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8 New Businesses Now Open In Downtown Phoenix

by Elizabeth Montgomery
Bars & Nightlife Food, Restaurants & Dining Elizabeth Montgomery June 29, 2023

When you come Downtown, you’re guaranteed to find something you’ve never seen before.

New bars, restaurants, and retail attractions are opening on every corner. From the only bar where you can “drink” your birthstone to a first of its kind African restaurant and diverse micro-retail options, there’s a bevy of new and exciting places and things to try.

Here are new bars, restaurants, and retailers that have opened since March in Downtown Phoenix.

Back Alley Gallery

This vintage clothing store has a selection of old school iconic tees and women’s apparel. Take the elevator up to the third floor of the Heard Building. The shop is open Thurs – Sun 12-6 p.m.

Details: 130 N Central Ave. Suite 306.

Cayla Gray @ The Churchill

Make your house a home once you stop by the new Cayla Gray store inside The Churchill. The store has a selection of fine fragrances, body care and home scents. Founded by Kelly Kussman, Cayla Gray is on a mission to bring luxurious self-care collections to those looking to go deeper into their beauty routines. All fragrances are nontoxic and cruelty-free with transparent ingredients.

Details: 901 N 1st Street, Suite 108.

F45 Training

This global fitness community has made a home in Downtown Phoenix. F45 specializes in innovative, high-intensity group workouts that are fast, fun and results-driven, with classes that burn up to 750 calories in 45minutes. Their training includes a mix of circuit and HIIT-style workouts geared towards everyday movement.

Details: 400 N 2nd Ave.


From the owner of The Diaspora Collective comes Latha, an immersive experience where you celebrate and discover Africa and the African diaspora’s diverse and delicious flavors with every “bite, sip, foot tap, shoulder shimmy, and head bob.” Latha offers a menu of carefully sourced ingredients from local farms and a selection of wine, beer, and spirits made and owned by Black artisans. The new restaurant is located inside the Silva House in Heritage Square.

Details: 628 E. Adams St.

Neighbor Market @ The Churchill

This new gourmet pantry and bottle shop is located at The Churchill, and it’s your new go-to spot for carefully curated goods, drinks, and snacks from indie brands and small businesses from all over the country.

Details: 901 N 1st St.

Nick The Greek

In need of a fresh salad or a hearty gyro? The newest restaurant at CityScape has what you crave. Opened by three cousins named Nick, Nick The Greek has a menu of flavorful rotisserie meats, charbroiled skewers, and more. The franchise started in 2012 in California. Currently, Downtown Phoenix is its only Arizona location.

Details: 11 W Washington St.


Award-winning mixologist and longtime traveler Maxwell Berlin has visited countless countries searching for world-class cocktail ingredients and special stories and has brought his expertise to Quartz, located at historic Welnik Marketplace. Pushing the envelope with mixology and experiential decor, Quartz boasts a cocktail menu inspired by the twelve precious birthstones marking the calendar year. For a more immersive experience check out “The Cave,” a concept hidden within the new Quartz bar.

Details: 341 W Van Buren St. Suite B.

SadBoy Studios

You can’t be in Downtown Phoenix without hearing about “SAD BOY.” The Phoenix-born and raised tattoo artist is known for not just placing art to skin but the overall experience when you sit in his chair. He recently opened SadBoy Studios, a private tattoo shop in Downtown’s Heard Building. The studio also hosts artists Christian, Dead Lamb, Kiki, Kenny, Miguel, and Tim. Visit them on Instagram to see their work

Details: 130 N Central Ave. Suite 200

Two more Downtown businesses have recently reopened.

Sweet Crimes candy and ice cream shop is open below Orpheum Lofts at 114 W Adams St. and Loaded Weiner is serving up tasty hot dogs at 21 W Van Buren St.