Rúla Búla Irish Pub and Restaurant

If you walk out of the Abbey, which is where our Gaming Hall is located, the nearest bathrooms are about the same distance away as the nearest Irish pub, which is to say not very far at all.

That Irish pub is Rúla Búla Irish Pub and Restaurant, which former local author Kevin Hearne used as a location for scenes in his bestselling Iron Druid series of books. We like Rúla Búla for food, drink, company and music, which is really how it should be for an Irish pub and why we’re hosting a Happy Hour Mixer there during Friday’s preview night.

Well, we like them even more now because they’ve agreed to partner with us throughout our convention with Westercon 70 lunch specials to go, which are an absolute bargain, and sci-fi themed drink specials, which sound amazing. We’ll definitely be checking those out!

If you take them up on these offers, let them know that you’re with Westercon 70. They are reserving the right to cancel these specials if they aren’t utilized, so let’s support a fantastic independent local business and enjoy great food and drink all at the same time.

Of course, if Irish pubs aren’t your thing, we will still have an excellent complimentary ConSuite, there is a restaurant and bar inside the Tempe Mission Palms and we’re right off Mill Avenue, the heart of Tempe, where there’s an insane amount of dining choice available. For more details about downtown Tempe, check out our dedicated page.

Westercon To Go Specials

Westercon 70 lunchtime specials are available to go only and from 11.00am to 3.00pm, each day of the con: Saturday to Tuesday.

Prices are only $10, which is a 20%+ discount from the normal menu price. No substitutions are allowed. Call ahead at (480) 292-9500 for multiple orders or just stop in and order from the bartender.

Westercon #1 Wrap – turkey, apple wood smoked bacon, avocado, lettuce & tomato, herb mayo. Choice of homemade potato salad or watermelon and fresh mint with sea salt. Iced tea, fresh lemonade or soda.

Westercon #2 Wrap – chicken salad, apples, pecans, fresh herbs, lettuce & tomato. Choice of homemade potato salad or watermelon and fresh mint with sea salt. Iced tea, fresh lemonade or soda.

Westercon #3 Salad – kale and organic quinoa with chicken, parmesan, dried cranberries, maple toasted walnuts. Dijon vinaigrette on the salad. Iced tea, fresh lemonade or soda.

Westercon 70 Drinks Specials

These drink specials are priced at $5 throughout the convention, from the Happy Hour Mixer on Friday evening until the end of Tuesday:

Bluke Skywalker
1¼ oz. Absolut Berri Acai, ½ oz. Blue Curacao, Sweet & Sour, Soda, Pineapple Juice
Pour liquors over ice. Fill with equal parts sweet & sour and a splash of pineapple juice.
Served in a Chimney Glass.

Alien Secretion (shooter)
1 oz Malibu Red, 1 oz Midori, 1 oz Pineapple Juice
Shake and strain into a Rocks Glass.

Martian Sunset
1¼ oz citrus vodka (Ketel One or Stoli), ½ oz Black Raspberry liqueur, ½ oz simple syrup, Sweet & Sour, Soda
Pour vodka and simple syrup over ice. Fill almost to top with equal parts soda and sweet & sour. Top with black raspberry liqueur.
Do not stir.
Served in a Chimney Glass.

Area 51
1 oz Cherry Southern Comfort, 1 oz Absolut Kurant, ½ oz Amaretto, Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice
Pour the three liquors over ice. Fill with equal parts orange juice and pineapple juice.
Served in a Chimney Glass.