As much as freedom comes to mind when starting a new life in a new area, it can be overwhelming. Especially when you are single and looking to explore a new city.
Did you know that Phoenix is ranked as one of the best cities for singles? They are No. 8 out of 150 to be exact. With fantastic happy hour deals and an eclectic variety of bars and music venues, it’s no surprise. But where do you even start to find “your people” or “the one” in a huge city like Phoenix?
We want to make that hunt a little easier for you! Here are a few amazing hangout spots located near and around our properties where you can find many singles having a good time near our apartments in The Cove.
Cobra Arcade Bar
If you like to drink and play video games, this is the place for you! You can enjoy an incredible collection of vintage games, beer and folks who enjoy the same kind of fun.
Location: 801 N. Second St. #100, Phoenix
Casey Moore’s Oyster House
This Irish bar and restaurant is a prominent hangout spot for ASU students and other Tempe hipsters. Check it out if you prefer a laid-back vibe where you don’t have to dress up. Good music, local beer and outdoor seating is all included.
Location: 850 S. Ash Ave., Tempe
This spot is special because it’s a coffee shop and bar. Whether you need a caffeine fix for late-night studies or a glass of whiskey to take the edge off, you can indulge while participating in the communal seating that brings strangers together.
Location: 4400 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Culinary Dropout at The Yard
Another hangout for singles who are young at heart, Culinary Dropout provides numerous outdoor activities, drinking, and eating. This is ideal for first dates because it eases the pressure of conversation. With ping-pong, corn hole and other games, you are sure to have an excellent time.
Location: 149 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe
Located in a notable 1949 downtown building, this underground bar celebrates the old and new energies of Phoenix, creating a moody but laid-back ambiance. Separated into two areas, you can either dine, drink and play games on one side, or enjoy your favorite band, film or standup in the Music Hall.
Location: 130 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
The Vig Arcadia
This restaurant and bar attracts all sorts of people, so you can’t really feel out of place. Stop here to catch a game, play bocce ball or meet other singles. They also offer other locations around the Valley, so you likely can find one near you.
Location: 4041 N. 40th St., Phoenix
Located in Old Town Scottsdale, this lounge is for singles who prefer staying away from the club scene. Known for being one of the most kick-back spots in the area, you are sure to avoid frat groups and snarky vibes. Enjoy a good mix of like-minded people who are down to have a conversation.
Location: 7220 E. First Ave., Scottsdale
With a reputation as one of the best music venues in downtown Phoenix, this is definitely a hot spot for meeting creative singles. Offering popular bands, hip-hop nights, two levels of outdoor seating, and Sunday bingo events, the list of things to do here is almost endless.
Location: 308 N. Second Ave., Phoenix
San Tan Brewing Co.
Located in downtown Chandler, Arizona’s largest craft brewery offers an amazing lunch and dinner menu, plus brunch on weekends. This is an especially popular spot on Sundays due to brunch and the awesome happy hour specials. You are sure to find many young party-going Chandler residents recovering from Saturday night shenanigans.
Location: 8 S. San Marcos Place, Chandler