One of the best places to buy beer in Tucson. As a native of Texas, I’m sad they don’t carry much of a selection of Texas beers. I go there because they have a cooler filled with single beers and you can pick up a six-pack container (you know, the kind beer comes in and that fold down flat) and pick and choose from among a huge selection of beers in the cooler. If you find something not in the cooler, Plaza will break down the six pack and let you take what you want. I love to get about three six-packs when we have family get-togethers and everyone ends up sipping out of one another’s glasses or bottles to try all the different beers. It’s 12 miles or so away and worth the drive for special occasions, but for average day-to-day purchases I tend to stay on the far east side of town where I live.
Friendly, knowledgeable staff; great selection of beer and more. Beers are available as singles so you can make your own six pack (mix and match style, great for my beer groups weekly tastings). I go back again and again.
I guess I was expecting too much from this place with everyone’s rating. It was smaller than I expected it to be. Don’t get me wrong, the staff is extremely knowledgeable and quite friendly and helpful. I was able to find a few brews that I couldn’t normally find in Mesa. I was really hoping to find more though to really make it worth while.
This place is still awesome. A fairly small store that is packed with good liquor and wine, but there beer selection is impressive. A very large selection of beer is available, all available as singles. They have probably over 400 Arizona and western region (CO, NM and CA) micros a very nice selection of Belgians, as well as a diverse selection of odds and ends from other countries. The sales staff is very friendly and everyone there really knows the stock, and seems genuinely interested in beer too. Customer service is outstanding. Both times I purchased more than a couple of six packs, the cases were carried out to my car, no questions asked. A MUST stop if you are in the area. One of my favorite beer stores of all time.
ragesaq (10) Arizona | November 25, 2004| Updated February 4, 2009
The best beer store I have ever been to in my life hands down. Massive massive selection of micro’s, lots of rare, imports, seasonals, and you can mix your own six and they are fine with breaking sixes. The people that work here are some of the coolest people in town, I always spend at least 20 minutes chatting with Stout or Randy about beer. This is probably the best place to buy beer in the whole world.
probably the best beer store i have ever been in. This place has everything! all the rare Alesmiths, Stone seasonals, many pacific nothwest brands and lots of rare belgian brews. Great, friendly service with workers that know what they are talking about.