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Top 20 Patios in Tempe

From breakfast joints to breweries, fine dining to family friendly, check out 20 of the best restaurant patios in Tempe to soak in the fresh air and delicious eats.

Culinary Dropout at The Yard

Located at First Street and Farmer Avenue in Downtown Tempe, Culinary Dropout at The Yard is a super-cool spot to dig into crafted cocktails and gastropub eats (like its famous soft pretzels with provolone fondue) while kicking back to live music. Pictured.

Four Peaks Brewing Company

Home to the famous Kilt Lifter, Four Peaks Brewing Company is the state’s most awarded craft brewery. The Tempe location is found in a turn-of-the-century brick warehouse where beer lovers can grab a cold one on a climate-controlled patio and nosh on soft pretzels, wings and nachos.

Pier 54 

Located in the beautiful Lakes neighborhood in Tempe, right on the lake shore, Pier 54 is an outdoor-only patio-restaurant bar that offers a unique view over the lake and a relaxed atmosphere. Family-owned and -operated, Pier 54 is a cozy, casual eatery with burgers, seafood, a large selection of appetizers, hand-cut fries and fresh salads.

Pedal Haus Brewery 

Pedal Haus Brewery 

Pedal Haus is a brewpub and beer garden with a plethora of craft beer selections, sensational lunch and dinner menus–and Mill Avenue’s largest patio, that’s pet-friendly, to boot.

Top of the Rock 

Beautiful views, locally sourced chef-inspired cuisine, signature cocktails and an extensive wine list make this Marriott Phoenix Resort Tempe at The Buttes restaurant a local favorite and a must-see for visitors.

Postino South Tempe 

Postino South Tempe features a seamless indoor-outdoor layout with ample room for distanced dining, along with an enhanced to-go experience and a pet-friendly patio. Postino fans can enjoy their favorite bruschetta boards, salads, sandwiches and $5 ‘til 5 wine and beer specials.

Caffe Boa 

A longtime fixture on Mill Avenue, reserve your next date night at Caffe Boa. Order a selection of handmade pastas and wild-caught seafood, paired with craft cocktails and an extensive wine list.

Fate Brewing Co.

Fate Brewing Co. is an Arizona-based brewery with two locations in Scottsdale and a new Tempe outpost. Its brewpubs are known for bold, award-winning craft beers, perfectly paired with lunch and dinner fare of pizzas, burgers, salads and more.

Alibi

Alibi

Enjoy delicious drinks featuring some of Tempe’s local purveyors, including Arizona Distilling Co., Four Peaks Brewing Co. and Pedal Haus Brewery–all calling Tempe their home. As one of the Valley’s highest rooftop poolside bars, Alibi is a playful oasis elevated 14 stories above Downtown Tempe atop the Canopy by Hilton Tempe Downtown hotel.

The Porch 

Make The Porch your next Sunday Funday destination. It is a fun neighborhood joint with a huge patio. During the week, enjoy happy hour deals and, on the weekends, The Porch serves up brunch and hosts DJ’s.

Social Hall 

Pair Social Hall’s fun cocktails with a menu inspired by American comfort food with a New Mexican twist. Social Hall is home to a beautiful patio (with fire pits, hammock swings and free pub-style games) for sipping and savoring.

Salut Kitchen 

Salut Kitchen 

If you have never had Salut Kitchen Bar’s famed hummus nachos, you’re missing out. Salut serves up a menu inspired by both Mediterranean and American cuisine, has a dog-friendly patio and serves more than 100 types of wine by the glass and bottle.

Artichoke Basille’s Pizza

New York transplant Artichoke Basille’s Pizza is new to Tempe, and already impressing ‘za enthusiasts. Order a whole pie, or try a variety of flavors by ordering by the slice, ranging from decadent crab to the Staten Island (topped with meatballs).

Daily Jam

Serving up breakfast, brunch and lunch in a casual, friendly environment, Daily Jam has a cool city vibe located in Downtown Tempe. Check out its selection of waffles and benes for a true a.m. treat.

Barrio Queen 

Locally owned and operated at Tempe Marketplace, Barrio Queen was created by owners Linda Nash and Steven Rosenfield to bring authentic Southern Mexican fare and culture to the Valley of the Sun.

Morning Squeeze 

Morning Squeeze serves breakfast and lunch and is known for its dog-friendly patio and endless selection of pancakes and mimosa flights. For a kick first thing in the morning, Morning Squeeze has a lip-smacking lineup of breakfast cocktails to enjoy, like the s’mores-inspired Let’s Get Toasted.

House of Tricks 

House of Tricks 

Just steps from Mill Avenue, House of Tricks is a favorite for savoring a special occasion. The three-decade-old restaurant hidden inside two turn-of-the-century homes and features romantic vine-strewn courtyard for a memorable date night or brunch.

Spinato’s Pizzeria

Spinato’s Pizzeria is a casual eatery where every guest is treated like family. Spinato’s specializes in Sicilian-crust pizzas with sweet Chicago-style sauce, but don’t snooze on its delicious calzones and baked sandwiches.

Scramble 

Known for its delicious brizzas (breakfast pizzas), Scramble offers a fresh take on breakfast and lunch. Guests will also find a selection of signature egg dishes, pancakes, breakfast burritos, sandwiches, salads and yummy frozen coffee creations. Open-air seating is available on the dog-friendly patio.

Snooze, an A.M. Eatery

Great food and a trendy atmosphere make this place a treat every time. At Snooze, guests are tempted by from-scratch menu items, including a choose-your-own flight of fluffy pancakes (hello, pineapple upside-down pancakes!) or house-made breakfast pot pie. Snooze is located in Downtown Tempe, just steps from ASU.

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