Beaver Street Brewery & Whistle Stop Cafe
Active Beers: 13
Beer Ratings: 73
Beer Avg: 3.64
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Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 29 | Display Reviews Only:
4/5 rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I've made two visits to Beaver Street over the course of ~10 years. The first was a nightcap for a single pint. This time around, I stopped in with my wife and 10-month-old daughter after a day at the Grand Canyon (around 4:30 on a Wednesday).
I ordered half beers of...
Octoberfest Marzen - outstanding, probably the best I've had
Hop Harvest which was not as "syrupy" as others I've had.
My wife had the raspberry ale which we both enjoyed.
We had an appetizer of sweet potato fries and one of the pizzas. The food was good.
They are a sister brewery to Lumberyard which we visited the next night. If I had to pick one, I'd go with Lumberyard as they had a lot of the same beers and more beers which were more interesting and more up my alley.
10-17-2011 01:04:56 | More by Yetiman420
3.95/5 rDev +2.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped at the Beaver St. Brewery on our way to the Grand Canyone from Scottsdale, good half way point. It was the start to a nice little beer tour of flagstaff, with another stop at the Lumberyard, Beaver St.'s sister production brewery down the street.
We entered from the side parking lot side; setup from this entrance is the bar to your right with about 15 seats and the dining room to the front and left and kitchen to the far left. Brewery operations are setup behind the bar to the right from this entrance. One offputing feature is the carpeted floors, not exactly ideal for an establishment that serves mass amounts of liquids. Anyway, the food and beer far outweight this downside.
I think we were the first customers of the day, at just before noon, which made it a bit subdued but it warmed up as the lunchtime crowd filled in.
Quality of the serving of food and beer was well worth noting. Beers were served in appropriate glassware and the food was all done well with generous portions.
Service was great, very knowledgeable of the beer selection with some good suggestions for pairings.
Beer selection was great, about 10 or so on draft. I tried the Helles Bock which was great presentation of this style. Other beers to note were the pale ale, IPA, and stout.
Food was great, everyone of the 6 of us enjoyed our meals. The brewer's wurst plate is a feature to take note of.
Very good value, reasonable beer and food prices make this a great experience.
03-26-2011 22:54:34 | More by mvanaskie13
3.93/5 rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I've been a fan of this joint since before I could drink.
The food is great. They rock a woodfired pizza oven and make great personal pies. Also, if you're really hungry, grab the brewer's platter... It's wurst heaven.
Beer wise it's pretty decent. I have had two different IPAs there... both being ok. The R&R stout is tasty. Also had a tripel there that wasn't bad. The Railhead Red is ok too.
Not really a knock your socks of beer experience, but overall a great place to dine and drink.
02-06-2011 09:41:27 | More by DPFRD
4.2/5 rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Outfitted to look like a train station it sort of fails at that. It's too nice inside to be a train station. There's a big pot belly wood-burning stove near the front where you can sit and warm up (if need be) while waiting to be seated.
The beers and specials are well-noted throughout the restaurant so you don't even need to have your waitperson explain them to you.
The food is really good. Their signature burger is really tasty and their soft pretzels make for great appetizers. Their sandwiches are also inventive and tasty and they are kid-friendly with a decent menu for them. The kitchen is pretty open so you can look into pretty easily. That kind of confidence in their food prep is impressive.
The beer is really good. The Hop Shot IPA and the R&R Oatmeal Stout were my favorites, but the Hefeweizen was a little lacking as I have found all hefeweizens in the Western US to be.
They say that their cobbler is "divine" or "awesome" depending on which menu board you read, but the one I had (peach-blueberry) was not. The topping was mealy and the blueberries overpowered the peaches entirely. I love blueberries but I had expected a balance with the peaches and got none.
Overall a great experience for a great price. Two adults, two kids and a baby...three beers, one appetizer, two kids meals, two entrees, two kids desserts and one adult dessert all for under $90, including a good tip.
11-08-2010 16:39:13 | More by Naugros
3.9/5 rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
We stopped here on our first night in Flagstaff after visiting the Grand Canyon. This place was a short walk from our hotel in old downtown. The selection here was good. I had the Hopshot IPA and their Oatmeal Stout and my Wife had the Big Rapid Red and their Hefeweizen. All were solid beers and quite tasty. The IPA was actually comparable to some of the west-coast IPA's I have had which was somewhat surprising.
It was somewhat crowded when we arrived but a table opened up quickly. Service was attentive and friendly. The menu was quite extensive but we both ended up selecting one of Woodfired Pizza's. I had the three sausage and Wife had the Beaver Street. Both were delicious.
This was quite a nice place to have a few beers and eat some quality food. I would definitely recommend it to others passing through town.
11-07-2010 20:31:28 | More by wieserjd
3.7/5 rDev -4.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
On our little cross country trip, we stopped at Beaver Street Brewery in Flagstaff. I liked the atmosphere in there. It was nice. I had a Hopshot IPA which was really good and I tried my wife's Brambleberry Brew which was pretty good too. The food was awesome. We all had different pizzas and the one I had was awesome. I would love to go back there next time I am in Flagstaff but it probably won't be for a while. The IPA was very good and so wa the Brambleberry Brew. I picked up a tshirt there too which they only had in white but it was still a cool tshirt.
10-12-2010 16:17:44 | More by jeffjeff1
United Kingdom (England)
3.18/5 rDev -17.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$$
Mothers day 2010. My wife and I had spent the day on the Grand Canyon Railway (Williams to the South Rim and back) and the shuttle bus dropped us off at the AmTrack station, 50 meters from here. Our hotel was just past the brewery and as we hadn't made it in here yet, we stopped off for our tea.
The place is more restuarant than a bar, although the brewing equipment is in full view if you get given a seat towards the windows, as we were. There were a couple of people sitting at the bar, so food isn't a must. The place was almost full, mothers being treated to a night off from cooking, families enjoying the evening together, nice, but annoying when you want a quiet pint and a pizza, we should have sat at the bar!
The place is open plan with the pizza ovens to your left on entering, the bar and brewing equipment to the right, semi-rustic-woody-homely look to it as a whole.
The waiting staff were fine and friendly, the pizza's too big, we needed doggy bags. Couldn't get excited about their beers though, nothing wrong with them, but nothing stood out about them either. The Brew and Cue part appeared completely empty (21.00 on a May Sunday), so after or meal we headed back to our motel beds via the fridge which I'd stashed some goodies into.
05-24-2010 12:39:52 | More by BlackHaddock
4.44/5 rDev +15%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I made it here about 6ish on a Tuesday. The place wasn't full but they were filling up after I arrived. I sat at the bar, it has about 15 seats. Large open room you can see the kitchen all seating and bar from almost anywhere. The brewing equipment is behind the bar visible through glass.
Bartendress was very attractive and on top of her job. Describing beers as a beer drinker would describe them. I had their Kolsch and IPA. Kolsch was pretty much average but the IPA blew me away.
Didn't try food on this visit, I had already eaten over at Flagstaff brewing. I think next time I will eat here, their food looks better.
If I found myself in this city with only time to hit one place this would be my choice.
05-24-2010 02:44:15 | More by Inflames
3.84/5 rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Really enjoyed this brewery. Very close to the place we were staying. Ended up closing the place and going next door to the pool hall/ bar attached called Brews and Cues. Our bartender was great. True, we were the only ones in the place on a Sunday night, but, he was attentive to our needs. Let us sample. Blended a couple of beers for us also. Did I mention that we closed the other side as well. Beers were decent. Had one or two really good ones. What we really enjoyed was a fruit beer combined with the stout. I would recommend this place.
05-09-2010 04:14:00 | More by jyeast101
4.1/5 rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Stopped in here on the way back from visiting the Grand Canyon and must say that I was pleasantly surprised! The atmosphere was typical pub feel, lots of rustic wood, some memorabilia lining the walls and a nice big open feel. We opted to eat out back on their patio which was pretty great except for one couple who insisted on smoking throughout the duration of our meal. I love OR and the fact that you can't smoke anywhere you please! Tough to smell the aromas of a nice beer with smoke filling and burning my nostrils. Anyway, the quality of the beers was solid, I had a sampler and enjoyed them all and then ordered a pint of the ipa on tap and it was delish. The service was pretty attentive and the selection of food and beer was great. I chose a wood fired pizza and it was one of the best pizzas i've ever had at a pub, crispy crust and fresh toppings, very nice! Overall the experience was great and I will be sure to stop in here the next time I'm in the area. Very cool vibe, good food, and solid beer!
01-16-2010 22:21:12 | More by RedBrewer83
Beaver Street Brewery & Whistle Stop Cafe in Flagstaff, AZ
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