Another strip mall joint in PHX which disappoints from the outside, but actually ends up being a fine experience once inside. Well renovated bar with a comfortable feel. Efficient, seemingly knowledgeable staff. A large array of taps with varied, mostly American styles, many pale ales. None of their top rated offering were on draught during my visit, but I still ended up liking most of what I drank there. Not having been to the other Fate, this appears to be the one with the better selection, but perhaps the neighborhood and architecture of the South Fate would have been more impressive. It may not be the overhyped treasure it was rumored to be, but this remains a very worthy stop in the area.
This is the one at Shea and NOT adjacent to Papago. Using the bus, it was not easy to find this modern small establishment. Well run by efficient bar staff. Good selection of their own beers and some guests added to the relatively small list. Big on Pizzas. Great crowd of locals. The sports tavern 30m down the road attracts the less choosy beer drinkers. Well worth dropping in if in the area.
Beautiful place...great décor and vibe for a craft brewery. Above average beers...not amazing or anything...but very decent and certainly worth a visit (actually probably better than I’m suggesting as I’d previously spent a few days in San Diego). I liked the Shift Pint Session IPA and the APA was pretty good too. The Double Oatmeal IPA was good but didn’t quite live up to my expectations being an oatmeal in craftbeer lover. I think a lot of people would love the Candy Bar Milk Stout...it was very good...but too sweet for me to drink more than a taster (I’m a hop head after all...lol!). Fate Brewing is a must stop when in Phoenix...and a great 1-2 punch with the adjacent Papago Brewing.
Despite the unimpressive strip mall ambiance, this is a GREAT place -- excellent beer lineup, delicious food, and the most pleasant service I’ve had in Arizona. Definitely worthy of its place among top Phoenix beer destinations. Brewery #722.
This was probably my favorite place on this short AZ trip. Small strip mall location, just two TVs with no sound (yay) and good music. Large bar on the left and some tables, small patio. Very friendly knowledgeable staff. Gave me free Coord Light (water) without ice, without my asking. Decent American style pizza. Probably the tastiest beers of the trip. Worth going out of your way to visit.
Dropped in with some of my science colleagues for dinner mid-week. Glad that the place was not too loud and that they could accommodate our group of 5 easily. Smaller place than I was expecting. Big bar. A bunch of guest taps in addition to their own brews (maybe 10?). All of the beers I tried were solid. The pizza was excellent. Too bad none of their sours were on. Would love to go back and visit again sometime!
Cool ambiance with a huge wood-burning oven for the pizzas and metal gears frozen into the long cement bar top. Cozy little outdoor area, but 115 degree temperatures might keep you inside. Small. Quaint. Taps rotate regularly and the beers are above average. The BA Impy Candy Bar Milk Stout is one of the best in the state and some of their IIPA’s are just below enamel peeling. Stop by, for sure!
Ah, one of the place whales knocked off. This is the "old" location, although the new is not quite open as of this writing. One consequence is that they only had four of their own beers available; they are moving production to the new space. Lots of guest taps though. Fairly busy on a Saturday night, but a place at the bar was easy to grab. Taster flights of five, which in this case was completed by my choice of guest beer. Staff was really friendly, happy to talk beer and the new location. Food was solid. None of their crazy shit was on tap when I was there, but the beers I tried ranged in quality a fair bit, with nothing really standing out.