five Guys Burgers (nice little hidden patio out back)

Pita Jungle

Kung Fu Tea

Postino Wine Cafe


Cafetal Coffee

Rusty Taco

Original Chop Shop

The Chuck Box

Phoenicia Cafe


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.




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