Thoght I had rated this one but guess not. First time we went there was in 06 at night was smokey due to the wind blowing in the wharehouse style building stuckture. Visited October 07 and no one was there really in the afternoon. Service was good although had to get up and go to bar each time wanted I wanted a beer, no waitress or waiter service little odd. But if your service in getting your our beer is bad you have no one to blame but yourself I guess. Had some seasonals on tap this time. First visit had nothing but regular beers on tap. Just had some natchos for food were not the best. Could smell someone cooking up good grub but we had just ate an hour or so before we got there. Not a bad place old wharehouse made into a brewery and pub place. They bottle lot of their beer so that is cool if you cannot go to place can get thier beers at liquer stores. Decent place worth a visit if your in Tucson.
Food is great here and you get pretty good portions. Beer is good, but they don’t vary much with the styles of beer. Usually it’s always the same ones. They do have one special one usually, but sometimes that one special one lasts a few months. I do love their oatmeal stout. Somewhat hard to find, but worth it when you do.
Best local brewpub from an overall beer perspective. No frills, but it sure is nicer looking than it used to be. Used to be just old couches and a small bar. Now at least it is presentable and I can take the family if I so choose. Great food, good beer. Just wish they went a little more exciting with the styles. Always a good stop if you can find it.
Best local beers in Tucson. Food was quite good as well. T-shirts and other cool products for sale at location.
Warehouse location in a sketchy area. Service wasn’ so great, and cleanliness is questionable. It has a dive feel to it, not a traditional brewpub at all.
Nimbus was packed at 5 p.m. on the Friday night I visited, and it’s a pretty big place too. My biggest complaint was that the beers were way overpriced. The patio area for smokers was nice, and the service was generally quick, if maybe a little unfriendly at times. The nitrogen oatmeal stout was a big thumbs up. And, as I usually do at upscale places, I opted not to even ask about food for fear of spending too much.
Nimbus is the brewpub where the locals hang out. Thunder Canyon on the North End of town is more of a Yuppie place. Gentle Bens is the College Hangout and Nimbus is where the locals go. The casual tourist won’t find this place. It located smack in the middle of an industrial area and if you don’t know the place is there you will not just happen by this place. They remodeled a couple of years ago and the old ratty couches and lawn furniture is gone, being replaced by nice wooden tables and chairs. I sort of miss the old ratty stuff, but the upgrade is nice. They have live music 3 or 4 nights a week. One of the nights I was there, there was a Euchre tournament going on and the place was pretty quite. The Friday after work crowd was much noisier and the place was a little busier. Still all in all it is a very relaxed place to have a beer. The beer selection is good. They serve 8 beers in the sampler and pints are $3.50. Nimbus has been voted the Best place for a beer in Tucson for like 5 years in a row (Tucson Weekly). Menu is Burgers and sandwiches. Well worth seeking out if your in Tucson.
I woke up with a stomache ache this morning (not a hangover!) -- a sure sign I’d been drinking some Nimbus beer. The family went down to the brewery last night for burgers and beer. I had the sampler, 4-oz. glasses of all eight brews. Well, Amber Ale was out, so I got an extra Oatmeal Stout. I wish I could rave about Nimbus, but all the beers are too hoppy and harsh, sharp-edged going down. Even the lightweight 3.5 ABV blonde had no smoothness to it. On the way out I learned they had the Amber Ale in six packs and since I’d missed it on the sampler, I grabbed onoe six pack. I made it through two, but the four remaining beers will probably make it to the back of my ’fridge and sit there for a long, long time to come. Hey, the burgers were awesome, even if there was no service (you had to go up and order dinner from the one bartender, who was very friendly and helpful). If you like Pepto-Bismol as a chaser, then Nimbus may be for you. I for one don’t like the harsh taste of ALL of Nimbus’s beers. I hate to do it to the largest local microbrew, but THUMBS DOWN!
It’s a little hard to find, but well worth it. The biggest and probably the best brewery in Tucson. Good selection of good beer. The food is great at a reasonable price. The bar and dining area is in a high ceiling warehouse along with the brewery. So it gets a little cool in there in the winter. Live music sometimes on the weekends. A must when in Tucson.
I here yesterday (oct 30) and i must say i was very impressed. The beer was great and the food was excellent. It didn’t hurt that they have a very cute bartender ;) The beer sampler consisted of 8 beers all in 4oz glasses. Really laid back atmosphere. The live band last night played a cover of Traffic-low spark of high healed boys" which I have never herd a band do before.