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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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Today
10:30 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 60
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  • 52
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great for lunch

I meet here often with friends who drive from further south locations; convenient parking. (except for football games). Good lunch spot; I anticipate being a pub it will be noisy for dinner. Lunch is quiet and pleasant; food choices are many. Ambience comfortable. (if you don't have to use one of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
arizona2002
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Phoenix, Arizona
Good for:
  • Families with children
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Phoenix, Arizona
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I meet here often with friends who drive from further south locations; convenient parking. (except for football games). Good lunch spot; I anticipate being a pub it will be noisy for dinner. Lunch is quiet and pleasant; food choices are many. Ambience comfortable. (if you don't have to use one of the chairs that isn't level). A good place to... More 

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Mesa, Arizona, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Came in on a Tuesday night for cocktails. Loved the atmosphere and the drink the bartender suggested..oatmeal Cooke. Seriously it was heaven in a glass! Flatbread pizzas looked awesome if you needed a late night snack,

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Gilbert, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Went here with friends visiting from out-of-town. Service and food was excellent. I paid the bill using my credit card. When the credit card registers a transaction, I receive an alert with the billing amount on my cell phone. Ironically, the amount charged was 20% more than the amount (**Note: I had yet to write-in a tip amount**). There was... More 

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Oviedo, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Great service! Great atmosphere! Wonderful place to stop for a nightcap, relax and enjoy! Wait staff are a pleasure!

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Cambridge, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The Irish Pub has a good selection of beers and a good `pubbish` atmosphere. The service was a little slow, but friendly.

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Kuwait
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107 reviews 107 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The food and drinks are all good at Rula Bula--I especially liked the shepherd's pie topped with cheddar, but others at the table really enjoyed the fish and chips and the chicken pot pie. The patio is a nice place to eat, with misters keeping the heat down and tall trees around for shade.The live music is a nice touch.

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Superior Wi.
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I was looking forward to coming to Rula Bula since I knew I was going to Tempe. They did not disappoint me! My one regret is my girlfriend didn't want to stay here longer. We had the spicy potato balls and a pint of Guinness. Service couldn't have been any better and next time out I will be back for... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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328 reviews 328 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Have been here twice in the last month and must say always enjoy it. Usually go in the afternoon on saturdays or sundays and the atmosphere simply can't be beat. I usually favor indoors as it's more calm and not dependent on the weather but either way, a good time is generally had. Great irish flavor is enhanced by the... More 

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Ontario
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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

After touring Tempe's downtown park and museum, we were hungry for lunch and an Irish pub was a perfect choice. We sat outdoors and were greeted by a friendly server with beautiful Irish red hair. We were craving great fish and chips and the server recommended the fish and chips as a good choice. We were not disappointed, the fish... More 

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Okinawa, Japan
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48 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Stumbled upon this place after leaving the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel.....it literally is right next door. Was hungry and decided to walk in (myself only as on business). I came in about 17:30 in the afternoon on a weekday and sat at the bar. Wasn't busy since weekday and early. Restaurant has a nice ambience with Irish music playing and... More 

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Additional Information about Rula Bula

Address: 401 S Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281-2838
Phone Number: (480) 929-9500
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Tempe
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 2:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 10:30 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD $15 to $20
Cuisine: Irish, Pub

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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 to $20
  • Cuisine: Irish, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:30 am - 2:00 am

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