Where culture meets charm, Downtown Chandler offers a plethora of must-see-and-do attractions and activities. From vibrant art galleries showcasing works by exciting artists, to a vast variety of eateries offering the most scrumptious dishes, the city’s core has something for everyone. Whether you’re a visitor or a local, here are 15 of some of our favorite things to experience in Downtown Chandler. Enjoy!

Show-stopping performances

If your ideal of the perfect evening involves an exciting theatrical show or a world-class concert by a global entertainer, prepare for an unforgettable experience at the Chandler Center for the Arts. Having hosted top-tier performances, this Downtown Chandler landmark is the place to go for a memorable night out.

Laugh out loud

Prepare to have your funny bone tickled at Downtown Chandler’s latest entertainment spot. Mic Drop Mania brings side-splitting comedians to Arizona, from exciting newcomers to some of the biggest names in the comedy game. Whether you’re looking to share a few laughs with your friend squad, or want a cool way to break the ice on date night, this hot spot is the perfect place to enjoy side-splitting comedy in Downtown Chandler.

Chandler after dark

Forget the notion that once the sun sets, Downtown Chandler settles in for a casual, laid-back evening. In actuality, the city comes alive with a vibrant nightlife scene filled with trendy bars, chic lounges and lively places to dance the night away. Whether you’re into craft cocktails, local beers, delicious eats or live entertainment, the city’s hidden gems will let you experience the energy of Chandler’s nightlife like never before.

Explore artistic treasures

To truly experience Chandler’s vibrant art scene, visit the Vision Gallery. Located at Chandler City Hall, the fine arts gallery allows visitors to interact with works by local and regional artists in a contemporary setting filled with natural light. Continue your art journey with a visit to the Gallery at the Chandler Center for the Arts, where you’ll be immersed in a world of exciting art in a variety of media, including ceramics, photography, painting and sculpture, among many others.

Unwind in style

Take your visit to Downtown Chandler to the next level by checking into one of downtown’s beautiful hotels. From the historic Crowne Plaza Resort to the modern Hilton Garden Inn, these accommodations not only offer comfort and convenience, they’ll also immerse you in the nonstop attractions and activities happening in the heart of the city.

Groove to the rhythm

A true haven for music lovers, Downtown Chandler is home to bars, restaurants and venues that offer the best in live entertainment. Chandler meets Nashville at The Stillery, where you’ll be treated to performances by top country music singers and entertainers. For a wide variety of music styles and performers, check out Bourbon Jacks and Murphy’s Law, where you can groove to the sounds of local and national musicians and dance to your favorite beats spun by local DJs.

Unleash your inner artist

At Downtown Chandler’s Burst of Butterflies, creativity knows no bounds. Designed for artists of all ages and skill levels, this family-owned art studio encourages guests to channel their creative side to create their next masterpiece. From pottery and canvas painting to glass fusing and clay making, you’ll participate in hands-on projects that will allow your imagination to soar.

Artistry on every corner

Take a leisurely stroll through Downtown Chandler and you’re guaranteed to encounter true works of art. Known for its robust public art program, Chandler is filled with brilliant murals created by local and national artists that reflect the city’s commitment to art and creativity. Plus, with their vibrant colors, the murals make for the perfect backdrop to your memorable moment visiting Chandler’s downtown district.

Elevate your evening

Any viewpoint of an Arizona sunset is a good one, but the views atop one of Downtown Chandler’s rooftop bars will leave you breathless. At The Perch Brewery, enjoy stunning panoramic views of the city as you nibble and sip on an array of American-style pub food and drink. For a truly laidback sunset experience, head to the rooftop lounge at Puro Cigar Bar, where you can relax with a cigar, beer or spirit.

Sip, savor and cheers

Downtown Chandler has emerged as a craft beer haven, boasting an impressive roundup of bars and breweries that cater to beer enthusiasts. Helping put downtown on the craft beer map is SanTan Brewing Company, whose award-winning brews are made right here in Chandler. Also serving great beers are Quart Haus, The Perch, and Buqui Bichi, known for its authentic Sonoran craft beer.

Bask in the open air

With more than 300 days of sunshine, dining al fresco is a way of life in Arizona. Luckily, Downtown Chandler offers an abundance of restaurants that embrace the delight of outdoor dining. Whether you’re having a leisurely brunch on a sunny morning or a romantic dinner under the stars, you’ll find the perfect spot at such places like SanTan Brewing Company, Craft 64, The Hidden House, and DC Steakhouse.

Farm fresh finds

Every Saturday from October to May, Downtown Chandler transforms into a playground for foodies and shoppers in search of local goods and products. As you stroll through the market, you’ll revel in the vast array of fresh produce from local family farms; gourmet foods, sauces and breads; and handmade artisanal goods—many made right here in Arizona.

Indulge in dessert delights

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, Downtown Chandler is calling your name. Whether you’re craving classic treats or in search of innovative confections, you’ll find a delectable array of bakeries, pastry shops and ice cream parlors that will have exactly what you’re looking for. Stop by Crispy Cones for a grilled dough cone filled with soft serve ice cream or The Screamery, known for its handcrafted ice cream.

Swing into paradise

From innovative art galleries to renowned restaurants, Downtown Chandler has got it all. But did you know it also has an 18-hole, USGA championship golf course? The historic San Marcos Golf Course offers some of the best golfing in town thanks to its tree-lined fairways, manicured greens and sparkling water features. Just steps away from the Crowne Plaza Resort, it’s the perfect place to hit the links then enjoy all downtown has to offer.

Cinematic bliss

For a unique cinematic experience, catch a flick at LOOK Cinema in Downtown Chandler. With its state-of-the-art technology, plush seating, gourmet movie fare and craft beers, this movie house offers the perfect setting to enjoy everything from the latest Hollywood blockbusters to creative independent films to everything in between.