United States > Arizona > Scottsdale
Travlr (2114) Washington, Washington DC | November 2, 2010
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
30 taps and a ton of bottles, all in fridge cases, so window shopping is the preferred method. They had a number of items that I wasnít able to find at AJs or Total Wine. Prices are not marked, thatís a negative. Great atmosphere, good crowd - on a Monday night! Good food also, except they forgot our pretzel. One staff member was a bit pushy, the others were friendly and laid back. I would definitely go back.
t0rin0 (1511) Do Not Resuscitate, California | June 29, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited 3/4/2011 for Ratebeer Winter Gathering.
Located in a strip mall, I was greeted by a bouncer checking IDís. Inside there arenít a whole lot of seats but it wasnít a problem. Along the one wall is a row of fridges full of beer. Nice selection of things from all over. But Iíd say I was more impressed with the tap lineup. There were at least half a dozen Papago beers on tap (contracted by other breweries) as well as some oddball beers that I really wanted to try (namely the one year lambic from Bockor) but were out of. I guess the night before was Moylans night so they had some left overs on tap from that.
The server came by pretty often (every 15 minutes or so) and asked if we wanted anything else. The owner of the place came by and talked with us for a little bit. Great service all around.
For all the beer I had I didnt really pay that much. Good times. Iíll be returning the next time Iím in the area.
Ferris (891) Burnaby, British Columbia | February 23, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
A dive bar without the cool character. Big tap list with lots of bottles. Good service and we didnít eat. For me the problem is the dark dive like ambiance. There are too many good places in the area now,
Theydon_Bois (870) Tourist Town (West), England | January 15, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited here in Sep í09 on a Saturday evening between 8 and 10pm.
I was surprised how quiet it was for a Saturday night with perhaps half a dozen or so others in the bar.
Most of the trade seemed to be coming from folks popping in to buy bottles to take home.
Service was great - but they were far from stretched. Bar man was interested to have a UK visitor and we chatted a bit and he poured me a few Papago samplers as well as the ones I purchased. 30 or so taps and a good few hundred bottles in the fridges opposite the bar.
We eat some bar snacks, nacho, wings type stuff and they were fine.
Decent joint and would recommend to anyone visiting the area.
DiarmaidBHK (760) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | September 18, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Located in a slightly seedy shopping mall, this place has bit of a rustic feel to it. Lots of good taps and lots of coolers as well for sixers to go or to break open at the bar. They had some locals, including their own contract brew which was mainly solid, and some national craft as well. Itís solid but thereís some unknown factor that prevents me from being terribly enthusiastic about the place.
GT2 (662) Oceanside, California | June 7, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Beer nerd decorated man cave inside a strip mall complete with an impressive refrigerated bottle selection and hefty tap list featuring a small number of their house beers, perhaps 4 of 32 were from Papago. Bottles in the fridge can be for on-premise consumption or can be to-go, which is pretty sweet. Service was a bit slow, but we came around noon and there was only one person on staff for about 15 people. She was friendly but a bit overwhelmed having mixed up our drink order slightly. Food was pretty decent. Artichoke crab dip was great, chips were not homemade unfortunately. Thai chicken pizza was delicious. We thought two of us could split a large and we were wrong. Had leftovers and they gladly boxed the rest to go. I was disappointed by the lack of house beers since I had tried 2 of the 4 offered already at other beer bars in town. Their house beer made by Van Steenberge was disappointing. Overall a fun, informal place.
Sammy (611) Toronto, Ontario | February 5, 2010
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
A great bar, a must stop. 300 bottles for sale or drinking right there, in addition to 30 odd taps of above average offerings. Mostly people sitting in their own groups at tables, but still a decent sized bar. Younger crowd, but the absence of music blasting attracts the likes of me. Beer served with right temperature and carbonation was noted. Not all of thier own contracted recipes were outstanding, however the range and quality of the taps was. Had a very good time, stayed way longer than i expected, and suspect I would do the same frequently if I lived within an hourís drive.
bytemesis (605) Sunnyvale, California | July 26, 2015
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
A bit of an unfortunate mall location, but all is forgiven when you step inside to be greeted by a large monk statue. Kinda dark overall, but a nice space nonetheless, with cool decorations. Interesting food menu with reasonable prices. Salads were pretty huge. Beer list is nice, donít expect whales on the board, but a good selection of locals and regionals. Then add in the beer coolers; again no whales to be seen, but a pretty nice selection if you have a hankering for things like Founders. Service was really good. I tried their Coconut Joe which drank like a "Last Snow Light" (which is a good thing). This place I would be a regular at, methinks.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | August 19, 2004
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
This is just the kind of world-class beer bar I would like to have in my city. Great local tap selection, excellent bottle selection, which you can buy for take out by the way, and a superb neighbourly feel. A Must Stop if you are in the Phoenix region for sure. Or Arizona for that matter.
Tmoney99 (519) Cincinnati, Ohio | May 24, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Located in strip shopping center so there was good lot parking. Tables in front with bar and coolers in the back. Good tap selection of production brewed name beers and good guest taps. Very good west coast bottle selection that can be drank there or carried out. Very good location and the best visit on this trip.
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