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

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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Authentic ambiance

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Denver, CO
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  • Families with children
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Denver, CO
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93 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This place is fine, just not over the top. We had the fish and chips, which were just average. Service was not the best the night that we were there which was disappointing. But good joint overall and feels more authentic than most of the other places on Mill Ave.

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Vancouver
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109 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Sandwiched in a block of restaurants, this Irish Pub has existed since 1888. The claim of the finest 'fish and chips' and 'shepherds pie' was attested to by several patrons around me. I set my sights on the 'Shepherds Pie' accompanied by a flight of Irish Whiskies. Both came well served and worth the find. Around me were business folks,... More 

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Tempe, AZ
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Old Irish looking bar, with a nice patio. Really great fish and chips and the bread pudding with whiskey sauce is outstanding. Also one of the very few places in the metro area that has Ace Pear Cider on tap.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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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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: 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?