Taste of Tops | Tempe, Arizona
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Taste of Tops
Excellent based on 30 ratings
Type: Bar

403 W University Dr
Tempe, Arizona United States 85281 [ print map ]
480 967 5643


Hours: mon-thurs 3pm-12am, fri & sat 3pm-2am, sun 3pm-10p

Mayor: bytemesis (1) | Taps: 24 | Bottles: 450+

Taste of Tops

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Beer Available At Taste of Tops (arranged by most recent)
Destihl Wild Sour Series: Counter ClockWeisse 94
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30 reviews for Taste of Tops
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  81%
 Selection  82%
 Food N/A 
 Value  71%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  88%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr  (2117) Washington, Washington DC | November 7, 2010
Interesting place with 12 taps and a few fridges, plus the bottle shop next door. Four 4 ounce pours were 7 bucks, not bad. No food, but there are a few places in the same strip mall where you can pick up Thai, etc, and eat it here. Worth a stop.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy  (611) Toronto, Ontario | February 5, 2010
small bar, in store fromnt next to regular Tops. A mini-version of Papago. 10 taps, 2- staff, 100 or so bottles. Growlers being contemplated. All good tops, with some spectacular and not on elsewhere, i.e. St. Bernardus X-Mas.Mini-events such as distrubutors giving out their beers. Comfy couches. A must stop.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis  (608) Sunnyvale, California | July 28, 2015
Met up with Ibrew2or3 here before heading to the airpoirt. Nice enough taproom hanging off a liquor store. Not a lot of room inside, but it was cozy. Taplist was interesting; oddly stocked with Oskar Blues; not sure if this is normal or not. Lots of coolers of bottles, but I did not really check them out.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu  (477) Cincinnati, Ohio | March 30, 2014
Small bar connected to Tops Liquors in Tempe. It’s a nice, cool place with bartenders that would fit in at Three Floyds. The tap list was very nice, especially for someone like me who doesn’t have regular access to some of these labels. I grabbed a Lost Abbey I’d never seen before. Fair prices, proper glassware, no food. Just a simple, solid beer bar. Definitely worth a visit while you’re in Tempe.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
daknole  (447) Scottsdale, Arizona | March 23, 2011
Lots of taps and of course its connected to one of the best beer stores in the state.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
b727trijet  (404) Isleworth, England | March 18, 2014
An excellent beer establishment where like minded people hang out to appreciate excellent beer and company. Staff very knowledgeable and friendly as indeed are many customers! A must visit.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3  (353) Tempe, Arizona | October 30, 2011
Cool looking bare bones bar with 6 or so bar seats and then some tables and booths. As others have said they will make most beer geeks happy with their craft beer tap selection and they seem to go after kegs not likely found elsewhere. The draft Rogue Old Crusty was dynamite and I don’t recall ever seeing that on tap anywhere I have been. I like that they have a much more diverse cooler stored selection than the attached store. I do not know if those can be purchased to go or have to be opened. I had a good experience and had some tasty craft beer to drink. I wouldn’t mind making this a weekly or at least monthly stop after work. By the way the beer sampler selection is a great deal too and improving the "value" of this place for me.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
nbutler11  (350) Rota, Spain | December 10, 2009
Nice addition to the liquor store with respectable taps and a mellow atmosphere. Very simple and clean. The food situation seems very unclear at this point, as does their art selection, but this place is headed in the right direction.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus  (343) St. Louis, Missouri | June 27, 2011
cool little place next to a great liquor store. some decent beers on tap, especially local AZ ones. dark lit and pretty small. there is a decent pizza place just down the row in the strip mall and its pretty tasty. if your in Tempe, check it out!
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb  (304) San Diego, California | April 23, 2015
Si ce n’était que pour la sélection et la possibilité d’avoir n’importe quelle bière avec nitro, on parlerait d’un incontournable. Le service était malheureusement pas très dédié et l’ambiance trop neutre. Quand même une des meilleures sélection en Arizona.

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