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Stray Cat Bar & Grill - Closed

2433 E. University Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85281


  • Mon, Sun 11 am-2am Tue-Sat 6 am-2am
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining
Pretty young things and tattooed-and-pierced types rub elbows with hip-hop heads and ASU cuties in the nooks and crannies that come together to give shape to this spacious drinkery. Located off the beaten path on University Drive east of the 101, Stray Cat brings in a diverse college crowd who manage to mingle well with barflies more interested in their glasses than socializing. Live shows by local rock and punk bands are occasionally offered on Stray Cat's stage, and while there's no patio to speak of, a ventilated room adjacent to the front entrance offers smokers a place to satisfy their nic fits while drinking.

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