Where to Eat and Shop
Past meets present downtown (where you'll find about 30 antique shops) as artists and artisans breathe new life into century-old buildings on Courthouse Square. Located in the Burmister building across from the courthouse, Superstition Meadery Tasting Room offers a 12-mead flight of standards, specialty batches, and one-off releases such as Desert Monsoon, a prickly pear and wildflower honey mead, or warming Ginger Voodoo, made with Jamaican ginger root.
A couple of blocks from the plaza, casual Barley Hound has an expansive, dog-friendly patio. Owner Skyler Reeves changes the menu according to season, but standards include blistered shishito peppers and the ground chuck and duck breast burger with cherry jam, arugula, and smoked provolone.
Whiskey Row may no longer boast 40 saloons, but the historic street is still home to the state's oldest watering hole, the Palace Restaurant and Saloon. Sidle up to the original 1880s bar, have a seat, and take a look around. In cases along the walls, you'll see a vintage roulette wheel, old playing cards, and antique whiskey bottles. Today’s whiskey lovers can sip the saloon’s newest offering, the recently released Palace Whiskey—a testament to Doc Holliday, Wyatt Earp, and other Wild West legends who, back in the day, tipped a few at the saloon.
If you’re after something fresh, Yavapai Regional Medical Center West hosts Prescott Farmers Market every Saturday morning through October. Pick up locally grown produce, handmade treats (look for a rolling cart with a rainbow umbrella to snag a refreshing fruit popsicle from AZ Pops), and more.