Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant
Active Beers: 37
Beer Ratings: 2,630
Beer Avg: 3.64
Taps: 5 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 22 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by SunDevilBeer:
4.01/5 rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4 | $$
I think I've figured out why most BA beer geeks shit on GB....they don't offer crazy one-off beers and don't kiss their asses. All GB does is put out a solid line up of great consistent German-style beers in a comfortable environment. I guess that isn't enough for the present day geek.
I digress....this location in Tempe is similar to the other GB sites in appearance, but since this one is on Mill Ave the atmosphere is upped accordingly.
I've been here 4 times during trips to AZ, and it's always crowded, even tho there may or not be an event at the stadium or arena.
Service is always prompt and friendly...and the hefe-weiss and dunkel are just as tasty as they are at other GB locales. Lagers are always clean and of high quality.
Please GB - open a location around Boston????
02-06-2011 02:26:20 | More by SunDevilBeer
More User Reviews:
3.11/5 rDev -16.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.25 | $$
A standard "chain like" brewery, comparable to BJ's and Rock Bottom, this brewery lacks a true brewery feel and is a draw for those looking for decent food in a contemporary setting that might not necessarily care about the beer. The beer itself was average, nothing they brewed made me say, bring me more of that!
05-24-2013 21:53:54 | More by DRTBrewster
3.15/5 rDev -15.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$$
The two things this place definitely has going for it is the location (Mill Ave.) and the atmosphere. It's a good getaway with decent beer on Mill if you don't feel like clubbing or paying absurd covers to other places on Mill. It's a smaller bar if you are there just to drink, and many times it's difficult to find a seat at the bar, but the tables are alright, too. It is on the second floor and features a balcony, with a perfect view of the biggest intersection in the Mill Ave. District. The price is a bit high for the food, and wasn't anything special.
12-20-2011 09:19:28 | More by downhilldrift
4.38/5 rDev +17.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Been coming here since the late 90's when they first opened, and the location is quite good on Mill (2nd story above Starbucks). Nice upper deck that overlooks Mill with views of the jets taking off or landing at the airport as well.
Gordon Biersch started in Tempe with focusing just on German style lagers only, then ventured into Hefe-Weizen which became a regular offering. Too bad Blonde Bock and Dunkles are not regular offerings now as they were at first at this Gordon Biersch location.
Tapping parties and beer dinners are held periodically at this location and can be quite good. Get on their mailing list to be notified.
Food is miles above & beyond most brewpubs and beer bars in the Phoenix metro area, and in fact good enough to be enjoyed just as a restaurant even if they did not have craft beer.
Service is always good if not excellent, and they train their staff well. Such a refreshing change compared to some amateur operations in the area that are clueless.
02-24-2011 18:23:36 | More by yemenmocha
Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant in Tempe, AZ
86 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.