Tempe Nightlife: Endless Entertainment Possibilities

If there is one thing for which Tempe, Arizona is known, it is the city’s vibrant nightlife and entertainment. Whether one is looking for world class Broadway shows, bars featuring an amazing array of libations, or sporting events, Tempe has it all!

The first thing that comes to mind when discussing Tempe is Arizona State University, better known as ASU. The city revolves around ASU and the majority of entertainment options focus on the primary demographic of the university-college students. One thing that college students love to do is go out at night. To this end, Tempe is filled with great entertainment options in the form of bars. From the long standing Casey Moore's Oyster House, to the classic Irish pub, Rula Bula to the low-key Mill Avenue Cue Club there are an array of nightlife options for bar lovers of all tastes.

If live entertainment is more your scene, the city has that covered as well. ASU competes in Division I athletics and the Pac 12 conference. Watch future professional stars at Sun Devil Stadium and the Wells Fargo Arena. If you are of the more cultured variety and prefer live theatre and Broadway style shows, head over to ASU Gammage located on the southern end of the ASU campus. Shows such as "The Book of Mormon" and "Wicked" have been featured recently at the Gammage Auditorium.

The city also has a vibrant live music scene. Tempe Center for the Arts hosts a variety of live concerts, and both mainstream and local musical acts can often been found playing at the nearby beach park at the town lake or one of the many bars and clubs scattered throughout the city. Nearby Marquee Theatre features local and national live acts in an intimate style venue.

The city has it all when it comes to entertainment. Places to drink and unwind, fine dining, college and professional sports, Broadway shows, art exhibits, and different types of concerts abound. Please visit for information on the endless nightlife possibilities the city has to offer. Whether aiming to relive your college years or create a new set of memories and experiences, this city is the place for you.

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