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The Best of Downtown Phoenix’s Roosevelt Row

By Grace

Roosevelt Row is located in the heart of downtown Phoenix, offering up a variety of restaurants, bars, shops, art galleries and more for both locals and visitors.

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When living at Moontower, you’re only steps away from Roosevelt Row. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of what we consider to be the best of the arts district, including:

Best Places to Drink


Songbird Coffee

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Address: 812 N 3rd St Ac, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Instagram: @songbirdcoffeehouse

With an emphasis on supporting local, Songbird prides itself on creating a home-away-from-home experience in their shop. With Arizona-sourced grounds, they offer delicious coffee, espresso and tea drinks. You can also try a house-made pastry or breakfast sandwich!



Address: 214 E Roosevelt St #2, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Instagram: @drinkkahvi

Kähvi offers premium coffee inspired by Tulum, Mexico and Scandinavian coffee shops. Not only do they offer a variety of coffee and tea drinks, they also have a breakfast menu and an assortment of beer, wine and cocktails.



Address: 909 N 1st St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Instagram: @futurocoffee

Sharing their space with hair salon Palabra, Futuro is a minimalist coffee shop that markets itself as a center for social interactions. Honoring their Mexican heritage, their menu serves delicious coffee beverages, including their signature Cajeta. 


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Cham Pang Lanes

Interior of Cham Pang Lanes in downtown Phoenix

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Address: 903 N 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Instagram: @champanglanes

This photogenic bar offers quality cocktails and snacks, with a side of bowling. If you’re looking to host a large event or party, Cham Pang Lanes has you covered. With plenty of bar seating, stop by with your friends and have a glass of champagne


Ghost Donkey

Address: 903 N 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Instagram: @ghostdonkeyphx

Ghost Donkey serves up your choice of mezcal or tequila cocktails. Along with your cocktail, enjoy some delicious Mexican food, including nachos, tacos, and chips and guac! 


Rough Rider

Address: 1001 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Instagram: @roughrideraz

Serving up Victorian era cocktails, Rough Rider pairs their drinks with modern American cuisine. With inspiration from the late 19th century, you can travel back in time while enjoying some delicious food!


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Happy Hour


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Address: 817 N 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Happy Hour: Mon-Sat 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

During Lucky’s happy hour, all draft beer is $1, jello shots are $3, well drinks are $4, or get $2 off any signature cocktail on the menu. And with $1 off shots of Amaro Montenegro and mezcal, there is something for everybody.


Sake Haus

Address: 214 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (closed Tuesdays).

Sake Haus is a Tokyo inspired sushi and cocktail bar, serving creative Japanese cuisine and cocktails. During happy hour, they offer half off all maki rolls, starters, glasses of sake, beer and sake bombs.


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*Happy hours listed as of July 26, 2023*

Best Places to Eat


Matt’s Big Breakfast

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Address: 825 N 1st St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Matt’s is the classic brunch spot on Roosevelt. They offer both scratch-made breakfast and lunch menus, but breakfast is what people love. You can expect a long wait during peak hours, so we recommend coming early!


Welcome Diner

Address: 929 E Pierce St, Phoenix, AZ 85006

Offering up Southern-inspired dishes, Welcome Diner serves an amazing weekend brunch in addition to their regular menu. Biscuits are the beloved dish here, but you can indulge in any of the classics, including Huevos Rancheros, chicken fried steak, or French toast!



Address: 2045 E Camelback Rd A17, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Snooze is known for their extensive menu, offering up mouth-watering plates and drinks. From pancakes, to benedicts, to all plant-based dishes, everyone in your group will find something they love.


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Lunch + Dinner


Interior of Cibo downtown Phoenix

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Address: 603 N 5th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003

Cibo is serving up a taste of Italy right from downtown Phoenix. Their wide variety of appetizers, pasta and pizza dishes are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. Plus, you can’t miss out on their delicious Nutella crepes for dessert!

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Taco Boy’s 

Address: 620 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Stop by Taco Boy’s for a quick lunch or dinner to build your own taco or burrito. You can enjoy your food with an imported beer or their house-made horchata!


First & Last

Address: 1001 N 3rd Ave #1, Phoenix, AZ 85003

First & Last is the perfect spot if you’re looking to enjoy a quality dining experience with friends. Their diverse menu features delicious seafood, pasta, and meat dishes. They also offer an extensive cocktail, wine, and draft list to pair with any of their dishes.


Farish House 

Address: 816 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

This bistro offers classic French dishes with pre-prohibition wine and cocktails. Between the elegant dinner mains and the array of appetizers and sides to share, Farish House will leave you and your group feeling satisfied.



Address: 214 W Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85003

Looking for an Asian twist in downtown Phoenix? Check out SoSoba for traditional ramen noodles and other Asian-inspired dishes to get your fix.


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Looking for a spot to watch the next game, grab a drink and a bite to eat? Check out our list of the best sports bars in downtown Phoenix.

Best Things to Do

First Friday Art Walk

Address: 333 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

If Roosevelt Row is known for anything, it’s known for First Friday. Occurring on the first Friday of every month, First Friday is a massive self-guided art walk that allows you to take in the roots of Phoenix and get a feel for the culture of downtown. 

Shops and Galleries

As you peruse the street, you can pop into any of the many stores, boutiques, and art galleries that reside here. Whether you’re interested in buying or not, taking in more of the rich culture of Phoenix is great for a tourist or a local.

Phoenix General

Address: 214 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Phoenix General is a local boutique that offers carefully curated products ranging from high-end perfume to houseplants to apparel. With almost all products being locally sourced, it is the perfect spot to visit if you are looking for a unique gift or souvenir.


MADE Art Boutique

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Address: 922 N 5th St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Discover locally sourced, one-of-a-kind items and captivating exhibitions showcasing the artistry of over 100 talented local artists at MADE Art Boutique. This charming spot in downtown Phoenix offers a diverse range of products at various price points, making it accessible to all. Take a stroll through the boutique to appreciate the talent that enriches the Phoenix community.


Eye Lounge

Address: 922 N 5th St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Eye Lounge is a unique contemporary art gallery that gives exposure to new and known local artists. Located inside the MADE Art Boutique, Eye Lounge is known for being a consistent source of great artwork with friendly and inspiring artists. 


Image of two individuals in front of a colorful mural

If you’re looking for your next Instagram photo, grab a friend and hunt for the many murals lining the street! 

To help you get started, we’ve put together a list of what we consider to be the 12 Most Instagrammable Places Near Downtown Phoenix (Murals, Restaurants and More).

We hope you enjoyed this list of the best things to do in Roosevelt Row. If you have any more questions about downtown Phoenix living, contact the Moontower leasing team. We’re always happy to help!


Grace is a regular contributing author for, covering leasing tips and all things downtown Phoenix. She has 2 years of experience in multifamily leasing and marketing. Grace is an avid sports fan and a huge animal lover.

July 26, 2023

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