We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rula Bula

Certificate of Excellence
$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
401 S Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281-2838
(480) 929-9500
Website
Improve this listing
Today
10:30 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 157 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 7
    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
Great small place

I have no idea if this is authentic Irish food, but it was amazing! The best mashed potatoes I have ever had! I ordered the guiness beef pie and it was fantastic. We also had the spinach dip for an appetizer which was wonderful. We were seated by the bar area, with one side of the table a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Gertilda M
,
Manchester, New Hampshire
Add Photo Write a Review

157 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Level Contributor
215 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pricey. Cornbeef sandwiches are $10 and up. Yes, it was Irish cut cornbeef (thicker slices). The sweet potatoes were done right. The sandwich was tasty. But, it would have been nicer if under $10. Washed it down with a half and half. The beer was a fair price. So bring your Celtic coin. Thanks for reading. The Bike Chaplain

Helpful?
2 Thank Bike-Chaplain
Manchester, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have no idea if this is authentic Irish food, but it was amazing! The best mashed potatoes I have ever had! I ordered the guiness beef pie and it was fantastic. We also had the spinach dip for an appetizer which was wonderful. We were seated by the bar area, with one side of the table a bench and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Gertilda M
Level Contributor
24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the best macaroni and cheese burger ever there. I crave it. I'd go more to eat but I'm being conservative. The outside patio is killer and the place has awesome rustic decor. I highly recommend the place. Very enjoyable environment.

Helpful?
Thank Joey T
Indian Shores, Florida
Level Contributor
48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Always a favorite place when visiting our son in Tempe. It's always our pick for a special night out. This evening was a disappointment ...our corn beef and cabbage dinner was DRY and flavorless. One of our family members ordered a Reuben where the sauerkraut and cheese were so skimpy we had asked where it was..ah ha it was on... More 

Helpful?
Thank John H
Williamsburg, Virginia
Level Contributor
296 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

We came here with a local couple who love Irish pubs and I can see why they feel that way about this place. It seemed very authentic--lots of Irish dishes and beers, and the building and furnishings are antique. On many occasions, we are told that it is packed, but we happened to be there for a slightly late lunch... More 

Helpful?
Thank Myrna F
Atwater, California
Level Contributor
48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

I have reviewed before, but I want to tell you - this is my go to place when I am in the Phoenix area. Great food, great drinks, great staff and great craic! Although I only go at most, 1 time a year... the incredible staff makes me feel like I am a most welcome regular!!! Inside has that great... More 

Helpful?
Thank Dan F
Level Contributor
83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

I was taken here for lunch by friends who think it's a great place to dine. I would say I wasn't impressed one way or the other. There was NOTHING wrong with this restaurant at all! I think it's just that the old Irish pub decor doesn't do a lot for me and I'm not really a big beer drinker...... More 

Helpful?
Thank Davidb1057
Scottsdale, Arizona
Level Contributor
652 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 333 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

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!

Helpful?
Thank Curtez151
Melrose FL
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

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.

Helpful?
Thank threeceltichorse
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

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.

Helpful?
Thank JFO48

Travelers who viewed Rula Bula also viewed

Tempe, Central Arizona
 
Tempe, Central Arizona
 

Been to Rula Bula? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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: Bar scene
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Rula Bula staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?