2020 Best of the Valley

You can’t keep a good Phoenix down! Take flight with 422 of our favorite things.

You can’t keep a good Phoenix down! Take flight with 422 of our favorite things – from celebrity taste tests to distance-friendly shopping to surefire mood boosters – in this special COVID-19-era edition of our one-of-a-kind culture guide. Bonus: Dramatically expanded readers’ picks.

Rooster Bus

Shopping & ServicesEditor’s Pick
Best Mobile Men’s Shop

Ryan M Scottsdale



Shopping & ServicesEditor’s Pick
Best Salon for a Complete Makeover

The Thumb



Shopping & ServicesEditor’s Pick
Best Bougie Gas Station

V’s Barbershop

Shopping & ServicesEditor’s Pick
Best Place for a Cut and a Shave
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For more than 50 years, PHOENIX magazine's experienced writers, editors, and designers have captured all sides of the Valley with award-winning and insightful writing, and groundbreaking report and design. Our expository features, narratives, profiles, and investigative features keep our 385,000 readers in touch with the Valley's latest trends, events, personalities and places.