A Snow Day Spent Downtown

PC: Hailey Golich

PC: Hailey Golich


Winter has finally showed up in Flagstaff!  With over two feet of snow on the ground and more coming, we have some ways for you to go out and enjoy the snow and then warm-up afterwards!

It might be a good idea to leave your car parked and rent some cross country skis from Aspen Sports to make your way around downtown!  Start your own ski crawl and visit some of our favorite places to grad a hot drink or eat a warm meal!

Late For the Train has a Mountain Town Blend coffee that is a mix of light and dark roasted beans, they say each cup is filled with adventure and comfort…exactly what’s need on a cold snowy day like this!  Up next is the Whiskey Chai from Rendezvous.  This might be the biggest cup of warmth in Flagstaff and best shared with a friend.  While sipping on your hot drinks you can watch the snow fall and snap some pics (to share with us of course)!

If your craving something a little different to warm-up after some time in the snow then a hot bowl of ramen from Karma is a must!  There is a variety of bowls and you can’t go wrong with any of them!  We also recommend trying the broth bar at Sosoba…it’s something different and fun!

And if the snow just isn’t for you, then we suggest cozying up at home and admiring the snow from afar through the pictures on our Instagram page (@DowntownFlagstaff) or through your window.  Don’t worry though, blue skies are waiting for you tomorrow!

January Locals’ Night

screen-shot-2016-09-19-at-2-17-08-pmThis is the first Locals’ Night of 2017 and once again our businesses are offering great deals for all of you locals! Below are all the deals, so map out your Tuesday evening now to get all the shopping and dining deals! Use #FlagstaffLocalsNight on social media to share your experience!

**Free parking is available after 5pm at City Hall, the Visitors Center, Chase Bank, National Bank, and County parking lot at Leroux and Cherry.

Shopping:

  • Aspen Sports Flagstaff – 20% off any non-sale item.
  • Mountain Sports Flagstaff – 50% off Patagonia trucker hats (limit 3 AND you must be in their Frequent Buyer Club or sign up that night with a local address) *closing at 6pm.
  • Peace Surplus – 25% off all men’s and women’s casual wear / lifestyle apparel.
  • P.J. Chilcottage – Buy 1 get 1 free handmade primal elements soap (limit 6).
  • Puchteca – 15% off Navajo rugs.
  • Rainbow’s End – 25% off one non-sale item AND dessert and wine will be served.

Dining / Drinks:

  • Bigfoot BBQ – Buy one get one free draft beer.
  • Charly’s Pub & Grill – Posole, chips, and a Dos Equis for $9+tax.
  • Karma Sushi Bar Grill – fill out the check insert and be entered to win a $30 “Lunch for Two” gift card.
  • Mix Flagstaff – 50% off entire menu.
  • The McMillan – 30% off tequila, $3 tacos, and if you spend $50 or more you will be entered to win a $25 gift card.
  • PayN’Take – $1 off draft beer pints (7pm-close).
  • Root – $12 small plate and drink: white bean cassoulet with a seasonal gin rickey.

 

Our Favorite Holiday Celebrations Downtown

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If anywhere in Arizona knows how to celebrate the holiday season it’s Flagstaff!  Governor Doug Ducey declared Flagstaff as Arizona’s Winter Wonderland and downtown is making sure we live up to that title.  There is something for everyone to enjoy throughout the holiday season downtown, and we’ve listed out a few of our favorites!

1. Dark Sky Brewing Company’s Ugly Sweater Party –  This Friday, December 16, from 5-10pm at Dark Sky you can take part in the fiercest holiday ugly sweater competition.  Show off your tackiest, wackiest, purchased or home-made holiday sweaters at this party.  There will be prizes for the best (ugliest) sweaters and happy hour prices for everyone wearing an ugly sweater!

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/215830735528988/

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2. Downtown Luminaria Stroll –  Begin a new holiday tradition in Downtown Flagstaff Tuesday, December 20, from 5-8pm.  Thanks to our sponsor Homes of Flagstaff by G Shanahan, and everyone in the community who has decorated over 1,000 luminaria bags, San Francisco St., Aspen Ave., and Leroux St. will be glowing!  Also be sure to check out the business windows that are taking part in our window decorating contest while strolling the streets.

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1438146146198974/

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3. December Locals’ Night –  Tuesday, December 20, from 3-7pm is Locals’ Night and it is the perfect opportunity to knock out the last (or all) of your holiday shopping at once! There are over 25 businesses participating and offering great deals like buy one get one free and 50% off everything!  It’s Buy Local Month and you can shop local with Local First Arizona’s and the DBA’s Holiday Shopping Passport.   While shopping around you will also be able to enjoy the sounds of local musicians in participating businesses!

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1211584388885421/

4. Flagstaff SantaCon 2016 –  This Saturday, December 17, at 2pm hundreds of Santas will take to the streets of Downtown Flagstaff for SantaCon!  This pub-crawl will get you in the holiday spirit with 5 stops beginning at Historic Barrel + Bottle House, then onto The State Bar, Dark Sky, Hops on Birch, and ending at The Green Room with a Santa dance party!

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1741739869484807/

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5. The Great Pinecone Drop –  The pinecone has been hung high atop the Weatherford Hotel and the countdown to the New Year has begun!  This Downtown Flagstaff celebration has been a tradition for over 15 years and each year the crowd grows.  Thousands of locals and visitors fill the streets of downtown, countdown to the big drop, and ring in the new year together!

December Locals’ Night

This month’s Locals’ Night is not to be missed! Not only are downtown businesses offering some great deals to wrap up your holiday shopping, but there will be local musicians performing in participating businesses, and it is the first ever Downtown Luminaria Stroll from 5-8pm!

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If you’re worried about parking don’t be!! After 5pm there is free parking available at City Hall, the County parking lot at Leroux and Cherry, the Chase Bank lot, and the National Bank lot!

Shopping Passport Download

screen-shot-2016-11-27-at-1-01-12-pmIt’s Buy Local Month and 21 of your favorite downtown businesses are taking part in the Shopping Passport Program! Now through January 1st, shop at 8 of the 21 businesses or spend a total of $250, fill out your passport, and turn into one of the businesses, and you’ll be entered to win 1 of 20 giftcard prizes ranging from $25 to $300!

Download your passport below and start shopping!

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Downtown for the Holidays

screen-shot-2016-11-15-at-10-13-13-amWith Thanksgiving next week, that means the holiday season is right around the corner! Flagstaff is Arizona’s Winter Wonderland and we’re making sure that Downtown Flagstaff looks the part and is your holiday shopping, dining, and entertainment destination. The fun begins November 25th with. . .

Holiday Shopping Passport  (Nov. 25 – Dec. 24)

We have partnered with Local First Arizona on this holiday initiative to consciously spend your holiday money at locally-owned businesses in the Flagstaff, Arizona community. It is free to play! With every stop at one of our 21 participating businesses, you’ll receive a sticker with the total dollar amount of your purchase. To complete your passport, you must make purchases at your choice of 8 of the 21 participating businesses, OR spend a total of $250. Fill it out to enter to win one of 20 fabulous gift card packages.

Passports will be available at any of the participating businesses prior to Thanksgiving and are yours to shop with until the end of the holiday season (December 24th).

When your passport is complete, return it to one of the participating businesses. Winners will be contacted in the first week of January.

Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1708504646137119/

Slack Friday (Nov. 25)

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This is the anti Black Friday! Forget the 3am alarm and the lines at the big box stores. Skip the stress! Holiday shopping should be enjoyable, and downtown has you covered! Sleep in and still get the best deals in town. (Mimosas optional.)

 

 

Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/715227818653770/

Holiday Movie Series (Nov. 26 – Dec. 17)

screen-shot-2016-11-15-at-10-11-02-amFour Saturdays of FREE movies, time with Santa, crafts, and holiday fun, all beginning Saturday, Nov. 26. We will be celebrating the holidays in full swing at The Orpheum Theater through Dec. 17! Get your pictures taken with Santa, sing along to Christmas songs, make crafts, and enjoy the classic holiday movies!

 

Movie Schedule (Doors open at 10am, movie begins around 11am):

Breakfast with Santa (Dec. 3 & Dec. 17)

screen-shot-2016-11-15-at-10-11-19-amSit down with Santa in a winter wonderland, enjoy a warm breakfast, and decorate Christmas cookies from Mozelle’s Downtown Bakery! You will get the chance to have your pictures taken with Santa, sing along to Christmas songs by the fire, make holiday crafts, and maybe even listen to him read a Christmas story!! The movie will follow breakfast and begin around 11am. Breakfast is limited to the FIRST 50 people and is $10 a person.

December 3 (9-10am) - Warm breakfast from Mix Flagstaff

 December 17 (9-10am) - Warm breakfast from Mozelle’s Downtown Bakery

DECEMBER 20th: The Biggest Night Downtown

screen-shot-2016-11-15-at-10-11-30-amMark this on your calendars now!! You won’t want to miss everything going on downtown for this one night.

  • First off, it is December’s Locals’ Night from 3-7pm. We don’t know what our businesses will be offering yet, but we do know that the deals will be amazing like past months!
  • Secondly, it is the night of Jingle Bell Shop. From 5-8pm participating businesses will have local musicians performing for you to enjoy as you finish your last minute holiday shopping!
  • Lastly, the Luminaria Stroll through downtown will brighten your night! This inaugural event is something we’re very excited for! Luminarias will light up San Francisco St., Leroux St., and Aspen Ave. from 5-8pm. Come stroll the streets with your friends and family and make this your new holiday tradition while shopping the great holiday deals, or dining at your favorite downtown restaurant!

Window Decorating Contest (Dec. 1 – Dec. 23)

Flagstaff is Arizona’s Winter Wonderland and we want downtown to look the part! This year we are going to have a contest between our participating downtown businesses to see who has the most holiday cheer! Windows will be decorated by November 25th, and then it is up to YOU, the public, to decide the winner. We will post pictures of the windows on Instagram and Facebook and the two businesses with the most combined likes will win the 1st and 2nd place prizes! Voting begins December 1st and will end December 23rd. We will have maps with the businesses on there so you can walk through downtown and see the windows up close and personal!

Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/232670083817427/.

City Tree Lighting (Dec. 3)

screen-shot-2016-11-15-at-10-12-33-amJoin us in Heritage Square and help Santa light the downtown tree starting at 5pm! This annual event is a fun family event downtown that gets everyone in the holiday spirit!

 

 

Holiday Parade of Lights (Dec. 10)

screen-shot-2016-11-15-at-10-12-45-amPresented by The Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce and Vora Financial, the Holiday Parade of Lights begins at 6pm. Everyone flocks downtown and lines the streets to watch the lights go by downtown!

 

 

***All of these events can be found on our Facebook page (Flagstaff Downtown Business Alliance), and we will share more information and details as the time comes closer.*** 

 

November Locals’ Night

screen-shot-2016-09-19-at-2-17-08-pmThis is Downtown’s third Locals’ Night and it’s the perfect opportunity to get a jump start on all your holiday shopping! Below are all the deals our businesses are offering, so map out your plan now to get all the shopping and dining deals!

**Free parking is available after 5pm at City Hall, the Visitors Center, Chase Bank, National Bank, and County parking lot at Leroux and Cherry.

SHOPPING:

  • Aspen Sports Flagstaff – 20% off any non-sale item.
  • Babbitt’s Backcountry – 50% off Icebreaker brand men and womens apparel.
  • Mountain Sports Flagstaff – Buy one get one free “Life is good” t-shirts (jsut have to be in their Frequent Buyer Club with a local address or join tonight).
  • Peace Surplus – 25% off any one non-sale item.
  • P.J. Chilcottage – Buy one get one handmade primal elements soap.
  • Run Flagstaff – 30-50% off all previous model shoes.
  • The Golden Hive – 15% off pine nuts.

DINING / DRINKS:

  • Altitudes Bar & Grill – Happy hour prices on starter menu and $5 Stoli vodka of any flavor.
  • Bigfoot BBQ – 2 for 1 draft beer.
  • Blendz – $2 off any glass of wine, $1 off any draft beer, $5 Old Fashioneds, & $6 sangria.
  • Collins Irish Pub & Grill – mention Locals Night and purchase 2 beverages and get a free mini Irish nachos.
  • Dark Sky Brewing – $3 off taste boards.
  • Historic Brewing – $5 wine ad $7 pitchers.
  • Karma Sushi Bar Grill – fill out check insert and be entered to win a $30 “Lunch for Two” gift card.
  • Mix Flagstaff – 50% off everything.
  • Monsoon Downtown – mention Locals Night and purchase 2 beverages and get a free crispy dumplings appetizer.
  • Mozelle’s Downtown Bakery – buy one cookie get one free.
  • PayN’Take – $1 off draft beer pints (*7pm-close).
  • Root Public House – One select small plate paired with a cocktail or local beer for $10.
  • Shift – Free snacks for James Beard award votes.
  • Sweet Shop & Nut House – Buy one pound of fudge and get a half pound free.
  • The McMillan – 30% off tequila drinks, $3 tacos, and be entered to win a $25 gift card with a $50 purchase.
  • Weatherford Hotel / Charley’s Pub & Grill – Posole and chips and a 16oz Dos Equis for $9+tax.

October Locals’ Night

screen-shot-2016-10-12-at-1-33-46-pmSeptember’s Locals Night was a huge success and we immediately started planning for October. We are excited for our second Downtown Flagstaff Locals Night on Tuesday, October 18th, from 4pm-7pm. We have over 20 downtown businesses treating our residents to some amazing deals.

Below are the offers for October’s Locals Night:

SHOPPING:

DINING / DRINKS:

Local’s Night Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/342276449446403/

First Downtown Locals Night

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We are excited for our first Downtown Flagstaff Locals Night tomorrow from 4pm-7pm. Downtown businesses are rolling out the red carpet for our residents with amazing deals and we have a live performance on Heritage Square at 5pm featuring Kissidugu2 West African Drum Ensemble!

Below are the offers for September’s Locals Night:

SHOPPING:

  • Aspen Sports Flagstaff (15 N. San Francisco St)- 20% off any non sale item.
  • Flagstaff Sports Exchange (19 W. Aspen Ave) – FREE hackey sak or bumper sticker with a purchase of $20 or more!
  • The Golden Hive (8 W. Route 66) – 15% off EVERYTHING for locals!
  • Mountain Sports Flagstaff (24 N. San Francisco St)- 20% all bags/luggage from Patagonia, Baggallini, Osgoode Marley, and Hobo The Original. To qualify for the discount, you simply have to be in their Frequent Buyer Club with a Flagstaff address, or join on Tuesday night with a local address to get your 20% discount on one full price bag.
  • P.J. Chilcottage (120 N. Leroux St) – is IN for Locals Night! Buy 1 Get 1 FREE handmade primal elements soap.

DINING / DRINKS:

  • Altitudes Bar and Grill (2 S. Beaver St) – is offering happy hour prices on their starter menu and $5 Stoli vodka of any flavor. Every Tuesday specials include grilled cheese and soup for $6.50, a pint of India Pale Ale for $3.50, and if you play one of their board games you get 2 for 1 drinks!
  • Bigfoot BBQ (120 N. Leroux St) – 2-4-1 draft beer
  • Blendz (21 E. Aspen Ave) – $5 Old Fashions and $6 Peach Sangria. It is also open mic night and ALL performers will get $2 off drinks!
  • Collins Irish Pub and Grill (2 N. Leroux St)  – mention Locals Night and purchase 2 beverages and you get Mini Irish Nachos for FREE!
  • Historic Brewing Barrel + Bottle House (110 S. San Francisco) – 50% off beer flights
  • Monsoon Downtown (6 E. Aspen Ave) – mention Locals Night and purchase 2 beverages and you get FREE Crispy Dumplings appetizer!
  • Mozelle’s Downtown Bakery (111 E. Aspen Ave) – a “sweet” deal of buy one cookie get one FREE!
  • PayN’Take (12 W. Aspen Ave) – BOGO pints of Mexican beer on tap and any LOCAL beer on tap from 7pm – close.
  • Peace Surplus (14 W. Route 66) – is offering a FREE cross country ski rental package for one day during the 2016/2017 season with any purchase (even $1).
  • The McMillian (2 W. Route 66) – be enter to win a $25 gift card with a $50 purchase, 30% off all tequila drinks, and $3 tacos.
  • Weatherford Hotel/ Charly’s Pub & Grill (23 N. Leroux St) – Posole and Chips, and a 16oz Dos Equis for $9+tax.

Local’s Night Facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1798028000420620/

Our Top 9 Favorite ‘Late Night’ Eats in Downtown Flagstaff

With summer-time weather now in full swing, those in Flagstaff no longer have to take cover once night hits to escape the cold. That means balmy late nights where you can hit the town, and what is a better way to end your night then with some food!! In this week’s post we will be counting down our top 9 favorite places downtown where food is being served past 9 p.m.

Gringodillas

Hours:

Mon – Tue: 9:00pm – 2:30am

Wed – Sat: 9:00pm – 3:00am

Sun: 9:00pm – 2:30am

The 1st Food Truck in Flagstaff, Gringodillas, is known for it yummy gourmet Quesadillas and Hot Dogs. Located in the alley way by Flag Brew its the perfect place to grab a bite and enjoy the warm summer’s night.

 

Sosoba

Hours:

Mon – Wed: 11:00am – 12:00am

Thu – Sat: 11:00am – 2:00am

Sun: 11:00am – 12:00am

When wanting something to eat late at night with some Asian Flare Sosoba is the place to go. They are known for their noodle bowls, but don’t forget to also check out their ‘shares’, which include some unique options like the pork and kimchi tostada. They also have vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options as well!

 

The Aspen Deli

Hours:

Mon – Thu: 7:30am – 5:00pm

Fri: 7:30am – 12:00am

Sat: 11:00am – 12:00am

Have a late night hankering for a sandwich or salad? The Aspen Deli is the perfect late night place to fill that craving! Even better they deliver for free within 2 miles of their location.

 

McMillan

Hours:

Mon – Thu: 11:00am – 12:00am

Fri – Sun: 11:00am – 2:00am

McMillian’s late night menu is a schmorgesborg of options, such as posole, hot wings, southwest poutine, and hummus. So no matter what your in the mood for the McMillan is sure to have something that will tickle your fancy.

 

FLG Terroir

Hours: 

Mon – Thu: 4:00pm – 12:00am

Fri: 4:00pm – 1:00am

Sat: 11:00am – 1:00am

Sun: 11:00am – 10:00pm

Everyone enjoys having a relaxing night sipping wine in some mood lighting, but Flag Terroir offers more than just the perfect late night atmosphere, they also offer treats such as oysters, ice cream, a cheese plate, and many other options.

 

The Commerce

Hours:

Thu – Sat: 5:00pm – 2:00am

Sun: 5:00pm – 12:00am

The Commerce a relative new comer to the downtown Flagstaff scene shouldn’t be overlooked when trying to find a late night bite to eat. They serve an array of salads and sandwiches, our personal favorite being the Croque Madame.

Uptown Pubhouse

Hours:

Mon – Wed: 1:00pm – 1:00am

Thur – Sat: 1:00pm – 2:00am

Sun: 1:00pm – 12:00am

Uptown has a brand new menu that is worth checking out. Their authentic Irish dishes and outdoor patio are a sure way to make any late night meal satisfying. They even have whiskey paired dishes on the menu. Yum!

Shift

Hours:

Wed – Thu: 5:00pm – 10:00pm

Fri – Sat: 5:00pm – 11:00pm

Sun: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Want to have some fancy food with a casual dining experience? Check out Shift, they offer an array of gourmet dishes to share like their delicious asparagus served with brassicas, yogurt, and preserved lemon.

 

Karma Sushi

Hours:

Sun – Wed: 11am – 10pm

Thur – Sat: 11am – 11pm

With a recently updated menu that includes some tasty ramen options and a reverse happy hour from 9:00pm to close Karma is always going to be a good choice for a late night nibble.