Downtown Tempe / Mill Avenue District

Downtown Tempe / Mill Avenue District

Tempe, AZ 85281, United States
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Happy Hour, Bar Snacks, Tasting Menu
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Unwind among the 100+ restaurants, clubs, and retail shops found in the Valley’s only true walkable Urban district.


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  • thursday night
  • ra sushi
  • happy hour
  • live music
  • mills
  • candy
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  • Tempe Tourism

    Mill Avenue District is a great place to dine, shop, people watch and socialize with friends. Don’t miss Music on Mill’s FREE live music along Mill Avenue every Thursday night from 5-9 p.m.

    Tempe Tourism · February 14, 2011
  • Troy P.

    Need on the guest list anywhere text 6232523707

    Troy Pawleska · July 24, 2011
  • Troy P.

    Be sure to become a fan of Mill Ave on Facebook

    Troy Pawleska · July 17, 2011
  • Thien P.

    Check out local events such as the Art Festival, Tempe Block Party, and events at certain restaurants and bars!

    Thien Pham 💵 · March 8, 2011
  • Garrett M.

    your stereotypical college downtown w/ a few hidden gems like: rula bula, valley art theater, slices, and bison witches. cool to be @ on halloween w/ thousands of people dressed up & new years eve

    Garrett May · November 11, 2010
  • Parker D.

    Take a cab home.

    Parker Day · January 16, 2011
  • Brandon C.

    Cue Club is the place to be on Thursday nights!

    Brandon Casey · June 3, 2011
  • Brandon C.

    Make sure you check out cue clubs happy hour, all their drafts are 2.75 and they always have a great 4square special

    Brandon Casey · September 20, 2010
  • Robbie C.

    Get a cab not a D.U.I.

    Robbie Celaya · February 17, 2012
  • Stephen C.

    Make sure to stop and check out the tranny employee at Jimmy johns when you get a chance!!!!! Also FREE SMELLS!!!

    Stephen Cardinal · August 28, 2011
  • Mill Avenue D.

    Check out the newly opened Candy Addict and try the Cocopotamus truffles!

    Mill Avenue District · January 5, 2011
  • Tempe Tourism

    So many great places for happy hour or grabbing a bite to eat, Mill Ave is popular with locals and tourists. Third Thursdays are FREE to the public and always a lot of fun.

    Tempe Tourism · March 29, 2013
  • shequan h.

    You have to experience Mill Ave on Halloween!

    shequan hunter · March 29, 2012
  • Bransen G.

    Tempe is just so aesthetically beautiful. Enjoy it.

    Bransen Gates · March 21, 2012
  • Brandon C.

    Come Check out Mill Cue Club's Happy Hour! 3.25 Monster Long Islands!

    Brandon Casey · August 3, 2010
  • Hayden P.

    Take a stroll on Mill Ave. There's great restaurants, shops, live music and street performers. It's more than just a place for college students to bar crawl.

    Hayden Packwood · February 14, 2013
  • 💋Jelena💋

    Where anything can happen & most likely will

    💋Jelena💋 · April 24, 2012
  • Derek T.

    Bums be scary.

    Derek Taylor · January 20, 2012
  • Amy M.

    Mellow Mushroom on Mill and 7th st has an awesome happy hour: M-F 3-6pm 2 for 1 apps, beer, wine, & liquor and reverse happy hour every night 10-close 2 for 1 beer, wine & liquor!

    Amy Manoil · September 16, 2011
  • Colleen T.

    if you take the light rail on fri or sat, make sure you go straight there by 2am or you will miss the last one!!

    Colleen Tanner · July 4, 2011
  • Brandon C.

    Come Check out Mill Cue Club's Happy Hour every day from 2-83.50 Long Islands

    Brandon Casey · September 13, 2010
  • DowntownTempe

    Pick up Mill Avenue District gift certificates here! They are good at more than 60 plus retailers and restaurants in downtown Tempe!!

    DowntownTempe · February 23, 2010
  • Katie O.

    If you have any classes after 6:00 PM, park on Mill. It's a lot closer, and it's free. I finally learned this lesson in my senior year.

    Katie O · April 14, 2011
  • lauren m.

    A good place to spend your days when you're not busy with school! There are a lot of different restaurants and snack place. There is also a bunch of places to go shopping.

    lauren miller · April 14, 2011
  • Melissa M.

    This area was centered around the Hayden Flour Mill, known as the oldest industrial site in the Valley. It closed shop in 1997, but there are rumors of plans to redevelop the area for visitors.

    Melissa Mistero · February 18, 2011
  • Sara E.

    Check out the newly opened Candy Addict and try the Cocopotamus truffles!

    Sara Eason · January 5, 2011
  • Mike J.

    Check out Sunday Morning Drive playing live music every other Thursday night.

    Mike Jones · November 12, 2010
  • John B.

    Need a ride? Very low prices and a lot better than anyother taxi service. Download UBER

    John Bruff · February 6, 2014
  • Coby L.

    You have to go sake bombing at RA Sushi!

    Coby Larson · November 18, 2013
  • Alessandra R.

    Check out Food Truck Wednesdays! Always good and cheap food. 11am – 1:30pm on Forest Avenue and Sixth Street

    Alessandra R · November 14, 2013
  • Danny I.

    If you like country music then Moonshine is the place for you. It has a great atmosphere, riding bull, and great drinks. It dos get crowded on the weekends so prepare for a line.

    Danny Imes · November 12, 2013
  • randall c.

    Bring cash!!!

    randall chandler · February 24, 2013
  • Angelica P.

    Mill Avenue has amazing restaurants. I love Encounter!!

    Angelica Perez · February 15, 2013
  • Michael I.

    Ra Sushi on Mill is great! They also have a great happy hour from 3-7pm!

    Michael Iuorio · February 15, 2013
  • John S.

    Make sure you walk the entire 4 blocks of Mill during the day to really take in all the great sights and sounds. Nighttime gets a little crowded especially on weekends.

    John Spataro · February 15, 2013
  • Nicole G.

    Lots of fun events at Tempe Town Lake, Free Music along Mill on Thursday Nights...and a few decent watering holes/restaurants.

    Nicole Goard · December 17, 2012
  • Katyy M.

    If your having just a little too much fun here and need a safe cab ride home, give me a call!!! It's cheaper then a DUI! I bet I'm the coolest cab driver you'll meet!!! (480)290-4043

    Katyy Mariee 🎀 · November 21, 2012
  • Zach S.

    Great local businesses, fun and has a little bit of everything.

    Zach Solomon-Beloin · October 15, 2012
  • Gerald G.

    I was trying to find where the cool kids hang out.... this ain't it.

    Gerald Good · February 1, 2012
  • Patrick M.

    Nifty and Kinky Place

    Patrick Morales · November 19, 2011
  • Rain L.

    Hippie Gypsy has incense for 10 cents a stick

    Rain Locker · February 5, 2011
  • Neal F.

    It's an okay area. Not a must have but we were close by.

    Neal F · 3 weeks ago
  • Alya J.

    Crowded on weekends, the district holds great restaurants that turns to bars at night

    Alya J. · November 19, 2014
  • Alya J.

    Nice place for a walk, beware of the homeless at night

    Alya J. · November 18, 2014
  • Todd W.

    Great row of bars and restaurants. Super fun spot to hang out all evening.

    Todd White · September 30, 2014
  • Lavish pAdZ: A.

    Fun Fun Fun Mill Ave has it all Entertainment, restaurants, nightlife, and people watching.

  • Sarah R.

    Went to Casa Sumba. Good concept however they were not ready for the crowd. In the end we walked out of there still hungry. The patio was really nice, but don't expect to eat.

    Sarah Rios · November 17, 2013
  • randall c.

    Great vintage shops and a cool imported asian and religous store with handmade items from 22 different countries like Tibet,china,peru.

    randall chandler · March 11, 2013
  • Tom O.

    Start the night off with some of the best sushi in town over at RA Sushi. Then, enjoy great drink specials and live entertainment over at Robbie Fox's. Surely it will be a great night!

    Tom Oh · February 15, 2013
  • Shelby S.

    The Mill Avenue District offers a variety of great places for dining, shopping, and socializing. Be prepared with a pocket full of loose change though for the parking meters!

    Shelby Staats · February 12, 2013

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