Take a Flu Shot, a detoxifying Turmeric Flush or some Metabolic Love at this juice bar with an ecological conscience and holistic approach.
Kaleidoscope Juice advocates a unique Zen-like approach to dining. Prepared from 100 percent organic ingredients, their menu features cold compressed juices made fresh daily and healthy snacks. True Alkaline, Hot Yogi, Green Dragon and Dusti Beet blend raw fruits, roots and greens into nutritional yet delicious concoctions. With a three-day shelf life, they are available in take-away bottles as well. With your juice cleanse, savor Raw Cacao Truffles, Organic Brown Rice Crispy Square, Soba Noodles and Quinoa that are food for the mind, body and soul.
Address:50 West Jefferson Street, Suite 100, Phoenix, 85003
phone:+1 480 980 8677
Treat your hair to some TLC at this urban chic salon. From highlights, extensions and Brazilian blowouts, they've got your lookbook covered.
Dream venture of co-owner and stylist Nando, Coiffeur's Salon has got all your hair essentials covered. Located in downtown, it prides itself on state-of-the-art know-how and personalized services. Their talented team offers a free consultation with digital profile recording and great recommendations to suit your individual style. Among their unrivaled treatments are cutting, styling, coloring, ironing, perming, blow drying, and more.
Address:1024 North 1st Avenue, Phoenix, 85003
phone:+1 602 262 4247
Feel mysterious as you pass the bouncer, go through the door and down the staircase to an underground bar and showroom.
In a display of irony this energetic showroom and underground bar gives homage to the "First Lady of Arizona" Rose Mofford, Arizona's first female governor. A respected leader, this homage is somewhat out of place next to the list of signature cocktails named after local politicians of varying degrees of infamy. Seven nights a week Valley Bar presents the latest musical trends.
Address:130 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, 85003
phone:+602 368 3121
Savor decades-old, matured rum or rum-based classic cocktails paired with fine cigars from Central and South America.
Situated within The Breadfruit, Rum Bar boasts of a garden with a mural by Hugo Medina that depicts a realistic portrait of a man smoking a cigar. The indoor room, with vivid lime green and yellow walls, sets the mood for savoring refreshing cocktails. Their menu offers more than 100 Latin American and vintage rums including the English Harbor 1981 from Antigua and Murray McDavid 1991 from Guyana. Guests can also pair rum-based cocktails like Daiquiri and Hemingway with premium cigars such as the Montecristo Toro. Their a-Rum-a Therapy Happy Hours offer great discounts, which attract cigar and rum connoisseurs from all over the city. Check their website for details on events such as Punch Hour and Cigar and Rum Pairing Nights.
Address:108 East Pierce Street, Phoenix, 85004
phone:+1 602 267 1266
AZ Latino Arts/Culture
Showcasing the rich cultural history of Arizona's native Latino population, the Arizona Latino Arts & Cultural Center can't be missed.
The Arizona Latino Arts & Cultural Center is a thoroughly entertaining venue dedicated to increasing awareness about Latino culture in the state of Arizona. If you ever want a dose of authentic Latin culture, this center is the perfect place to start. Art exhibitions focusing on works by female artists and street-food fairs are just two of the many events that have been held here. At La Tiendita, the center's gift shop, you can buy a host of items from Latin America to complete your entire cultural experience.
Address:147 East Adams Street, Phoenix, 85004
phone:+1 602 254 9817
Enjoy Southwestern delicacies prepared with ingredients from the Sonoran Desert.
Dust Cutter specializes in fresh, locally-sourced cuisine. Here you will find dishes prepared with ingredients plucked from the beautiful Sonoran Desert. Sample meats, cheeses, and a variety of other locally produced items.
Address:100 North 1st Street, Phoenix, 85004
phone:+602 333 0000
Downtown Salon Phoenix
An oasis of relaxation exists in downtown Phoenix, where you can pamper yourself inside and out.
With an extensive array of personal services, the awesome staff at Downtown Salon Phoenix can help you achieve nirvana. This salon features nail, hair, skin and massage services that are sure to bring you satisfaction.
Address:101 East Monroe Street, Phoenix, 85004
phone:+602 253 1879
Find yourself in breakfast heaven with a breakfast burrito covered with a pork green chili stew and chorizo con queso.
Sometimes you need to get out of the car and smell the roses. Tucked up the escalator on an open pavilion sits one of the best local breakfast spots in Arizona. Every entrée is a signature plate, including the sensational breakfast burrito served monster style, meaning it is covered with a pork green chili stew and then a chorizo con queso. Delicious!
Address:2 East Jefferson Street Ste, Phoenix, 85004
phone:+602 354 7284
Don't let the crumbling exterior fool you! There is treasure here in the form of vinyl, cassettes and CDs.
If you are searching for a specific vinyl to complete a collection or find that tune or group that you grew up listening to, Revolver may be the emporium you have been dreaming of. Once you start your search, you never know where the path may take you but that is the intriguing part!
Address:918 North 2nd Street, Phoenix, 85004
phone:+602 795 4980
One Coffee Company
This spot has a bustling downtown atmosphere but still manages a homey seating area and art space.
This locally owned and locally roasted coffee shop provides a quaint setting of sofas in a great little art space. Great coffee and awesome specialty beverages such as the Miel made with honey, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, espresso and milk along with an all day breakfast menu helps to make the One Coffee Company a terrific recommendation.
Address:1 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, 85004
phone:+602 252 4442
The Rosson House
This elegant Victorian home constructed in 1895 offers a glimpse into the life and times of the early families who settled in Phoenix.
Located within the quaint Heritage Square, The Rosson House offers a fascinating insight into the history of the city and its inhabitants. The one-hour tour takes you through the manor's stately rooms fitted with period furniture. Learn about life in Victorian America and Territorial Arizona through engaging stories and activities. This elegant example of Queen Anne architecture truly stands out as a unique Phoenix landmark. Spring is the best time to visit when the rose gardens are in full bloom.
Address:113 North 6th Street, Phoenix, 85004
phone:+1 602 262 5070
Grassroots Kitchen & Tap
Impeccable service and with equally impressive food, stop by Grassroots Kitchen & Tap to get blown away by their tender braised short ribs.
Grassroots Kitchen & Tap is a trendy addition to Phoenix's dining scene. This restaurant serves up new American cuisine, including dishes such as grilled miso salmon, barbecue brisket and a cajun-spiced ahi tuna sandwich. The impressive beverage menu includes craft beers, local wines and traditional cocktails.
Address:2119 East Camelback Road, Suite A21, Phoenix, 85016
phone:+1 602 368 8766
French Cock Boutique
A treasure trove of interesting kitsch, peruse their collection of one-of-a-kind trinkets, recycled art and fowl novelties for unique gifts.
The French Cock Boutique & Oddities is truly a hidden gem. Located in downtown Phoenix, this one-of-a-kind store is replete with an overwhelming collection of knick-knacks, curios and collectibles. Owner Jon will help you browse through the organized clutter of unique handicrafts, ceramic art, garden ornaments, frames, antiques and quirky items. A purchase can double up as home decor, thoughtful gift or conversation-starting souvenir.
Address:341 East McKinley Street, Phoenix, 85004
phone:+1 480 649 9935
Enjoy classic cocktails with a modern twist in a restored 1947 high end clothing store.
Find a seat on Hanny's mezzanine, order a drink, and look out over what used to be the main shopping floor of an extremely high end department store. Admire the 1947 post-war architecture while sipping delectable cocktails, and you'll feel immersed in the sophisticated atmosphere.
Address:40 North 1st Street, Phoenix, 85004
phone:+602 252 2285
First opened in 1969, the Mancuso family restaurant dynasty brings Northern Italian specialties to downtown.
Starting in 1969 from a modest location called Fran's Italian Fruit Ices, the Mancuso family has developed and refined dynamite Italian dishes culminating in one of downtown Phoenix's finest restaurants specializing in Northern Italian and Continental cuisine. The lasagna is a local favorite.
Address:201 East Washington Street, Phoenix, 85004
phone:+480 556 0770
Wells Fargo History Museum
Explore Arizona's territorial past and view a 1880's post office, Concord stagecoach and N.C. Wyeth western paintings.
This museum boasts intriguing exhibits of Arizona's territorial past. The exhibits include gun and coin collections, a 1880's post office, minerals, art, land grant documents and a Concord stagecoach are among the multitude of interesting displays that show Arizona's path to statehood in 1912. This free museum also houses the largest collection of N.C. Wyeth's western paintings.
Address:145 West Adams Street, Phoenix, 85003
phone:+602 378 1852
St. Mary's Basilica
St. Mary's Basilica is a must-visit religious site, the only basilica in Phoenix and the site of Arizona's largest stained glass collection.
Originally named as the Church of Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, this wonderful church was built in 1881 and still celebrates Mass daily. Its notable design features Spanish Colonial architecture, beautifully rendered stained glass windows and a carillon tower. The church was raised to a minor basilica by Pope John Paul II in 1987 and it is the only basilica in Phoenix.
Address:231 North Third Street, Phoenix, 85004
phone:+1 602 354 2095
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Tony's Barber Shop
Enjoy the personal attention and artisanship of a one barber, one chair shop. Specializing in classic male styles.
I was intrigued with this small shop on the 8th floor of the 14-story Art Deco Luhr's Tower, which was built in 1929 and was once the tallest building in Phoenix. Tony is an Arizona native from Bisbee and a longtime Phoenix resident who has been cutting hair here since 1967. While I was at the shop I noticed that many of the clientele were from the legal, political and law-enforcement communities.
Address:45 West Jefferson Street, Ste 803, Phoenix, 85003
phone:+602 252 8181
Visit an Irish spot that is a perfect for desert dwelling social denizens seeking a cold beer and a cool outing.
From the moment you enter through one of Dublin's Georgian Red Doors and see the traditional narrow and deep Irish pub setting, you will feel the welcoming and social atmosphere that blends so well with out-going locals and energetic conventioneers. Kettle Black pairs a broad menu featuring Irish favorites with more cosmopolitan selections.
Address:1 North First Street Ste 102, Phoenix, 85004
phone:+602 651 1185
Heard Museum Shop
Some of the best hidden gems lay in plain sight. Find authentic artisan pieces at this special shop.
The Heard Museum Shop brings to retail a collection of museum quality selections. The buyers have direct relationships with Native-American artists, helping to guarantee the authenticity each item. Not to be confused with the museum gift store, the Heard Museum Shop sells true artisan pieces worthy that make for the perfect keepsake of your experience in Arizona.
Address:2301 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, 85004
phone:+602 252 8344
Sample O.H.S.O. brews like Hefe and Grovey, and the Monster Mimosa cocktail at this nanobrewery; then attend classes to craft beer and ale.
Situated in the Arcadia district, this nanobrewery attracts casual diners and businesspeople alike for a choice of more than 30 varieties of craft and imported beers, as well as pub snacks interspersed with local flavors. The relaxed vibe of this place extends into their garden, which bustles with patrons enjoying drinks and a good chat. Choose from homegrown options like O.H.S.O Imperial IPA, and liquors sourced from other breweries in Arizona including the Orange Blossom and Rocky’s Hard Cider. Guests can also savor wines from all over the world like Mülderbosch from South Africa and the French Moet Imperial. Light meals of shrimp ceviche and flatbread pizzas go well with their creative cocktail blends. There are special kids, gluten-free and vegan menus as well. If you can't get enough of their liquors, learn to brew Indian pale ales and wheat beers at their regular workshops.
Address:4900 East Indian School Road, Phoenix, 85018
phone:+1 602 955 0358
Classic Neapolitan pizzas pair with a commendable beverage list spotlighting Italian wines like Chianti from Tuscany at this vibrant eatery.
Head to Cibo for authentic pizzas served fresh out of a wood-fired oven that are best enjoyed alfresco on their charming patio. The interior is cozy and comfortable, while their courtyard decorated with verdant trellises and fairy lights will transport you straight to the Italian countryside. Share a plate of classic antipasti, like their delicious buratta or calamari al limone to start. Follow that with a superb thin-crust pizza, ideally eaten by hand, folded in half so that the toppings stay intact. Try the classic marinara with fresh garlic, tomatoes, capers and anchovies, sans cheese it's a lighter option. The typical quattro fromaggi and tartufata are popular choices here. The perfect combination of great food, lively ambiance and an excellent wine selection, Cibo has stayed a local favorite for over a decade.
Address:603 North Fifth Avenue, Phoenix, 85003
phone:+1 602 441 2697
Wild Holly Gallery
Art eclecticism is the ethos at this gallery replete with an overwhelming collection of unique, contemporary work by American talent.
Wild Holly Gallery is nestled in a historic building in the heart of the charming Carefree town. Spread over two floors, this art gallery had its beginnings as a garden art store and is still famous for its selection of fountains. Owner Holly Pagliaro-Bergman will take you through the display that features the works of over 95 artists from across the country. Peruse the eclectic array of paintings, sculptures, pottery and jewelry in various textures and mediums including glass and copper. A purchase makes for a great gift or souvenir, and a conversation-starting addition to your private collection.
Address:22 Easy Street, Carefree, 85377
phone:+1 480 595 8757
Chambers on First
This is a classy pub that brings relief from the bright AZ sun and has a top notch Scotch selection.
Chambers on First rises above being just another bar and grill with a portrait enhanced décor that brings a classy charm. The bar offers extensive selections of spirits especially Scotch and Irish whiskies. The menu features both pub fare, like sandwiches and burgers, as well refined cuisine like Blacken Salmon Risotto.
Address:705 North 1st Street, Phoenix, 85004
phone:+602 296 5043
Church turned gastropub, visit for happy hour to try the legendary tacos. The Thai coconut curry red snapper isn't for the faint of heart.
Taco Guild is known for more than just its exceptional cuisine. This trendy gastropub is located in a former 19th-century church, making its appeal as much about the ambiance as it is about the menu offerings. The stunning stained glass windows are juxtaposed with casual eats such as sliders and tacos, while what was once an altar serves as Taco Guild's bar.
Address:546 East Osborn Road, Phoenix, 85012
phone:+1 602 264 4143
Diner and antique/retro store - the supernova among the many stars at MacAlpine's is the authentic 1929 soda fountain!
I was instantly transported back to the dessert paradise of my youth! Sundaes with countless syrups, egg creams, phosphates, shakes, & malts. Since I couldn't have them all I happily settled for a James Dean, an ice cream soda with sour wild cheery syrup. Nice retro diner and rooms of antiques and vintage clothing make for a complete experience.
Address:2303 North 7th Street, Phoenix, 85006
This casual Mediterranean bistro boasts dynamite sandwiches, salads, and live events.
Carly's friendly and casual atmosphere pairs well with the quality menu. This spot is perfect for those that want to connect with others, whether they be a group of friends or that person who is dear to you. The sandwiches, salads and quesadillas are made in a Mediterranean style that bring bold and savory flavors together perfectly.
Address:128 East Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, 85004
phone:+602 262 2759
Tom's Tavern has been a landmark serving upscale comfort food since 1929. A favorite of the legal community.
Lawyers, politicians, movers and shakers, and other locals have made Tom's Tavern a place to be since 1929. The upscale comfort food menu makes Tom's a great choice for power lunching, a meal with friends before one of the many events in downtown Phoenix or some quality time with your significant other.
Address:2 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, 85004
phone:+602 257 1688
Zinnia's at Melrose
Warehouse sized vintage store perfect for both veteran and newbie treasure hunters.
This shop offers large displays of vintage items, clothes, furniture and collectables. With so much to offer, Zinnia has an appeal for the casual browser and the serious collector alike. The establishment also boasts a congenial staff that is polite and gives the shopper plenty of space to have fun and to walk down memory lane.
Address:724 West Indian School Road, Phoenix, 85013
phone:+602 264 4166
The star of the show is the full service salon but the vintage store is a great twist.
No one is ever bored while waiting for their turn with the talented stylists. The vintage merchandise on the retail side is interesting and makes the short wait fly by. Because of its spot tucked into the Melrose vintage district, Rebel a great first stop while checking out some of the other vintage stores in the district.
Address:4150 North 7th Avenue, Phoenix, 85013
phone:+602 279 0082
Quality neighborhood diner with a cute and funky décor. The Huevos Rancheros are a real star.
This is a cute neighborhood diner with a festive Mexican décor that livens the room. The small back patio is a fun hideaway. The menu is pretty broad and tasty throughout but the Mexican dishes, especially the Huevos Rancheros, really shine. Another must try is the Blueberry and Granola Pancakes, a popular choice among the many large and reasonably priced options.
Address:4306 North 7th Avenue, Phoenix, 85013
phone:+602 274 0079
Retro Ranch is a treasure hunter's dream filled with vintage items.
Retro Ranch is a cacophony of colors that are a feast for the eyes. Located in the Melrose District, Retro Ranch has an extremely large selection of vintage garments and hats. The curios and period pieces are mixed throughout creating an intriguing array that keeps thing interesting and fresh.
Address:4303 North 7th Avenue, Phoenix, 85013
phone:+602 297 1971
Snoh Ice Shavery
Visit one of the coolest places in the desert; enjoy delicious Chinese shaved ice and exotically flavored ice slushies.
Originally from a small island in the South China Sea, Snoh is a Bao Bing style of shaved ice that has a consistency that lands somewhere between ice cream and traditional shaved ice. Wonderful slushies, milk teas and iced teas also beckon the thirsty traveler during all seasons. Numerous exotic flavors make Snoh an intriguing discovery.
Address:801 North 2nd Street, Phoenix, 85004
If you're into the independent music scene, look no further than Stickweeds.
The independent music genre has no greater patron than Stickweeds in Phoenix. Over the past 27 years the indie scene has been sponsored and promoted by the owners of this great vinyl store. In-store performers are common place. A powerful website and a knowledgeable staff make Stickweeds a go-to place for all who are interested in independent music labels.
Address:12 West Camelback Road, Phoenix, 85013
phone:+602 248 9461
Open air seating and delectable Southern cuisine means this is a spot not to be missed.
Indulge in Southern fusion by sampling menu items like Carolina BBQ, a New Orleans Muffuletta Burger, and New Mexico enchiladas. The open-style dinning room that transitions smoothly to spacious patio areas provides the feel of a train station especially as the Light-Rail train passes by.
Address:300 West Camelback Road, Phoenix, 85013
phone:+602 200 0085