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Spent some time last week around downtown Phoenix. It was the first area we explored when moving to Arizona and its amazing to see how it has developed in just four short years. It’s finally cool enough to take our bikes out and spend some time around Futuro and Phoenix Public Market, a few of our favorites. We’re looking forward to seeing what new places will be popping up around here as well. One in particular we’re super excited about is Taco Chelo. There’s a ton of apartment complexes that are going up, which many people in the community have some mixed feelings about, ourselves included, but it will definitely bring more people in, which we love.
We always feel bad when recommending places to people who will be making a trip to Phoenix, because its not super walkable. You need to drive, or bike at the very least, but with all these new businesses popping up, we’re hoping that will change very soon.
After a lot of back and forth we decided to break up our Phoenix city guide into a few sections, starting things off with some of our favorites in downtown Phoenix. Although it’s not a full official city guide, here are a few of our must-see places:
-Phoenix Public Market: The Rooster Booster for brunch is our favorite, with the fried chicken as our go-to dinner choice!
-Matt’s Big Breakfast: Just a heads up…be ready for a line on the weekends. Get the pancakes, you won’t be disappointed!
-Cibo: One of our favorite places for a date night. Start with the Arancini, followed by the Genova and/or the Margherita pie. Don’t leave without getting a nutella crepe!
-Pomo: This place always reminds us of New York when we go. Love the bruschetta for lunch.
-Pizzeria Bianco: The local greens and Bianco Verde, please. Back in our meat eating days, the Spiedini was our go-to.
-Gallo Blanco: They just opened recently and we’ve been going non-stop on the weekends for brunch. Get the migas or pancakes, or both! For dinner we recommend the fish tacos.
Side note: Check out Pueblo across the street from Gallo Blanco and grab a little houseplant. It’s such a cute shop.
-Welcome Diner: Love it here so much, plus they’re open late! There’s not too many of those in Arizona. 😉 The Bumble Bee is our personal fav, plus they always switch up their cocktail menu.
DRINKS + COFFEE
-Futuro: We always get two Tonicos + a pastry of the day!
-Songbird Tea & Coffee House
-Jobot: Great outdoor area to work with a cup of jo! Also open late!
-Giant Coffee: This is definitely a favorite to work from. Gotta love those honey vanilla lattes too!
-Film Bar: We used to go here a lot when we first moved to Arizona. They always had a DJ and the weekends were definitely fun. They also show films here too, hence the name. 😉
-Desoto Central Market: Great to grab some tea and toast. Also, a good place to bring your laptop and get some work done.
-Hanny’s: Love the vibe here. It’s a little more on the expensive side, but they have some great cocktails and its a fun place to grab a drink with friends after dinner.
-Angel’s Trumpet Ale House: More of a pub style, laid back environment. Flatbreads are always great to share with one of their beers or wines on tap. They have a huge selection!
-Cresent Ballroom: Love this place for intimate shows.
-The Van Buren
-Valley Bar: Grab a drink, catch a show, play some ski-ball.
-Phoenix Art Museum – Free on Wednesdays and First Fridays. Check it out!
-Cobra Arcade Bar
Can’t wait to share more of our favorite places with you guys. These lists have been more than overdue. 😉 Hope you enjoy and it helps for your next Phoenix trip or weekend adventure!
Any places you guys love that we may have left out?
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