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Royal Rumble 2019 Weekend in Phoenix, AZ – Events, Food Recommendations, and More!

I’m a Phoenix resident who is VERY excited for our city to be hosting the Royal Rumble a couple of weeks from now. So much so, that I put together a Twitter thread on all of the wrestling related events going on, as well as local rec’s for food, drink, and nightlife. Original link: https://twitter.com/thesteelcage/status/1082722886756921344

Below, I’ve copy/pasted the information I previously shared. If you have questions beyond what’s listed here, please don’t hesitate to reach out! Hit us up here or via Twitter for best results.

TLDR; If you came to Phoenix for #WrestleMania XXVI, things have changed. There are a ton of great options for the #RoyalRumble crowd in and around downtown Phoenix by walking, Metro light rail, or a quick Lyft ride.

Friday – Sunday:

Royal Rumble Axxess @ Phoenix Convention Center

🎟️: https://phoenix.ticketforce.com/?search=axxess

Friday, 1/25:

5pm, Downtown Phoenix – #TheRambleBeforeTheRumble at @CrescentPHX presented by Mat Mania Podcast x The Steel Cage Podcast, featuring Mega Ran, Teek Hall, Bear Ghost, and Andy Savage

🎟️: http://rumble.thesteelcage.com

📰: https://www.azcentral.com/story/entertainment/music/2019/01/02/best-local-music-phoenix-maine-ajj-co-op-rhythm-room-house-party/2436123002/

7:30pm, Downtown Phoenix – #Z1Championship at Unexpected Art presented by Zealot Wrestling, featuring Joey Ryan, Delilah Doom, and lots of other great regional talent!

🎟️: https://zealotprowrestling.yapsody.com/event/index/300411?ref=elink

8pm, Downtown Mesa (via Light Rail) – #PartyMania3 at Nile Theater presented by Party Hard Wrestling, featuring Suede Thompson, Effy, Shane Marvel, R3, and more!

🎟️: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/mobile/index/1735150?utm_medium=bks

Saturday, 1/26:

10am, Downtown Mesa (via Light Rail) – #PancakeParty at Nile Theater presented by Party Hard Wrestling. Free with #PartyMania3 ticket stub.

4:15pm, Downtown Phoenix – #NXTTakeOver Phoenix at TSR Arena presented by WWE

🎟️: http://www.ticketmaster.com/wwe-nxt-takeover-phoenix/event/19005511E6AF71FD

*** free access to light rail with your ticket stub 4 hours before and after the event – this applies to all three TSR Arena shows // not the Royal Rumble on Sunday, though ***

8pm, Mid-Phoenix – Money in the Stank, presented by Elite Wrestling Entertainment at Ringside Sports Grill – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/elite-wrestling-entertainment-presents-money-in-the-stank-tickets-50057360914

Sunday, 1/27:

10:30am, Downtown Phoenix – Sunrise Showdown, presented by Sonoran Championship Wrestling at The Duce – $15 GA at the door, $30 bottomless mimosas

1pm, Downtown Phoenix – #SomethingToWrestle (…………….with Bruce Prichard) at Stand Up Live

🎟️: http://phoenix.standuplive.com/event.cfm?id=506869&cart

4pm, Downtown Phoenix – #RoyalRumble at Chase Field, presented by WWE

🎟️: https://www1.ticketmaster.com/wwe-royal-rumble/event/1900554896C23895

9:30pm, Downtown Phoenix – Dolph Ziggler and Sarah Tiana comedy show at @standuplive

🎟️: http://phoenix.standuplive.com/event.cfm?id=520675&cart

10pm, Downtown Phoenix – Royal Rumble After Party, presented by Mat Mania and The Steel Cage at Cobra Arcade Bar featuring Mega Ran – Costume Contest + Special Guests

Monday, 1/28:

5:30pm, Downtown Phoenix – #RAW at TSR Arena, presented by WWE

🎟️: https://www1.ticketmaster.com/wwe-monday-night-raw/event/1900551C8FF35812

*** free access to light rail with your ticket stub 4 hours before and after the event – this applies to all three TSR Arena shows // not the Royal Rumble on Sunday, though ***

10pm, Downtown Phoenix – Monday Night Ran – RAW After Party, presented by Mat Mania and The Steel Cage at Cobra Arcade Bar – Trivia Contest + Special Guests

Tuesday, 1/29:

5:30pm, Downtown Phoenix – #SDLive at TSR Arena, presented by WWE

🎟️: https://www1.ticketmaster.com/wwe-smackdown-live-phoenix-arizona-01-29-2019/event/1900551C8FFA5815

*** free access to light rail with your ticket stub 4 hours before and after the event – this applies to all three TSR Arena shows // not the Royal Rumble on Sunday, though ***

🌮🌯 Mexican Food:

Carolina’s – amazing tortillas and fantastic machaca – http://www.carolinasmex.com/

Roland’s – wood-fired amazingness and full bar – http://rolandsphx.com/

Gallo Blanco – gourmet tacos and the like, full bar – http://galloblancocafe.com/

🍻🍔 Gastropubs:

The Churchill – Shipping container marketplace. Great beer selection. Excellent sandwiches, Mexican, and pizza options https://thechurchillphx.com/

Angels Trumpet Ale House – http://angelstrumpetalehouse.com/

OHSO Brewery – http://ohsobrewery.com/

🍺 Breweries:

AZ Wilderness Brewery – Great burgers. Nature-inspired beers. – https://www.azwbeer.com/

Wren House Brewery (BYO food) – https://www.wrenhousebrewing.com/

Mother Bunch Brewery – http://motherbunchbrew.com/

State 48 Brewery – https://state48brewery.com/

🍺 Taprooms / Bottle Shops:

The Whining Pig (paninis, beer, and wine) – http://www.thewhiningpig.com/

Kings Beer and Wine (BYO food) – http://www.kingsbeerwine.com/index.html

Wandering Tortoise (BYO food)

🍕 PIZZA!!!!

– Phoenix is an EXTREMELY underrated pizza town. We don’t have our own style, but we’ve got the best of the best around.

Pizzeria Bianco – Italian-style wood-fired greatness http://www.pizzeriabianco.com/

Cibo Pizzeria – Artisanal pizza and pasta – http://www.cibophoenix.com/#!

Lou Malnatis – A Chicago favorite. DEEP dish. – https://www.loumalnatis.com/arizona-phoenix

🍖 BBQ:

Little Miss BBQ – Two locations. Original is on University. New one is up in Sunnyslope. The latter is worth the drive, with an expanded menu and full bar. – https://www.littlemissbbq.com/

🍣 Sushi:

Harumi Sushi – Great sushi options. Purple rice. If you’re in the mood, this is THE place to go in Phoenix. – https://www.yelp.com/biz/harumi-sushi-phoenix

MOAR FOOD:

Welcome Diner – Southern comfort food. Biscuits, fried stuff, and it’s all so good. Beer and cocktails, too! – http://welcomediner.net/

Phoenix Public Market Cafe – Pretty much my favorite breakfast burrito around. Wonderful bakery options and more! https://cafe.phxpublicmarket.com/

Cornish Pasty Company – Think “gourmet Hot Pockets” and a wide selection of beer on tap! https://www.cornishpastyco.com/

The Duce – Food truck type fare – the sliders are fantastic, as is the Chicago Dog. Their cocktails are pricey, but for a reason – they squeeze fresh fruit juice and take extra care to make each one – WORTH IT. Get a Brown Derby. Thank me later. – http://theducephx.com/

Nightlife recommendations:

Cobra Arcade Bar – This place gets busy at night, but it’s worthwhile. Legit arcade with well-kept machines. – https://cobraarcadebar.com/

Valley Bar – It’s in an alley. It’s in the basement. It’s dark. The drinks are great. Usually live music. – https://www.valleybarphx.com/

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