June Locals’ Night


Locals’ Night is Tuesday, June 20th from 3-7pm!  Join us downtown for a fun night out and take advantage of the awesome deals from our downtown businesses!!

Altitudes Bar and Grill – $1 train shots
Bright Side Bookshop – 25% off one full price item
Flagstaff Soap Company – 20% off activated charcoal soap
We Are Fool’s Gold – Wine and beer while you browse and a FREE necklace with every purchase
Gallyvant – 25% off one regular priced item and refreshments.
Mountain Sports Flagstaff – Buy one get one free trucker hats
Pasto Cucina Italiana – Happy hour all night featuring $5 appetizers and $5 cocktails and house wine.
Peace Surplus – 20% off non-sale item and a free Peace Surplus carabiner with purchase.
Mozelle’s Downtown Bakery – Buy one pastry get the other 50& off.
Shoes & Such – Buy one get one free scarves.
Aspen Deli – Free cookie or brownie with the purchase of a sandwich.
Aspen Sports Flagstaff – 20% off one non sale item
Bigfoot BBQ – Buy one get one draft beers
Weatherford Hotel Flagstaff – Game night at Charly’s
The Commerce – Half price from 6-7pm
Criollo Flagstaff – Mason jar margaritas $17.50 traditional and $20 seasonal.
The McMillan – Music, 30% off tequila and $3 tacos
Majerle’s Sports Grill – Free root beer floats
Mix Flagstaff – 50% off entire menu
p.j. chilcottage – Buy one get one soaps (limit 6)
MonteVista CocktailLounge – $6 Whiskey Chais
Sosoba – Half price form 5-6
Steep – Leaf Lounge – Buy one get one free drinks

May Locals’ Night


 Locals’ Night is Tuesday, May 16th, beginning at 3pm!  Take advantage of the amazing deals our downtown businesses are offering as a way to show some appreciation to our locals, and listen to the live music on Heritage Square by Quinn & the Confluence!  Bring your friends and family out and share your experience on social media using #FlagstaffLocalsNight.

Altitudes Bar and Grill – half price salads
Bright Side Bookshop – 10% off any hardcover book (just be a part of or join the frequent buyer club).
Babbitt’s Backcountry – 20% off one item
Majerle’s Sports Grill – Free root beer floats
Mountain Sports Flagstaff – meet at the shop at 2:30pm to hike Sinclair Wash and then return to the shop for music by Raillery, FREE Lumberyard Brewing Company beer, and 20% off Toad&Co.
Naked Mobile – Free pizza and pictionary
The McMillan – music by Jon Borham
Peace Surplus – 10% off any one non-sale item and a free Peace Surplus carabiner with any purchase.
Rainbow’s End – Surprise gifts for everyone and wine and snacks
Shoes & Such – Buy one get one small stud earrings
Bigfoot BBQ – buy one get one draft beers
Weatherford Hotel Flagstaff (Charly’s) – Game night with Vault: Bringing Back Game Night
Criollo Flagstaff – Mason jar margaritas ($17.50 traditional, $20 seasonal)
Karma Sushi – fill out check insert to win a Karma swag bag
Mix Flagstaff – 50% entire menu
Mozelle’s Downtown Bakery – Buy one get one free cookies
P.J. Chilcottage – Buy one get one free hand soaps (limit 6)
MonteVista CocktailLounge (Rendezvous) – $6 Whiskey Chais
The Sweet Shoppe & Nut House - Buy 1lb. of fudge get 1/2lb. free

Aspen Deli - free cookie when you buy a sandwich.

Flagstaff Sports Exchange – 10% off any one item and 25% off when you sign up for their newsletter.

Get Ready For Mother’s Day


Mother’s Day is less than a week away, and that means there is a good chance that some of you are running around trying to find the perfect gift for Mom. Lucky for you our downtown shops have everything you need!

Zani Cards & Gifts – Forget the cookie cutter cards from Target. Zani has the most unique cards that will show Mom just how much you love her! There are also one-of-a-kind gifts to be found there. [107 W Phoenix Ave., (928) 774-9409]

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]

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. Mom will love their bath fizzies and whipped shea body butter! [17 N Leroux St., (928) 774-1717]

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]

Blendz, FLG Terroir, or Vino Loco - If you need something for Mom to pair with her sweets, then a bottle of wine is perfect! At Blendz you ca put Mom’s photo on a bottle of her favorite wine. Bottles range from $10 – $34 and that includes a photo label. All three locations have amazing selections of wine for Mom! [Blendz: 21 E Aspen Ave., (928) 779-6445; FLG Terroir: 17 N San Francisco, (928) 773-9463; Vino Loco: 22 E Birch Ave, (928) 226-1674]


18278136_1296876340347785_4611830532034135079_oMountain Sports Flagstaff is raffling off a $1200 prize package from local jeweler Jay McCormick! Raffle tickets are $5, you can enter until Friday, and the winner will be drawn on Saturday!



18221941_10154939017333801_5233455045958385491_nPJ Chilcottage is also hosting a Mother’s Day giveaway on Instagram! Go follow them at @pjchilcottage and enter to win one of three $50 gift cards! You have until the 13th to enter and the winners will be drawn on Mother’s Day.


Movies on the Square 2017 Season

20160604_195551Here it is! The 2017 Season for Movies on the Square!  We are very excited for a season full of great entertainment and fun prior to each movie, kicking off Memorial Day Weekend in downtown Flagstaff!

May 27 – Sing
June 3 – Storks
June 10 – Trolls
June 17 – Boss Baby
June 24 – Secret Lives of Pets
July 1 – Moana
July 8 – Lego Batman
July 15 – Finding Dory
July 22 – The Jungle Book (2016)
July 29 – Princess Bride
August 5 – Wall-E
August 12 – Despicable Me 2
August 19 – The Incredibles
August 26 – Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone
September 2 – Beauty and The Beast (2017)

Green Beer and Corned Beef, St. Patrick’s Day Downtown

St. Patrick’s Day is this Friday, which means it’s time to put on all the green stuff you own (so you don’t get pinched) , chill the beer, and get the corned beef and cabbage cooking!  We’ve saved you the trouble, here’s where to celebrate in Downtown Flagstaff this Friday!

altitudes Altitude’s Bar and Grill – Green everything is so necessary on St. Patrick’s Day and Altitude’s is serving all the green beer all day!  Be sure to stop by and celebrate with a great band, green beer, and fish! www.facebook.com/Altitudes-Bar-and-Grill


AspenDeliAspen Deli – You HAVE to make sure you get your fill of corned beef this Friday, and Aspen Deli will help with that.  All week and all day Friday, they will be serving a corned beef breakfast burrito, and a 1/2 lb. corned beef, coleslaw, and spicy mustard sandwich on marble-rye bread. www.facebook.com/TheAspenDeli


Collins Irish Pub and Grill – You can’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day without visiting an Irish Pub!  Collins has it all, beer, food, and music! Be sure to wear green and celebrate the right way. www.facebook.com/CollinsIrishPub

majerlesMajerle’s Sports Grill – It’s your lucky day!  You’re invited to the Luck of the Irish Shindig with DJ Soulece.  Take advantage of their all day drinks specials: $2 St. Patty’s shots, $4 Deep Eddy’s, 1/2 priced domestic, and $4 New Belgium drafts.  www.facebook.com



The McMillan – Join DJ Bear Cole at The McMillan for some Saint Patrick’s Day Shenanigans!  The McMillan will be serving up corned beef and cabbage, and drinks specials all day!  From 6pm-close grace your ears with traditional Irish music, Celtic drinking songs, and Irish punk, played by DJ Bear Cole.  www.facebook.com/TheMcMillanFLG

orpheumThe Orpheum Theater – Make your way to the Orpheum for a St. Patrick’s Day Party featuring Bob Log III.  Doors open at 7pm, drinks will be flowing, and the show starts at 8pm! Tickets are only $9. www.orpheumflagstaff.com


17342941_10158243364970214_1739210859011685640_nAlpine Pedaler – If you’re looking for something unique, then maybe a pub crawl on the Alpine Pedaler is what you need! Pedal from bar to bar and enjoy all the St. Patrick’s Day festivities in a way like never before!  www.alpinepedaler.com


17361625_1458392644191430_4858032897954084629_nSosoba – A special corned beef and cabbage ramen bowl just for St. Patrick’s Day!  You can pair it with a sip of Irish Whiskey too: Powers Irish Whiskey, Clontarf 1014 Irish Whiskey, Red Bush Irish Whiskey, Jameson, or any other on the back bar!  www.facebook.com/SoSoBaFLG

Downtown Love this Valentine’s Day

Looking for the perfect way to treat someone special or even yourself this Valentine’s Day?  Whether you’re looking for a beautiful bouquet, some sweet treats, or that perfect gift, Downtown has you covered!  Show our local businesses how much you love them while also shopping for your love.

16602462_1341139115979093_4658607778880550376_oSutcliffe Floral is the perfect place to pick up a beautiful bouquet that is put together just for you!  The fresh, bright flowers are a great way to start or finish the day.  Whether to want a big bundle of roses, or a beautifully arranged variety, Sutcliffe Floral can do anything you desire!




Who doesn’t love chocolate on Valentine’s Day?  The Sweet Shoppe can fulfill any sweet tooth in your life.  Their handcrafted chocolates are made with all the love and you can taste it!  And if you can’t choose just one treat, try one of their special Valentine’s Day boxes!



20170213_103255Maybe sweets isn’t your thing, and you want to savor the day with some of our amazing downtown restaurants.  Karma Sushi has created a special Valentine’s Day platter that will give you a taste of everything you love.  And not only will you be gifted with amazing food, they will also be giving a rose to those who come in for dinner.



16473525_1440763945934843_8863846260279359503_nShift is showing how much they love you by cooking up a special Valentine’s Day 4-course meal.  The courses come with all Arizona pairings and is guaranteed to be delicious.  You can join them at 5:30pm or 7:30pm and it is $55 a person.



16486908_1281590465240686_313143327555336704_o16587211_1281412925258440_5912962315079833796_oGive the gift of art!  All of our downtown galleries have one-of-a-kind art pieces for your one-of-a-kind love.  Arizona Handmade Gallery has jewelry made by 15 different local artists and glass blown hearts to give to that person that has your heart.


And if you’re still needing ideas check out Local First’s Gift Guide!





Why You Should Be Paying Attention to the Food Scene in Downtown Flagstaff


Have you been out to eat in Flagstaff recently? If not, now is the time to venture out and try some new places. Not only have some great restaurants opened, but local favorites continue to impress. Our downtown restaurants have made many headlines and show no sign of stopping. Way to go, Flagstaff!

FLG Terroir – The former Wine Loft has retained features that we knew and loved, while upgrading the interior. The lighting is low, the furniture is welcoming, and the food is simple, innovative, and completely delicious. The menu has some consistent favorites like the cheese plate while mixing in a rotating offering of seasonal dishes. Select from a large array of wines by the glass or bottle.

Pizzicletta – This beloved, wood fired pizza house has been going for a few years now but deserves mention on any list of great places to eat in Flagstaff. Caleb and his team have been consistently stepping up the food game in Flagstaff since their inception. House made everything: cheese, bread, pizza, and gelato. A highly curated wine list that you cannot go wrong selecting from.

Root – Who doesn’t love a rooftop patio? This one offers some of the best views in downtown Flagstaff with food and drink offerings to match. They use locally sourced ingredients and create tasty creations with a somewhat southern flair. Small plates or larger entrees offer something for every size appetite. House made Bloody Mary’s. And now serving brunch too.

Shift – When you go into shift, you will see the kitchen staff front and center. It is an open plan, allowing diners to watch and engage with the chef and staff as they prepare their dishes. It is a great way to learn more about how the folks at Shift approach food. There are local ingredients as well as house brined, preserved, and fermented items. This level of attention to detail extends into their drinks and desserts too.

Sosoba – If you have ever wondered what a fried macaroni and cheese ball tastes like, it is time to visit Sosoba. (I am a fan of this deep fried treat.) Also a great place to frequent for udon, ramen, or soba noodles paired with one of a variety of tasty broths with meat or veggies on top. Pro tip – ask for a side of the house made kimchi. You will be glad you did.

 Brix – Looking for a casual fine-dining experience? Brix Restaurant and Wine Bar is in Flagstaff, Arizona’s Historic Carriage House. They serve seasonal, farm focused, contemporary American cuisine. The fresh ingredients are something that you can taste and see on every plate.

Criollo – With one of the most popular Happy Hours in Flagstaff and a Latin-inspired fusion menu, Criollo has a devoted following. Locally sourced and fresh ingredients can be tasted on every dish and in their margaritas like the seasonal prickly pear and jalapeño flavors during the warmer months. Their fish tacos and freshly smashed avocado keep people coming back for more.

Tinderbox – Tinderbox Kitchen offers a seasonally changing menu of “Progressive American Food”. Whether you’re dressed for a night out, or just off the trails, the atmosphere is welcoming and everyone is there for one thing, good food. The tasty food, delicious cocktails, and eclectic wine list all add to the experience waiting for you just south of the tracks.

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.


  • 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



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/


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/


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/



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!