This past week, I noticed that “Tempe Tavern” was painted on the old historic building known to some as the White Dairy Barn, which was later turned into Murphy’s Pub at McClintock and Apache. Old timers around here know that the White Dairy Barn was built in 1919 and has been part of a lot of Tempe history over the years.
Back in February, I noticed a zoning hearing sign out front and saw that a place called the Tempe Tavern had petitioned to be allowed to sell alcohol and have live music. After a few months, the sign was down and I thought maybe they had already been a victim of the economy. Given the fact that it looks as if people have been working there and the sign was recently painted, it looks like we might be getting a new beer joint along the line.
Speaking of beer joints, my buddy Jack ( Mr. Social Media ) and I had lunch about a week ago and decided it was time for Rail Life to have a “Rail Life Drinks” map for people to find places to wet their whistle. Eventually, I will try to have reviews and will add more places and categories, but feel free to take a look at what I have started with. If I missed your favorite spot, let me know and I’ll try to add it. ( I have a few that I know are missing, so don’t shoot me. ) See the map below. You can click on it’s url to enlarge and check out what is currently listed.
View Light Rail Drinks in a larger map
Remember, Rail Life has a Phoenix Light Rail Group on Flickr. Basically, we want to share some of our pictures from the community and allow people to add their pics (or videos), as well. These can be light rail related, but we also want pics of your favorite spot, restaurant, sports team, community, event, etc.
Dane the Dude says
I have to say, I was really excited to check out this bar tonight. Sadly, I can’t say that I even enjoyed the visit at all. The waitstaff was rude and snobbish, the bartenders were difficult and wouldn’t serve many of the people standing there with money. I don’t know if they were being pretentious about the crowd that was there, but they wouldn’t even make drinks for the bands that were playing there without hassle. I really don’t see how on earth a bar can make money without serving food and drinks to their guests. Apparently customers aren’t that important. They suck.