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Beaver Street Brewery & Whistle Stop Cafe

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Beaver Street Brewery & Whistle Stop CafeBeaver Street Brewery & Whistle Stop Cafe
BEER AVG
3.74/5
Based on:
16 Beers
41 Reviews
Place Score: 88
Reviews: 29
Visits: 47
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Eatery ]

11 S Beaver St
Flagstaff, Arizona, 86001-5500
United States
phone: (928) 779-0079

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Reviews: 29 | Visits: 47
Photo of arizcards
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This is Da Boss and my second trip to Beaver Street. The atmosphere is very welcoming when you first walk in. Right ahead of you as you walk in is a wood burning stove with comfortable chairs to wait in. The bar side does not lend a cozy atmosphere as does the dining side. Quality of food and beer are good. Service is good as we were greeted by our server and given a beer quickly despite the busy late lunch crowd. Da Boss had the Berry Bramble which was quite good from what she said. I had the IPA which was right up there with a number of West Coast IPA's I have had. Overall menu was very good for food and beer. Selection of food was good. We chose the chicken chili which went real well with the IPA I had. Prices were fairly reasonable as we spent about $30 for lunch and three beers. Would recommend if you are in the Flag area. (839 characters)

Photo of LeffeHanded
4.22/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

After a long days drive from Vegas, we needed a place to decompress and relax with good chow and of course great beer. We found that place when we pulled up a Flagstaff brew pub signed with the words "beaver" and "beer". How could we go wrong?

Inside the spacious cafe, friendly staff consisting prominently of Arizona University coeds work the tables bringing fresh brew from the gleaming copper tanks situated behind the bar, and wood grilled pizzas from the brick ovens fronting the open kitchen. Square and round wooden tables accompanied with mismatched chairs complimented the casual family friendly yet college hang-out acceptable atmosphere.

I started off with the porter, and instantly the 4 1/2 hour drive was worth it. Full bodied, warm mouth feel, with chocolate notes with a sweet and balanced bitter taste warmed me right up. I continued warming up with the pale ale, very hoppy yet well balanced with grassy notes, full bodied and very drinkable. Quality beer all around. I may have had more beers but I don't remember. I do remember however we enjoyed thoroughly everything we tried.

The food was another story. The best way I can describe it is good but weird. Annette had an open-faced panini. Exactly, what is an open-faced panini? I sampled one of the many white pizzas offered from the variety rich menu, one with pesto, chicken and mozzarella I think. The beer battered onion ring appetizer was one of the best we've tried anywhere. The generous portions though somewhat eclectic were good, and the menu really seemed like it had something for everyone.

The fast and attentive service warranted a generous tip.

Definitely, the Beaver Street Brewing Co. is worth a return visit. (1,718 characters)

Photo of TheEclecticGent
3/5  rDev -22.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

When I rolled into Flagstaff I wanted to try two places but only got the chance to try one - Beaver Street Brewing Co. & Whistle Stop Café. The place is located in the trendy part of Flagstaff and blends well with all the other businesses. The décor is mostly wood and a tad commercial and bland in it's appearance, however, I did like the antique stoves that dot the interior. With the Beaver Street Brewing, what you see is what you get, a brewpub that produces a few middle of the road beers, OK food, and available T-shirts. Nothing wrong with that but I wish I would have had the time to hit the Mogollon and spiced things up a bit. I will give a special nod to the historic "porn" in the men's restroom. (711 characters)

Photo of iron78
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Another fun stop on a western trip. A very comfortable, easy going place in a great town. Love the small mountain town feel. Was a cozy place for lunch on a cool winter day.
Was very busy, but service was quick and friendly.
Kept our food light with a quesadilla. But it had some good south western spice to it, a little bit of kick. Was nicely complimented with a smooth and hoppy IPA. Wish I got to town more, would like to try a dinner or sandwich sometime. And when not faced with a long drive, try more of the brews.
Will include it in future travels! (559 characters)

Photo of altarego
3.5/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Beaver Street is the first place I experienced microbrew. At 21 just off the straightedge wagon I wandered in here with my water polo team after a game initially for a bite to eat. We stayed on and I tried things beyond the Bass Ale that my father had made me a fan of with his vocal patronage.

The place is very familial in atmosphere which makes sense considering its location somewhere just south of the town's all-important tracks and its close proximity to tha administrative buildings of Northern Arizona University. It's not a dive bar, it's a restaurant as much as it is a pub. The walls are covered with items that should make visitors aware of Flag's heritage as a railroad and logging outpost.

The food is passable. There are some vegetarian options and the cuisine is unlikely to offend anyone though isn't likely to inspire anyone to write sonnets about portabello mushroom bialys either.

The beer is good but lacks some of the adventurous qualities of rival brew shop Mogollon which is North of the tracks and charts a much younger or at least lascivious clientele. This is where you take the grandparents in town for parents' weekend, not where you introduce them to complex flavors and insist that they play pool and smoke cigarettes with you. It's passable but not the most intensely good experience I've had since awakening to beer other than Bass Ale. (1,381 characters)

Photo of beerguy101
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Beaver Street is one of the three-brewpubs/beer bars in Flagstaff. It always strikes me as a little weird because all three are within 4-5 blocks of the other. They are very distinct and different. Beaver Street is the most ‘upscale’ of the three. The food is always excellent, I always love the salmon BLT, served on a beer bread. The beers are a little above average and on a whole cover a wide range of styles. A sampler tray is available for $4-5. I’ve been there several times and the service has been good to excellent. The crowd is mostly fairly laid back and the noise level inside allows for conversation. (617 characters)

Photo of Mitchster
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

This was my 2nd time visiting the brewery and my opinion hasn't changed much. The beer selection is decent, usually 6 on tap or so. The wait staff was courteous, but not always prompt. The atmosphere was cool. It wasn't too noisy, and there was no smoke where we were seated. The brewing equipment is proudly displayed behind glass. They have amazing wood-fired pizzas, wood booths with very comfy seats (thank god) next to stone coffee tables. The wait staff was friendly, but the prices were inflated. Try their homemade pretzels! (532 characters)

Photo of BigHead
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

One of my favorite stops when I am in Flag, a good place for bar grub and some good brew. The place has a long wooden bar at one side of the joint which kinda has an ol' west feel to it, with windows lining the street. The rest of the restaurant feels like an old wooden travel lodge sitting room. The beers on the whole are pretty good, nothing sensational, but sure hit the spot. The menu can kinda be hit-n-miss in how good it will be, but nothing terrible by any means. (473 characters)

Photo of ecoboy
3.34/5  rDev -14.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Visited at 4 p.m. on a spring Saturday.

Stamped metal walls and ceilings, and pot-bellied stove lend some sense of heritage and history to the bar area at this two-room joint just off the famed route 66 in Flagstaff. But aging furniture and aging fixtures suggest a different kind of age, the not-so-good kind. There is an inviting four-couch, feet-up area near the entry, but it looks more like a "waiting for a table" place than a comfortable supping zone.

The other room is a more boisterous billiards room with its own bar. Servers were efficient, if a bit shy (both host and bartender) to converse about the place with a curious customer.

I tried the IPA, and found its hops presence decidedly less than expected from the style. Most pales are hoppier. My companion had very kind words for the hefeweizen and its honeyish mouthfeel.

There are tons of places to eat in Flagstaff, but many of them are of the Carl's Jr. variety. I'd return to try the food on a future date. (988 characters)

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Beaver Street Brewery & Whistle Stop Cafe in Flagstaff, AZ
88 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.