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


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

Mayor: beerbaaron (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 49
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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%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
kylefleeger  (14) Tempe, Arizona | September 3, 2011
If you want rare highend taps near there release date, this is your place. They let you bring in food and are attached to a great liquor store. Unfortunately both are seriously overpriced. I have paid 10-15$ for taps of rare beer that I could get for 1/3 the price at the other great arizona bars. Greg is awesome and really knows what he is doing but the price and trendy ambiance make it good not great
  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!
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
fata2683  (131) Tucson, Arizona | June 18, 2011
visited during the RBWG, very cool bar, pretty small but makes up for it with a large selection and covers AZ well. Prices were decent and the staff was friendly but very busy during our visit.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Sparky  (26) Phoenix, Arizona | June 3, 2011
Very chill place attached to one of the best bottle shops in the state. They usually have a nice selection on their 24 taps, and offer a flight of four 4oz beers from their tap selection for $8 which is perfect for tickers or those unsure if they like a certain style. Bottle selection is good too but the corking fee is a bit steep. Bartenders are very cool. Overall, nice little neighborhood bar. Eat first, as there is no kitchen.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
bleeng  (135) Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas | March 23, 2011
Set off the side of Tops Liquor-a must stop if visiting in the Phoenix metro. Good to great selection of beer with little to no ambiance. Itís just a beer drinking joint with a bathroom-what more could you want?
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
daknole  (373) Scottsdale, Arizona | March 23, 2011
Lots of taps and of course its connected to one of the best beer stores in the state.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
BeerKristine  (6) Arizona | March 19, 2011
I love this place. Itís two blocks from the house, the bartenders are awesome, and I always find something Iíve been wanting to try. I even like the simple and non-cluttered decor. Thereís no food there but you are allowed to bring in food from the restaurants in that strip. Thai Basil and Tessioís will even walk the food over to you!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Savvy1982  (70) Lethbridge, Alberta | March 11, 2011
Cool little place with a nice selection of taps and a groovy atmosphere. Seems to be a very popular place, as we had a bit of trouble getting a table, then again with this sort of selection I can see why. If this were MY local, Iíd pretty much live here.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
DaSilky1  (66) San Diego, California | March 4, 2011
Nice, little, cozy place. Couple couches in addition to the normal table/chair and bar seating options. Somewhat darkly lit and chill, at least on the Thursday night I was there. Lots of lesbians too. Decent beer selection with a good amount of locals...bottle cooler in the back near the bathrooms has a bunch of bottle beers, but surprisingly nothing too special or not distributed to ca. Most pints were $5 or $6, which isnít the cheapest thing in the world but a 4 pack of 4oz samplers of any beer they had on tap for $8 felt like a good deal. Overall, it had a nice chill vibe thatís nice for a little neighborhood beer bar.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
playitbybeer  (2) San Diego, California | March 3, 2011
Nice place, laid back, comfortable couches. Super hipster/college kid scene...or so it seems by observing. Tosh.0 and a Cal vs Stanford NCAAW game on the TV. Nice large selection of beers on tap and a big cooler of bottles. Bathrooms are clean (fourchan /b/ reference on the wall) and some interesting paintings on the interior walls.

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