Scruffy place aimed at the student crowd. No A/C, so it was uncomfortably hot when we visited in August. The food is decent, typical brewpub fare. Service was quick, efficient, knowledgeable and friendly. The beer was watery and boring. Appropriate, I guess, for a target audience that is used to drinking Miller Lite.
t0rin0 (1529) Do Not Resuscitate, California | June 29, 2013| Updated July 2, 2013
Visited 3/5/2011 during Ratebeer Winter Gathering for brunch on Saturday morning.
We got special treatment because there were 20 or so of us. The place seems to be very popular and crowded but Iím reviewing what I experienced, not what I assume others would experience.
We were seated in the back amongst the stacks of grain bags and fermenters. It is quiet and soothing back there because you canít hear the cars outside or the customers in the front.
Service was attentive and quick. We were given a free pitcher of 6 different beers and a big stack of sample glasses. They offered free tours but while the first group was on the tour the food came.
The beers were all at least enjoyable. I tried the 6 from the pitcher and ordered a full glass of each of the other two which included the imperial red that was donated to the blend that the AZ brewers did.
The food was excellent. I highly recomend eating here once even if you arenít into beer.
A bit of a campus bar. As previous reviews note, expect to find street parking a few blocks away. ID checkers at the door. Quite large inside, although its not obvious from the outside. Large patio as well with swamp coolers in the summer. Packed packed on a Saturday evening. I finally managed to squeeze in at the bar. Service was decent. I tried one beer; a special Belgian, and it was standard fare. Most of the rest of the taplist was not too exciting; at least while I was there they were not deviating much from the old guard styles. Brewing equipment on full display, which is cool.
Massive corporate sports bar feel to this place in central Tempe. You can order a flight of all their standard beers for a cheap price and their rotating ones for a little more. Service is a bit nonchalant but speedy and superficially friendly. Beer quality is weak for the most part with a couple of standouts.
The ambiance is fantastic. Itís located in what used to be part of a creamery do they have a high ceiling and lots of wooden beams plus a really big patio which is great at night. The crowd skews young since theyíre like 10 feet away from the ASU campus. Parking sucks since itís mostly on the street. The had 8 regular beers on tap plus a seasonals. I thought beers, except for a couple, were all very good especially the hefeweizen and the peach. Service was decent considering this room must have a bar thatís 100 feet long. It seems like a great neighborhood hangout.
This is a huge brewpub with a sportsbar-like ambiance. The place was poppin at midnight on a wednesday in March. The service was good, I had some very, very good artichoke dip. The beer was decent too. Nothing spectacular, but solid. Iíd go back.
Old school brewery bar, very large and spacey with a lot of staff. Surprising location, across the street from residential areas, but seems to have been part of the neighborhood for a while. Fairly crowded on a Thursday afternoon. Iíve not eaten, but was impressed by the large sizes of the plates being delivered all around. Broad tap selection, everything is decent, but nothing particularly memorable was drank here. Atmosphere seems to vary a lot depending on where youíre seated which makes the place suitable for many tastes, but also a bit too large to be very charming. Good spot, cheap prices, but not worth a big detour, especially in the Tempe area with better options.
Had lunch here before the RBWG grand tasting. This is a huge old warehouse/barn with plenty of seating inside and some on the patio. The service was great, food was good and the beer was above average. Good times!