Quality Inn At ASU
1375 E. University Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: (480) 774-2500
Fax: (480) 929-0524
Bars & Cafes
Four Peaks Brewing Company serves a variety of brews and simple pub grub to go along. The lively atmosphere of this happening pub is definitely infectious. Frequented by students from nearby Arizona State University, you will also find a mostly young crowd here. While the menu is fairly basic with burgers, chicken wings, pizzas and sandwiches; the kitchen takes care to add a few interesting twists such as the Arizona chicken rolls or the clam and garlic pizza. Interestingly, sandwiches are made with their unique beer bread. Overall, it is a great place to hang out with friends and make new ones.
Looking for a place to celebrate your team's victory or drown your sorrows after a loss? Not far from SunDevil Stadium is this Acme Roadhouse a "party-hearty" sports bar and grill that's the ideal spot to gather before or after a game. Contemporary American fare runs from burgers and sandwiches to Small Plates of fried calamari, grilled chicken wings, grilled beef "sliders" and salads. Entrees include grilled pork chops, honey-rubbed chicken, New York strip and grilled salmon. Pastas and pizzas are also offered.
Tempe Tavern is a local watering hole that offers a casual atmosphere to one and all. This bar is built on a historic property and its decor certainly has retained the old world charm. You can sit all by yourself and enjoy the drinks or get along your gang of friends for a cool night out. And, while you indulge in interesting conversations with them, savor the tasty menu that includes burgers, nachos and sandwiches. Drinks like chilled beers and wines perfectly complement the fun mood. For all those who need to be connected 24/7, Tavern offers wi-fi access to its guests. Apart from that, it hosts events like dance parties, live music concerts, karaoke nights and DJ sessions. For more details, check its website or call ahead.
Club Freedom at Pompeii, is just what all the denizens of Tempe needed. With International DJs spinning it up and making their appearance quite often here, Club Freedom is definitely turning out to be one of the hottest Clubs in Tempe. Every week one can catch up on the local bands as a music movement unfolds in this two story Club.
One of the most happening venues of the area, Big Fish Pub has seen many local artists turn into rockstars. Located only a few minutes away from Arizona State University and the Sun Devils Stadium, this pub is buzzing with energy throughout the day. The ever changing owners of Big Fish Pub have brought their own ideas and funk to the place over the years and the current scene reflects an underlying grunge theme. Mondays see Karaoke, Wednesdays have Open-Mic nights and live bands entertain the pub-goers on other nights. With its regular pub fare, great beer and extraordinary music, Big Fish Pub is the place if you want to a part of the local crowd.
Devour soft naan with Lamb Kofta and Chicken Tikka or try the Papdi Chaat, Samosas and Pindi Chole at this Indian gem of a restaurant. One can't get enough of flavorful Indian & Pakistani food at The Dhaba. Rich, spicy curries cooked in butter and sprinkled with the most fragrant of spices make this eatery, one of the most popular places for Indian food in Tempe. The restaurant also houses varieties of wines and beer that help wash down your meal. Although space is limited, the restaurant owners have managed to transform it into a vibrant, modern space that matches the cuisine.
For more than 25 years, this valley eatery has been serving up a great mix of fun, food and football, especially Iowa State football (they have locations in Iowa City, IA too). With three big screen televisions, 20 smaller versions, karaoke and its own video arcade, you'll find plenty of entertainment at this tavern. The menu has a good mix of salads, burgers, sandwiches and entrees, including all the usual bar favorites plus some delicious house specialties. The N'Awlins Cajun shrimp is a real treat, as are any of the half-pound burgers. Substitute turkey burgers for beef for a little less fat. The Sonoran Steak, smothered with bell peppers, onions, salsa and two types of cheese, will fill up even the most hearty eaters.
A trendy looking restaurant with high ceilings and a modern air, Kabuki Japanese Restaurant is a place to have affordable Sushi and a preview of Japanese cuisine. Freshly made sushi and sashimi along with a diverse options of rolls feature on the menu. A great Happy Hour is a popular feature. An excellent variety of Sake accompanies your Japanese meal. The restaurant has a very open feel to it due the spacious decor and simple furnishing.
If you happen to be in the Tempe Marketplace and need a coffee break, the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is where you need to stop. Offering coffees made with the finest Arabica beans, and teas with only the best, hand-plucked leaves, this is a delightful little coffee shop. With the free Wi-Fi facilities, this coffee house allows you to get on with your work while you enjoy a nice caffeinated drink. Whether you order a Cafe Caramel or a Matcha Latte, you are in for a treat.
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.
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.
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.