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Sip, Savor and Saunter: Urban Wine Walk Returns for 9th Year

by Taylor Bishop
Arts & Culture Business Development Community Food, Restaurants & Dining Travel, Shopping & Leisure Taylor Bishop May 3, 2019

More than 20 Downtown Phoenix restaurants will offer wine samples on the self-guided tour.

No need to whine, the self-guided tasting tour of the year is almost here. Spend your Saturday (May 11) on the Urban Wine Walk exploring downtown and taking in the buzzing bar and restaurant scene.

Sips start at 1 p.m. at the CityScape Phoenix plaza and pours continue until 6 p.m. Arrive early to be one of the first 300 people to get a free DTPHX commemorative wine stopper. Or, begin wherever you’d like at one of the more than 20 restaurants and bars participating.

Each restaurant will offer a $2 or $3 wine sample accompanied by complimentary snacks while supplies last.

Give a warm welcome to Rott n’ Grapes on Roosevelt Street for its Wine Walk debut. Opened in August of 2018, the chic restaurant flaunts a three-level bar, speakeasy basement lounge and top-notch wine selections.

Plus, several Wine Walk favorites will be back again this year, including Carly’s BistroCopper BluesDistrict American Kitchen & Wine Bar, Squid Ink SushiThe Duce, and The Strand.

Get your Wine Walk map here and grab a print version at any of the participating restaurants.

Wine Walk first-timer? Here are a few tips for a smooth experience:

  • Pick up a themed shirt from a local screen printer at CityScape
  • Have your ID ready
  • Bring cash for tips
  • Wear a hat, sunscreen and comfortable shoes
  • Hail a pedicab or hop on the light trail