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Opened in 2010, this $500 million complex takes up two city blocks in the midst of downtown’s financial and governmental districts. With its mix of retail, restaurants and nightlife, the complex has also spurred a rebirth in surrounding blocks.
Humor yourself at Stand Up Live, a comedy club featuring alums from the likes of Saturday Night Live, MTV and late-night talk shows.
Local and regional rock bands take to the stage above the beer taps at Copper Blues.
Nearby, the world’s biggest pop, rock and country acts land at PHX Arena (formerly Talking Stick Resort Arena), also home of the NBA’s Phoenix Suns.
Across the street in a historic 1920s high rise, Bitter & Twisted has a 24-page “Book o’ Cocktails,” from which you can choose anything, from the Agrodolce (Campari, Curaçao and fruit juice) to straight-up shots of Zubrowka Bison Grass vodka.
Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails
At meat-centric Arrogant Butcher, savor beef short rib stew or chicken stroganoff indoors, or people-watch on the expansive patio.
Spruce up your look at CityScape’s fashion retailers, such as Urban Outfitters, JoS. A. Bank and Charming Charlie.
Written by Nora Burba Trulsson. Originally printed in the 2016 Greater Phoenix Destination Guide: Meeting & Travel Planner Edition, published by Madden Media.
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