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.

4 Free Summer Activities in Downtown Flagstaff

Summer has finally arrived in Flagstaff!! With the temperature rising and the days getting longer it’s the perfect time to get outside and explore all the things that Downtown Flagstaff has to offer. On a budget? We’ve made a list of our top 4 favorite summer activities to do in Flagstaff that won’t break the bank.

1) Movies on the Square:

Movies of the Square has been a Flagstaff tradition throughout the years. Every Saturday at dusk Heritage Square comes alive with pajama-clad families, arms filled with blankets, to find the perfect spot on the steps of the square to watch a fun family film. If the little ones are getting restless before the movie starts there are hula hoops, giant Jenga, and board games to keep them entertained. Still not sold that this is the perfect way for your family to spend their Saturday night? There is also a concession stand that sells everything from Ice Cream Sandwiches to the oh so yummy Fratelli’s Pizza!

2) Flagstaff Community Market:

Are you a foodie at heart? Do you want to support local farmers? If you answered yes to either of these questions then the Flagstaff Community Market is the perfect place for you to spend your Sunday mornings. Starting at 8 am local independent farmers open up business and sell an assortment of local produced foods and goods. Not into cooking? Don’t worry the Market has multiple vendors selling pre-made treat to nosh on as you roam the market such as crepes, lavender lemonade, and tamales!

3) Flagstaff Urban Flea Market:

Held every second Saturday of the month the Flagstaff Urban Flea Market is the perfect place to search for a unique bauble or a piece of clothing to spice up your wardrobe! Starting at 9:00 am the Vendors open up shop in the City Hall parking lot to sell an array of items such as records, antiques, bicycles, gems and minerals, handmade woodwork and leatherwork, ceramics, soaps, vintage clothing, household goods, jewelry, and upcycled goods.

4) Kids Squared:

Wanna get the kids involved in some summer activities such as a Dance class or a Pottery Workshop? Bring them down to Heritage Square every Saturday from 10-11:00 am for some fun, interactive activities created for children ages 2-12. This activities may be better suited for older or younger kids based off the week, so be sure to check the link below for a full calendar of Kids Squared!

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Mother’s Day – Treat Mom Downtown

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Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8th, and that’s right around the corner!  Looking to treat Mom to something special?  We have you covered with great ideas for gifts, eats and specials that will please Mom – guaranteed!


OUR TOP PICKS TO BRUNCH & MUNCH

Shift  –  Shift is offering a special Mother’s Day Brunch from 9am-2pm on Sunday. Their charming and intimate atmosphere, along with interactive chef’s counter, and seasonally driven American menu will be memorable! Their brunch menu will include items like Bread Pudding, Donut Holes, and a Lamb Leg Breakfast Sandwich. [107 North San Francisco St, Suite 2, (928) 440-5135]

Aspen Deli  –  Aspen Deli will be celebrating moms on SATURDAY, May 7th. All day, they will be offering a ‘Buy One Get One’ for moms and their kid(s). Mom and any age child will be able to dine-in or carry-out and enjoy a meal together. [20 N Beaver St., (928) 556-8629]

Majerle’s  –  On Sunday, Majerle’s will be offering $3 “Mom”mosas Mother’s Day Special. Stop by, let mom enjoy a drink (or two), and maybe grab a bite to eat too. [102 Historic Rte 66, (928) 774-6463]

GIFTS & SPECIALS FOR MOM

Blendz Winery  –  Blendz Winery & Bar is teaming up with Fire on the Mountain Hand Blown Glass Studio to gift a Mother’s Day Wine Basket. Choose from THREE different options, $65 – $80 (based on the wine chosen), which includes two hand blown stemless wine glasses along with Mom’s favorite wine with a custom label. Send them your favorite photo and your special message to mom! [Available now at Blendz and Fire on the Mountain Studio]. [21 E Aspen Ave, (928) 779-6445]

Fizzy Bella Bath Boutique  –  Bring the spa to Mom and pamper her with all-natural and handcrafted skin and body care products made here in Downtown Flagstaff. Fizzy Bella is offering 10% off from now until Mother’s Day (excludes gift certificates). Mom will love their bath fizzies and whipped shea body butter! [17 N Leroux St., (928) 774-1717]

The Golden Hive  –  Surprise Mom with beeswax rose candles and organic skincare products made with beeswax! The Golden Hive is offering 15% off of those products for Mother’s Day! [8 W Route 66, (928) 440-5030]

Artists Gallery  –  Come in and enjoy the art while mom sips on punch and eats cake to celebrate the day. Artists Gallery wanted to offer something a little different for Mom to enjoy, and what better than art and cake! [17 N San Francisco St., (928) 773-0958]

Mountain Sports Flagstaff  –  Mountain Sports is selling $5 raffle tickets to win a $880 Jay McCormick bracelet and pendant. That would make quite the gift for Mom on Mother’s Day and it’s such a deal! [24 N San Francisco St., (928) 226-2885]

Aspen Sports  –  All day on Sunday, Aspen Sports is offering Moms 20% off in the store. Perfect chance to get gear for the Summer months and adventures ahead. [15 N San Francisco St., (928) 779-1935]

Babbitt’s Backcountry  -  At Babbitt’s on Mother’s Day when you buy two paris of Smartwool socks, you get a third pair free! [12 E Aspen Ave, (928) 774-4775]

TRADITIONAL TREATS FOR MOM

Sutcliffe Floral  -  What’s a Mother’s Day without flowers? Sutcliffe Floral will be designing bouquets and delivering beautiful blooms to Mom all week, so get your orders in now or stop by and pick something out yourself. [111 N Beaver St., (928) 774-0670]

The Sweet Shoppe & Nut House AND Flagstaff Chocolate Company  -  Get something just as sweet as Mom at one of our downtown candy shops. Both The Sweet Shoppe and Flagstaff Chocolate Company have handmade chocolates and candies that any mom with a sweet tooth will enjoy. [Sweet Shoppe: 15 E Aspen Ave, (928) 213-9000; Chocolate Company: 120 N Leroux St., (928) 779-5611]

Earth Day Passport 2016

Screen Shot 2016-04-19 at 11.47.07 AMGet ready to sip, taste and shop Downtown Flagstaff this Saturday! Grab your walking shoes for a self-guided tour visiting over 15 businesses offering treats, discounts and special offers. The specials below are good all day Saturday, April 23 – so plan your course now and discover what Downtown businesses are offering.

Stop by the Earth Day event taking place at Heritage Square from 9am – 4pm and visit the participating businesses. For each purchase, you will receive a sticker. Earn 3 or more stickers and you will be entered to win gift certificates to Downtown businesses or passes to an upcoming show at the Orpheum Theater. Anyone can participate!!

*Passports available at participating businesses or print it here – Earth Day Passport*

Arizona Handmade Gallery- Glass blown Earth balls for $25.

Aspen Sports- 20% off Camelback insulated stainless steel bottles.

Babbitt’s Backcountry Outfitters- 15% off any water bottle.

Barefoot Cowgirl’s BooksDiscount on Barefoot Cowgirl canvas bags.

Collins Irish Pub & Grill- FREE mini vegetarian nachos with the purchase of 2 regular entrees and 2 beverages.

Fizzy Bella Bath Boutique- Save 10% on all Fair Trade, Escama Studio handbags, Antonym Cosmetics and vegan brushes. Also a FREE vegan lip balm with any $25 purchase (excludes Pine Forest). Receive a FREE Fizzy Bella ChicoBag with any $100 or more purchase. This bag will get you 10% off any purchase when brought back.

Flagstaff Soap Co.- Offering a “Planet Earth” shea butter soap, as well as 10% off all bar soap that contains the color green.

Flagstaff Sports Exchange- Free Pedego test rides, coupons and discounts for Flagstaff Sports Exchange.

Flagstaff Visitors Center- FREE reusable bags provided by the City’s Sustainability Program and 10% discount in the gift shop.

Gallyvant- Pick up a FREE sample of raw black soap and 20% off all Fair Trade items.

The Golden Hive- Repurpose your used containers and make them into beeswax candles for only $1 per ounce including wick.

Incahoots Vintage Clothing & Costumes- 22% off sustainable vintage items when you pledge to do a new Earth friendly practice.

Majerle’s Sports Grill- $3.00 local beer special.

Monsoon- Kids under 8 eat for free with the purchase of 1 “Earth Day” entree and beverage.

Mountain Sports Flagstaff- 20% off all S’well insulated stainless steel reusable bottles.

Peace Surplus- 10% off any hydration items.

Rainbow’s End- Bring in a reusable bag and receive 25% off one item.

Shoes & Such- 30% off Bungalow360 handbags.

☘St. Patrick’s Day Festivities☘

Want to spend St. Patrick’s Day the Irish way? We have the scoop on what’s happening downtown March 17th.

Collin’s Irish Pub & Grill

Head over to Collin’s for an Irish celebration this St. Patrick’s Day! Enjoy Irish dishes, green beer, and the famed Irish band, The Knockabouts. March 17th at 6:00pm.

Uptown Pubhouse

Come down this Saint Patrick’s day and check out Flagstaff’s newest Irish band, The Trouble With Whiskey. Check out the drink specials and the best entertainment in Downtown Flagstaff all night long. March 17th at 6:30pm.

Dark Sky Brewing Company

This one is for the ladies who love craft beer. 1/2 off TasterBoards, 1/2 off 32oz Crowlers & Howlers to-go, and 10% off all merchandise! (But only if you’re wearing green!) Prizes for  the most festive St. Patrick’s Day costumes! March 17th at 6:00pm.

SouthSide Tavern

Want some Irish treats? Get yourself some green beer, Irish whiskey, and corned beef and cabbage. There will be a DJ, along with giveaways, and a good time. March 17th at 3:00pm.

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Our Top 4 Picks for Sweet Treats Downtown

We all have that occasional (or constant) sweet tooth that needs to be satisfied. Downtown Flagstaff is not lacking in places to fulfill that craving, but we have found some sweet gems hidden downtown. So here are our top four picks!

Pizzicletta’s Gelato

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Tourist Home’s Sweet Treats

12728898_978883202199047_2383461766871564179_nThe foodie scene south of the tracks has been gaining momentum and the Tourist Home Urban Market is one of the leaders. Their sweet treats case holds unexpected surprises that change daily. You’ll never know what to expect, but it is sure to be delicious. All fresh and handmade, from macarons to Saturday’s donuts, you won’t be disappointed. http://www.tinderboxkitchen.com/tourist-home/

 

Cuvee 928

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What’s better a way of finishing your meal than with a delicious dessert? Cuvee 928 has Lavender Creme Brulee and Earl Grey Bittersweet Chocolate Truffles that are simple with a unique twist of flavors. http://cuvee928winebar.com/sweets/

 

 

The Mayor’s Dessert Menu

12705461_520422751451719_4184176423491492102_nThe Mayor is new to Downtown Flagstaff and is taking us back in time with their old school menu. Rice crispy treats and alcohol infused snow cones will make you feel like a kid again (an over 21 year old kid). A blast from the past for sure. http://themayorflagstaff.com/

 

Dew Downtown Flagstaff Winter Festival

The 5th Annual Dew Downtown Flagstaff Winter Festival is back, bigger, and better, this Saturday, January 30th! From 10am-6pm, bring the family and all your friends and enjoy everything new going on in the heart of downtown Flagstaff. Then on Sunday from 8am-4pm, the ski and snowboard competition moves up onto the mountain to take place at Arizona Snowbowl. http://www.dewdowntownwinterfestival.com/

The downtown Flagstaff streets will be filled with snow and there will be amusements for everyone. This year the Dew Downtown Flagstaff Winter Festival has transformed. Aspen street will be filled with snow, where dog sled demonstrations will take place and you will be able to try out snowshoeing!

In the heart of downtown, at Heritage Square, there will be free gourmet s’mores and hot cocoa, crafts for the kids, a photo booth, pictures and singing with Elsa and Anna, and bounce house amusements. This will definitely be the place to take a break between skating and skiing.

Skating rink on San Francisco street? Yes! Come skate on the streets of downtown Flagstaff for the first time ever! There will also be a vendor village and beer garden for you to visit on your way to Snowzilla! Snowzilla is a 3-story inflatable slide will tower over downtown. There will also be a snow play area for kids, along with snowboard lessons for kids 8 and under. Don’t worry though, there will be ski lessons and snow bikes for everyone else at the top of San Francisco street!

January 30th, 10am-6pm, we will plan on seeing you at the 5th Annual Dew Downtown Flagstaff Winter Festival in the heart of downtown. You won’t want to miss out on all the new and exciting things being offered!

 

Five Best New Year’s Eve Parties in Downtown Flagstaff

Pinecone-drop.jpgNew Year’s Eve is the last day to enjoy 2015 and celebrate the beginning of 2016 with all of your closest friends and family! If you’re looking for the best New Year’s parties in Downtown Flagstaff, then you have come to the right place.

Great Pinecone Drop / Weatherford Hotel / Thursday, Dec. 31 @ 10pm & 12am

At both 10PM and midnight the pinecone will be dropped from the top of the Weatherford Hotel to celebrate the beginning of a new year! The 10PM pinecone drop is more family friendly for those with younger kids and both are a great time, with live music on all levels of the Weatherford! This tradition began in 1999 and has only gotten bigger each year! https://www.facebook.com/events/1695827823969213/

New Year’s Eve ft. Roses Pawn Shop / The Orpheum Theater / Thursday, Dec. 31 @ 8pm

The Orpheum Theater will have their annual New Year’s Eve party with Roses Pawn Shop, Viola & The Brakemen, and the Dave Logan Band performing. This party starts at 7pm when the doors open and the show starts at 8pm. Tickets are on sale for $11 and children 12 years and under are FREE! http://www.orpheumflagstaff.com/event/1006815-new-years-eve-ft-roses-pawn-flagstaff/

New Year’s Eve Dinner / Tinderbox Kitchen / Thursday, Dec. 31

The Tinderbox Kitchen has prepared a New Year’s Eve dinner menu for you to enjoy before walking just two blocks to the Great Pinecone Drop! Visit their website or call for reservations to enjoy a delicious three-course meal on your last night of 2015! http://www.tinderboxkitchen.com/special-menu/

New Year’s Eve with DJ P-Phunk / Monte Vista Cocktail Lounge / Thursday, Dec. 31 @ 9:30pm

End the year dancing the night away with a live performance by DJ P-Phunk at the Monte Vista Cocktail Lounge. This party is free for everyone 21+. https://www.facebook.com/events/941045619310887/

A Class Act New Year’s / The Green Room / Thursday, Dec. 31 @ 8pm

Dress to impress and enjoy drink specials all night while listening to “Ladies of Wax” play the best ska, reggae, new wave, soul, and garage music. There is NO COVER, so come celebrate with champagne toasts and a balloon drop! https://www.facebook.com/events/204180523248871/

Downtown for the Holidays

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The holiday season is such a fun time of year and highly anticipated by many! Downtown Flagstaff is decorated and ready to celebrate. There are countless events planned for everyone in Flagstaff, so here they are in one place. Spread some holiday cheer and take part in these downtown events!

 


FREE BEER MEN’S SHOPPING NIGHT

1491627_828257530543004_2953980115458165613_nMountain Sports Flagstaff is hosting their 7th annual Men’s Shopping Night tomorrow, December 10th, from 5-8PM. For all the men who can’t bear the idea of holiday shopping, and could use a little help picking out that special something for your loved ones, Mountain Sports is here to help and is even  offering FREE gift wrapping this night only. Cold Beer provided by Historic Brewing Barrel + Bottle House and feel free to bring a buddy.

https://www.facebook.com/events/870793169654780/


SHOP INDIE THIS CHRISTMAS

12360275_1215856161776571_8558847396645596363_nIt is Buy Local Month and December 11th-24th you can support independent businesses in Flagstaff. By gifting local and participating in this ongoing shopping event you will be entered to win $25-$400 from 21 participating Flagstaff Businesses. Additional details can be found by following the link below.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1030338157025065/


WINTER MOVIE SERIES

Winter Movies FlyerThere are two holiday films still set to show in the FREE Winter Movie Series. Saturday, December 12th, the Polar Express will be playing at The Orpheum Theater downtown, and on Saturday, December 19th, the movie Elf will bring a close to this year’s first ever Winter Movie Series at The Orpheum. Bring your friends and family and enjoy hot cocoa, holiday treats, crafts, and pictures with Santa!

https://www.facebook.com/events/468789609990364/


BAGEL BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

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This Saturday, December 12, we are having a sit-down bagel breakfast with Santa at The Orpheum Theater! Breakfast starts at 9:00AM and it is $5 at the door. This breakfast is limited to the FIRST 50 people, so make sure you’re there early! Breakfast includes Biffs Bagels, orange juice, and a Christmas cookie!

https://www.facebook.com/events/806501722794209/


SNOWFLAKE FESTIVAL

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Come downtown for a fun family-friendly event Saturday, December 12th, from 12-3PM, at the Historic Train Station including crafts, games, story time, giveaways, and more. Performances featuring carolers from NAU from 1-2 p.m. and All of the Above String Band from 2-3 p.m. A donation bin for new, unwrapped toys to donate to Toys for Tots will be there as well. Santa will also be there for pictures with the kids!  https://www.facebook.com/events/1524347941216506/


LIGHT PARADE & ELF AT THE ORPHEUM THEATER

12363193_10156184419505161_3025423398600637878_oThe Flagstaff Light Parade that goes through downtown is Saturday, December 12th, at 6:00PM. Bring the family out to enjoy all the lights, and then afterwards visit The Orpheum Theater for the FREE showing of the movie Elf. This is an all-ages event and there is lots of fun to be had!

https://www.facebook.com/events/913603542065024/ 


SHOP ROCK N’ ROLL

12363030_1088756491143215_5121298127049594845_oTuesday, December 15th, 5:30-8:00PM Shop Rock n’ Roll will be taking place- a collaboration between the Downtown Business Alliance, Local First Arizona, and Friends of Community Radio Stations. Local musicians will perform holiday and non-holiday songs at participating merchants to create a lively, music-filled, downtown shopping and dining experience for Flagstaff residents. For a list of participating businesses follow the link below!

https://www.facebook.com/events/760053610806153/


A HIGH COUNTRY COWBOY CHRISTMAS

12249612_10156131650145161_3218927170496367100_nOn Friday, December 18th, at 6PM, The Orpheum Theater is excited to present “High Country Christmas– A Winter’s Night of Songs, Stories, Poems and Western Humor”. Santa will be waiting to hear the children’s whispered secrets and pose for Grandma’s photo. Arizona’s finest Western entertainers will present a seasonal program of songs, original music, stories and cowboy poetry. Pictures with Santa from 6pm-7pm. Tickets are available below!  http://www.orpheumflagstaff.com/event/1023953-high-country-cowboy-christmas-flagstaff/


SAGE BRUSH TRADING CO. MEN’S SHOPPING NIGHTS

12308027_10153260994243568_9183478374641933913_oEvery Monday night in December, Sage Brush Trading Co. will be hosting Men’s Shopping Nights! They have beer, brats, Monday Night Football, and they will even wrap your gifts! There are two more Mondays left, December 14th & 21st, so don’t miss out!  https://www.facebook.com/SageBrushTradingCo/timeline

Winter Movie Series at The Orpheum

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The Downtown Flagstaff Business Alliance is happy to announce that we have partnered with The Orpheum to put on a FREE Winter Movie Series for all of Flagstaff. We wanted to create a fun family event for everyone to enjoy this holiday season.

The movies will be shown every Saturday, starting November 28th and ending December 19th. The movies will run from 10am-1pm and will be held at The Orpheum in downtown Flagstaff. Not only will we be showing some classic holiday movies, but there will also be crafts, hot cocoa, holiday treats, and pictures with Santa! All ages are invited to join us this holiday season for the first ever Winter Movie Series.

Movie Schedule:

November 28- Home Alone

December 5- How the Grinch Stole Christmas

December 12- The Polar Express

December 19- Elf