United States > Arizona > Tempe
phaleslu (428) Cincinnati, Ohio | March 21, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Doesnít look like much from the outside or the surrounding area, but the inside is very large and thereís a lot of good beer. Taps are priced well, too. The bartender really knew his stuff. Good mix of local and regional and international crafts. We didnít eat, but there is a food menu available. Definitely worth a visit for a few good local beers.
Ferris (636) Burnaby, British Columbia | February 16, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
A very large and spacious bar that has a small bar in the middle and multiple floors, nooks and crannies. Service was great by the waiters and barteders were decent. Lots of staff and they seemed to be having more fun with each other than the patrons. Food was decent and value was just OK. A bit pricey but the beer selection was pretty good. A decent local, but unless there is something specific on the tap list I wouldnít go out of my way.
daknole (400) Scottsdale, Arizona | February 16, 2014
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Cool place. Weird layout but friendly and lots of taps. Good is pretty staffers fare.
b727trijet (339) Isleworth, England | February 8, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
This "dive bar" ticked loads of boxes for me... good beer range and quality, excellent pizza at 1am, good service by keen, knowledgeable staff. Iíd be happy if that were my local.
radarsock (50) Vermont | September 18, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Often frequented when I lived down the street. Has a respectable service and its tap list is insane, as in they have a lot of taps but nothing is that rare or interesting. Iíve always felt a little uncomfortable whenever Iíve gone: it seems on any given night this place is crawling with bros and their obnoxiousness, but weekends are the absolute worst. They have good selections on their juke, however thereís usually a line for it so I had to endure Lady Gaga, Toby Keith and Flo Rider for half an hour. Food was filling but mediocre. Servers are nice but appear to be a bit on the uninformed side.
JPDurden24 (164) Chandler, Arizona | June 7, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Great selection, friendly staff, and their newest feature is an Android app to track the beers on tap. Food is decent bar fare. Pizzas are pretty good.
Swillbur (25) Arizona | January 25, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Boulders is a really great craft brew place. Not sure hom mant taps they have but they are all good ones! Pretty damn good food too!
BeerKristine (6) Arizona | March 19, 2011
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great selection, love the staff, but unfortunately the food is just OK. Itís nice to get an independently run place in where a corporate place used to be. Definitely worth a trip!
darwinoid (3) Arizona | June 13, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nice changing selection of draft and bottle beers. Food is meh, but Kristin (who works the weekday afternoons) is nice and is willing to talk beer. Certainly a "go-to" place in Tempe.
Sammy (570) Toronto, Ontario | February 5, 2010
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
If I do a book on lesser known bars around the country, I would likely include this one. A short drive from Tempeís university hotels, with ample parking, close to the highway. A medium sized place, busier than they could handle at lunchtime with us older guys dropping in. About 24 taps, several with a good selection of lesser known names, an improvement from the web selection. Oh, 60-70 bottles with again an attempt to provide drinkable craft brews that may get lost in the shuffle. Glazed over windows, this is an old school bar, and a welcome supplement to the big chain restaurant/bars about town.
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