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The 9 Best Places to Party in Tempe, According to a 21-Year-Old

The Cinco de Hefe Party at El Hefe in Tempe.
The Cinco de Hefe Party at El Hefe in Tempe. Benjamin Leatherman

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click to enlarge Spotted at the Yucca Tap Room in Tempe. - BENJAMIN LEATHERMAN
Spotted at the Yucca Tap Room in Tempe.
Benjamin Leatherman
Yucca Tap Room
29 West Southern Avenue Tempe
480-967-4777

Yucca is the perfect place to grab a beer and see an up-and-coming local band. This Tempe bar and club has been a mainstay since the early 1970s. And hey, even if you aren't into the music, you can still enjoy the variety of 29 craft beers. Best part? There is never — ever — a cover. The Tap Room also offers billiards and screens sporting events.

Four Peaks Brewing Company
1340 East Eighth Street, #104, Tempe
480-303-9967

Looking for more craft beer? Four Peaks Brewing Company is going to be your new favorite place to drink. There are so many beers on tap that you won't know where to begin. And the best part's that they're all brewed in Arizona for the local-obsessed millennial. This versatile pub is great for watching sports, kicking off your night out, and recouping with the inevitable hangover brunch the next morning.

Culinary Dropout at The Yard
149 South Farmer Avenue, Tempe
480-240-1601

The Yard is basically a giant playground with alcohol. This Farmer Avenue establishment offers backyard-style games like ping-pong, cornhole, and shuffleboard, and serves as the perfect place to kick off a night out in Tempe with a large group of friends. We recommend trying your luck with the Brown Bag special, which includes a mystery beer with a random shot that you pick out of a bucket. It's a fun kind of roulette — until you pick out a spiced rum shot.
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