The Tempe Block Party comes to the Mill Avenue District each year on New Year’s Eve. People from near and far typically attend the annual Tempe Block Party to ring in the New Year at one of the west’s biggest and best parties. Bringing in 2016 shouldn’t be much different.
Ring in 2016 with the Tempe Year’s Eve Block Party on Mill Avenue. Downtown Tempe will be transformed into one big celebration from 7pm-2am.
** Reminder! Take light rail for FREE after 7pm on New Years Eve! Details for free rides, here:
This year, Mill Ave will transform into the “Bourbon Street of the Southwest”. Party guests of legal drinking age will be able to purchase alcohol at participating establishments and consume throughout the event. The “open carry” policy for NYE applies to participation establishments as well as the entire outdoor footprint of the event.
Participate in the countdown to midnight, and when the clock strikes 12 witness a spectacular fireworks display and confetti blast.
Where: Mill Avenue District – Tempe, AZ
When: Thursday, December 31, 2015
What Time: 7:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. ( or later! )
How Much: Tickets can be purchased online. You can also purchase VIP tickets directly from the bars on Mill.
• 16+ years old – $10 befor New Years Eve – $15/ticket day of event.
• 15 – 6 years old – $10/ticket
• 6 & under – $5/ticket
Bars, bars and more bars will be open for New Year’s Eve. Many will have their own parties and cover charge so check with your favorite place if you need specifics. Some bars will have their own VIP packages available.
Football fans from around the country attending the Fiesta Bowl and the Cactus Bowl at Chase Field definitely don’t want to miss Arizona’s biggest New Year’s Eve celebration. Thousands of locals mingle with people from all over the country at this annual New Year’s Eve bash.
Transportation and parking for the Tempe block party is easy. Just hop on the light rail and head to Mill Avenue! You can use one of the FREE park and ride lots and then purchase an all day pass for just $4.00.
Two Main Music Stages will be located at 5th and Mill and at on 4th Street and the Hayden Square Amphitheatre.
The map below will show the general area of the Tempe Block Party on Mill Avenue along with some of our favorite places along the light rail line to try. Just click on the link directly below the map to see the entire light rail line. This can help in planning your trip to the block party on Mill.
If you want to make a whole night of the Tempe Block Party, you may want to look for a hotel near the light rail, just to be safe. 🙂
View Light Rail Drinks in a larger map
Here’s some of what to expect at the Tempe Block Party:
Block Party Centerbar
Four amazing bars meet in the street for the ultimate New Year’s Eve experience: Fat Tuesday (Daiquiris!), Zuma (Snorkels!), Mill Cue Club (Legendary Long Islands!) and Handlebar (fine craft beers!) mix it up with DJ Groove Tech. Ring in 2016 at Centerbar with drinks on Mill, DJs and dancing!
Start your New Year’s Eve off with Spinelli’s. Our street bar is located just east of the 5th Street entrance in front of the Spinelli’s monster truck van. We will be serving a wide variety of beers and handmade cocktails right on Mill Avenue. When the party ends on the street it moves into Spinelli’s. Offering a full menu and full service dining until 5am. Happy 2016 Tempe!
414 Pizza & Pub
Come get the best pizza slices on Mill Ave @ 4one4’s spot in the street. Wash it down with ice cold beer or our famous AMF and say adios to 2015!
RA Sushi Bar Restaurant
RA Sushi offers Kirin Draft, as well as our Blushing Geisha; tastes just like a Raspberry Lemonade. Hungry? RA offers two Rolls on a Stick: choose a California or Philadelphia Roll that’s lightly tempura fried to keep you warm, pre-cut and placed on chopsticks with any combination of Sriracha, Spicy Mayo, and/or Eel Sauce.
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop
This New Year’s Eve at Fuzzy’s will be something to Taco ‘Bout! Let us get jalapeño business as we open our OUTDOOR Bar for one night only! We will be serving chips & salsa, beers, and a small selection of our signature tacos all night long. You’re cheap, We’re Tasty. Let’s Party! See you at 4th and Mill starting at 7 PM!
Gringo Star Street Bar & Low Key Piano Bar
Gringo Star Street Bar & Low Key Piano Bar are teaming up to provide an 800 square foot street bar featuring a massive 20 tier Champagne tower using over 2,000 flutes! Our bar is only a step away from the main stage and will be the closest location for you to grab your favorite cocktail, beer, or Champagne!
Gordon Biersch has been brewing Craft Beer since 1988 and since 1998 locally in Tempe at 5th & Mill. Now we are bringing it to the street for the New Year’s Eve Block Party. Gordon Biersch will be serving several of our most popular craft lagers – Winterbock & Golden Export along with our famous Bratwurst Sliders on the street. Everything crafted and made from scratch cooking. The Gordon Biersch heritage of superior beer, great food, and great times celebrating ringing in the New Year!
Hot N Juicy Crawfish
Finger-licking good food and drinks that will make you feel hot and juicy on New Year’s Eve!
Road Side Bar located at the footsteps of B.A.C. Lounge – a full bar on Mill Ave, serving all your favorite cocktails New Year’s Eve. Get a drink for the stroll down Mill Ave, or stop for a rest with a refreshing beverage upstairs at the Main Bar.
Blasted Barley Beer Company
Blasted Barley Beer Company Presents The Craft Beer Garden and Spiked Cocoa Station right on Mill Avenue and 4th Street.
World of Beer, My Big Fat Greek Restaurant and Johnny’s Burgers & Dogs
My Big Fat Greek Restaurant brings fresh authentic Greek food to Mill Avenue. Stop by our family friendly tent and enjoy a delicious Gyro Pita or our famous Greek Fries!
World of Beer offers the finest craft beers on tap and hard root beer floats from Not Your Father’s Root Beer.
Johnny’s Burgers & Dogs is Tempe’s newest hot dog spot! Johnny’s will be serving up delicious Vienna Hot Dogs, Italian beef and much more!
Rooftop Lounge and Patio
Rooftop Lounge + Patio, the only Rooftop Bar in Downtown Tempe will proudly be serving Three Olives flavored Vodka cocktails, Dos Equis, Coors Lite, Shocktop, Corona Lite, and New Belgium Ranger at Our Satellite Booth on Mill Ave! Come visit us on the Southwest corner of Mill Ave. and 5th Street. See You there!
The CASA Sixth Street Bucket Bar featuring bears on unicycles, dancing frogs, glitter showers, the macaroni and cheese incident and 50 feet of fun with Alejandro Slim Fernandez on the scratch. #YOUWONT #SHEWILL #IJUSTDID
La Bocca Urban Pizzeria + Wine Bar will be out on Mill Avenue for the New Year’s Eve Block Party on Mill Ave with Ham & Cheese and Veggie & Cheese Puff Pastry Pockets, Red & White Sangria and Wine and Champagne.
Rula Bula Irish Pub
Rula Bula Irish Pub’s Street bar at Mill Ave and 4th Street will feature Irish Coffee, Guinness Draft and more – the taste of Ireland to ring in the new year!
El Hefe Super Macho Tanqueria & Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row Tempe
Join El Hefe and Whiskey Row on 6th Street in Downtown Tempe for the Red Bull Street Bar and the Coors Light Bar!
Purchase your tickets online, at the Downtown Tempe Authority office, or at the gate prior to the event.
*Make sure you are aware of the METRO hours of operation during the holiday season. Here is what they have posted on their site as of 12/15/15:
On New Year’s Eve, Thursday, December 31:
New Year’s Eve, Thursday, December 31 Coors Light Free Rides on all bus, light rail and Dial-a-Ride services begins at 7 p.m. through end of service day. Light rail will operate a weekday schedule with extended hours until 2 a.m. to accommodate event crowds.