Pregame like a baller at posh new bars and restaurants near Suns arena

The Suns are knee-deep in the NBA Finals and whether you’re heading downtown for a watch party or are lucky enough to have tickets to the make-or-break Game 6, it’s a great chance to check out one of the seven new bars and restaurants that opened in downtown Phoenix over the past year.

They’re all a short walk or drive from the recently renamed Footprint Center, formerly the Phoenix Suns Arena, formerly Talking Stick Resort Arena.

You’ll feel like a baller at many of these high-profile spots, from a food truck park located on the grounds of a historic home to a sports bar that serves gold-dusted chicken wings. You can even raise a spiked cobbler to Teddy Roosevelt, which seems like it might make for a randomly perfect end to a high-energy basketball game. Here we go.