Active Beers: 15
Beer Ratings: 244
Beer Avg: 3.91
Taps: 30 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 141 | Reviews: 134 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by bennetj17:
4.65/5 rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Decided to drive up to Scottsdale after seeing this place was #7 for places to have beer in the US. It didn't disappoint. The place is dimlit and well decorated with breweriana. Very cozy and not particularly busy at the time I was there. I started out with a Snake Dog IPA, which normally I probably wouldn't order, except it was on cask. Excellent! I could have drank it all day except I had others to try. Next was a Titan IPA then a Hopfather which was a house selection. I guess it was IPA day for me. These and the rest of the tap selection were very comprehensive not only of west coast brews, but also Belgians and more. The food was superb also, and not overly expensive. The sliders were prepared with tender beef medallions and wonderful French bread, and the pretzels and other appetizers were great also. I went a a little crazy over the vast bottle selection, as you could get whatever you want to take home. There were some real gems like Oak Aged Yeti, Speedway Stout, Cantillon Saint Lamvinus, and more, and even a few that I can't find in my neck of the woods like Fantome. I would recommend this establishment to anyone...
05-30-2006 05:09:52 | More by bennetj17
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3.2/5 rDev -25.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3 | $$
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.
04-07-2014 02:05:33 | More by MadMaltMike
4.22/5 rDev -2.3%
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.
02-06-2014 04:03:35 | More by orangesol
3.13/5 rDev -27.5%
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.
11-10-2013 05:08:08 | More by JohnnyJam
Papago Brewing in Scottsdale, AZ
96 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.