Industrial buildings and warehouses in downtown Phoenix that served Arizona’s citrus and cotton markets during the early 20th century have now blossomed into galleries, ateliers, restaurants and nightspots. Find things to do in downtown Phoenix's Warehouse District, as well as hotels, bars and restaurants.
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Downtown Phoenix's Warehouse District is home to the state's growing tech sector, but it's also where you can find plenty of art galleries, event spaces and sports and concert venues.
One of the more popular hangouts in the Warehouse District is The Duce, an eclectic warehouse where you can sip Moscow Mules or Greyhounds as you play ping pong or shop for workout attire.
If you have a hankering for some local art, but aren't around for First Friday Art Walk, check out Arizona State University School of Art’s Step Gallery, an indoor-outdoor space tucked between warehouses, serves as both art gallery and event space. There's also Bentley Gallery, housed in repurposed commercial laundry building, featuring large-scale sculpture and minimalist art. You may also find the occasional pop-up gallery in The Croft Downtown.
Sports and concerts abound at Footprint Center, home of the Phoenix Suns, and Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks. And for a piece of Arizona history, check out the George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center, which sheds light on the African American experience in Phoenix.
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While you can find all sorts of restaurants throughout downtown Phoenix, the Warehouse District is known for two concepts that share space in the The Lawrence Building. First, there's The Larry, which offers a variety of classic comfort foods available for dine-in or grab and go, including sandwiches, pizzas, coffee and more. For more of a dining experience, check out its sister concept, Kaizen, which is making some of the best sushi rolls — with a blend of Sonoran cuisine — in Greater Phoenix.
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Want to stay close to downtown Phoenix's Warehouse District? Check out the Courtyard by Marriott Phoenix Downtown or Residence Inn by Marriott Phoenix Downtown, which share a building directly next to the Warehouse District. The sleek space is central to many of downtown's nightlife and activities, including the hip cocktail bar Little Rituals, located on the fourth floor of the hotel.