Taste of Tops | Tempe, Arizona
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Taste of Tops
Excellent based on 28 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

Taps: 24 | Bottles: 450+

Taste of Tops

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28 reviews for Taste of Tops
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  81%
 Selection  82%
 Food N/A 
 Value  71%
 Overall  79%
 Rating  88%
Rating Distribution

  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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
Smudge  (13) St. Paul, Minnesota | February 7, 2011
I like this place when I am in Tempe. Very small so go early to get a spot to sit. I like the idea of the self serve coolers. You donít see that in MN where I live. I wish they had more beers on tap though. The server didnít know what beer I was asking for. So, I had to go get it myself to show him. Pretty cool place though. I even asked for the Yeti which they didnít have at the bar so they went next door to the liquor store and got it for me.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr  (1841) 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 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
hellbilly  (139) scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona | April 25, 2010
neat idea just done half hearted. pricey especially on the bottles considering you could just walk next door and buy something for 25% less. small selection of really nice taps. food situation is odd. nice vibe when it is not full.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy  (583) 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 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
nbutler11  (316) Wiesbaden, Germany | 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.

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