Visiting Mill Avenue in Tempe, Arizona

Mill Avenue in Tempe is a great place to visit. If you’re ever in the area, you must be sure to visit it. With buildings that date back to the nineteenth century and plenty of new development, Mill Avenue is an iconic area in Arizona.

It’s uptempo and a great place to walk around and take in the sights, smells, sounds and people. The gorgeous brick sidewalks and many attractions make this the perfect place to eat, shop, laugh, and just generally have a blast. It doesn’t matter whether it’s day or night, Mill Avenue is definitely the place to be.

Eat some bruschetta at Postino Annex on their wonderful outdoor patio, or enjoy a glass of wine and a slice of pizza Italian style at La Bocca Pizzeria and Wine Bar. There are so many places to shop, to eat, to dance and drink, with endless restaurants, clubs, shops, boutiques, cafes, bars, movie theaters and more.

Mill Avenue is totally pedestrian friendly and urban enough where there’s always something going on! There’s even live music and street festivals going on quite frequently. There’s so much to do at Mill Avenue; you’ll never be bored when you visit here!

When it comes to Mill Avenue, you can go in with a plan or just go and explore and see where your desires take you! It’s the perfect place to grab a drink, a bite to eat, or a brand new outfit. Here are some ideas for where you should go and what you should do while you’re visiting Mill Avenue!


Shopping doesn’t get much better than this. There are dozens of shops in Mill Avenue, so if one doesn’t draw your eye, another one will. Everything is here, from fine cigars at Churchill’s Fine Cigars to bridal consignment stores. Pop in to Creations Boutique Tempe to see what items may tempt you, get a nice new pair of shoes at the Shoe Mill, or go to the Hippie Gypsy to see what fun purchases await you! There’s also an Urban Outfitters– for the record.

Dining & Food

There’s tons of options when it comes to dining out and grabbing some food. You can go to Slices Pizza if you’re craving some great pizza, or if you’re up early enough you can head on over to Snooze for some fantastic pancakes. Stop in at Slickables for an ice cream sandwich– where the sandwich ends are fresh home made cookies!

There are so many fabulous places to eat in Tempe. You should definitely check out the Pita Pit, RA Sushi Bar/Restaurant, Paradise Hawaiian BBQ, My Pie, Mission Grille, NYPD Pizza and more! There are endless possibilities. You can even get an Italian Ice if you’re in the mood! Tempe has so many great eateries that even the pickiest eater will be able to find some place they’re excited about.

Recommended Coffee

– 1865 Coffee
– The Blend
– CUPZ Coffee
– Phoenicia Cafe
– Royal Coffee Bar & Roasting Company
– Starbucks

Recommended Drink Spots

– Blasted Barley Beer Company
– The Handlebar Tempe
– World of Beer
– Zipps Sports Grill
– Rula Bula Irish Pub and Restaurant
– Pitchforks and Corks

Thanks for reading, and have fun on your next trip to Mill Avenue in Tempe. Remember to bring your appetite.

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