Shady Park is known for it’s great live shows and backyard concert vibes. The restaurant/bar has a great outdoor back patio area, with a big screen and outside bar. They hold small EDM shows on Fridays and Saturdays, have a free show every Sunday, and hold various events during the week like Bachelorette viewings on Mondays and open mic night on Tuesdays.
The crowd is very eclectic, and you’ll find a big mix of college students from ASU, rave goers who enjoy listening to dance music in more casual settings, and other Tempe residents. On a weekend night you’ll usually find a pretty big crowd in the back, and many people freely dancing to the music, while others sit inside enjoying drinks and dinner.
Shady park also has a great happy hour menu every day from 3-6PM. Highlights include deals on sushi, saki bombs, and wells drinks. The patios are both dog friendly, and you’ll notice that the employees and customers are almost always in a great mood. This is a great place to go for an afternoon snack or a casual night out in Tempe.