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 and misters. 

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the City of Tempe allowed downtown Tempe restaurants to expand their outdoor seating through December 31, 2021. Our businesses have been hard at work, making it easier for guests to sip or dine in downtown Tempe safely and responsibly.  

Many of our neighborhood restaurants have permanent patios, but several have expanded their patios to allow for better social distancing or have established new outdoor seating they didn't have before.  



Here is a list of downtown Tempe businesses with expanded and established patio seating:

CASA TempeExtended patio!

Sunbar Tempe - Extended patio!

Snakes & LattesExtended patio!

Fat Tuesday BarExtended patio!

Illegal Pete’s - Extended patio!

Daily Jam - Extended patio!

Slices on Mill - Extended patio!

Caffe Boa Bistro & Wine Bar 

Morning Squeeze

Loco Patron Mexican Grill

Varsity Tavern

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

House of Tricks

Mellow MushroomPatio coming soon!

Detroit Coney Grill 

Med Fresh Grill 

Alibi Rooftop Lounge


Five Guys Burgers

Pita Pit

P.F. Chang's

Pita Jungle

Munchies Café

Kung Fu Tea

Postino Wine Cafe


Cafetal Coffee

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, Mr. Mesquite, Desert Roots Kitchen, and/or Sparky’s Ice Cream.




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