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The Best and Most Comprehensive Guide to Downtown Phoenix

The Best and Most Comprehensive Guide to Downtown Phoenix 

One of the best things about living in Phoenix is how there’s something for everyone. And we mean that in every sense – culture diversity, job opportunities, and the lot of things to do around the city, for free!

The Valley of the Sun not only lets its people bask in so much sunshine, but it also makes a case for lively, fun nights. Once the sun sets, the music turns up and people show up to enjoy the city after dark.

One such place to be is Downtown Phoenix, otherwise known as the central business district. This is because you’ll spot nearly all sorts of businesses within this area – from coworking spaces, to hair salons, up to chiropractors for that much-needed end-of-day relief.

But Downtown Phoenix offers so much more. Entertainment, culture, shopping, and yummy food from all over the world are just a few of the reasons to come and visit.

Below, we’ll take you through a narrative tour of its best spots and everything else that you’ll find among its many interesting points.

What is considered Downtown Phoenix?

Downtown Phoenix begins at the crossing of 7th Street and 7th Avenue, from McDowell road off north and Buckeye Road off south. Most of the action and recent developments are concentrated around Washington Street and Central Avenue.

Can you walk around Downtown Phoenix?

Amazingly so! Downtown is actually one of the very few walkable districts in the city. You’ll come across a good mix of ground-floor retail stores, lots of shaded streets, and many open spaces.

Roosevelt Row, the city’s walkable art district, is found here, too. It’s quite a visual treat to stroll around at, as it’s decked with large-scale murals, street paintings, and more.

Is Downtown Phoenix a good area?

For students and young professionals, yes, we consider Downtown Phoenix to be a good area to stay at. You’ll be close to the major universities, business offices, groceries, hospitals, and more.

Plus, the Valley Metro Rail runs all throughout it, giving you convenient access to a lot of areas in the neighborhood.

How far is Phoenix Downtown from the airport?

From the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, downtown is a mere 15- to 20-minute drive. It’s only four miles away from the center of the city and will probably cost you around $20 for a cab ride.

If you plan on taking the Valley Metro Rail, it’ll probably take you around 30 minutes and will cost you just $2 for a one-way ticket.

Is Phoenix Downtown worth visiting?

Absolutely! Downtown Phoenix is home to hundreds of restaurants and bars, live music spots, art galleries, performing arts, boutiques, sports, historic buildings, and more. If you want to get to know the city, this is the place to be. 

Keep reading as we give you all the major reasons why Phoenix Downtown is worthy of a visit.

1. You’ll never run out of food options from anywhere in the world.

Downtown Phoenix sees a broad spectrum of local and international cuisine. Whether you’re randomly craving for a samosa or a gnocchi Bolognese, you’re likely to find one at any of the amazing restaurants here.

1. If craving Northern American cuisine, check out any of the following:

1. Céntrico

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Address: 202 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Contact Number: (602) 254-8226

Business Hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 11AM–2PM and 5PM-9PM; Friday, 11AM–2PM and 5PM–10PM; Sunday, 10AM–2PM; Monday, CLOSED

Céntrico is a relaxed, upscale restaurant that features traditional Mexican dishes with surprising modern twists. It’s located inside the historical building of San Carlos Hotel and offers patio seating, a full bar, and brunch options.

What we love about this place is how they were able to successfully elevate familiar Mexican dishes with delicious kicks. 

Their Chorizo Burrito is a crowd-pleaser, along with the Shrimp Empanada that’s spicy, fresh, and full of flavor. And for dessert, you mustn’t skip out on their warm Cinnamon Dusted Churros oozing with chocolate sauce and cajeta filling.

Oh, and we think you’d love to know that they have over 120 different tequilas on their menu. They’re not just a popular brunch spot, but a hip and happening bar as well.

2. Vovomeena

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Address: 1515 N 7th Ave UNIT 170, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Contact Number: (602) 252-2541

Business Hours: Monday, Wednesday to Friday, 6:30AM–1PM; Friday, Saturday to Sunday, 7:30AM–1PM; Tuesday, CLOSED

Vovomeena knows how to make mornings great with excellent breakfast items such as pancakes, biscuits and gravy, crepes, and more. If you’re vegan or vegetarian, this may not be the place for you.

It’s a chic, little popular spot among locals. Think of it as a neighborhood secret – one that has its customers coming back for the food’s “homemade” appeal that’s both comforting and familiar.

Here, food is served quickly at relatively big portion sizes. We absolutely love the Blackstone Scramble and the 3 Sisters Omelette, which go so well together as they’re both cheesy, creamy, and served with perfectly-cooked meat viands.

3. Ms. Martha’s Caribbean Kitchen
Ms. Martha’s Caribbean Kitchen

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Address: 1515 N 7th Ave UNIT 170, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Contact Number: (602) 252-2541

Business Hours: Monday, Wednesday to Friday, 6:30AM–1PM; Friday, Saturday to Sunday, 7:30AM–1PM; Tuesday, CLOSED

Ms. Martha’s Caribbean Kitchen serves up appetizers, entrees, food bowls, and family meals. For bigger groups, we recommend coming here as they have a ton of food options for everyone.

One of their best-sellers is the Curry Goat Meal, which is cubed goat meat slow-cooked and seasoned with flavorful curry. The Soca Hot Wings are a must-try, too, for that hot island peppery kick.

We love how well they know their meats – the chicken, especially, is juicy, tender, and cooked-to-perfection. From our experience, every meal is served fresh, piping-hot, and delicious. 

2. If craving South American cuisine, check out any of the following:

1. El Chullo Restaurant & Bar
El Chullo Restaurant & Bar

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Address: 2605 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85006

Contact Number: (602) 279-8425

Business Hours: Monday to Saturday, 11AM–9PM; Sunday, 11AM–8PM

El Chullo Peruvian Restaurant & Bar, in our humble opinion, is one of the best Peruvian restaurants around. They’re a small, family-owned business that offers traditional recipes passed down from generations.

Here, the Ceviche de Pescado takes centerstage. Think of delicately-cooked fish in leche de tigre, served with a side of perfectly-seasoned sweet potatoes, peruvian corn, and canchita – it’s one meal we find ourselves coming back to all the time. 

For carnivores, the Lomo Saltado is a must-try. It’s a generous serving of beef tenderloin strips sauteed in red onions, tomatoes, and cilantro, all tied together by their masterful mix of spices and herbs. 

Their prices do skew a bit to the pricier side, but we think that the food quality is well-worth the splurge. 

2. Bacanora

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Address: 2605 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85006

Contact Number: (602) 279-8425

Business Hours: Monday to Saturday, 11AM–9PM; Sunday, 11AM–8PM

Sonoran cuisine is what Bacanora does best. They’re an informal restaurant that doles out specialty items, mostly cooked over a wood-fired, open flame grill.

They only have four main dishes – burrito, pollo asado, caramelo, and surprise daily specials. The caramelo seems to be the crowd-favorite, which comes with tostada, carne asada, queso, cebolla blanca, chile toreado, and more.

They’re almost always busy and you’ll often find a line outside the door. Inside seating gets booked as early as a month ahead, which is just telling of how well-loved they are.

In fact, they’re one of Esquire’s 40 Best New Restaurants in America for 2021. Now that’s just super impressive.

3. Fuego Bistro
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Address: 401 W Clarendon Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85013

Contact Number: (602) 469-1730

Business Hours: Monday to Friday, 11AM–9PM; Saturday, 11AM–10PM; Sunday, 9AM–9PM

For Latin Fusion Cuisine, make your way to Fuego Bistro at the Clarendon Hotel. It’s a beautiful little restaurant with live music and equally lively decor that gives off a very festive vibe.

The food here is masterfully-cooked by their long-time chefs. They offer light meals to heavier meals, as well as a mean margarita mix.

Make sure to try the Short Rib Enchiladas and the Fuego Pasta! They’re absolutely to-die-for, and made even more scrumptious with their signature sangria.

3. If craving Asian cuisine, check out any of the following:

1. Thai Basil Signature
Thai Basil Signature

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Address: 114 W Adams St c-104, Phoenix, AZ 85003

Contact Number: (602) 759-8737

Business Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 11AM–9PM; Friday to Saturday, 11AM–9:30PM

Thai Basil Signature is an unassuming restaurant that brings to the table a good selection of, well, Thai food. They’ve managed to capture the essence of the cuisine with fresh ingredients and amply-used spices.

Customers rave about their pad thai, which is always served hot and drizzled with their signature, homemade pad thai sauce. Another crowd-pleaser is the Siamese chow mein, which is a colorful plate of egg noodles and fresh veggies.

Service at this restaurant is excellent, as we find the servers to be super friendly and attentive to customers. Their menu is relatively affordable, too!

2. Ramen Kagawa
Ramen Kagawa

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Address: 111 W Monroe St UNIT 130, Phoenix, AZ 85003

Contact Number: (602) 675-0833

Business Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 11AM–3PM and 5PM–9PM; Monday, CLOSED

Find authentic ramen options over at Ramen Kagawa. In true Japanese fashion, the restaurant features counter-seating similar to snug ramen restaurants along Japan’s streets.

What we really like about their broth is that it’s super creamy and rich. Apparently, they cook it for over 12 hours just to bring out all those delicious flavors.

The Tantanmen is our favorite, which perfectly balances out the creaminess and the spiciness of the dish. The Spicy Habanero Miso Ramen is quite the challenge – but we think spicy food-lovers will have a kick out of this delicious bowl.

3. Mifan

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Address: 111 W Monroe St UNIT 130, Phoenix, AZ 85003

Contact Number: (602) 675-0833

Business Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 11AM–3PM and 5PM–9PM; Monday, CLOSED

Mifan cooks their food in a claypot, which is a traditional cooking method throughout Southeast Asia. It’s believed to have a lot of health benefits, as the steam provides a lot of moisture which reduces the amount of oil and fat in a dish.

Chef Johnny Chu is at the helm of this industrial-chic restaurant. Over the years, he has gained a loyal customer base and continues to impress newcomers.

A good vegan option is the Hot N Sour Soup which features thai shallots in a tamarind broth. The Cantonese Black Dragon is a crowd-pleaser, too, which is a heavy mix of black bean sauce, fresh veggies, and your choice of chicken or tofu.

4. If craving African cuisine, check out any of the following:

1. Authentic EthioAfrican
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Address: 111 W Monroe St UNIT 130, Phoenix, AZ 85003

Contact Number: (602) 675-0833

Business Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 11AM–3PM and 5PM–9PM; Monday, CLOSED

How does flavor-packed Ethiopian food in an afro-beat and jazz-bar sound? Authentic EthioAfrican offers just that and more.

Vegans and vegetarians will love their plant-based menu that’s brimming with delicious spices and fresh ingredients. Don’t worry, they have mouth-watering dishes for meat-lovers, too.

The vibe at this place is lively and festive. Try the Kitfo and Tibes, which are delicately-cooked meat sauteed at high heat with a scrumptious mix of fiery spices.

2. West Hut
West Hut

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Address: 3110 N Central Ave Ste D-183 Phoenix, AZ 85012

Contact Number: (602) 595-4279

Business Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11AM–9PM; Sunday, 11AM–7PM; Monday, CLOSED

West Hut serves up a delightful selection of dishes hailing from West Africa. They boast of happy, healthy food that are all made in-house by their talented chefs.

They’re a relatively new establishment across Park Central. Slowly but surely, they’re making a case for stellar customer service and excellent food.

The West Hut is one of their popular dishes, which is a mouthwatering stew lifted by tart tomatoes and savory spices. They also have some great vegan and vegetarian options, so really, there’s something for everyone.

3. Gojo Ethiopian Restaurant
Gojo Ethiopian Restaurant

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Address: 3015 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Contact Number: (602) 840-3411

Business Hours: Monday to Saturday, 11AM–10PM; Sunday, 12PM–10PM

Gojo Ethiopian Restaurant brings all those delicious Ethiopian flavors to the heart of Downtown Phoenix. Think of them as a friendly home kitchen – everyone seems to know everyone and the staff are all very accommodating.

Their main combos are relatively large, portion-wise. And, we heard that they have a really good blend of Ethiopian coffee that one must simply try.

We absolutely recommend the Sambussas as starters. You can choose among a vegetarian or a non-vegetarian option, but both are delicately hand-wrapped in thin pastry encasing veggies and authentic Ethiopian spices.

5. If craving European cuisine, check out any of the following:

1. Mancuso’s Restaurant
Mancuso’s Restaurant

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Address: 201 E Washington St Suite 201, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Contact Number: (480) 556-0770

Business Hours: Monday to Friday, 11AM–9PM; Saturday, 4PM–9:30PM; Sunday, 4PM–8:30PM

Mancuso’s Restaurant is a fine-dining establishment that serves steaks, seafood, pasta, and more. They’re best known for scrumptious Italian dishes, having been in the valley for over 40 years now.

Whether you’re coming in for lunch, dinner, or happy hour, they have a good selection of drinks and dishes for you to try. 

Naturally, you must try their juicy steaks. But if you’d like to opt for something different, we highly-recommend the Veal Scallopini or the Lobster FrA Diavolo.

2. Pa’La

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Address: 132 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Contact Number: (602) 368-3052

Business Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 5PM–9PM; Sunday, 5PM–8PM; Monday, CLOSED

Pa’La is best known as a wood-fire restaurant. They draw inspiration from a lot of international cuisines, mostly ones with Mediterranean influences.

Their pièce de résistance are tapas, small plates bursting with flavors that are meant to be shared among customers. Many of their specialties heavily-include grains, veggies, and premium seafood bites.

As you would expect, they carry an extensive selection of specialty cocktails, wine, and local draft beers. The best part is that their menu changes daily, which adds a pleasant element of surprise at every visit.

3. The Farish House
The Farish House

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Address: 816 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Contact Number: (602) 281-6659

Business Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 4PM–10PM; Sunday to Monday, CLOSED

The Farish House is a quaint and cozy bistro that’s family-owned and -operated. They offer a good selection of European dishes inspired from Portugal, Greece, France, and more.

This hole-in-the-wall features a charming setting amidst urban downtown. We love how intimate the inside is, but there’s also an al fresco option for those who prefer it.

The Plum Lavender Duck seems to be one of their best-sellers, along with Marseille Shrimp. They also have a full bar and a saloon for those pre-prohibition era wine estates and cocktails.

5. If craving Australian cuisine, check out any of the following:

1. Fillmore Coffee
Fillmore Coffee

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Address: 600 N 4th St. Phoenix, AZ 85004

Contact Number: (602)-606-2426

Business Hours: Monday to Friday, 7AM–3PM; Saturday to Sunday, 8AM–2PM

Fillmore Coffee is a lovely breakfast spot that features gourmet espresso drinks, homemade pastries, sandwiches, wraps, and more. The owner wanted to bring the strong coffee culture all the way from Australia, so that’s what they did here.

Coffee is their strong suit, so you may want to pick one up to pair with your meal. And while it’s considered a cafe, their breakfast and lunch dishes do prove to be filling and quite hefty. 

If you’re in a rush and need to just grab something and go, this would be a good option.

2. Cornish Pastry Co
Cornish Pastry Co

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Address: 7 W Monroe St, Phoenix, AZ 85003

Contact Number: (602) 374-8500

Business Hours: Sunday to Wednesday, 11AM–12AM;Thursday to Saturday, 11AM–2AM

While it’s really more of a pastry shop than a restaurant, we still render Cornish Pastry Co worthy of a mention for their delicious Strawberry Pavlova. 

Pavlovas are custard-filled multi-layered pastries. We won’t get into the debate as to whether it’s native to Australia or New Zealand; but we will say that this particular good from Cornish is much more Aussie-inspired.

The Strawberry Pavlova is a popular dessert in this shop, and not many bakeries around sell this tasty treat. So, come early and come hungry.

2. The nightlife is unmatched.

Whether you’re looking for a cozy dive into a cocktail lounge or a full-on upbeat party scene, Downtown Phoenix is the place to be. Below are some of the best bars to head to after a long day at work.

1. Little Rituals

Little Rituals

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Address: 132 S Central Ave 4th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Contact Number: (602) 603-2050

Business Hours: Tuesday to Thursday and Sunday, 5PM–11PM; Friday to Saturday, 5PM–1AM

Little Rituals used to be a downtown secret, but it has grown so popular over the past couple of years. 

It’s not a hotel bar, though it is located on the 4th floor of the Residence Inn. The entrance is a bit unassuming, too, but once you step inside, you’re transported to a completely different place.

The beaded curtain opens up to an intimate hangout with colorful lights and big, overseeing windows amidst the glimmering cityscape. Apart from the sleek atmosphere, people come here for the excellent drinks.

They’re primarily a cocktail bar and they have served up some award-winning mixes. There’s no secret – they simply take pride in the expertise of their mixologists and the stellar quality of their spirits.

The bar chow is quite tasty, as well. Note that they do take reservations, but only for a maximum of 18 people.

2. Pigtails


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Address: 1 E Washington St #128, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Contact Number: (602) 675-4416

Business Hours: Monday to Thursday, 4PM–12AM; Friday, 4PM–2AM; Saturday, 2AM–2PM; Sunday, 2PM–10PM

Pigtails has a series of speakeasies all over Phoenix, but we’re partial to the one downtown. It’s easy to miss if you don’t look hard enough, but find the copper door with a simple neon pink sign that says “cocktails” and that’s it.

It’s a cozy cocktail bar that specializes in topnotch – you guessed it – cocktail drinks. They pretty much customize the drink for you depending on what you’re in the mood for.

Our top picks are Sally in the Valley and The Piggy Squad Sour. Then again, let the mixologists surprise you!

Happy hour lasts for a few hours and they serve up some mean bar food, too. It’s a small place so there’s almost always a line outside, but you’ll often hear locals say that the wait is well-worth it.

3. Seamus McCaffrey’s Irish Pub

Seamus McCaffrey's Irish Pub

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Address: 18 W Monroe St, Phoenix, AZ 85003

Contact Number: (602) 253-6081

Business Hours: Monday to Saturday, 11AM–2AM; Sunday, 10AM–2AM

For an authentic Irish pub experience, Seamus McCaffrey’s Irish Pub would be one of your best bets. It may have a neighborhood bar feel to it, but it’s definitely one of the most welcoming places downtown.

See, the pub is always bouncing with high-energy, live music, and sports shown on numerous TVs. Naturally, beer takes the most part of their menu, but they have some good scotch and whiskey options as well.

We love coming here for a lively night that’s not too crazy nor out there. Just good ‘ol music, fun, and excellent beers.

4. Stardust Pinbar

Stardust Pinbar

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Address: 401 W Van Buren St suite c, Phoenix, AZ 85003

Contact Number: (602) 354-2931

Business Hours: Monday to Wednesday, 4PM–12AM; Thursday, 4PM–1AM; Friday, 4PM–10AM; Saturday, 12PM–2AM; Sunday, 12PM–12AM 

Stardust Pinbar is a cool, retro bar that’s decked with pinballs and quirky decor on all the walls. The entrance is through a freezer door of its neighboring restaurant, Ziggy’s Pizza.

Here, you can jam to a myriad of 90s hits and dance on a disco-themed light-up floor. It’s a vibrant place with a happy vibe that people often line up for.

There’s not a lot of seating around, apart from the bar stools, but you’ll want to head to the dance floor anyway. It’s just that fun!

5. The Theodore Beer + Wine Bar

The Theodore Beer + Wine Bar

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Address: 110 E Roosevelt St ste c, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Contact Number: (602) 675-2013

Business Hours: Monday to Thursday, 12PM–12AM; Friday and Sunday, 11AM–12AM’ Saturday, 11AM–2PM

The Theodore Beer + Wine Bar is a relaxed, strictly-drinks only bar. No bar chow here, but they have one of the most extensive drink menus around downtown.

That being said, there’s truly something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a sour or a classic glass of wine, there are tons of options to choose from.

You can tell that a lot of their customers are regulars, as everyone seems to know everyone. It’s not intimidating at all; rather, it’s quite lovely and relaxing to be in such a welcoming place.

The bar is impossible to miss, as they have a huge, abstract mural of Teddy Roosevelt outside. Oh, and they’re pet-friendly, too!

3. There’s live music to be heard nearly everywhere.

From small venues to stadium shows, down to intimate music bars – downtown keeps on giving. Keep reading for some of the best places to hear live music around the city center.

1. Valley Bar

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Address: 130 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Contact Number: (602) 368-3121

Business Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 6PM–2AM; Monday, CLOSED

Valley Bar is a local favorite not just because it’s a fun spot to grab drinks, but also because of their large Music Hall in the basement. They often hold poetry readings, events, and best of all – concerts!

Here, you can immerse yourself in good acoustics that range anywhere from Latin, soul, indie rock, pop and more. A lot of local, indie artists perform here as well.

It’s a true underground music experience. Make sure to check out their website calendar for a lineup of upcoming events and performers!

2. Crescent Ballroom

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Address: 308 N 2nd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003

Contact Number: (602) 716-2222

Business Hours: Wednesday to Thursday, 4PM–1PM; Friday to Saturday, 4PM–2AM; Sunday, 4PM–10PM; Monday to Tuesday, CLOSED

Walk a few steps from Valley Bar and you’ll find yourself at the Crescent Ballroom. It’s a brick-walled beauty that serves as an intimate concert venue for up to 500 guests.

A lot of international and local artists have performed here, and part of their charm is that any genre is welcome. You can be listening to a rock band one day and an opera singer the other–they love mixing it up!

Most of the concerts here are standing-room only, unless otherwise stated at the ticketing site and office. There’s an in-house restaurant, too, that serves good food and drink for those post-concert munchies.

3. Copper Blues Rock Pub & Kitchen

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Address: 50 W Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85003

Contact Number: (480) 719-5005

Business Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 6PM–2AM; Monday, CLOSED

Rock and roll is the attitude that inspired Copper Blues Rock Pub & Kitchen. They’re a unique concept bar that combines three of the best experiences one can have – beer, food, and music.

They invite a myriad of performers from every genre. It’s one act after another, one genre after another – you never know what sort of lovely music is coming up next!

We’ve heard acoustic acts, country bands, 80s rock music, and more. The Stage Bar also invites a lot of indie bands to jam with guests enjoying their night.

4. Last Exit Live

Last Exit Live

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Address: 717 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Contact Number: (602) 271-7000

Business Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 7PM–1AM; Friday to Saturday, 7PM–2AM

Last Exit Live is another intimate live music venue located at the Warehouse District of Downtown Phoenix. It’s also known as a cozy indie music club, mostly because the place holds a lot of concerts for indie artists.

You’ll often catch national and local touring acts here. Some of the bigwigs that have performed here are Gang of Four, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, and Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas.

What’s more is that they’re known to have the best of the best sound equipment, which makes watching music performances all the more enjoyable. The sound quality is impeccable!

5. Symphony Hall

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Address: 75 N 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Contact Number: (602) 495-1999

The Symphony Hall is a multi-purpose venue that holds a variety of events and performances. It serves as the home of the Phoenix Symphony, Arizona Opera, and Ballet Arizona.

They often hold music concerts here, mostly opera singers and indie artists. Tickets are relatively expensive, but it’s really the fancy music experience that you come here for.

It’s also one of the few music places that welcome kids. Some shows are tailored for them, too! 

4. The First Friday Art Walks take place here.

The First Friday Art Walks take place here.

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Every first Friday of each month, Downtown Phoenix holds what are called First Friday Art Walks. It’s one of the major self-guided art walks in the country when museums and art galleries in the area offer free or discounted admission at certain times.

On these days, some streets are closed off to safely give way to foot traffic. Thousands of residents and tourists flock to witness downtown come to life.

Apart from art galleries and exhibitions, many local businesses take this opportunity to offer live music performances, happy hours, and pop-up stands. 

The event happens from 6PM–10PM, but some participants set up shop as early as 4PM. By 8PM, the festivities are in full-swing and it’s usually when the crowd is the thickest.

Most of the action is concentrated within the neighborhoods of Roosevelt Row and the Historic Grand Avenue district, but it’s pretty much a downtown-wide event.

5. Some of the best art galleries and museums in Phoenix are located here.

Roosevelt Row in downtown is in fact, the art district of Phoenix. It’s mainly because it’s surrounded by vibrant and colorful street art – large-scale murals, paintings, and more. 

However, the entirety of Downtown Phoenix is home to most major art galleries and museums in the state. Below are some of the ones you shouldn’t miss when you come visit.

1. Phoenix Art Museum

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Address: 1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Business Hours: Monday to Friday, 10AM–5PM

Contact Number: (602) 257-1880

Naturally, we had to include the Phoenix Art Museum. It’s home to over 20,000 preserved works of art that feature historical pieces to more contemporary curations.

Because of how big the museum is, it’ll probably take you a full-day just to see everything they have on display. There are plenty of themed galleries and spaces here, and they often change to offer something new with every visit.

They also run what are called Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesdays, which basically means that you can pay any amount for admission on Wednesdays. Now that’s a great free date idea for you!

2. Heard Museum

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Address: 2301 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Business Hours: Monday to Sunday, 10AM–4PM

Contact Number: (602) 252-8840

The Heard Museum is not just one of the best museums in Phoenix, but it’s also among the best ones worldwide. This is because of their excellent collection of historical artifacts, educational programming, and unrivaled festivals for visitors.

Since 1929, the museum has dedicated itself to curating American-Indian art pieces. These include paintings, sculptures, weapons, and even clothes.

It’s also one of the most cohesive museums we’ve seen, particularly because of the way it was thoughtfully-designed. They took a narrative approach to the art displays, which makes it so easy to walk in one room and continue to another.

Plus, the buildings themselves are architecturally-gorgeous. The ambience is quite serene, too, what with all the trees and open spaces.

3. Five Arts @ Chartreuse

Five Arts @ Chartreuse

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Address: 1301 Grand Ave #2b, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Business Hours: Friday to Saturday, 6AM–9PM; Sunday, 11AM–2PM

Contact Number: (602) 228-0685

Five15 Arts @ Chartreuse is a popular spot downtown. It’s a great place to see contemporary artworks of up-and-coming local and international artists.

It began as a collective founded by local artists. Today, they’re admirably helping their fellow artists by creating this space and making it sort of a launching pad for new talents.

The gallery also changes exhibits every Third Friday of the month, so there’s almost always something new to see.

4. Children’s Museum of Phoenix

Children’s Museum of Phoenix

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Address: 215 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85034

Business Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 9AM–4PM

Contact Number: (602) 253-0501

We’ll preface this entry by saying that it’s not just kids who’ll enjoy running around this museum, but adults as well. The Children’s Museum of Phoenix is a large building with four floors of pure educational fun.

There are a ton of interactive play areas that inspire creativity, imagination, and fun. Large jungle gyms, clay centers, and rock climbing are just a few.

Every now and then, the museum also invites local artists and authors to read to the kids. 

Apart from the numerous activities available, numerous works of art are also on display. Their collection is quite interesting and covers more than a few genres, as well.

On First Fridays, admission is free. We highly-recommend taking advantage of it and bringing your little ones along for a fun day out.

5. Modified Arts

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Address: 407 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Business Hours: Wednesday to Friday, 9AM–4PM; Saturday, 6AM–9PM

Contact Number: (623) 396-5148

We love Modified Arts for their contemporary collections of art in various mediums. You’ll find here not just paintings, but photos, sculptures, and more.

It’s a beautiful gallery that initially began as a live music space. Today, a lot of events are still held here, mostly small-scale music concerts.

Like most galleries, they switch out pieces on display a lot. This is why we think it’s always worth a stop, especially on First Fridays when admission is free.

Sisao Art Gallery

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Address: 1501 Grand Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85007

Business Hours: Monday to Friday, 9AM–5PM

Contact Number: (516) 603-1930

Sisao Art Gallery is an intimate space for indie artists to come and have their art pieces displayed. It’s located right at the heart of Grand Avenue, down the basement of the Oasis on Grand apartment complex.

While the place is small, it definitely packs a punch. A lot of the artworks on display here are quite different and refreshing in the way that they’re meant to challenge the mind.

On First Fridays, especially, the place draws in throngs of crowds in support of the local art scene.

7. Eye Lounge

Eye Lounge

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Address: 922 N 5th St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Business Hours: Friday, 6AM–9PM; Saturday, 1PM–5PM; Sunday, 11AM–3PM

Contact Number: (602) 430-1490

The Eye Lounge is another contemporary space that fosters emerging and established visual artists. It’s artist-run, so they really know how to keep the place interesting for new visitors. 

We love this art gallery because of how sleek the interiors are and how nice the displays are presented. They’ve got a good mix of interesting pieces as well that’s constantly in rotation.

The local artists of pieces on display are also encouraged to come and meet the visitors. If you’re lucky, you might spot one or two of them at this place.

Lisa Sette Gallery

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Address: 922 N 5th St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Business Hours: Friday, 6AM–9PM; Saturday, 1PM–5PM; Sunday, 11AM–3PM

Contact Number: (602) 430-1490

Located at the Midtown part of downtown, the Lisa Sette Gallery showcases modern conceptual art in a variety of art forms and mediums. It’s the place to come to if you want to see some rare pieces of art.

The gallery represents a lot of local and international artists. It’s so interesting how they mix up the spaces to feature sculptures, paintings, hanging art, and more.

It’s also on the quiet side of the neighborhood, so it’s super serene once you step inside. We have to commend the building, as well, for how beautiful the architecture is – almost as though it’s a work of art, too.

Bentley Gallery

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Address: 920 E Madison St Ste 100, Phoenix, AZ 85034

Business Hours: By appointment only

Contact Number: (480) 946-6060

For over 35 years, the Bentley Gallery has housed contemporary paintings and art pieces by artists worldwide. 

They include several art mediums among their collection such as photos, drawings, installation art and videos, and even textiles. Each piece has exquisite detail and craftsmanship, and they’re even lovelier to see in person.

It’s also a relatively large gallery, so it’s a great place to start if you’re just dipping your toes in the art scene as you get to experience a bit of everything.

6. There’s plenty of places to watch performing arts.

Downtown Phoenix also has its fair share of performing arts theaters. You can literally watch a ballet performance on a random Tuesday, then catch a play the next night.

The possibilities for what downtown offers when it comes to this sphere seems almost endless. Keep reading for our top picks of theaters for the performing arts.

1. The Phoenix Theatre Company

The Phoenix Theatre Company

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Address: 1825 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Contact Number: (602) 254-2151

The Phoenix Theatre Company has been around since 1920. It’s the oldest operating art organization in the country and the largest producing regional theater company across the valley.

It’s also a non-profit corporation that’s part of both the Mainstage and Hormel Theatre productions. Partners That Heal and many other community-focused programs are their partners.

Every year, the theater produces over 500 performances on multiple stages for hundreds of thousands of audiences. 

Throughout the century, the theater has been the medium of emerging playwrights and composers. It has also hosted world premiers and has been a space for alternative and experimental theater.

Moreover, it’s a central hub for elevating the artistic and cultural community of Phoenix by producing dynamic and professional productions.

2. The Trunk Space

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Address: 1124 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Whether you’re into experimental theater, circus sideshows, or vaudeville, The Trunk Space is the place to be. They’re a non-profit organization that welcomes anyone and everyone in their multi-use, culturally-diverse space.

The thing about them is that you never know what to expect. For years now, they’ve hosted uncensored performances for the curious crowd – think of them as a safe space for the unusual arts.

Don’t be intimidated, though, as the place is open for all ages. Sometimes, they have musical concerts tailored just for kids, too.

3. Playhouse on the Park

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Address: 1850 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Contact Number: (602) 254-2151

Playhouse on the Park has set the stage for a number of outstanding events and performances. They’re a performing arts theater that hosts adult puppet shows, plays, concerts, and more.

What we’ll say is that they produce some outrageous shows – in the best way possible. They aren’t afraid to think outside the box and go beyond what tradition deems fit.

Here, the acts are mostly original with topical jokes and smart improvs. It’s obvious that the performers love the place and the crowd that it draws in.

4. Orpheum Theater

Orpheum Theater

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Address: 203 W Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85003

Contact Number: (602) 262-6225

The Orpheum Theater traces its early days to 1929. It has since seen some major renovations and is now part of the National Register of Historic Places.

The thing about this theater is that it’s beautiful. It features some absolutely stunning architectural details that one simply can’t help but admire.

It was also once a place for vaudeville acts, but now hosts a number of concerts, broadway musicals, ballet performances, and more.

If you ever find the time, make your way over to the theater and catch one of its shows. It’s such a surreal experience to be in modern luxury amidst the history among its walls.

5. Third Street Theater at Phoenix Center for the Arts

Third Street Theater at Phoenix Center for the Arts

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Address: 1202 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Contact Number: (602) 254-3100

The Third Street Theater located at the Phoenix Center of Arts presents a variety of art performances, plays, film screenings, and more. It’s a community space that welcomes students, professionals, and artists of any kind.

It’s also a facility supported by the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department and in part by an award from the Arizona Commission on the Arts.

The theater itself may be relatively small, but that heart and thought given into any performance is anything but. The place is kept alive by the support of the community and the performers that have walked its halls.

6. Herberger Theater Center

Herberger Theater Center

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Address: 222 E Monroe St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Contact Number: (602) 254-7399

The Herberger Theater Center was built in 1989 and has since produced thousands of performing arts acts. It’s an award-winning indoor venue with three stages, mainly for music, visual arts, and performing arts itself.

You can catch plays, opera performances, ballet recitals, and more at this humble space. Even though it’s tightly cramped inside, the seats are comfortable enough for you to be forgiving.

Moreover, they also play host to resident company performances, gallery shows, and colorful art festivals. Creativity and imagination are at the forefront of this theater, which makes visiting it all the more awe-inspiring.

7. Valley Youth Theater

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Address: 525 N 1st St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Contact Number: (602) 253-8188

The Valley Youth Theatre is another community theater that was established in 1989. Children are the star of the shows here, and the theater does all that it can to keep that creative inspiration among all of them.

We think it’s admirable that they welcome children from any socioeconomic background and encourage them to act, dance, or sing in a safe space.

Every season, over 4,600 inner-city students come to watch and participate in the mainstage performances. The theater hosts stage productions, classes, camps, as well as community outreach programs.

8. Helen K. Mason Center for Performing Arts

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Address: 1333 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85034

Contact Number: (602) 258-8129

This one is on the down low, but we had to include it among our picks because of its intimate, modern charm. The Helen K. Mason Center for Performing Arts is a quaint theater with state-of-the-art equipment and beautiful interiors.

It’s a mere 145-seater initially built for the Black Theater Troupe. They often rehearse here and run musicals, which you can catch every now and then.

Even though the space is relatively small, it’s not cramped and the acoustics are stellar. All ages are welcome here, too.

7. There are countless local boutiques that carry unique, beautiful pieces.

In the mood to shop? You can find a wide variety of local pieces such as clothes, home decor, accessories, and more among downtown’s streets.

We’ve listed our favorite boutiques down below that you might find interesting. Consider this your shopping guide to vintage pieces, quirky art, and jewelry!

1. Bunky Boutique

Bunky Boutique

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Address: 1001 N Central Ave Suite 125, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Contact Number: (602) 252-1323

Business Hours: Monday to Saturday, 11AM–6PM; Sunday, 12PM–4PM

Bunky Boutique is popular among locals because of their edgy, fresh, and totally unique fashion pieces. It’s desert fashion at its finest!

They carry clothes for everyone – women, men, and kids included. It’s a great place to come browse if you’re not looking for anything in particular, as their massive store offers so much.

Most of the items they sell, too, are locally-made, especially the jewelry items. And, customer service is just topnotch with their friendly and helpful staff members!

2. The Pemberton

The Pemberton

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Address: 1001 N Central Ave Suite 125, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Contact Number: (602) 252-1323

Business Hours: Monday to Saturday, 11AM–6PM; Sunday, 12PM–4PM

The Pemberton is frequented for the food, beverage, retail, and art collective they offer. Think of it as a space where local artisans can come together to sell their goods amidst a line of food trucks and live music in the background.

We love coming here on Saturday nights because it’s brimming with good energy and vibes. You’ll often spot some handmade jewelry, clothes, and accessories for reasonable prices.

To be frank, it’s a nice outdoor experience that inspires a spirit of community. Remember to come hungry, as well, as there are a ton of food options available.

3. Phoenix General

Phoenix General

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Address: 5538 N 7th St #120, Phoenix, AZ 85014

Contact Number: (602) 237-6922

Business Hours: Monday to Saturday, 10AM–6PM; Sunday, 11PM–5PM

The Phoenix General is, well, a general store that features a curated collection of clothes and lifestyle gifts. 

Their motto is “fresh and functional artistry”, which we think truly reflects their item selection. 

What we love about their goods is that most of them are ethically-sourced and made from sustainable materials. They also seek out local artisans and international designers for a lot of their fashion pieces.

4. Antique Sugar

Antique Sugar

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Address: 801 N 2nd St #104, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Contact Number: (602) 277-5765

Business Hours: Monday to Saturday, 11AM–7PM; Sunday, 11PM–5PM

Antique Sugar is a beautiful 2,000-square foot facility that offers vintage clothes for men and women. It’s the place to be if you’re into 1800s to 1990s fashion.

Here, you’ll find an assortment of accessories, clothes, and even home pieces. A lot of locals come here looking for unique closet staples and costume ideas, too.

And, as you may assume, each piece is unique and truly yours should you come purchase anything. That’s the beauty of thrift shopping! 

5. Cosas


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Address: 901 N 1st St UNIT 100, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Contact Number: (602) 688-2727

Business Hours: Thursday to Saturday, 11Am–6PM; Sunday, 11AM–3PM

Cosas is a colorful little shop located inside The Churchill. They carry a wide assortment of handmade Mexican goods – from jewelry to leather bags, hand-blown glassware to clothes, and more!

You’ll often find unique Mexican textiles, totes, and trinkets right at the store window. Step inside for some really unique items that are all ethically-sourced and designed by talented Mexican artists.

You’ll also be happy to know that Cosas donated a portion of each sale to several social projects in Mexico. They’re also open for only four days a week, so grab the chance to stop by whenever you’re in the area.

7. Gather


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Address: 901 N 1st St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Contact Number: (715) 456-3273

Business Hours: Tuesday, 4PM–8PM, Wednesday to Saturday, 10AM–8PM; Sunday, 10AM–3PM; Monday, CLOSED

Gather is a micro-apothecary shop that puts mindfulness at the center of their business. It’s a woman-led store inside an adorable shipping container that carries wellness products and handmade accessories.

Among their collection are jewelry, fragrances, botanical goods, and desert-inspired gifts. We love their selection of books and ceramics, too.

They rotate goods all the time to keep things fresh at the storefront. And, they’re in partnership with over 80 creatives, local and international, for their handmade goods.

8. Grand Avenue Records

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Address: 1504 Grand Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Contact Number: (602) 730-2991

Business Hours: Monday to Saturday, 11AM–6PM; Sunday, CLOSED

Vintage records, anyone? Grand Avenue Records has an extensive collection of vinyls, cassette tapes, rare collectibles, DJ accessories, magazines, and more!

They also have a ton of white labels and they’re reasonably-priced, considering how rare and hard some of them are to find. Their staff members are quite knowledgeable, too, and are helpful in getting you the best deals.

This creative space also holds a variety of music events and art exhibitions. Make sure to check their website for upcoming events and sales!

8. Sports fans will have a field day here (literally).

Heads up, sports fans! Downtown Phoenix is home to some of the best arenas in the state where the Arizona Diamondbacks, Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury, and Arizona Rattlers play and train.

1. Chase Field

Chase Field

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Address: 401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ 85004

Contact Number: (602) 462-6799

Chase Field is one of the biggest and most popular ballparks in Phoenix. It’s considered as the home of Major League Baseball’s Arizona Diamondbacks.

You’ll be happy to know that you can avail a guided tour in the facility and see where the Diamondbacks train. Tour tickets start at $10 for kids and $12 per adult.

The ballpark also has some unique features, including one of the highest definition video scoreboards and a retractable roof.

It’s one thing to see the ballpark on TV, and another to really get into the experience of it. Tours are conducted year-round and limited slots are available per schedule, so book your tickets early.

2. Footprint Center

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Address: 201 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Contact Number: (602) 379-2000

Just a few blocks away from Chase Field is the Footprint Center, a.k.a. the home arena of the NBA’s Phoenix Suns and WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury.

It’s a multi-purpose arena that has hosted several championship games for the basketball big leagues. The Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League have also played and trained here.

Apart from those, many boxing and UFC events were held here as well. Suffice it to say, it’s a sports arena that many sports fans would be happy to come visit.

3. Just Sports

Just Sports

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Address: 1 N Central Ave #120, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Contact Number: (602) 844-1265

Business Hours: Monday to Saturday, 11AM–7PM; Sunday, 11AM–6PM

Alright, it’s not an arena nor is it a training area, but it is the leading sports apparel store in the entirety of Arizona since 1987. Their downtown location is no exception.

If you want to purchase a souvenir and get your team’s jersey, this is where you should go. They carry items for the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, soccer, and even the NCAA.

It’s a haven for sports fans and enthusiasts alike! They also often have sales so keep your eyes peeled and check their website.

9. Need a self-care session? There are plenty of wellness establishments here.

Whether you’re in need of pampering, a haircut, or a good run, Downtown Phoenix has it all for you. Read on for some of our best recommendations.

For when you want to get a haircut, we recommend:

Arcane Hair Parlour
Arcane Hair Parlour

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Address: 600 North 4th Street #146, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Contact Number: (602) 374-4762

Business Hours: Monday and Wednesday to Thursday, 10AM–8PM; Saturday, 9AM–6PM; Sunday, 10AM–6PM; Tuesday, CLOSED

Arcane Hair Parlour is a beautiful unisex salon that welcomes anyone and everyone. The owner was heavily-inspired from the city’s punk and avante-garde art scene, hence, the unique interiors of the saloon.

They do haircuts, styling, and coloring. Though, they specialize in providing old fashioned barbery, making use of traditional techniques that you don’t see a lot of these days.

Their hair technicians are quite skilled and experienced, too, having undergone extensive training for both men and women’s cuts. 

For when you want to get your nails done, we recommend:

Tat’s Nails
Tat’s Nails

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Address: 2302 N Central Ave Ste 7B, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Contact Number: (602) 899-6112

Business Hours: Monday to Saturday, 10AM–6PM; Sunday, CLOSED

Tat’s Nails may be relatively new, but they’re already making a name for themselves in the local nail industry. Not only are they exceptionally-skilled at what they do, but they’re incredibly professional with top notch customer service as well.

We love walking into their shop as the staff members are so welcoming and friendly. And, they’ve got an extensive selection of nail styles, colors, and designs available.

What’s more is that their services are relatively affordable and booking an appointment is easy peasy. It’s obvious that they love what they do and clients feel good being in such a positive and happy atmosphere.

For when you want to get a massage, we recommend:

Space Massage Studio
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Address: 4202 N 32nd St Suite K, Phoenix, AZ 85018

Contact Number: (602) 228-3559

Business Hours: Monday to Friday, 9AM–8PM; Saturday, 9AM–7PM; Sunday, CLOSED

Space Massage Studio is what we like to call a hidden gem. It’s lowkey and unassuming from the outside, but the quality of service is ace.

They offer most of the typical massages – aromatherapy, deep tissue, and Thai – but we recommend that you try their signature massage. They’ve managed to combine a lot of relaxing features in it that include hot towels, fluid stokes, and stretching.

Note that they’re strictly by appointment only. We do find that this makes their schedule so much more efficient as there’s little to no waiting time and you’re accommodated right away.

For when you want to try out acupuncture, we recommend:

Japanese Acupuncture
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Address: 600 N 4th St #147, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Contact Number: (480) 246-0624

Business Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10AM–5PM; Sunday to Monday, CLOSED

Japanese Acupuncture offers a unique take on a traditional Chinese method. Here, zen is at the forefront of their service.

They specialize in treating chronic pains, and a lot of their patients say that they feel much better after just one session. They incorporate gentle techniques that aren’t too intimidating for most of their patients.

Also, they’re very keen on keeping their space clean and sanitized. We really appreciate their attentiveness down to the smallest details just to keep their patients comfortable and at ease.

For when you want to see a dermatologist, we recommend:

Medical Dermatology Specialists Phoenix
Medical Dermatology Specialists Phoenix

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Address: 1331 N 7th St #250, Phoenix, AZ 85006

Contact Number: (602) 354-5770

Business Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:15AM–4:30PM; Saturday to Sunday, CLOSED

Whether you’re looking to get a facial, botox, or chemical peels, Medical Dermatology Specialists Phoenix has got you covered. They’ve got a wide scope of services available, from cosmetic to general.

They’re super attentive to their patients and getting a schedule in is a breeze. They accept walk-ins, too, though it’s still recommended to have an appointment.

The clinic itself is clean, sleek, and exudes quiet luxury. We find their service fees reasonable, as well, considering their expertise and stellar customer service.

For when you want to go for a run, we recommend:

Margaret T. Hance Park
Margaret T. Hance Park

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Address: 67 W Culver St, Phoenix, AZ 85003

Contact Number: (602) 534-2406

Business Hours: Monday to Sunday, 6AM–10P30PM

Margaret T. Hance Park is a public space named after the first female mayor of the city. It’s a 32-acre park that often holds music festivals, special events, and more.

However, the park is also a great place to go biking, walking, or running. It’s got some paved walkways and it’s surrounded by trees so they offer some respite from the Arizona heat.

There’s also a beautiful pond in the middle of the park that you can stop at to rest. And, there are playgrounds and splash pads around that kids can enjoy.

There you go! Downtown Phoenix has pretty much everything you need, which is why a lot of locals and tourists flock its streets nearly daily.

Sound off below on what your downtown plans are! We’d love to hear your recommendations as well.

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