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Rula Bula

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401 S Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281-2838
(480) 929-9500
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Atmosphere & Great Food

If sitting outside, listening to the music and choosing from an extensive menu- is the kind of experience you are looking for- this place has it all. Has SOME gluten free but would go more often if they would expand it. Nice beverage choices as well!

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 4, 2015
Kevin E
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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English first
Scottsdale, Arizona
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627 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So crowded here, could not even stand. So loud here and obnoxious game-goers here all drunk. Certainly was an amateur hour here. I will return to give this place one more try, but first impression, horrible! Go elsewhere!

Thank Curtez151
Melrose FL
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic food, friendly staff, great place to eat and relax with a good pint. Our waiter was a joy and the food was out of this world.

Thank threeceltichorse
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Twice I have been to Rula Bula and twice I have been very pleased with the food I have gotten. My last visit I enjoyed the fish n chips with sweet potato fries. Superb!! The outside area is high energy and a great place for a get together.

Thank JFO48
Tempe, Arizona
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have gathered here on many a Sunday for brunch. The atmosphere is always welcoming. The servers are very attentive and helpful. We have never had a bad meal. My husband really enjoys their lamb stew. Being a vegetarian, I am very pleased that they offer a vegetarian shepherd's pie. It is very tasty. We, also, enjoy their fish and... More 

Thank Anna O
Spanish Fork, Utah
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

First time at an Irish Pub, I'm not a drinker, but if I were.....I'd have to come here often. My husband and I made the drive from Glendale and was glad we did. It is in a busy area and it was Saturday night but we were able to get a great metered spot down the street. We requested the... More 

Thank 38Angie3
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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76 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

If sitting outside, listening to the music and choosing from an extensive menu- is the kind of experience you are looking for- this place has it all. Has SOME gluten free but would go more often if they would expand it. Nice beverage choices as well!

Thank Kevin E
Central Coast California
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203 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 405 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Met some friends here one night when I was in town. They have a nice patio area, and the menu choices were pretty good. I know this will sound strange but out of all the food we ate, we couldn't get enough of the spicy catsup/ketchup they make to go with the sweet potato fries. I know it sounds crazy... More 

Thank California_Wine
Dubuque, Iowa
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This place tries hard to be a "scene" of some sort, but the layout isn't amenable to that. The food's okay, but the service is good or bad depending upon who takes your table. Decent sushi, but the experience is lacking.

Thank lungfish2k
Gilbert, Arizona
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

I recently went to Rula Bula Irish Pub in Tempe, Arizona. Immediately when I walked in, I was greeted by the hostess to take us to our seats. As we walked through the first room it felt like a good ole Irish pub. I saw an entire wall full of different beers and spirits. Following the hostess into the dining... More 

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Denver, CO
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100 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Many "old school" and new Irish food offerings, in a great atmosphere. The service was good. I was actually surprised that it felt cooler outside than inside on a 100+ degree evening.

Thank HockeyChickDenver_CO

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 401 S Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281-2838
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Tempe
  • Phone Number: (480) 929-9500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Pub, Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children


Open Hours
10:30 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
10:30 am - 2:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?