United States > Arizona > Tempe
sturmthis (78) Ohio | March 19, 2015
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
They always have something new to try on tap and sometimes things I wouldnít expect. The bottle list is very extensive. It is usually a good mix of college students and locals/tourists. They do some events, a few a month it seems. The prices are above average, but I just try to go during happy hour. The knowledge of the bartenders on the beer ranges from almost none to excellent. Overall, much better than I expected from a chain place like this.
radarsock (56) Massachusetts | March 6, 2015
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Second bar I hit after Ernesto left back for work. If I had to pick one beer (non-brewery) bar in Tempe that I would continuously flock to, this would be it. And I havenít even tried all the spots Tempe has to offer, but this was gloriously impactful on me. I found that their tap selection had been admirable (plenty of Bellís, Deschutes, Hangar 24) and sported some engagingly limited Arizonan brews on the list (Mother Road Brewing out of Flagstaff, in particular). It hadnít gotten too noisy; but then again, it was only 4:30 pm when I arrived. I hadnít ordered a full meal, but they make some killer mac íní cheese I would be happy to have again.
maxwelldeux (136) Everett, Washington | February 27, 2015
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
I was surprised by how much I liked this place. Really nice staff, and a very good selection of beers, both high quality and local options. The food here leaves a little bit to be desired, as there arenít a lot of options, but the tap list makes up for it. I had some nice local and barrel-aged options when I dropped by. Good beer spot...
Ibrew2or3 (353) Tempe, Arizona | March 21, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
So WoB followed me from when Savino opened the first one on Linebaugh in Tampa (Westchase) all the way the hell to Phoenix. Savino, what did you start here? Iím not a big fan of the way the original, once Savino sold his part of it, turned into a club scene with blaring music (it was almost impossible to hold a conversation). This one in Tempe though was a welcome change to the Westchase craziness. The staff I encounter knew the beer scene and the beer and were very friendly and helpful. Lots of cool stuff on tap and they work with local brewers to create WoB local offerings. Thatís pretty cool. So I hit this place during off hours and enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere, all the sports that were on and the respectable tap and bottle list. This was a fun visit and it is nice to see how this business model has worked so well for the remaining owners of that first location. Good job. Iíll have to go back.
b727trijet (359) Isleworth, England | March 18, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
A bustling bar offering hundereds of beers and almost every style under the sun! I enjoyed a white chocolate wheat beer from Sonoran! While critics may argue it is too commercial it was good fun nevertheless.
beerbaaron (128) Arizona | January 7, 2014
62 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 9/20
Draft list is ok. Lots of bottles but nothing too special. I think they can do better. Otherwise basic sports bar vibe with minimal decor, just TVís.
DiarmaidBHK (744) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | September 16, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
I think I could copy daknoleís review verbatim. I love the bottle selections these guys have. I love that each location features not just local stuff but a lot of it and things you donít see everywhere. If only they didnít seem to locate these things near college campuses and where they appeal to the clientele by turning the music up to 11. But, in a lot of ways, their beer selection has become the standard that local places must measure themselves against.
JustDrinkIt (2) Arizona | March 6, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Really a lot of fun to hang out here when the Friday/Saturday night crowd is NOT around. They have a great selection and prices that usually arenít too terrible. You get the best service at the bar which is to be expected. If you are there on Friday or Saturday night and sit at a table, service can be virtually non-existent. You can call in food from some of the local businesses which I think is cool. It works out even better if youíre a student or teacher, you get discounts on Tuesdays. It also doesnít hurt that they get in a fair amount of rare/limited selections.
Definitely worth trying at least once, I recommend a weekday any time or weekend in the middle of the day.
savnac (284) Anchorage, Alaska | February 21, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Right in downtown Tempe. Big, open place with a long bar and a decent amount of seating, kind of dark and the music was pretty loud. Went here early afternoon and it was still fairly busy, could see it getting out of control later at night. Service was good, the server seemed well rehearsed on the beer and even warned us that La Folie was a sour beer. Huge selection of beer, tons on draft and a big bottle list as well, there were a lot of average beers but some real gems available too. No food as far as I could tell. Prices seemed a bit high but not that bad for the area and selection. Very cool place to have a beer, Iíd get there early then head down to the Mellow Mushroom for dinner and more beer.
daknole (412) Scottsdale, Arizona | August 16, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Tons of beer? Yep. Loud music? Yep. Good service? Yep. Better than I expected? Yep. Itís on a street famous for young people and drunkenness. Fun and obnoxious. Enjoy!
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