Things To Do In Riverside

Distillery Tour and Tasting for 2, 4, 6, or 10 at Arizona Distilling Co (Up to 50% Off)

Arizona Distilling Co

Tempe

During a one-hour tour of Phoenix’s first whiskey distillery since prohibition, guests learn about the process and taste multiple samples

$20 $14

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Two, Four, Six, or Eight Seats on the Valley Pedaler (Up to 50% Off)

Valley Pedaler

Tempe

Tour goers climb aboard a pedal-powered trolley and enjoy drink specials during stops at local bars and pubs

$50 $35

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One Month or 10 Single-Session Fitness Classes at Pilates Sports and Fitness (Up to 61% Off)

Pilates Sports and Fitness

Tempe

Instructors work with each individual to achieve fitness goals during TRX, barre, and Pilates classes

$80 $35

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$30 for a Beer Class with Food and Tastings for Two at Boulders on Broadway ($50 Value)

Boulders on Broadway

Tempe

On third Monday and Wednesday of each month, bar with dedicated three-figure beer list teaches how to pair brews with food

$50 $30

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$25 for Admission for Two to an Event from Startup Grind ($50 Value)

Startup Grind

AZ Historical Society: Museum at Papago Park

Fireside chat-style events host lectures with technological innovators such as Pinterest founder Ben Silbermann, and encourage networking

$50 $25

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$39 for 10 Yoga Classes at Sumits Yoga Tempe ($125 Value)

Sumits Yoga Tempe

Tempe

Instructors lead students through hot yoga poses, which help to strengthen the body and soothe the mind

$125 $39

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$16 for Admission for Up to Four People to the The Hall of Flame Fire Museum (Up to $28 Value)

The Hall of Flame Fire Museum

Phoenix

Nearly an acre of exhibits trace international firefighting history, from old-fashioned fire engines to helmets from around the world

$28 $16

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On-ramp Program or 5 or 10 Advanced CrossFit and Yoga Classes at CrossFit Black Storm (Up to 71% Off)

CrossFit Black Storm

Camelback East

CrossFit workouts feature functional exercises such as squats, kettlebell swings, and box jumps, all scalable to fitness level

$100 $29

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Three Personal Training Sessions at Epic Fitness LLC (65% Off)

Epic Fitness Llc

Tempe

Certified trainers create fun and completely customized workouts designed for your fitness goals

$180 $63

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$45 for a 60-Minute Belly-Dance Lesson For Two From Myryka – Belly Dance Artist at Mijana ($90 Value)

Myryka - Belly Dance Artist at Mijana

Tempe

Hour-long lesson from veteran belly-dancer and fitness expert known to incorporate swords, candles, and even snakes into her act

$90 $45

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10 or 20 CrossFit Classes at Urban War Fit 602 LLC (Up to 60% Off)

Urban War Fit 602 LLC

Tempe

Classes six days a week adhere to CrossFit’s principles of functional fitness and continuous improvement

$120 $53

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One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes for One or Two at Urban WarFit CrossFit (Up to 77% Off)

Urban WarFit CrossFit

Multiple Locations

CrossFit-certified coaches lead workouts that use functional movements to help participants work up a sweat, burn calories, and get in shape

$149 $49

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10 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Yoga Nirvana (Up to 72% Off)

Yoga Nirvana

Tempe

Seasoned yoga instructors host classes featuring Ashtanga, Kundalini, and power-yoga sequences

$105 $29

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One- or Three-Month Martial Arts Membership at Clarfield Kajukenbo Self Defense And Fitness (Up to 58% Off)

Clarfield Kajukenbo Self Defense And Fitness

Tempe

Black-belt instructor teaches kajukenbo methods, which blend karate, judo, jujitsu, kenpo, and boxing

$80 $39.99

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Karaoke and Snacks Sunday–Thursday or Friday and Saturday at August Karaoke Box (Up to 67% Off)

August Karaoke Box

Tempe

In private rooms or a public hall, groups sing along to more than 130,000 songs, nibble snacks, and sip drinks

$15 $5

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$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

$129.95 $49

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$17 for a Three-Hour Learn to Knit Class at Tempe Yarn & Fiber or Arizona Yarn & Fiber ($35 Value)

Tempe and Arizona Yarn & Fiber

Multiple Locations

Experienced knitting instructors help beginners knit, purl, and hone basic knitting skills, such as garter and stockinette

$35 $17

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A safe space. That's what the Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley give to more than 43,000 kids each year. But along with keeping kids out of harm's way after school lets out, the Boys & Girls Clubs enrich children's lives though their programs. Kids get creative in arts classes, learn social interaction and fitness skills in sports programs, and prepare for the future with technology courses that ensure they won't buy stock in companies that only produce floppy discs.

But the Boys & Girls Clubs impact kids beyond afterschool care. In addition to the East Valley clubs having the first Arizona club to serve a Native American community, the clubs' Ladmo branch has Mona Dixon, who was named National Youth of the Year for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America in 2010.

Her path of success, encouraged by the Boys & Girls Clubs, led her from a girl homeless and worried about her family's survival to a young woman with a full ride to college and named one of the Top 28 Most Influential Black Women in America by Essence magazine.

715 W 5th St.
Tempe,
AZ
US

Even after prohibition's repeal on December 5, 1933, no whiskey was legally made in the Phoenix-metro area until Arizona Distilling Co came along in 2013. Far from changing local history overnight, the distillery's team spent seven years refining their technique, sourcing local grains, and parsing plenty of legalese. The fruit of all that labor is Copper City Bourbon, barrel-aged for at least two years and named for an Arizona brewery that was shut down during prohibition. Though bourbon remains the micro-distillery's cornerstone, lead distiller Jason Grossmiller has already begun branching out into small-batch gin made with local botanicals and Desert Durum Wheat Whiskey, locally-sourced grain whiskey. In addition to being poured as samples in the tasting room, the company's libations grace stores and restaurants throughout the state, as well as speakeasy bars hidden inside desert mesas.

508 West 1st Street
Tempe,
AZ
US

Taste of Tops

Liquor stores generally don't give out free samples, but Taste of Tops is the next best thing. As the taproom for Tops Liquors, it's the place where customers go to try a sizable chunk of that store's massive inventory, including 24 rotating draft beers and another 400 microbrews in bottles and cans. Taste of Tops is also home to frequent wine and beer tastings, though tasting flights are actually available any time. The taproom doesn't serve food, but patrons are welcome to bring their own meals from local restaurants or from a mysterious picnic basket they found that spits out endless logs of pastrami.

403 West University Drive
Tempe,
AZ
US

Generally, adulthood forces people to give up childish pleasures, robbing them of the joy associated with playing in puddles, unearthing hidden treasure, and being silly in public. Sierra Adventure Sports wants grownups to regress, if only for a day. In service of that goal, the company organizes a variety of novel races that range from city scavenger hunts for the casual adventurer to creative triathlon courses for the ambitious athlete.

The Mad Mud Run, for instance, challenges participants to sprint and frolic through a dirty and deliciously fun outdoor obstacle course littered with manmade obstructions such as cargo nets, hills of hay bales, monkey bars, and slimy mud pits. Extreme Heat Adventure Races combine equal parts triathlon and scavenger hunt to create a 10?12K journey filled with running, river rafting, and mystery challenges that could pit teams against anything from blindfolded puzzles to wall climbs. Most Sierra Adventure Sports events encourage racers to compete in costumes of all types save for gremlins, which multiply in water and unfairly dominate the timed results.

300 South Ash Avenue
Tempe,
AZ
US

The Phoenix New Times pick for Best Rock Club in 2010 and 2011, this live-music venue draws crowds that huddle around indoor and outdoor stages to groove and wail every night of the week. Concerts and festivals stage local bands, indie rockers, and national acts playing genres ranging from bluegrass and reggae to jam music and rock 'n' roll. Amid the big-name acts, the house upholds beloved traditions; Grateful Dead fanatics and people with tie-dyed flesh emerge to party on Sunday nights, and each Thursday, burgeoning starlets perform karaoke with the support of a full live band. Beside the outdoor stage, a spacious patio facilitates mingling under the sky's star-freckled firmament. At the indoor bar, barkeeps fill glasses with mixed drinks and brews while colorful lights flash against walls. Black leather couches and huge art canvases line the lounge area, and a dance floor carved before the stage affords up-close views of the passport stamps canvassing rock star's wrists. AZCentral noted: "Not far from Mill Avenue, the Sail Inn offers a whole different scene, with a cool vibe and laid-back people."

26 S Farmer Ave
Tempe,
AZ
US

Equipment: Heavy bags, free weights, kettlebells, battle ropes, resistance bands

Students should bring: Workout attire and water

Average class length: 60 minutes

Number of Staff: 5?10 people

Class location: Indoors only

Established: 1999

Good for beginners: Yes

Guests allowed: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

Pro Tip: Fun atmosphere, great people and a kick-ass work out

225 W University Dr
Tempe,
AZ
US