Things to Do Near State Farm Stadium Before & After an Event

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State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, is a magnificent place to see an Arizona Cardinals game or other live event. However, it can be tough to decide what to do if you find yourself with extra time on your hands before or after an event. It’s best not to worry, we have you covered below with some of the best bars and restaurants in the area for a pre-show meet-up.

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Where to Eat & Drink Before an Event at State Farm Stadium

Yard House


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Yard House is a classic American restaurant, providing American dishes with a mix of globally inspired flavors. Located in the West Entertainment District and only .5 miles north of State Farm Stadium, Yard House is within walking distance and the perfect location to have a meal and drink before or after a State Farm Stadium event. Featuring a number of intoxicating apps and meals such as wings, burgers, salads, and steaks, Yard House is also the home to more than 100 draft beers from local and imported breweries. With happy hour options ranging from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. to close, this restaurant/bar combo is an ideal pre-/post-game and event location.

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SALT Tacos y Tequila

When looking for a south-of-the-border experience, be sure to check out SALT Tacos y Tequila. Also located in the West Entertainment District and .5 miles north of State Farm Stadium, this taqueria features traditional Mexican cuisine and beverage options. SALT Tacos y Tequila boasts more than 150 different tequila options, being sure to provide the perfect flavor for every unique palate. With a specialty Mexican brunch option with .25 cent refills, handcrafted margaritas, and weekly and nightly happy hour specials, SALT Tacos y Tequila’s large space provides countless hours of affordable fun.

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Hot N Juicy Crawfish

Hot N Juicy Crawfish is the premier seafood destination for thousands of hungry fans and celebrities. Located within a mile of State Farm Stadium, this succulent restaurant features a number of mouthwatering fish, shellfish and other oceanic delicacy meals. Be sure to grab a bib when you enter, because all guests at Hot N Juicy Crawfish have the option of choosing between fried baskets, po boys, crawfish, and shrimp combos, and by-the-pound lobster deals. With signature cocktails and delicious food, it’s no surprise celebrities such as Adam Richman from “Man vs. Food,”, Common, Jeff Ross, and John Legend have been spotted among the multiple Hot N Juicy Crawfish locations.

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Where to Go After an Event at State Farm Stadium

There are tons of things to do after a State Farm Stadium event. Some popular local spots include the Arizona Financial Theatre, the Desert Diamond Arena and The Van Buren.

Arizona Financial Theatre

The Arizona Financial Theatre is a beautiful mid-sized venue in downtown Phoenix. Opening in 2002 and located about 15 miles from State Farm Stadium, this theater is an excellent location to see a wide variety of shows. Promoting state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment, this 5,000-capacity theater has hosted acts such as Lana Del Rey, Mariah Carey, Norah Jones, Sting, Bad Bunny, Katy Perry, Gabriel Iglesias, and several finalists from the hit TV show “America’s Got Talent.” With both food and drink options, it’s no surprise the Arizona Financial Theatre has welcomed more than 2 million attendees since its opening.

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Desert Diamond Arena


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Located less than one mile from State Farm Stadium, the Desert Diamond Arena is the perfect location to keep the party going after an event. The Desert Diamond Arena has a capacity of 18,000, with two seating levels and 87 luxury suites. Featuring events such as rock concerts, EDM shows, comedy events, and MMA fights, this venue is constantly premiering world-famous acts. Opening in 2003, this venue has hosted U2, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Mötley Crüe, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, Nitro Circus, Street League Skateboarding, Professional Bull Riding, and World Extreme Cage Fighting, to name a few. Desert Diamond Arena also contains multiple food and beverage options throughout the venue.

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The Van Buren


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Converted from a historic vintage auto-dealership, The Van Buren is a smaller 1,800 capacity venue in the heart of Phoenix. Located 13 miles from State Farm Stadium, this venue has welcomed acts such as CHVRCHES, Sting, Billie Eilish, Death Cab For Cutie, and Vince Staples. Opening in 2017, The Van Buren is the ideal post-State Farm Stadium location for fans who want a more intimate live event experience. With multiple bars and a full complement of Phoenix Culinary Collective food options on show nights, The Van Buren is a great spot for some late-night music and fun.

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