United States > Arizona > Scottsdale
hophound (4) Surprise, Arizona | June 6, 2006
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
The best place in town to get a beer. Excellentever changing selecton of beer on draft and to go. One of the few places in town to get real ale.
rella (9) Arizona | May 15, 2006| Updated February 8, 2008
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Beerwise, they have the standard micros and then some in an enclosed wall cooler. 32 rotating taps are the best part of this place. They usually get some rare stuff and pour til itís gone. This place has alot going for it but the people who work the floor are not consistant in thier service.
GeneralGao (222) Iowa City, Iowa | May 5, 2006| Updated June 11, 2006
64 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Great selection of draught beers, including several from the Sonoran Brewing Company, and many bottled beers. 31 draughts total, including one cask ale (Avery IPA). Didnít eat. Service was a bit on the slow and unfriendly side. Ambience is lacking: very dark, smoky, and located in a strip mall. Go for the beer because it otherwise doesnít have a whole lot going for it. I agree with the previous two raters: non-smoking would be an improvement.
DYCSoccer17 (326) Woodland, California | May 2, 2006
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Visited with Brockeyhorsey. Located in a strip mall. Inside of this place is somewhat spacious with a tavern-like motif with sort of wooden picnic-table like seating with a bar. Unfortunately, there was a moderate amount of smoke in this bar, thanks to the "cigar bar". This will cause the bar to lose big points, when all other bars in AZ that I went to were smokeless. Draft menu was nice with several choices of house brews and other brews which I have never seen before. They had walk-up coolers as well, with lotís of bottles with nice local beers that I canít find on the east coast. Waiter was friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. The pizza was good from what I remember. Had a thin, crispy crust, which I am not a fan of, but it was still good. They need to lose the smoking.
ChillCoat (43) Concord, California | April 27, 2006
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Great idea for a Brew Pub. A ton of taps of both their own beers and guests and a big wall of reach-in coolers with bottled beers. One of the best places Iíve been. I just wish it was non-smoking.
papajohn (25) San Diego (Mira Mesa), California | April 6, 2006| Updated April 14, 2006
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Fantastic beer bar, bad choice if you are looking for a really good dinner. Unfortunately my traveling companions and I popped in for a good dinner (on the company dime). We had some chips and salsa, an appetizer and they offered me four samples of their house brews (gratis). Two were really good and the other two not too shabby (see my ratings), but we were hankering for some good chow and had to move on. Wish I had more time as they had a fantastic bottle selection that I really didnít have time to check out.
ElGaucho (243) Minnetonka, Minnesota | March 11, 2006
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
Every once in awhile you come across a beer bar that blows you away. This is one of them. One of the top 5 beer places Iíve ever been to. As a brewpub, the Papago brews are awesome. As a place for great beers on tap, this has excellent options. As a place for an excellent selection of bottles you can take off premise, I canít imagine a better place in the state of Arizona. I found my holy grail here, Alesmith Speedway Stout. Bought 3 large bottles to bring home. They also had Alesmith Horny Devil, Grand Cru and Yulesmith. Some DFH brews, pretty much all the Stone brews, and on, and on and on. A beer loverís paradise. I simply cannot say enough about this place. Adorned with an extensive selection of tap handles. Two TVs, a big screen in the middle of the bar and a small screen in the corner of the bar area. Not exactly a sports bar, but if they are playing your game, I canít imagine a place Iíd rather be. I will come back every time I am in the Phoenix area.
lovibond (10) New York | November 30, 2005
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
My regular stop in The Valley! Unbelievable draft selection, a cask ale, and bottle selections from the cooler to enjoy there or take home (at an attractive price). The staff is friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable, and the food is nicer than the typical bar fare. I always enjoy myself here, and the people I bring invaribly tell me they do as well. If you enjoy good beer and are in the Valley of the Sun, donít miss this place!
bigrond (50) factoryville, Pennsylvania | October 14, 2005| Updated August 17, 2008
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 19/20
great earthy place. Kitchen wasnít open - NO GOOD! but the beer selection is TOP NOTCH - best Iíve seen in a long time! And a big screen tv
Crosling (70) Fort Collins, Colorado | September 10, 2005
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Iíve been here a few times, and find it to be a lovely bar. About 30 taps, rotating some very impressive brews. For example, Oggiís Hop Juice was on last time I was there. The bottle selection is very nice as well, and the employees are very friendly. I especially like how most of the bartenders are women, rather than men. I seem to get along better with women. I found a few of them very attractive as well. I also really liked the Kris Herteleer painting on the wall.
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