Downtown Phoenix is where you’ll find sports arenas, live music, rooftop lounges, museums, theaters, art galleries and around 200 restaurants and eateries. Downtown is also home to the Phoenix Convention Center and Arizona State University’s downtown campus. And it’s all served by one of the newest light rail systems in the nation.
Phoenix Skyline at Night
Phoenix's iconic Camelback Mountain is just 10 miles from Downtown Phoenix.
Take in a view of downtown and the surrounding cityscape from South Mountain Park and Preserve.
Skyline from Phoenix Mountains Preserve
Get a panoramic view of downtown and the surrounding cityscape from Piestewa Peak and other trails in the Phoenix Mountains Preserve.
Civic Space Park
Civic Space Park offers downtown visitors unique urban design features and a landmark public sculpture by artist Janet Echelman, Her Secret is Patience.
Skyline from South Mountain
Just minutes from downtown is South Mountain Park and Preserve, one of the largest municipal parks in the country.
Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour
Housed in the historic Luhrs Building, Bitter & Twisted combines a world-class cocktail lounge with a neighborhood bar's sensibilities.
Take in views on the BIltmore neighborhood, downtown skyline and South Mountain from the Phoenix Mountains Preserve.
Valley Metro Light Rail
The Valley Metro Light Rail runs for 26 miles through Phoenix, Tempe, and Mesa with stops at top attractions like the Phoenix Art Museum and the Mill Avenue District.
Crescent Ballroom, a mid-size music venue in Downtown Phoenix, hosts live music most every night of the year, from up-and-coming local talent to nationally-known artists.
Get around downtown Phoenix and beyond on Grid Bikes, Phoenix’s regional bike share program.
Downtown Phoenix is where you’ll find sports arenas, live music, rooftop lounges, museums, theaters, art galleries and more than 100 restaurants.
CityScape, a two-block concentration of restaurants, bars, and fashion retailers, is home to Lucky Strike bowling alley, Stand Up Live Comedy Theater, and Copper Blues, a live-music venue with 60 beers on tap.
Video: Downtown Phoenix Nightlife
Nightlife in downtown Phoenix comes in the form of ale houses, cocktail lounges, music clubs, tiki bars and outdoor playgrounds. The scene runs the gamut from sophisticated to gritty, from historic to hipster, from proudly unpretentious to fiercely independent. This video introduces you to some of the nightlife options available in Phoenix’s urban heart.
Discover Southwestern American Indian culture through the exhibits, events, and educational programs at the Heard Museum.
On the first Friday of each month, more than 70 art galleries and spaces throughout downtown and nearby neighborhoods open their doors for free.
Bunky Boutique is an eclectic, locally-owned downtown shop featuring men's and women's clothing and accessories.
Video: Phoenix shopping with Bunky Boutique's Rachel Malloy
Bunky Boutique specializes in local indie designers and Arizona-pride products. In this video, owner Rachel Malloy shares how her shoppers are defined by a sense of discovery.
Arizona Science Center
Discover more than 300 interactive exhibits, including a state-of-the-art planetarium and five-story-high IMAX theater at the Arizona Science Center.
Talking Stick Resort Arena
Talking Stick Resort Arena is home to the NBA's Phoenix Suns, AFL's Arizona Rattlers and WNBA's Phoenix Mercury.
Downtown Phoenix, as seen from the golf course at the iconic Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort.
Phoenix Convention Center
Inspired by the hues of the Sonoran Desert and the cool tones of the Arizona sky, the Phoenix Convention Center welcomes visitors with natural light streaming in from dramatic architecture reminiscent of the Grand Canyon.
Video: Phoenix Convention Center - Steps Away From Everything
When you step out of the Phoenix Convention Center, you enter the heart of downtown Phoenix. From the doors of the center, you're just minutes away from the comforts of your hotel, the cuisine and cocktails of neighboring restaurants, and the nightlife of Phoenix's urban core.
Hyatt Regency Phoenix
Stay amidst Phoenix's vibrant downtown area and enjoy the sophisticated urban accommodations provided by the Hyatt Regency Phoenix.
Phoenix Public Market
Open Saturdays from May–September, the Phoenix Public Market features local food, flowers, and crafts.
Wood-fired pizzas with homemade mozzarella cheese are the specialty of this casual restaurant.
Museums and restaurants now inhabit this city block which includes the only remaining group of houses from the original town site of Phoenix.
DeSoto Central Market
DeSoto Central Market combines boutique eateries, an art deco-era bar and community gathering space inside the historic DeSoto building in the heart of downtown Phoenix.
This renovated national landmark hosts touring off-Broadway acts and mainstream concerts and performances.
This emerging Central Phoenix neighborhood is home to a host of art galleries, boutiques, and indie restaurants.
Sheraton Grand Phoenix
With its central location, exceptional views, and onsite restaurant, pool, and fitness center, the Sheraton Grand Phoenix offers comfort, convenience, and access to shopping and nightlife.
Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel
Discover urban sophistication and first-class service at a hotel that located steps away from food, fun, and entertainment.
Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails
Blue Hound is the contemporary American gastro-lounge that's neighborhood friendly, yet casually polished.
Kimpton's Hotel Palomar Phoenix
Pool by day, lounge by night, and chic hotspot no matter what the time. Welcome to the Hotel Palomar's third-floor outdoor pool and bar. Enjoy a dip, a drink, food with views of the city skyline.
Credit: Hotel Palomar Phoenix
Angels Trumpet Ale House
This gastropub with 31 rotating taps of craft beer is only a few steps from the Central/Roosevelt light rail station in downtown Phoenix.
Copper Blues Rock Pub & Kitchen
Located in downtown Phoenix at CityScape, Copper Blues features live music, over 60 beers on tap, cocktails and amazing food.
Nobuo at Teeter House
Refined Asian-style teahouse by day, funky izakaya by night: Nobuo at Teeter House reflects the fascinating duality of James Beard Award-winning chef Nobuo Fukuda.
Video: Downtown Phoenix
Downtown is Phoenix's urban heart. It's where you go to dine beneath the skyline, see live music at a club or concert hall, shop for fashion or gifts at an independent retailer, watch pro sports teams, or take in the arts at a museum.
Westin Phoenix Downtown
The Westin Phoenix Downtown blends the intimacy of a boutique hotel with signature Westin elements in a convenient urban setting featuring panoramic views of Phoenix.
Phoenix Public Market Cafe
The Phoenix Public Market Café is a casual urban hangout offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner crafted with seasonal ingredients.
If you’re looking for quick transportation around Downtown Phoenix, flag down one of the plentiful pedicabs.
The Arrogant Butcher
The Arrogant Butcher offers you the best of everything: seafood, steaks, draft beer, wine and cocktails, comfort food and good company.
Pomo creates their pizzas in the signature style of a true Napoletana pizza, and are one of the state's APN (Associazione Pizzaiuoli Napoletani) and VPN (Verace Pizza Napoletana)-certified restaurants.
The Strand at CityScape
The Strand at CityScape offers affordable, high-quality traditional Italian favorites and creative fare in a hip, contemporary setting.
Downtown Phoenix is where you'll find sports arenas, live music, rooftop lounges, museums, theaters, art galleries and around 200 restaurants and eateries.