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Papago Brewing

Not Rated.
Papago BrewingPapago Brewing
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

155 Ratings
Ratings: 155
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 10.21%
Active Beers: 17
Beer Ratings: 283
Beer Avg: 3.89
Taps: 30
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

7107 E McDowell Rd
Scottsdale, Arizona, 85257-3315
United States
phone: (480) 425-7439

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @papagobrewing

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Beers are brewed at / by another brewery.

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Reviews by Fireboy:
Photo of Fireboy
4.58/5  rDev +6.3%

Tried out Papago on my last night in the Phoenix area last week. If you want variety then this is your place. They had about 30 beers on tap, many of which I haven't seen here in the mid-Atlantic area. They also had maybe 100-150 (rough guess) bottles and cans in a cooler for take-out or to enjoy in the bar including Full Sail LTD Bottling No. 1 which got an "A" rating from Jason and Todd in this months mag.

We had 2 bartenders taking care of us, one of whom knew her beers quite well and was great to talk with. I asked about the Norwegian (?) cask IPA and was told that she thought it was very light for an IPA, and it was! Both ladies were quick to offer a sample as we pondered what to drink next. We had no service issues.

I was a bit disappointed with the Little Brother, as it was a bit less sweet than I expect from a dubbel, but it was very drinkable. The El Robusto baltic porter was thick and dark and yummy. I thought it was a nice rendition of the style. Lastly I tried (sampled) the Hop Dog and Hopfather together. The Hop Dog was a nice drinkable well balanced IPA and the Hopfather had a nice citrus hop flavor, but was a little less malty than I prefer. All the drafts tasted fresh well handled.

The only thing that I can think of that would make the place better would be to make it smoke free, but since I think you can buy cigars there, I don't see that happening anytime soon. Sorry smokers, but it just makes it hard to enjoy the aroma of the beer when I'm smelling a Macanudo with my hops.

All in all I found Papago to be an above average, very enjoyable place. I'm looking forward to my next trip to Phoenix.

Fireboy, Feb 21, 2007
More User Reviews:
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4.4/5  rDev +2.1%

Kino, Oct 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

AlexM, Sep 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

22Blue, Sep 05, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16%

A bottle shop inside a brew pub with decent food. Ok in my book.

JaSanDiego, Aug 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Coconuts, Aug 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

wrightst, Jul 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

kaleodrum, Jul 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -30.4%

kfirestone, Jul 04, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16%

timlyon, Jun 17, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16%

wegass, Jun 12, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev -0.2%

Camjmorton, May 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Bobhoya, May 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

ZappBrannigan, May 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Slipperyphoton, Apr 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

trytoketchup, Apr 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

JVan, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of MadMaltMike
3.2/5  rDev -25.8%

Good selection. The bottle selection in the coolers in back was impressive. The atmosphere was exactly as expected. A good thing. Good knowledge of what's on tap. Not that busy and service was weak. I don't need attention, but I want service. Maybe if you sit at the Bar they'll remember you're in the building. Pass on the beer bites appetizers.

MadMaltMike, Apr 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

SalukiAlum, Mar 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16%

skholbrook1982, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of orangesol
4.22/5  rDev -2.1%

Stopped in here after O.H.S.O. since they were so close together, I have had a few Papago beers before, I was really looking forward to checking them out. Atmosphere is kind of disjoined but still good. You have the front seating area, the bottle shop to the left, another dining area in a different room off to the left and then the bar area in the rear of the space. More and more people came in as my visit wore on, making it feel more together. Service was solid. I never had to wait for a beer and he was awesome to tall to. Selection was great. Five of their own beers on with a great verity of others crossing lots of different styles. As I had just eaten I skipped the food but the pizza looked great sitting a few people away from me. Prices were pretty good, some of the bottles to go were a little high but if I strike out in the next few weeks I may return to pick some up. Overall a really nice bar/brewery that I would definitely return to in the future, maybe even the near future.

orangesol, Feb 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

VanillaHeat, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of JohnnyJam
3.13/5  rDev -27.4%

I went there yesterday with a friend and hoping to get that Pilsner Urquell that came in a cast and was unfiltered and unpasteurized but I missed it by 1 1/2 hours. That was a drag! I know that I got there late but I was more upset that more friends wouldn't meet me there. I guess once is enough. I don't know, they have a lot of beers and several on tap but the service was bad. It was poor! I even went to the bar to see is it was self-service and a server said someone would be around. Someone did and five minutes later came back with our beers. She could have made it sooner but 4 1/2 minutes were spent talking at the bar after the beers were poured. She then couldn't remember what beers where which and had her nose practically in all of them and literally in one.

The atmosphere is that of an old bar. It is dark and fairly noisy. There are tales four, six, and more plus sitting at the bar. Several beers on tap. They say there is 30 but I think there were less. There are many bottled beers in there cooler and you could buy them to take home.

We only had beer and then left. The service, being so poor, would have taxed my patience waiting when I knew it was ready and had to wait for the server to deliver. I had been directed to enjoy the beers but to skip the food by some friends who had been there before.

JohnnyJam, Nov 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

grubefresh, Nov 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

guyinaz5000, Oct 19, 2013
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Papago Brewing in Scottsdale, AZ
94 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.