Located about four miles south of ASU in a large and ecclectic office park area on Southern Avenue, Spokes on Southern is not your average student hangout. This comfortable bike themed grill features a menu of well thought-out recipes and sophisticated combinations that reflect a more grown-up personality than it's college crowd pleasing older sister, Boulders on Broadway, but with the same love of local craft beers and biking that inspired the creation of Boulders.
Spokes is located between McClintock Drive and Rural Road. At Spokes on Southern, you'll find a comfortable, bike themed, neighborhood grill with a goal of providing a place to relax and enjoy scratch made food that uses local and fresh ingredients.
The restaurant boasts a lot of open space, which is split between the bar and dining area. It has a large patio next to a pond where you can watch ducks and turtles paddle by. You'll find a young crowd at times but peppered with locals of all ages plus families and not a backwards baseball hat to be seen.
One of the nicest surprise about Spokes on Southern is the quality and affordability of the food. The kitchen has a chef, not just a cook. The menu is packed with a lineup of specialties that have graduated beyond elementary bar fare. Surprising renditions included twists on basic burgers and sandwiches, and hints of freshness where you wouldn't expect it.
The BBQ turkey sliders are my favorite appetizer, althought the beer-battered green beans, which magically maintains their crunch, were amazing. Like your food on the spicy side? Me too. Try the 3-pepper burger! And don't miss Spokes' famous bacon-stuffed roasted poblano!
Looking for something Mexican-ish? Both the turkey enchiladas and the spinach and kale enchiladas are a new twist on an old favorite. The grilled salmon BLT with sweet potato gets high praise and the shrimp and sausage salad is fantastic. The dishes at Spokes are creative and delicious...not standard bar fare, but a real menu of starters, salads, soups, and main courses.
You'll find NO industrial beer at Spokes on Southern . The draft beer selection is incredible and includes about 24 excellent microbrews featuring local Arizona favorites and some of the most sought after new beers coming into our state. Selections change seasonally and frequently. Enjoy Happy Hour at Spokes from 4-7 pm.
Bikes? YES THANK YOU!
The folks at Spokes love bikes and biking and hope you enjoy it just as much. Get outside and ride! It's great for the whole family and you can Park your bikes inside at Spokes on Southern! They offer ample parking on bike racks out front and on the patio.