Imagine combining the country’s latest athletic leisure trend with the social aspect of Topgolf! That is exactly what is coming to Tempe. A new pickleball-themed entertainment complex is set to open next year.
Electric Pickle will offer nine pickleball courts, as well as space for cornhole and bocce ball. Plans also include a two-story restaurant and three bars. A rooftop bar and balcony will overlook the lawn and can serve 600 guests. Live music and gatherings can take place outside.
The venue, which is hoping to open in late 2022 or 2023, will be located at Jewel Street and Emerald Drive, just north of Warner Road. It will be Electric Pickle’s first U.S. location. Eureka! Restaurant Group, the California-based parent company of Rockets & Pineapples, which is behind Electric Pickle, plans to open more in Texas and the Southwest. Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2022.
A second venue in Arizona is also in the works and is slotted to open in the Scottsdale area.
“Electric Pickle aims to be the Topgolf of pickleball,” said Paul Frederick, co-founder of Eureka! Restaurant Group.
The venue promises “high-quality food and beverage options,” including Mexico City-inspired tacos, Korean protein bowls, backyard-style burgers, handcrafted cocktails, California wines and North American craft beers.
Eureka! Restaurant Group also recently announced plans to open Electric Pickle in southwest Las Vegas sometime in 2023.