There’s a lot people can bond over in Phoenix and the surrounding areas. From mountain hiking to Southwestern cuisine, you can’t really keep people from sharing the best parts of the Valley with each other. That same thing applies to sports, and luckily, there’s one big university to get behind right here in Tempe: Arizona State University, home of the Sun Devils. So if you want to start bonding over some Sun Devils games, Tempe’s obviously a great place to start — but below we’ve found some of the best sports bars in Arizona where it’s easy to enjoy game day. Curious where you should catch the next Sun Devils game? Find your next favorite sports bar here!
4228 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
This sports bar near Phoenix, AZ was actually founded over fifteen years ago by a few Sun Devils. Loco Patrõn is now known for its handcrafted margaritas and its award-winning tacos, but that doesn’t stop it from also being a hot spot for anyone looking to enjoy an ASU game with one of the seasonal or signature brews on tap — some of which are part of other local sponsorships. So support the community by drinking and watching sports — isn’t that it’s all about?
Bleachers Sports Grill
15410 S Mountain Pkwy #109, Phoenix, AZ 85044
Ahwatukee’s best sports grill is fond of sports, if you can’t tell: they have 30 high definition TVs ready to catch whatever action you need — and Sun Devils fans are especially welcome. If you are looking for the best sports bars in Arizona to watch the latest Sun Devils game, come and grab some wings and watch the game on one of the 7 55-inch screen televisions on the patio. Did we mention they have happy hour every day from open to 7 p.m.? Yeah, you heard that right.
The Local Chandler
55 W Chicago St, Chandler, AZ 85225
This hot spot for Phoenix Suns fans, among other sports lovers, is known for its award-winning bartenders (Best Listeners, anyone?) and its locally inspired kitchen, full of dishes that boast the flavors of the area. This upscale sports joint showcases everything local, in fact, including local beers and spirits, to boot.
The Hub Grill and Bar — Stapley
1860 S Stapley Dr, Mesa, AZ 85204
While there used to be more than one “The Hub”, Stapley is now the location to go to for all your sports watching and beer drinking — so remember “Stapley” when you’re searching for sports bars in Arizona to set up plans for game night, since they were nominated (among other things) for 2021 East Valley Tribune’s “Best Place to Watch the Game”.
The Devil’s Advocate
955 E University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281
Okay, so there had to be a Tempe pick as well, right? Right! Well what better place for a Sun Devils fan to go than The Devil’s Advocate? It’s in the name! Also, they’ve got amazing food, a roomy interior, and a big patio for those who want a little fresh air with their suds — or who want some space to sit with their fellow students or their ASU families to enjoy game night!
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