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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 mzwolinski:
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4.9/5  rDev +13.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

30 beers on tap. Hundreds of beers in bottles -- so many that the alphabetical listing on their web page is divided into 5 different links [A-D, E-K ...] so as not to overwhelm the unwary surfer all at once. Papago might be located in the middle of a strip mall, but Famous Sam's it is not.

And back to the tap. There's no artificial inflation here. The draught beers available represent a good portion of Arizona's best microbrews (usually including 3-4 of Papago's own excellent creations), along with a generous sampling of some extremely high quality (and often very difficult to find!) beers from around the world. And since it wouldn't be a truly great brewpub without a few cask-conditioned ales, Papago has 2 of those as well.

The taps rotate frequently, so there are usually several new beers to try every week. The web page lists what's currently on, as well of a calendar of events, of which there are many. Papago is also the only place I've seen to offer regular "beer education" courses, in which students meet once a week to sample, study, and evaluate 5 beers of the evening's style according to the BJCP criteria.

Papago is truly an exceptional establishment. Their own brews are terrific, their selection is terrific, and the staff are all extremely knowledgable about the product. This is easily the best brewpub in the state of Arizona, and, in my experience, one of the premier establishments in the western United States. Highly recommended.

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

Photo of italianstallion
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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4.4/5  rDev +2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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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.

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3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -13%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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3/5  rDev -30.4%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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4.3/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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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.

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