Quality Inn Airport
1550 S. 52nd St.
Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: (480) 967-3000
Fax: (480) 966-9568
1550 S. 52nd St., Tempe, AZ, US, 85281
- Phone: (480) 967-3000
- Fax: (480) 966-9568
Bars & Cafes
The Phoenix Airport Hilton's sports bar offers an all-day menu along with satellite sports television and a full bar. Subtle Southwestern decor probably goes unnoticed when rooting for your favorite team. Menu specialties include burgers, salads, sandwiches and appetizers. After your hunger is sated, check out the downtown happenings in Copper Square.
At Taste of Tops, the selection of brews and wines are served with passion. The knowledgeable staff takes you on a journey of tastes with a handsome variety of beer on tap and wines bottled at vineyards all over the country. A sampler's delight, each tasting session is paired with light bites that punctuate the palate, making it a wonderful place of discovery enjoyed with friends and aspiring connoisseurs. Buying and tasting of the selection is further attributed with a schedule of events that each time highlights a particular choice and flavor. So if you do have a couple of hours to spare while in Tempe, head on down to Taste of Tops.
Serving up excellent seafood, many brews on tap, and an occasional ghost story, this long-time Tempe establishment has entertained diners and drinkers for many years in an old house rumored to be haunted. Most come down for their awesome happy-hour, but others stay for the food. Here, you will not be disappointed with the Oysters Rockefeller, a terrific blend of spinach, bacon and a creamy cheese sauce which smothers a thick oyster. For dinner, the Orange Ginger Shrimp cannot be beat. You receive seven large shrimp, pasta, artichokes, spinach and apples, all finished with a ginger-citrus sauce. Casey Moore's Oyster House is a Bohemian place with a Irish pub ambiance that will just charm you.
For a night of entertainment while in Tempe, head to the Sail Inn. Best known for live acts that play all week long, the venue includes two stages, one indoor and one outdoor. Enjoy a night of drinks with buddies while catching some of the best local bands in the area. The space is also available for rent, so call ahead or visit website for more details.
Chalk up your cue and rack up the balls in this spacious pool hall. Just a few blocks from Arizona State University, it is crowded nightly with students. Eleven full-sized tables offer challenging play, and rates vary by the hour depending on the night. Tuesday through Thursday, live bands play the hall while the weekend is reserved for the private DJ and his "illegal" house mix. Shows start nightly at nine. The place serves no food, but delivery from Slice's Pizza and Fat Tuesdays is available. No cover charge.
The Fixx is a lively coffee house that promotes art and artists. With this aim, the owners have their walls adorned with paintings and murals by local artists, and this gives the place a unique look. Here, there is no restriction on the type of art, from visual to performing arts Fixx covers a wide span of activities; it hosts live music concerts, art expositions, entertaining shows and so forth. The highlight of this place being that it does not cater to a particular age group and prides itself in being an all age venue. For more details, call ahead.
Contrary to what its name suggests, The Big Bang is a venue for easy sounds. At this 21 and above venue, you will have the privilege of listening to some of the best musicians from around the country battle it out. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays are particularly popular, for these are the nights when you can enjoy free entry and great deals on drinks. This is also a great venue if looking to organize a private party.
Margarita Rocks Beach Club is located very close to the Arizona State University. This beach club is a regular haunt of students from the university and is regarded as one of the city's hottest beach club. It has three levels of which two are dance floors, where a thousand people can party all night long. They also have host events such as non-stop parties and crazy drink specials.
College towns and brew pubs seem to go together, but this is one place that you don't have to be a student to enjoy. The space is large and lofty with brass tanks and copper tubing throughout the space that hardly belie its main product. The menu alongside the well-crafted beers is typically pub-grub, where you can find an assortment of appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, hot-wings alongside all of the other favorites. The seafood entrees are designed to compliment the restaurant's in-house lagers, ales, porters and stouts. On Sundays during football season, the place can become quite crowded and the bar also hosts live music throughout the week. Call for more information or visit their website for more details.
Established in 1994, the eclectic European bistro has garnered such accolades, that it even has a namesake in the neighboring city, though not related in any way. But the original is where the magic lies and it's not hard to see why. The husband and wife team, Jay and Christine Wisniewski, have left no stone unturned to make Caffe Boa an elegant dining destination. The menu is a fine selection of carefully created seasonal and organic specialties that are bound to please one and all. The excellent wine list has received a number of accolades and boasts of a selection of nearly 500 labels. The bistro's interiors sport a fresh vibe, with pastel shades and brick-exposed walls being used to good effect. The beautifully decorated outdoor patio is a visual treat not only during daytime, but also in the evenings when it is elegantly lit up, making it perfect for a romantic meal.
Yucca Tap Room is the most hip & happening spot in Tempe. Frequented by locals, students and even tourists, this classic dive bar and music venue is a favorite haunt for music lovers and beer snobs. It showcases some really great music by upcoming bands and artists while also having the largest selection of beers on tap & bottles, cocktails and spirits. The venue is divided into an intimate music space and a separate tap & whiskey room. It has been voted "Best Local Venue" and "Best Dive Bar" by Phoenix New Times.
Spend the night gaming; playing pool, darts, shuffle board or watching sports at Draw 10 in east valley Phoenix. Beer lovers are in for a treat with a selection of more than 70, including some excellent craft beers. Rugby enthusiasts are bound to love the Devil's Den, a special room showcasing local rugby memorabilia. Food is standard American bar food with some specials like, green chili mac n’ cheese and the old devil cheesesteak. Though the atmosphere veers towards being a dive, it should not deter you too much as there's good fun to be had.