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Papago Brewing

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Papago BrewingPapago Brewing
BEER AVG
3.89/5
Based on:
8 Beers
271 Ratings
Place Score: 95
Ratings: 162
Reviews: 137
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

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Reviews by Tchuck:
Photo of Tchuck
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I went to PBC last Thursday (4/17) afternoon and stayed for a few hours. I was really impressed for the same reason that previous reviewers were (the fantastic selection in the coolers, the low price for a mix pack, the draft selection, etc.), so just wanted to mention a few things:

1.) I don't think it's accurate to call PBC a brewpub, as they don't brew there and the PBC selections were about 5-8 beers out of thirty taps. Too my mind, it's more of a beer bar (or combo beer bar/beer store) than a brewpub.
2.) The PBC selections are not bottled and in the cooler, but you can get a growler of their beers. I bought a growler of the Mandarin Orange Hefeweisen, which my wife and I enjoyed tremendously a few days later.
3.) The food was good and a great value. I had a barbecue chicken pizza which I enjoyed.
4.) I was there during the afternoon, so it wasn't crowded, but it had a really great pub/beer enthusiast vibe to it. During the few hours I was there, I had great conversations with a bunch of different people (including a homebrew shop owner from Indy and her husband, a Raytheon employee up from Tucson, an elderly gentleman/hop fanatic from CA) and the only thing that any of us had in common was enthusiasm for beer. It's clear that people were there for the beer, and the beer made companions out of all of us. What more could you want?
5.) The PBC Taz Grand Cru and Baltic Porter were among the best I've had, anywhere.
6.) Billy the Bartender (originally from Rochester, NY) is the greatest, most knowledgeable bartender I have spoken with since when Sean Quimby manned the bar at Back Bay Brewing Company in Boston in the late 90's.

If I ever go back to Scottsdale, I would spend more time here. A lazy afternoon was great, but I would want more time.

More User Reviews:
Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Great beer bar in an easy to get to spot. Kind of a pirate ship vibe on the inside with a bunch of big wooden decor elements. Low-key and chill. Huge bottle selection and a ton of drafts. I was able to try a whole bunch of beers thanks to small pour options. I didn't have any food, so I can't comment on that. Awesome spot in greater Phoenix.

Photo of Kylo76
3.76/5  rDev -12.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

They do not brew the best beers in town but have an outstanding tap list and a really cool place to hang out. Great bottle selection as well!

Photo of Hop_God
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of Mpontiakos
4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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3.88/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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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.

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Papago Brewing in Scottsdale, AZ
95 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.