1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Papago Brewing

Not Rated.
Papago BrewingPapago Brewing
BEER AVG
3.83/5
Based on:
11 Beers
293 Ratings
Place Score: 96
Ratings: 157
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: n/a
Taps: 30
Bottles: --
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

Notes:
None, yet.

Beers are brewed at / by another brewery.

(Place added by: mzwolinski)
Place: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 157 | Reviews: 135 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Floydster:
Photo of Floydster
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I went to this place three straight days a few weekends ago, we were staying at the Best Western across the parking lot, that worked out very nicely I might add, place has an odd location for an establishment of this caliber but that makes it even cooler, walk in and see several groups of people sharing beers and watching sports, looked like my kind of place already, immediately see tons of fridges along the back left wall stocked with tons of bottles, I cannot remember all of the bottles and cans of stuff we had while there but here a few, Alaskan Baltic Porter, Odell Bourbon Barrel Stout, Papago Oude Zuipers Tripel, Prescott Liquid Amber, and the Ska and Avery collaboration wheat beer, they had everything from Dogfish Head to Great Divide, Mikkeller, Brewdog, Oskar Blues, Bruery, Lost Abbey, Breckenridge, Big Sky, Green Flash, and Stone in bottles, they had thirty or so taps and all were craft or imports, while I was there I had the Oak Creek Brown Ale, several Papago brews that I will input reviews later on, I think I had five of the seven that were on draft at the time, as well as Sierra Nevada Estate IPA, the highlight was probably the cask of Sun Up Armadillo Red, they serve ten ounces of all draft beers for three dollars which was awesome, got to try more that way, did not have a single pint so I do not know what the prices were, we had the beer bread bites with marinara one night and the buffalo chicken pizza another night, both were very good, warning that the particular pizza is spicy, the staff was helpful and seemed to know what they were talking about, it was funny going back consistently because we saw them wearing the same clothes each day which was pretty gross, they have a cool display of old rare bottles lining the window to this place, they are open late which was nice because we were so busy during the day, and thankfully the place did not get too crowded on the weekends, I will be going back every time I am in the area, awesome place in Scottsdale that I recommend to anybody who loves craft beer

More User Reviews:
Photo of italianstallion
3.88/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of bsuedekum
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Kino
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%

Photo of AlexM
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of 22Blue
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of JaSanDiego
5/5  rDev +16%

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

Photo of Coconuts
3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of wrightst
3.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of kaleodrum
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of kfirestone
3/5  rDev -30.4%

Photo of timlyon
5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of wegass
5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of Camjmorton
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Bobhoya
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of ZappBrannigan
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Slipperyphoton
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of trytoketchup
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of JVan
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of MadMaltMike
3.2/5  rDev -25.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3

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.

Photo of SalukiAlum
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of skholbrook1982
5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of orangesol
4.22/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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.

Photo of VanillaHeat
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of JohnnyJam
3.13/5  rDev -27.4%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 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.

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Papago Brewing in Scottsdale, AZ
96 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.