Beaver Street Brewery & Whistle Stop Cafe
Active Beers: 13
Beer Ratings: 73
Beer Avg: 3.64
Taps: / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 29 | Display Reviews Only:
4.4/5 rDev +14%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This place was recommended as the must stop place in town for good food and beer. The place was quite crowded for a mid-week evening dinner and we got on of the last tables in the place. There is a nice outdoor seating area with picnic tables if you prefer some fresh air. The bar is large, overlooks some brewery equipment, and can seat about 15. An open kitchen shows the wood burning stove for pizzas and plenty of cooks working the area. I have to admit I have never seen so many waiters / waitresses in an establishment which provided quick and friendly service despite the crowds.
Beer wise there were 6 beers available, Hotshot IPA, Lumberjack Lager, Belgian Pale Ale, Railhead red, Stout, and a Berry flavored wheat beer. The beers were of good quality and were tasty.
Food was terrific as the appetizers and dinners were flavorful and well prepared. This is not a gourmet restaurant, but high end pub food.
Upon leaving I stopped by the large merchandise section to pick up a tee shirt. If I had only one place to stop in Flagstaff, this place is the one to select.
06-25-2009 14:24:55 | More by Gavage
4.45/5 rDev +15.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
We arrived after a trip to the grand Canyon and were afraid we would never get a seat. The place was full, but we only had a five minute wait. The crowd was very mixed: bikers, families, couples. Our waiter was Johnny on the Spot, delivering the sampler minutes after we ordered. As we finished the last glass he took our order, and then took our order. The copperhead pizza was well-made, and very filling. My friend had the brewmasters platter, full of brats and potates.
If you're in the area, you owe it to yourself to stop by.
06-16-2009 02:49:51 | More by hiikeeba
3.8/5 rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
The "granola" invasion in Flagstaff seems to have spared this place, at least relatively speaking.
Upon entering, the comfy lounge chairs and sofa to the right are a nice touch, and the bar has large, beautiful mirrors. Nice pool area, and overall a very clean place, uncluttered, and attracting a diverse range of age groups.
Beer selection is normal for a brewpub, with their GABF 2007 winning Hefe-Weizen leading the lineup, although the menu says that the locals prefer the Red ale.
Prices are reasonable, and menu fare is (again) not overly influenced by the granola culture. I enjoyed the pesto-cream cheese dip with warm bread & crackers, at a reasonable price as well.
This is probably the best place, overall, in Flagstaff for a BA to visit.
07-01-2008 03:05:15 | More by yemenmocha
5/5 rDev +29.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
A local tried to put me off of this place by referring to it as "corporate". As a result, I headed right over. This business of writing places off simply because they may be part of a chain, however small, is bogus! I embrace the chains and will continue to support the post-shakeout brewpubs until they prise the chain from my cold, dead fingers.
The windows fronting the place ran along Beaver Street and included the Beaver Street Brews and (Pool) Cues Lounge. As I continued south on Beaver Street, the restaurant and a few FVs were visible in the window. The entrance, however, was perpendicular to Beaver and accessed through their parking lot. Entering, the m.d.s. was to the immediate right and featured a cabinet full of logo items. Headed aft, in the centerline, was a working vintage cast-iron stove with "HOT" stamped on brass plates all over its belly. The place then became a "T"-shape with the kitchen to the left past Smoky Stover (the stove) and the long, polished dark wood bar to the right. Beyond the T-intersection was a sea of seating that ran the gamut from booths along the back wall to paddle tables and stools along the window to high tables and chairs in the center to standard tables and chairs comprising the restaurant area off to the left. The lavatories were in the right corner of the restaurant area, all of the way aft.
For supper that evening, I had the last order of the special - a Grilled Basil Salmon entrée. It consisted of a fillet basted in house-made basil pesto and then grilled, along with creamy red potatoes and sautéed fresh asparagus. It is now time for a digression and a P.S.A for the women in our audience. Hello, ladies! Your ideal boyfriend will be that fellow who professes to a love of salmon. It is a beautiful pink color; it has a fleshy, flaky mouthfeel; and a marvelously unique taste. If he eats salmon on a routine basis, then the chances are that he will enjoy munching something else that should seem eminently familiar at this point. C'mon, paired with asparagus?!? This was dinner for two at home. Take note all of you Romeo and Juliets. Man, I love eating ... salmon.
Who was it that tried to dissuade me from coming here by dissing it? Jagov! This would be my first stop in town, bar none.
I also stopped by the aforementioned billiards hall next door on my way back to the nearby youth hostel. The centerpiece was its long, dark, laminated wood, "U"-shaped bar with its equally elegant back bar with a huge arch above an equally large mirror. A plaque noted that it was built by Brunswick in St. Louis of handcrafted American mahogany. My server told me that it was around 120 years old and had been moved around a good bit until landing in its current location in 2001. I was also told that a bullet hole in the back bar was the result of a card dispute. F'in' impressive! They featured five billiards tables plus one British billiards table.
Beers: R & R Stout; Lager del Sol; HefeWeizen; Bramble Berry Brew; Railhead Ed; and Beaver Street IPA, plus growlers. I mostly stuck with the IPA, but I had a glass of the B3 out of curiosity.
Mom?: In a heartbeat!
06-10-2008 03:50:22 | More by woodychandler
2.93/5 rDev -24.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3 | $$
The place looks a lot better than it is. Brewing setup is proudly behind large windows. Looks a bit corporate, but not in a bad way. Food is a crapshoot, could get something good, could get stuck with something bland and sad. As for the beer, you can find something okay, but nothing outstanding. Stay away from the fruit beers, they cleave to the palate like grim death and won't let go, nothing will wash away the taste!!!
I may give this place another chance one day. But there are many other places that I already like much better, and will go there first. Needless to say, it will be a few years before I'll wear out my welcome elsewhere in flagstaff.
03-18-2007 03:21:27 | More by xymyl
3.75/5 rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
The second of the three breweries I hit during my short stay in Flag. It's a very large place with lots of seating - large dark wood bar and tables as well as some nicely placed wood-burning stoves that one could sit by in a comfortable chair and enjoy a beer. It had an extensive menu, much more than a usual brewery. I had the Beaver St. Pizza with roasted tomatoes and goat cheese which was really good. Their beer was good, not spectacular, but I enjoyed the laid back atmosphere and some good brews.
03-13-2007 18:07:34 | More by kdoc8
3.88/5 rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
We hit Beaver St. and Lowell Observatory on a night we were staying in Flagstaff after a big day up at the big hole in the ground Arizona's famous for.
I was at first dismayed because the hostess gives you a number once you put your name in and then you are supposed to monitor a digital board until it comes up. But the numbers didn't ever seem to change so once we finished our first beers (a pilsner for me, my dad a delicious coffee stout) we opted to eat at the bar which was fine.
The food and service at the bar were excellent. Wood-fired pizzas and various bistro-entrees and appetizers dominate the menu but many are from around the world and everything I see carried to tables looks good. The beer selection is a little above average, I think. There were six tap handles plus Hardcore cider (thought that was unusual this far west) were the most exotic/seasonal being Brambleberry fruit beer.
Overall I was pleased and would definitely stop here again through N. Arizona.
08-07-2006 19:39:16 | More by BamaScholar
3.95/5 rDev +2.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
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.
07-16-2006 23:40:19 | More by arizcards
4.22/5 rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
After a long days drive from Vegas, we needed a place to decompress and relax with good chow and of course great beer. We found that place when we pulled up a Flagstaff brew pub signed with the words "beaver" and "beer". How could we go wrong?
Inside the spacious cafe, friendly staff consisting prominently of Arizona University coeds work the tables bringing fresh brew from the gleaming copper tanks situated behind the bar, and wood grilled pizzas from the brick ovens fronting the open kitchen. Square and round wooden tables accompanied with mismatched chairs complimented the casual family friendly yet college hang-out acceptable atmosphere.
I started off with the porter, and instantly the 4 1/2 hour drive was worth it. Full bodied, warm mouth feel, with chocolate notes with a sweet and balanced bitter taste warmed me right up. I continued warming up with the pale ale, very hoppy yet well balanced with grassy notes, full bodied and very drinkable. Quality beer all around. I may have had more beers but I don't remember. I do remember however we enjoyed thoroughly everything we tried.
The food was another story. The best way I can describe it is good but weird. Annette had an open-faced panini. Exactly, what is an open-faced panini? I sampled one of the many white pizzas offered from the variety rich menu, one with pesto, chicken and mozzarella I think. The beer battered onion ring appetizer was one of the best we've tried anywhere. The generous portions though somewhat eclectic were good, and the menu really seemed like it had something for everyone.
The fast and attentive service warranted a generous tip.
Definitely, the Beaver Street Brewing Co. is worth a return visit.
05-29-2006 14:41:10 | More by LeffeHanded
3/5 rDev -22.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$
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.
05-09-2006 19:13:58 | More by TheEclecticGent
Beaver Street Brewery & Whistle Stop Cafe in Flagstaff, AZ
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