Huge selection, and they only place I saw with two shelves of Nevada beer. Some bottles are dusty, so you just have to be choosy. Front desk clerk was brand new and didn’t know beers or what they had. Ample parking. Good prices. Enough for a visit. Or maybe two.
This place looks like a dump and I was almost going to miss it. Walk in and you still get the feeling it’s not quite a treasure people say. Walk around and you will get whiplash with all the great beers at all the decent prices. I am hooked. Help? Not really, they don’t seem to know much about beer, but who cares. Beer there I saw was cheaper than the brewery, awesome. Pub isn’t in yet, quaint and surrounded by bottles. Again awesome.
Unusual looking place from the outside. Long, convenient hours, which is appreciated, opening most days at 9am. Large bottle selection scattered all over, though some of the hoppy beers are old, so check the bottling dates. Some AZ stuff, including 6-packs that are available to bought in singles. Prices are reasonable; service is lazy and hands off, but friendly enough. Worth the visit if in town.
Doesn’t look like much from the outside but it has way more beer than your typical liquor store. The place is dimly lit which is a plus since we all know the damage light can do to beer. They allow you to make sixers and grab singles from six packs without charging extra for the privilege which is a nice touch. True the Eastern European and the Belgian bottles could get dusty but they have really good selections of both as well as their local and regional stuff which sells so well age isn’t remotely a problem. Unlike Tops the staff members were really friendly and accommodating. It was certainly worth the trip out to Mesa.
Everything everyone said (that’s good) and more. Lots and lots of beer. Lots I have never had. Don’t miss this place. It’s a sister store of Top’s Liquor in nearby Tempe, but Sun Devil is one heck of a lot more organized, and arguably a lot less dusty.
Great selection of some hard to find beers and some aged ones too(not on purpose!)...from the outside it looks like a dive that only a bum would buy stuff from but from the inside its cool as hell.
cubs (420) Fort Collins, Colorado | March 14, 2012
Not the best atmosphere, as it’s a little cramped and a bit hard to find your way around. The selection is very impressive, especially with imports. Tons of Belgians, Germans, and a ton of Eastern Europe stuff. Of course, a ton of the bottles were covered in dust, so it was hard to tell how long things were sitting around. The main disappointment was that just about nothing was refrigerated including their IPAs. Definitely worth a stop.
Le monstre de la region de Phoenix a quantité et qualité mais faut vouloir prendre son temps et négocier avec le bric à brac. Un donjon de dégustation s’y trouve mais il n’était pas ouvert à mon passage....ça me semblait assez intéressant.
well, to be honest, i wasnt that impressed with this place-they definately had some good beers, but alot of old dusty stock on the shelves. I did find some thins that i have been wanting, so i quickly got what i needed and left. I bet some of the old beer was actually pretty good (allagash trippel that was a few years old, some imperial stouts that looked old). I didn’t take my chances though.
A little out of the way, but completely worth the drive into Mesa. Nothing too rare, but an amazing selection all the same. The only down side is that around half of the inventory has a centimeter of dust on top of it from neglect and the atmosphere almost warrants wearing a bullett proof vest.