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Light Rail Corridor

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Scores of new businesses, restaurants and nightspots have cropped up along Metro Light Rail since it began operating in 2008. See a movie, catch a concert or grab dinner within steps of a light-rail station.

DO

  • See independent, cult and classic movies at cozy FilmBar, where drinking a Malbec while watching a flick is not out of the question.

  • Catch dance and music performances at the historic Orpheum Theatre (where The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon filmed his Super Bowl XLIX episode), plays at Herberger Theater Center and a full spectrum of pop culture shows at Comerica Theatre.

MEET

LISTEN

  • Nationally known indie bands love to play the Crescent Ballroom, where you can also score Mexican food and cocktails.

  • For classical music and ballet, head to the elegantly contemporary Phoenix Symphony Hall.

EAT

  • Pomo Pizzeria Napoletana serves Neapolitan-style pizza on its street-side patio.

  • Get deconstructed fish tacos at The Vig Fillmore, located in a 1914 cottage and garden. 

  • FEZ is open until midnight or later every day with a Mediterranean-inspired menu and clever cocktails such as the Spicy Watermelon Cooler with citrus vodka, watermelon puree, lime juice, Tabasco and muddled cucumber.

DRINK

  • A former haberdashery, Hanny’s offers James Bond-worthy martinis and a sophisticated architectural setting.

  • More than 30 taps satisfy the craft-beer crowd at Angels Trumpet Ale House.

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Written by Nora Burba Trulsson. Originally printed in the 2016 Greater Phoenix Destination Guide: Meeting & Travel Planner Edition, published by Madden Media.