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Downtown Phoenix is bustling with activities for foodies, fans and families.


  • Sports fans can see the Diamondbacks at Chase Field or the Phoenix Suns or Mercury at Talking Stick Resort Arena (formerly US Airways Center), both bordered by great places to eat before or after the game.
  • Head to Majerle’s (pronounced: "Marley’s", named after Phoenix Suns legend Dan Majerle) or Alice Cooper’stown for good eats at these downtown Phoenix restaurants with other fans.

Arts & Culture

  • Catch a live performance at the Herberger Theatre, Orpheum Theatre, Valley Youth Theatre or Symphony Hall.
  • The Metro Light Rail takes you to the Phoenix Art Museum and Heard Museum, both just a couple stops north of downtown.
  • You can also catch Artlink’s First Fridays, on the first Friday evening of every month, where all the art galleries, shops, bars and restaurants stay open late and vendors and street performers entertain crowds on Roosevelt Row and beyond.
  • Downtown's Roosevelt Row was recently named by USA TODAY as one of the 10 best city art districts in America. Explore the eclectic galleries and spaces after dark this summer, as many businesses in the neighborhood will be staying up until 9 p.m. or later throughout the season.

Family fun

  • Be sure to check out the Children’s Museum of Phoenix, housed in a historic school that’s known for the [pool] Noodle Forest, their tricycle carwash, and the three-story Climberini among numerous other exhibits.
  • Also, head to the Arizona Science Center for their hands-on exhibits and the Dorrance Planetarium.


  • You might recognize some of our best downtown Phoenix restaurants from the Food Network, where Pizzeria Bianco has been highlighted, as well as Matt’s Big Breakfast. Expect a wait at both, but the food is worth it.
  • Be sure to also stop by Hanny’s, Phoenix’s first department store, now turned into a hip spot for eats and drinks.
  • Don't miss the intricate and delicious creations by renowned Chef Nobuo Fukuda at Nobuo at Teeter House.
  • Take your pick of nearly 50 craft creations at the unique Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour, housed in the historic 1924 Luhrs Building.
  • If you're downtown for work or a convention, head to one of our top spots for lunch in the area.

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Downtown Phoenix Public Market

The open-air Phoenix Public Market sets up weekly to offer farm-fresh food, specialty goods, and live entertainment to downtown shoppers. Beginning September 24, you can join in for new “Downtown Sundown” hours, Thursdays from 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

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