Roosevelt Row is downtown Phoenix’s walkable arts district, home to art galleries, restaurants, bars and boutique shops in a landscape dotted by colorful street art.
Dining and Nightlife
You'll find an eclectic mix of bars and restaurants throughout Roosevelt Row. When we're craving food in the area, we like to get jerk chicken and a daiquiri at Jamaican restaurant The Breadfruit & Rum Bar; giant pancakes at iconic brunch spot Matt's Big Breakfast; or elevated French fare in the historic Farish House.
Of course, you can always get food with downtown's best craft beers and cocktails as well. If we're having a night out in Roosevelt Row, we're going to stop by The Churchill, Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co., The Vig Fillmore, Angel's Trumpet Ale House, or Bliss ReBAR.
You'll find an array of local foods, snacks, gifts and more at the Downtown Phoenix Farmer's Market as well.
Danielle Leoni and Dwane Allen of The Breadfruit and Rum Bar
It's nearly impossible to turn a corner on Roosevelt Row without seeing a mural. Local artists such as La Morena, Ashley Macias, Thomas "Breeze" Marcus, and Lalo Cota have helped to make downtown Phoenix a beautiful, expressive place to be. 1½ Street Mural Project next to The Churchill is the best place to see an array of street art, but we've got some other suggestions as well. Check out our favorite murals around town, as well as our favorite murals at hotels too.
Artist Ashley Macias
Shopping and Art Galleries
There's no shortage of local goodies and chachkies in Roosevelt Row. If you're looking for souvenirs to bring home to family and friends, or want a trinket to remember your trip, stop by Phoenix General, Bunky Boutique, or MADE Art Boutique, full of locally made goods.
You can also enjoy some local art (and maybe even make a purchase!) at local galleries such as The Monorchid and Eye Lounge.
Bunky Boutique's Rachel Malloy
First Fridays Art Walk
The First Fridays Art Walk is one of the largest art walks in the nation, with food trucks and an open air market kind of feel. Take a self-guided tour throughout various art galleries and installations, or check out the live music happening on the street corners. No matter where you go, you'll be sure to find something to remember.