Phoenix's Walkable Downtown
Explore outside the board room and discover the vibrant culture of downtown Phoenix – all within steps from the Phoenix Convention Center
Roosevelt Row Arts District
What surprises meeting planners most about downtown Phoenix? Ask any member of the Visit Phoenix sales team and they’ll all tell you: it’s the amount of activity, culture and experience all within walking distance of the city’s conference hotels and the Phoenix Convention Center.
But it hasn’t always been that way. In recent years, Phoenix has committed to redeveloping its urban corridor to offer more experiences to business and leisure travelers alike. Today, unique restaurant concepts, live entertainment and cultural experiences in the downtown area are as much of a draw to the destination as the Sonoran Desert vistas, posh resorts and championship golf courses have always been.
Next time you’re in town for a meeting, event or convention, explore outside the boardroom to discover the reimagined downtown Phoenix at these new restaurants, features and attractions.
Restaurants and Bars
Greater Phoenix has emerged as a top culinary destination thanks to James Beard Award nominees and skilled mixologists pushing boundaries, transcending borders and redefining the Phoenix flavor palate with Sonoran Desert inspiration. Here are some of the newest and best places to grab a bite or drink within the walkable downtown Phoenix corridor.
Discover flavor and ambiance worthy of James Beard Award nominations at Bacanora and Pizzeria Bianco.
Disco Dragon blends pan-Asian cuisine with a lively disco environment, so the party begins as soon as you open the door.
Traditional French flavors are always on the menu at the upscale Scottise, along with a wine list sure to impress the most refined aficionados.
Enjoy Mexican food at its finest and a flavorful menu of tequila and mezcal cocktails at Ghost Donkey.
Dine among the tranquility of nursery palm trees and amazing music at Palma, with dishes ranging from sushi to fried chicken.
Spice things up with the regional Thai cuisine at Lom Wong. And yes, there is a robust cocktail menu to cool things off.
Take networking to the next level at any of the rooftop bars located in downtown Phoenix overlooking the breathtaking Sonoran Desert.
Cham Pang Lanes
Live music, sports, museums and more await your colleagues and clients after hours. From the boutiques and galleries to cheering on professional athletes, there’s no shortage of ways to blend work and play.
- Roll along into the night at Cham Pang Lanes, featuring upscale, stylish bowling, pinball and pool tables. There are also food and cocktail menus to keep you going.
- Take in the Phoenix culture strolling through the Roosevelt Row Arts District, where larger than life murals tell stories of the past and the present while local artists and makers share their inspired creations at boutiques and galleries.
- Cheer on the NBA’s Phoenix Suns or the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury (or your own home team if they’re visiting) at Footprint Center. And with sports gambling newly permitted in Arizona, the facility is home to FanDuel Sportsbook in case anyone in your group wishes to place a friendly wager or two.
- If the odds are in your favor, stop in at Caesars Sportsbook and Guy Fieri’s DTPHX Kitchen + Bar, a two-story, 22,300-square-foot entertainment destination located adjacent to Chase Field in downtown Phoenix.
Contact the Visit Phoenix sales team for more information on the venues and experiences that make your next meeting, event or convention a success.