When the business day ends, the fun begins in downtown Phoenix.
This is where you’ll find sports arenas, live music, rooftop lounges, museums, theaters, art galleries and more than 200 restaurants. 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.
CityScape, a two-block concentration of restaurants, bars, and fashion retailers, is home to an urban-chic bowling alley, a dance club and arcade, a live-music venue with 60 beers on tap, and a comedy theater and supper club with rentable meeting space.
Pro sports are almost always afoot at Footprint Center (home of the Phoenix Suns), or Chase Field (home of the Arizona Diamondbacks), and Roosevelt Row is the place to go for coffee shops, art-house movies and First Friday Art Walks.
Rent a Grid Bike and pedal off on a two-wheel tour of Central Phoenix's arts and culture scene.
Make a point of exploring downtown’s diverse neighborhoods. Everything is located a short walk, a brief bike ride or a five-minute car ride away.
Artist and muralist Ashley Macias is putting her mark on Phoenix, and here’s where you can check out her work.
Heading north from downtown's core will take you into Central Phoenix, home to areas known as midtown, uptown and the Melrose District, among others.
See the links below for things to do and places to eat and drink in these neighborhoods, just a short light rail or car ride away from downtown.
Follow this food trail along Central Avenue to experience many of the best restaurants in CenPho.
Hop on the light rail and wine and dine your way through the CenPho food scene at these spots.
In Midtown and Uptown, eat/drink/shop gathering places thrive where strip malls once stood.
Phoenix's Seventh Avenue "gayborhood" welcomes all to its diverse mix of LGBTQ-friendly eateries, shops and galleries.
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