Downtown Phoenix is full of new restaurants and bars. Here are 13 to try on Roosevelt Row (2023)

Downtown Phoenix is full of new restaurants and bars. Here are 13 to try on Roosevelt Row (1)

Downtown Phoenix is home to many restaurants but Roosevelt Row, just north of the downtown core, may beon trackto be Phoenix's next drinking and dining hub.

The blocks along Roosevelt Street between SeventhStreet and Seventh Avenue have long been recognized as the Roosevelt Row Arts District.And while a handful of art galleries along the row remain, restaurants, breweries and bars are moving in at a quick pace.

While many business districts saw quieter streets during the coronavirus pandemic, downtown Phoenix's Roosevelt Row continues to rapidly expand. The pandemic did see the end of a few businesses throughout the area, but many have already been replaced by new concepts.

Here are13new restaurants that either just opened or are scheduled to open soon indowntown Phoenix's Roosevelt Row arts district.

The Golden Margarita

A new bar has taken up residencein the first floor of the Roosevelt Row Apartments, replacing Paz Cantina. With the help of Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, The Golden Margarita celebrated its ribbon-cutting in early October.The bar serves burgers and wings along with tacos and brunch.

Details: 330 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix.480-772-7613,

Luckys Indoor Outdoor

Downtown Phoenix is full of new restaurants and bars. Here are 13 to try on Roosevelt Row (2)

Tempe restaurateur Julian Wright is moving into the downtown Phoenix district in a big way. Located between Sazerac and Film Bar, his first new concept in the area, Luckys Indoor Outdoor, is now open.The new spot isa vintage-inspired neighborhood bar on the inside complete with skee ball, pool tables and darts.Outside, the bar will feature a large patio with yard games and a rotating schedule of food trucks.

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Details:817 N. Second St., Phoenix. 602-975-8156,

Character and Alias

Josephine restaurant and itsbackyard bar Coup de Grace,opened in January.But the fledgling businesseshavealready been replaced.Longtime Scottsdale restaurateur Peter Kasperski and cocktail expertRichie Moe have paired up to open Character and Alias in the two spaces. Kasperski described the restaurant as "a modern interpretation of an American dinner house."

Details: 218 E. Portland St., Phoenix. 602-675-4069,

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Il Bosco Pizza

Originally based in Scottsdale, Il Bosco Pizza has opened a new restaurant in downtown Phoenix's art district. The pizzeria movedinto a bungalow that'sbeen home to multiple concepts in recent history including Dvina Modern Fare, a modern Italian-style restaurant and music venue, andRise Craft Coffee + Eatery, which was only open for nine months before closing.

The menu at Il Bosco is an expanded version of the offerings at the Scottsdale location, co-owner Jeff Carlberg told The Arizona Republic. Dishes includemore than 20 pizza options ranging from red sauce and mozzarella to those using unique ingredients like Hatch green chiles and fig jam.

Details:918 N. Fifth St.,

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Tap That Downtown

Located on Fifth Street just south of Roosevelt Street, Tap That Downtown adds to the craft beer options in downtown Phoenix. But Tap That isn't a brewery or a bottle shop;it's a unique concept where customers pour their own beer. The new space features a beer wall with 35 tap handles. Customers can grab a glass and pour themselves a pint from a selection of 30 beers and five wines.

Details:909 N.Fifth St.,

Kahvi Coffee + Cafe

The first in a wave of new spots coming to the Monorchid building isKahvi Coffee + Cafe. The coffee shop is set to take over the space that previously housed Be Coffee. Kahvi will sell a full cafe menu of coffee and tea and will serve cocktails as well. It's set to open July 1, according to the coffee shop's website..

Details:214 E. Roosevelt St.,

The Pemberton

The Pemberton, True North Studio's newest project, is already one of the biggest things to hit Roosevelt Row. Located on Second Street just north of Roosevelt Street, the historic house features a large front yard and both indoor and outdoor spacethat will host partnering businesses.

Some ofthe businesses connected to The Pemberton include Saint Pasta, San Diego based Abnormal Beer Co., a Dino's Napoletana pizza pop-up, Film Bar, nonprofit Growhouse, VikaraEvents Yoga, Cloth & Flame event planning, and Artlink.

Details:1121 N. Second St.,

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Saint Pasta

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Popular food truck and pasta business Saint Pasta isrolling into downtown Phoenix. Co-founder Racan Alhoch is now parking the truck outside The Pemberton House. Fans of the company will find classic menu items including vodka sauce and pomodoro at the truck's new home. New to the project is another trailer;Alhoch opened a cocktail bar serving "classic, Italian cocktails" including varieties of negronis along with natural wine and a few beers in the new trailer.

Details:1121 N. Second St.,

Sake Haus

To operate all of his new and upcoming Roosevelt Row restaurants, Wright plans to move the headquarters of his company Fork & Dagger Hospitality into the offices upstairs at the Monorchid gallery and restaurant building. The small front corner of the Monorchidthat previously held The Dressing Room restaurant is currently being transformed into Sake Haus. The newJapanese sushi restaurant and cocktail baris set to open in 2021.

Details:214 E. Roosevelt St.,

Pedal Haus

Wright's popular Mill Avenue brewery Pedal Haus will soon have a spot along Roosevelt Row as well. The brewery, led by beer expert Derek "Doc"Osborne, is known for its true-to-style beers and pub fare. All of the brewing for the three locations, including a recently opened spot in Chandler, will continue to take place in Tempe. The downtown location of Pedal Haus is set to take over the back portion of the Monorchid building with an entrance off the alleyway and is scheduled to open in August2021.

Details:214 E. Roosevelt St.,

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Safe Haven Brewery

Father and son duoRykert and Gus Fowler are working on opening their own brewery to join the others in downtown Phoenix's growing craft beer district. Safe Haven Brewery will be located on Fourth Street just south of Roosevelt Street kitty corner from Greenwood Brewing. The brewery will focus on local ingredients, sustainability and community, according to its website, and grew from the Fowler's love of home brewing together. The date for opening is loosely planned for spring2021.

Details:915 N. Fourth St.,

Garden Bar

Downtown Phoenix is full of new restaurants and bars. Here are 13 to try on Roosevelt Row (4)

Roosevelt Row continues to grow on the other side of Central Avenue as well. Cocktail expert Kim Haasarudis opening her own spot called Garden Bar. The indoor and outdoor space will feature garden-inspired decor,antique punch bowls and cocktails made with local, fresh ingredients.The bar is scheduled to open sometime in 2021, but until then, customers have the chance to get a sneak peak of the menu. Haasarud is currently selling cocktail kits and charcuterie boxes that are available for delivery on weekends.

Details:822 N. Sixth Ave., Phoenix.602-824-2385,

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2020 has been an extremely difficult year for those in the event industry including Phoenix festival mastermind David Tyda. To pivot his businessand to provide a fun new spot to hang out once festivals do start up again, he's opening Barcoa,a mezcal bar and cantina.The plans for the space—originally designed as a dark, intimate, basement bar —haveevolved into an outdoor patio and cantinadue to the coronavirus pandemic. But the focus remains the same and mezcal is the name of the game.

Tyda hopes to sell cocktails and bottles of the agave spirit in hopes of educating customers about tequila's lesser known cousin. He's opening the new bar inside a historic hardware store building along Central Avenue with business partner Ryan Oberholtzer.Oberholtzerowns Provecho, a Mexican restaurantinside the Churchill just a few blocks away. The opening date for Barcoa has not yet been set.

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Details:829 N. First Ave.,

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What is Roosevelt Row in Phoenix? ›

Roosevelt Row is downtown Phoenix's walkable arts district, home to art galleries, restaurants, bars and boutique shops in a landscape dotted by colorful street art.

What are the boundaries of Roosevelt Row? ›

Roosevelt Historic District: Designated September 1986. Bounded by McDowell Road, Fillmore Street, Central Avenue and Seventh Avenue (Period of Significance: 1895-1930).

Where is the hipster part of Phoenix? ›

Roosevelt. Roosevelt Street (locals call it “Roosevelt”) is the heart of Phoenix's art district. And it's packed with hip galleries, fun restaurants, and neat coffee shops.

Where do you park for Roosevelt Row in Phoenix? ›

  • 919 N First St. 35 spots. 6 min.
  • 601 North Central Ave. 140 spots. 6 min.
  • 1014 North 2nd Street. 40 spots. 10 min.
  • 714 North 3rd Street. 17 spots. 11 min.
  • 324 N 1st Ave. 51 spots. 14 min.
  • 200 EVB Garage. 885 spots. 14 min. 8' 6"
  • 332 North 3rd Avenue. 74 spots. 15 min.
  • 333 N 3rd Ave. 140 spots. 15 min.

What is the 13th floor in Phoenix? ›

World's largest halloween entertainment company

Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group is the world's largest Halloween-themed entertainment company, with over 15 locations and counting! We bring a premier haunted house experience to markets all across the country.

What is the fancy part of Phoenix? ›

Arcadia is the most sought after area of Phoenix. Offering urban dwellings with a family rural feel, Arcadia is located less than 15 minutes from the airport and downtown Scottsdale.

How many miles of shoreline does Roosevelt Lake have? ›

At full capacity, the lake is approximately 22 miles long with nearly 128 miles of shoreline with a water surface elevation of 2151 feet. The reservoir can store approximately 1,653,043 acre-feet (AF) of water at maximum conservation pool.

Where do rich people go in Phoenix? ›

  • Paradise Valley.
  • North Scottsdale.
  • Arcadia Phoenix.
  • Biltmore Phoenix.
  • North Central Phoenix.
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What side of Phoenix is bad? ›

Central Village: Central Village is consistently rated the least safe neighborhood in Phoenix. It's also one of the oldest areas of town. The historic infrastructure can be really interesting, and there are some really beautiful old homes in this area.

What is the poorest area in Phoenix? ›

South Mountain

Perhaps because it has been the poorest, most varied, most socioeconomically disadvantaged region in Phoenix for many decades. This is significant because you will undoubtedly hear gunfire, and drive-bys occur on a regular basis. Then there's gang activity, robberies, assaults, and car theft.

Is there free parking in downtown Phoenix? ›

Depending on the time of day you plan on being downtown, you may be able to score free street parking. According to the City of Phoenix, metered on-street parking is free overnight from 10:00 PM to 8:00 AM. Additionally, there are still several on-street parking spaces that are not metered in the downtown area.

Is it free to park downtown Phoenix? ›

Parking Meters

All meters and pay stations are enforced 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, including weekends and holidays. Meters cost $1.50 per hour and coin-only meters cost $1 per hour. Most meters accept credit/debit cards and coins and others only accept coins.

What is free on first Friday in Phoenix? ›

First Friday goers can visit the Phoenix Art Museum between 4 and 7 p.m. every First Friday for free. General admission to the museum is free on that night, but special exhibitions still require a ticket.

What is the myth behind the 13th floor? ›

In popular culture. Some conspiracy theorists have suggested that the thirteenth floor in government buildings is not really missing, but actually contains top-secret governmental departments, or more generally that it is proof of something sinister or clandestine going on.

What's the deal with the 13th floor? ›

Many older buildings don't have a 13th floor because of superstition. Since many people consider the number unlucky, they won't want to live or work on the 13th floor, and landlords and developers will often skip the floor as they know it will be harder to sell and rent apartments on the floor.

Why is there a superstition about the 13th floor? ›

One of the most widespread superstitions about the number 13 has Biblical roots. After the Last Supper, Jesus was betrayed by Judas, who was considered to be the 13th disciple. What's more, the thirteenth chapter of the book of Revelation is about the coming of the “Great Beast” and the anti-Christ.

Where is the black neighborhood in Phoenix? ›

Census tract 1160, between Broadway and Baseline, has a population of 4,711 and is 56.3% African-American, the highest percentage in the entire state of Arizona. Other traditionally black neighborhoods include Hermoso, South Vistas, Lindo Park and the Park South neighborhood.

Do people wear jeans in Phoenix? ›

Jeans. In the winter, jeans are a no brainer, but even during the summer, it's an essential piece of Phoenix clothing because jeans can protect your legs from harsh terrain.

What is the coolest part of Phoenix? ›

A Guide to the 12 Best Neighborhoods in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Downtown Phoenix.
  • Central Phoenix.
  • Arcadia.
  • Roosevelt Row Arts District.
  • Willo Historic District.
  • Paradise Valley.
  • Biltmore.
  • Desert Ridge.
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What is the main strip in Phoenix? ›

North Central Avenue is a wide thoroughfare that connects the Phoenix Downtown core to Midtown and Uptown, with many of the city's top cultural attractions lining the road.

Where is the Phoenix homeless encampment? ›

Homeless encampment grew on private lot in Phoenix

Phoenix area's homeless crisis is in full view at a large, vacant lot near 35th Avenue and Indian School Road, where a new homeless community popped up, in violation of the City Code.

Where do presidents stay in Phoenix? ›

Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort— Phoenix.

Where are the Roosevelt Row murals? ›

Located in the Roosevelt Row Arts District, Phoenix's unofficial “Mural Alley” is actually more commonly referred to 1½ Street, and it's almost hidden in plain sight. To find this wide swath of local flavor, just locate The Churchill building and head around back for the most city's most vibrant alley.

Where is the bad part of Phoenix? ›

Central Village is consistently rated the least safe neighborhood in Phoenix. It's also one of the oldest areas of town.

What is the poorest part of Phoenix? ›

South Mountain

Perhaps because it has been the poorest, most varied, most socioeconomically disadvantaged region in Phoenix for many decades. This is significant because you will undoubtedly hear gunfire, and drive-bys occur on a regular basis. Then there's gang activity, robberies, assaults, and car theft.

Where is the most homeless in AZ? ›

Because Pima County used a different methodology in 2022 to count its homeless population, its numbers last year were inflated compared with other places. This partially skewed Arizona's population count, though most of the state's homeless population was concentrated in Maricopa County, not Pima County.

What city in Arizona has the most homeless? ›

Homeless encampment in Phoenix grows

More than 800 people live in the tent city that has become one of the biggest homeless encampments in the United States, according to the Human Services Campus officials.

Is it illegal to be homeless in Phoenix? ›

Answer: Being homeless is not a crime. However, if you see a crime in progress it needs to be reported. If you witness a need that requires immediate response from Phoenix Police or Fire departments call 911. If you suspect illegal activity call Crime Stop at 602-262-6151.

Where do presidents sleep? ›

The President's Bedroom is a second floor bedroom in the White House. The bedroom makes up the White House master suite along with the adjacent sitting room and the smaller dressing room, all located in the southwest corner.

Where do pro teams stay in Phoenix? ›

We have it on insider knowledge that most visiting NBA teams and some NFL teams stay at one and only one hotel in Phoenix — the Ritz-Carlton at Camelback and 24th Street.

What college do most presidents attend? ›

What College Has Produced the Most Presidents? Harvard University has produced the most Presidents when it comes to their undergraduate school with 8! That includes John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Theodore Roosevelt, Rutherford B.

What US city has the most murals? ›

The “Mural Capital of the World”

Mural Arts Philadelphia started as an anti-graffiti program in 1984 and has grown to be an international leader with over 4,000 works of community-based public art.

What is the largest mural in the United States? ›

The Glass City River Wall (GCRW) is located at the ADM grain facility on the east bank of the Maumee River and includes 28 silos measuring approximately 170,000 square feet. It is the largest mural in the United States.

What is the name of the largest outdoor mural in the United States? ›

The Great Wall of Los Angeles is one of the largest murals in the world, 13.5 feet high and 2,754 feet long, stretching over half a mile.


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