Welcome Diner isn’t exactly downtown, it’s slightly east in the Garfield neighborhood. But because it’s open late (until 2am every night) and serves exactly the type of food you want after a long night at the downtown bars, you’ll want it on your list. The Southern menu here includes things like the Big Jim (a fried chicken biscuit sandwich with sausage gravy), Andouille corn dogs, and mac and cheese.
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The Churchill is a bunch of repurposed shipping containers in downtown Phoenix with local vendors selling burgers, pizza, tacos, and drinks.
Valley Bar is a basement bar that’s great for cocktails, dancing, and bar games and definitely worth checking out when you’re in downtown Phoenix.
Barrio Café Gran Reserva
Barrio Café Gran Reserva is fine dining in downtown Phoenix with excellent tasting menu options perfect for trying various regions of Mexican cuisine.
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The Canal Club
The Canal Club is a fun, retro, Cuban restaurant in Old Town Scottsdale that you should go to before a night at the clubs in the area.
In Arcadia, Ingo’s has burgers, cocktails by the carafe, and outdoor seating that’s perfect for lunch on sunny days.
Hanny’s is a swanky downtown Phoenix lounge where you should drink a few martinis and explore the weird space.
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The Attic Ale House
The Attic Ale House is a casual Arcadia spot great for beer, wine, burgers and second-story views of Camelback Mountain.
Fellow Osteria & Pizzeria
Fellow Osteria is a casual Italian spot in Scottsdale with wood-fired pizza, house-made pasta, and fantastic lunch specials.
Tacos Chiwas is a classic taqueria that has exceptional tacos for next to nothing in midtown Phoenix.
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