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Papago Brewing

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Papago BrewingPapago Brewing

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

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Reviews by Phelps:
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4.33/5  rDev +0.5%

Ah, Papago. Jewel of south Scottsdale.

Papago is a beer bar, plain and simple. The crowd varies from beer nerds to the newly initiated to the simple college crowd out for a drink, but the ambiance is usually jovial. Likewise, most of the bartenders are pretty knowledgeable and friendly. If you see Zach, ask him to make you a Hop Suicide -- a mix of all the hoppy beers they have on tap at a given time. The place used to get rather crowded at night, especially during tastings and other events, but the recent expansion into the space next door has really opened everything up. Plus, there's shuffleboard!

Papago's beers are standouts in the Valley for their creative takes on styles. They're all contract-brewed, some by other local breweries like SunUp, some by breweries in Belgium. Elsie's, a milk stout flavored with coffee and Irish cream, is one of my favorite beers, and the one I always suggest to tourists.

One thing I really appreciate about Papago: they understand the internet. The online tap list is updated daily and new beers are posted to Facebook and Twitter whenever they arrive. I never miss a special release or sought-after draft. An extensive bottle selection and tap list offers even more opportunity for trying new stuff.

Overall, one of the places you MUST visit if you're in Phoenix.

Phelps, May 12, 2011
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
Photo of 22Blue
4/5  rDev -7.2%

22Blue, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of JaSanDiego
5/5  rDev +16%

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

JaSanDiego, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of Coconuts
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
95 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.