Valley Metro Rail Corridor

Civic Space Park and Light Rail

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




  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

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