Downtown Syracuse

The Landmark Theatre is a cornerstone of the vibrant Armory Square area in downtown Syracuse. Bustling with activity, the neighborhood is the cultural center of Central New York. A wide variety of restaurants, shopping and live music venues keep arts and culture constantly evolving. Whether you’re looking to view fine art at a museum or dine at a nationally recognized restaurant, you’ll find it here.


There are so many great options for dinner before an evening performance or after a matinee. Eclectic or classic, you can explore any culinary style imaginable in Syracuse. Pastabilities, Lemongrass, Kitty Hoynes, The York, Empire Brewing Company, Aster Pantry and Modern Malt are just a few of the great places to eat downtown. Make sure you make reservations! You can learn more about the perfect dining experience here.

Craft Beer/Night Life

Whether you’re looking to sample a wide variety of craft beers, visit a great night club or see some live music, you can find it all in our area. For craft beers and cocktails, try Empire Brewing Company, Al’s Wine and Whiskey or Limerick Pub. If you’re looking for a night club experience, Benjamin’s on Franklin can’t be beat. Live music can be found at Funk N’ Waffles and Syracuse Suds Factory. Learn about the great Syracuse night life here.

Art and History

Syracuse is home to nationally recognized museums like the Everson Museum of Art, the Milton J. Rubenstien Museum of Science and Technology, and for local history, the Onondaga Historical Association. Learn more here. 


One of the best ways to pass an afternoon before a show is by doing some retail therapy. Downtown Syracuse is home to a variety of trendy stores. Be sure to visit Jet Black, Mr. Shop and Bounce Boutique. Learn about the full shopping experience here.