As an East Valley resident, I’m always looking for new places in the Ahwatukee, Chandler, Gilbert, and Tempe area that’s full of fun. Last month, I discovered two places that fit the bill. If you’re looking for something new and a little different, here are two places that you could take the family, gather with your friends, or enjoy a date night. Both of these places have been open for about a year, but I just found out about them. Here are Two Places You're Guaranteed to Have Fun at.
Main Event Entertainment
Located in South Tempe, off I10 and Warner Rd., Main Event is the East Valley’s all-in-one entertainment hub. This place has everything. They offer food, bowling, laser tag, rope adventure courses, billiards, video games, and more. When we were there, I saw a couple of groups celebrating birthdays and a bunch of others having a blast. The arcade was packed and the laser tag arena seemed really popular. But the best part of the whole night—the restaurant served wine, beer, and cocktails for us adults. So, if you decide to take a corral of kids, you can enjoy a little something to help keep your sanity. This place reminds me of the old Fiddlesticks, just without the mini golf. They’re open until 2am on the weekends. I could see couples enjoying a fun date night here.
Main Event Tempe
8545 S. Emerald Dr Tempe, Arizona 85284 480-753-1200
Let me start off by saying I am not a golfer, nor do I really like golf. But, I actually really enjoyed Topgolf. That’s because this place is like the love child of Dave & Busters, a bowling alley, and a driving range. When you arrive, they put you into a bay, which you rent by the hour. Each bay fits about 10-12 people and has couches, TVs, fans and misters, and your own personal server. The have a full menu, which offers plenty of adult beverages.
As for the golf part, players hit golf balls into various targets on the range. Image skeeball, but the targets are spread out and you hit golf balls. The balls are automatically tracked by a computer and you get points depending on which target the ball roles into. I’ll be honest, I and a few girl friends just sat on the couches and drank wine while the guys golfed. It was quite enjoyable. The server did tell me that a lot of families come during the day and the kids are totally into it. Topgolf was definitely something different, but I’m glad I went.
1689 Santan Fwy,
Gilbert, AZ 85295 (480) 240-1282
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