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In just five days, an exciting beginning to the Fall season opens up with a twist of a cork and the sensual smell of an understated Merlot or the vibrant, fruity aroma of a Chardonnay. Urban Wine Walkers will get the chance to whet their whistles by sampling wine and soaking in the atmosphere at 17 participating locations in Phoenix and Tempe on Saturday, September 24 beginning at 11 a.m.

The Downtown Phoenix Partnership organizes this twice annual wine walk to give participants a taste of the high life at a great price. An incredible variety of restaurants and bars will offer up to three wine samples and snacks from $2 to $4 to everyone participating in the Urban Wine Walk. And if you’re one of a lucky 600 to stop off at the Downtown Phoenix Public Market, you’ll be treated to a goodie bag filled with freebies, coupons and the latest dining guide to help you fully experience the flourishing urban dining scene.

This unique experience provides a chance for wine novices, connoisseurs and everyone in between to gather with friends, enjoy good company, sample new tastes, find new favorite wines and restaurant spots, and have a great time in a vibrant urban setting. This year’s event has some exciting new additions to the program, including restaurants such as the Arrogant Butcher and Nobuo at Teeter House featuring Sake and delights from the James Beard award-winning Chef Nobuo Fukuda. Of course, many of our old favorites like Kincaid’s Fish, Chop and Steak House and Sam’s Café will also be offering wine and food that will please any palate!

It couldn’t be easier to participate. All establishments taking part in the event are a short walking distance from three central light rail stops in Phoenix, Central Corridor and Tempe. And with a full day light rail pass costing only $3.50, it’s a great way to enjoy this exciting event! Get going at any time after 11 a.m. at the location of your choice. The walk wraps up around 6 p.m. Special thanks to Mix 96.9 for getting the word out.

So, come on down to Downtown Phoenix this Saturday. It’s time to Live It Up!

Urban Wine Walk Participating Establishments

Central Corridor

  • Hula’s Modern Tiki
  • Maizie’s

Downtown Phoenix

  • 1130 The Restaurant
  • Arrogant Butcher, The
  • Brick Pizzeria & Wine Bar
  • District American Kitchen and Wine Bar
  • Icon Lounge at the Wyndham Phoenix Hotel
  • Kincaid’s Fish, Chop and Steak House
  • Networks Bar & Grill
  • Nobuo at Teeter House
  • Phoenix Public Market
  • Province
  • Rose & Crown, The
  • Sam’s Café
  • Steve’s Greenhouse Grill

Tempe Mill Ave. & 3rd St.

  • Caffe Boa
  • My Big Fat Greek Restaurant


Urban Wine Walk At a Glance

Who: Downtown Phoenix Partnership

What: Urban Wine Walk

When: Saturday, September 24 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Downtown Phoenix, along the light rail line

Cost: Free, participants must be at least 21 years old. Wine samples cost between $2 and $4

Urban Wine Walk maps and all the details for upcoming fall events are available online.