New Restaurants, Jazz Festival in Store for the Urban Wine & Jazz Walk
April 28, 2017 by Lauren Potter
Start spreading the booze (and hydrating now), because the favorite event of wine lovers across the Valley returns Saturday, May 6 — this time with 100 percent more jazz.
Recently reimagined as the Urban Wine & Jazz Walk, the popular event returns for its seventh year to satiate the senses of day drinkers in Downtown Phoenix and beyond.
The event invites wine lovers of all levels — from Riesling rookies and vino veterans — to sip, savor and saunter their way through the city on a self-guided tour of 30 local bars and restaurants.
Whether you’re a novice or pro, Urban Wine & Jazz Walk is a perfect opportunity to experience Downtown Phoenix through two of man’s greatest inventions: booze and music. Visit longtime favorite restaurants or discover something new as you experience the vibrancy of downtown.
And don’t worry: You don’t need to bring a sophisticated palate, comfy shoes will do because each of the participating locations are just a skip and a step away from light rail.
Urban Wine & Jazz walkers can expect several favorite locations to return this year including: The Arrogant Butcher, Copper Blues Rock Pub & Kitchen, District American Kitchen & Wine Bar, Province Urban Kitchen & Bar, The Strand Urban Italian, Noodle Bar, Squid Ink Sushi, The Duce, DeSoto Central Market, Short Leash Hot Dogs, Hidden Track Bottle Shop & Cafe and more.
We’re also excited to announce several new locations to the route including Chico Malo, Cornish Pasty Co., The Park, Floor 13 @ Hilton Garden Inn, The Dressing Room and Kaleidoscope Juice. But it’s at CityScape Phoenix where you’ll find a special gift: The first 300 people in line at the new Chico Malo restaurant will each receive a free commemorative stemless wine glass to toast to the day.
And because nothing unites a community like libations and live music, this year the event is perfectly paired with the International Jazz Day AZ Festival. Several locations along the route will have live jazz music including District American Kitchen, Floor 13, Zpizza Tap Room, The Park, Carly’s Bistro, DeSoto Central Market, Rott n’ Grapes and Hob Nob’s.
Taking center stage at Phoenix Public Market Café from 4-9 p.m., the festival invites smooth drinkers and cool cats to celebrate America’s greatest contribution to the arts. Bringing jazz headliners Neamen Lyles, Nayo Jones, Max Valldeneu and Fred Boswell Jr., the festival will be sure to put a swing in your step.
Urban Wine & Jazz Walk is free to attend, and alternative modes of transportation — walking, light rail and bikes — are encouraged.
For a complete list of venues and details (and printable map soon to come), visit dtphx.org/winewalk.