Taste of Tops | Tempe, Arizona
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Taste of Tops
Excellent based on 25 ratings
Type: Bar

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

topsliquors.com

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


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


Taste of Tops

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Beer Available At Taste of Tops (arranged by most recent)
Lost Abbey Merry Taj IPA 98, Goose Island King Henry 100, Lakefront Fuel Cafe 48
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25 reviews for Taste of Tops
 Ambiance  78%
 Service  82%
 Selection  82%
 Food N/A 
 Value  71%
 Overall  79%
 Rating  88%
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr  (1656) 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.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy  (561) 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.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu  (427) Cincinnati, Ohio | March 30, 2014
Small bar connected to Tops Liquors in Tempe. Itís 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 doesnít have regular access to some of these labels. I grabbed a Lost Abbey Iíd never seen before. Fair prices, proper glassware, no food. Just a simple, solid beer bar. Definitely worth a visit while youíre in Tempe.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
daknole  (400) Scottsdale, Arizona | March 23, 2011
Lots of taps and of course its connected to one of the best beer stores in the state.
82
  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 donít 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 wouldnít 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.
82
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
b727trijet  (335) 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.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus  (333) Las Cruces, New Mexico | 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!
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
nbutler11  (316) Phoenix, Arizona | 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.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
JPDurden24  (164) Chandler, Arizona | June 7, 2012
Enjoy the bar, better than the bottle shop. Great deal on flights, although the regular drafts can be a little pricey. Nice craft beer destination.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
orangesol  (158) Pennsylvania | February 7, 2014
Walked next door after checking out the bottle shop. Really nice space, a little small but it is what it is. Decent sized bar on the left, tables and some booths on the right. Coolers and bathrooms in the back. Atmosphere was pretty good. It was about half full when I got there and help steady through till I left. Service was pretty good. I didnít have to wait for a beer and he offered some tips for other places in the area. They donít offer food but you can bring your own in and eat it while you have a beer. Selection was solid. They had some really nice beers on draft but I noticed a bottle of Crooked Stave in the cooler I hadnít had yet so I went with that. Prices were pretty good. One or two seemed a little high but most were right on par with their competitors. Overall a nice bar that benefits from the bottle shop next door. I would definitely return if I was visiting the shop next door.

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