Nicely set up place in a very convenient location, within close walking distance to Crooked Tooth and Borderlands. The place doubles as a bar and bottle shop. The bar side has a well-curated taplist, including a few AZ selections and the rest being out-of-state taps. Custom flights available for a reasonable price, or you can order by single samplers or of course larger glasses. Bottle selection is excellent too, with a good amount of AZ bottles. Beers are arranged by style. Prices on the bottles are very good; I even noticed a couple of the bottles from Superstition and AZ Wilderness were a hair less than at the meadery and brewery. Definitely worth a visit when in town for both bottle shopping purposes and the tap selection.
Tap & bottle is an extremely nice bar and bottle shop in a not-too-busy part of Tucson. The selection of beers varies from local to international with some focus on sour beers. At each of my visits, the tap selection has been broad and interesting. All 20 taps are available as large pours, parts of flights and growlers. The bottle shop included in the bar has a well curated, broad selection and surprisingly competitive pricing on many items. Tap & bottle is worth a stop for this selection alone whenever I am in town. There is usually a food truck parked outside, the food of which can be consumed in the bar. For my taste, the bar tends to be too loud, especially on nights with live music or similar performances, which makes enjoying the beers hard. However, on quiet nights or in the early afternoons, this is by far my favorite spot in town.
Visited at noon on a Sunday. It was day 2 of a ’sour beer fest’ they were having. Great selection overall, even for the non sour beers available and previous tap list online looked excellent. Bottles for purchase in the back. Nice, open airy place. As such, less seating but not all cramped. Pretty much wooden everything. Certainly the must visit beer bar in Tucson.
Such a great place! It can get a little crowded, and consequently service gets a little bottle-necked. It can get loud, and there is little sitting-room.
However, it is a friendly environment, and besides the excellent draft selection, there is a great bottle variety. A must-visit if you’re ever in Tucson!
Great place. Not too loud, well-curated rotating tap list and lots of good bottles. Service can be a bit slow if it’s crowded, but friendly staff/owners make up for it. No food, but often a food truck out front. Best place to get a good beer in Tucson.
The appearance was very beer-centric all around, about 20 taps and in the back what appeared to be properly refrigerated beers in bottles and there were some cans as well. They also had some wine.
The quality was very good as I had several brews yesterday and I noticed every time that each bartender inspected each piece of glassware and did a quick rinse before pouring any beer in any glass.
For the Saturday afternoon that I was there, the service was very good. Even though, I had to stand in line a couple times, I didn’t have to wait long at all and the locals were super easy to talk to.
The selection was mighty fine. The twenty taps I mentioned earlier were quite varied between local to regional. The furthest brewery away was Dogfishead as far as taps go. Bottles, well, pretty much all of the top notch breweries of the world as I did see some European brews.
The value seemed pretty good but I’m unfamiliar with the economic situation of the Tucson area.
Overall, I will definitely come back here and would recommend to anyone traveling to this part of AZ. I’ve realized with everywhere I’ve been that this place is pretty much the "model craft beer bar." Way to go!