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Delux

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

19 Ratings
Ratings: 19
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.92%
Taps: 40
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

3146 E Camelback Rd
Phoenix, Arizona, 85016-4502
United States
phone: (602) 522-2288

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(Place added by: roblowther on 05-20-2006)
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Reviews by roblowther:
Photo of roblowther
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%

Great selection of draft beers. Fantastic hamburgers. More of a restaurant with an excellent draft beer selection than a beer bar, really. Service was wonderful, attentive w/out being pushy, with good recommendations if you're looking for one. Atmosphere feels more like a sushi restaurant than a burger & beer joint but then to call it a "joint" doesn't do it justice. Small and noisy but that gives it a close-knit, alive feel. Beer selection includes a lot of micros and a good selection of Belgians.

roblowther, May 22, 2006
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Photo of Jmitchell3
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Jmitchell3, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of timlyon
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

timlyon, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of BrianL
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

BrianL, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of Sammy
3.64/5  rDev -11.7%

A chic,though small scaled model of the Yard House. A late night bar, with several but nowhere near the majority of the taps available at the Yard House. Still the metal feel. Difference is more of sharing a strip mall feeling, windows you can see patrons through. No taps I did not find elsewhere. Maybe its competitive in the food area, or service of food aspect. Music was on the loud side, the bar was smaller than the other places and felt I was in a somewhat fish bowl. Prices reasonable as they are throughout Phoenix.

Sammy, Feb 12, 2010
Photo of TheEclecticGent
3.53/5  rDev -14.3%

Very interesting hi-end burger/sandwich/salad place tucked into a strip mall. Trendy décor with blue "neon-ish" lit tables and fries served in mini chrome shopping carts. Populated heavily with the young, trendy, young and trendy, and a smattering of other folk. Obviously the place to eat and "be seen". The food is good though. I didn't have a burger (heard they are good) but I did have a very good chicken sandwich on panini bread. A friend of mine had the hotdog and beaver mustard. Beaver mustard? I had a pint of Moose Drool. The beer list is extensive (40ish) and well organized. However, I would have to agree with earlier reviewers, the beers are all beers common to the west coast. Nothing wrong with that but if you are looking for obscure beers, this isn't your place. I do think it's worth the trip for the food. The beer list does have good beers on it. Looking back, I think their Chimay would have been better with that Chicken Panini. Oh! Do go to the gelato place close by for desert! Nice finish!

TheEclecticGent, Aug 17, 2009
Photo of barleywinefiend
3.73/5  rDev -9.5%

Stopped in here on a Monday for lunch. Grabbed a place on the patio. Server was there immediately. Inside was a small restaraunt almost like a diner setup and the outside patio was small. I thought the place would have been uch larger but no big deal. Selection was Rogue, Four Peaks, Pagago, North Coast and pretty varied slection but nothing that really stuck out. Out of the 40 or so beers I had almost all of them. I did grab a Orange Blossom and a Delux burger. Beer was ok and the bruger was good bit not great like may had boasted. Service was excellent and prompt. Atmosphere was not the beer crowd but a lunch business crowd. Overall a good place.

barleywinefiend, Mar 18, 2009
Photo of BretSikkink
3.48/5  rDev -15.5%

Accuse me of being an asshole right now. I don't care.

Delux is in a strip mall, which is the most down to earth thing about it. And I love the Gelato Spot, in the same parking lot, and Sportsman's which is kitty corner. The place itself is cramped and small, with a lot of "attractive and rich" people filling it up. The bar area is nice, very clean; the middle of the room is this weird, long table that's lit from below with a neon blue. Seems odd in the setting.

The quality of the beers is the main beef for me: there might be 40 taps as claimed and as listed here on BA. If you had asked me blindly, an hour ago, I would have guessed 20. There just isn't that much variability though: while all of them are craft or local, the styles range from hopless golden to hopless brown. The last time I was there, I got a Rogue Hazelnut, which is an okay brew that I've rated pretty well, but not something I would normally get on draft.

I'm not going to hate on the service. I've found the waitresses (they're usually pretty females) to be attentive and knowledgeable about the menu, if not necessarily the beers themselves. Service is quick, and water is brought promptly when asked (that's my litmus test).

The food is good, but costs plenty. Fries are about $5 for a small cart, burgers around $10, beers are over-priced for their quality. That's okay because they're bringing craft beer and what not to the dining scene, but with the amount of resources they're expending to have this many kegs, cleaning so many lines, etc. it would be nice to have some variety.

Bottom line is that I live about ten minutes from there, and about ten minutes from Papago Brewing. I'm in the Biltmore area far more frequently than Scottsdale, and there's nothing else that brings me to the Scottsdale road area. Yet I've been to Papago probably 100 times since I went to Delux for the first time, and I only returned there once.

BretSikkink, Sep 21, 2008
Photo of countmeoutt
4.47/5  rDev +8.5%

I was on my honeymoon this past week in Phoenix and it just so happened i was staying at the Arizona Biltmore around the corner from Delux..so me and the wife checked it out the night we got in.

We arrived a little after 5pm and there were only a few people in the place..no more than 30 minutes later it was packed inside and outside and there was a line to get a table. good thing we had bar seats! We both absolutely loved the decor of the place, but the food and beer were even better. It does get a little tight because it isnt too spacious but who cares? When you walk in the bar is off to the right and open seating to the left. there is also a patio with some tables outside.

I enjoyed the following:
New Belgium Springboard
Four Peaks Kolsh
Pyramid Apricot Weizen
Lost Coast Great White
Big Sky Moose Drool
Trumer Pils
Alaskan Amber
my wife went with a Four Peaks Kilt Lifter, Pyramid Apricot, New Belgium Mothership Wit.

The food was great our fries came in little miniature shopping carts. I must say i am glad i have a wife who enjoys going to beer bars as much as i do and i'm glad she asked to go back to delux one more time before we had to head back to jersey. if your in the area check it out and if you live in the area i am jealous.

countmeoutt, Jun 15, 2008
Photo of ndolover
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%

I visited this place during a business trip. This place is tucked away in a strip mall off of Camelback Rd. (main drag). This place has a bar, but acts more like a place to eat, rather then a place to drink. The place has a trendy look to it and seems out of place for the strip mall. However, I found the atmosphere fun and interesting. For a place that serves burgers ($9) they go over board on using big white plates. However, I didn't come for the burgers (which were good) or the trendy setting. I came for the close location and the beers. The place really knows it's beers. With the exception of Bud' "Bourbon barrel cask" all the beers were exceptional. I believe they had close to 40 taps of the finest local and global beers available. Anything from Young's double chocolate to Four Peaks Kolsch. If you are in the area and are on the companies tab, you should check this place out.

ndolover, Jan 28, 2008
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Delux in Phoenix, AZ
92 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.