With the light rail, it's easier now than ever to head downtown for a drink. Here are our picks of some of the hippest ones to check out.
9 downtown Phoenix bars that spice up city life
Hip spots to check outMetromix
March 26, 2009
Found in the heart of the arts district, this laid-back bar and American restaurant is set in a restored home built in the early 1900s, and is now features hardwood floors, a sharp, minimalist décor and a glass-walled keg room.
This house turned bar is a favorite among downtown bohemians for its cozy, art-adorned interior that makes it a great place for good conversation with new and old friends.
Bikini Lounge is nationally notorious for being a laid-back gem of a dive bar with a staff that will talk your ear off for hours and an eclectic, if somewhat dirty, clientele.
The man behind AZ88 turns an iconic downtown department store into a place “to eat, meet and talk.”
If you’re searching for cheap drinks, Hidden House, which attracts an eclectic crowd, is the place to go.
Located inside the Sheraton in downtown Phoenix, this American restaurant is a perfect place to go for a meal or drinks before a show at the Herberger Theater, the Orpheum Theater, Symphony Hall or other popular venues.
The restaurant offers a variety of draft microbrews.
Carly’s has a wide selection of beers and martinis — be sure to try the prickly pear.