Beaver Street Brewery & Whistle Stop Cafe
Ratings: 40 | Reviews: 29 | Display Reviews Only:
2.93/5 rDev -24.1%
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
3/5 rDev -22.3%
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
United Kingdom (England)
3.18/5 rDev -17.6%
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
3.34/5 rDev -13.5%
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.
05-08-2003 09:17:59 | More by ecoboy
3.5/5 rDev -9.3%
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.
03-28-2004 20:30:46 | More by altarego
Beaver Street Brewery & Whistle Stop Cafe in Flagstaff, AZ
88 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.