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Papago Brewing

Not Rated.
Papago BrewingPapago Brewing
BEER AVG
3.75/5
Based on:
6 Beers
313 Hads
Place Score: 96
Reviews: 135
Visits: 168
Avg: 4.33
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 | map
www.papagobrewing.com

Notes:
Place added by: mzwolinski

Beers are brewed at / by another brewery.

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Reviews: 135 | Visits: 168
Reviews by scoobybrew:
Photo of scoobybrew
3.81/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

I stopped in here on a recent trip to Phoenix while visiting friends.

Typical 'bar' when first walking in, but the back half has several carved wood bench-like tables. There's a large, life-size wooden monk who looks very cheery. One wall is lined with coolers from bottles of beer from all over while the opposite is the bar with an impressive row of taps. It's somewhat dimly lit, but as it was late afternoon and there are several large windows in front, the place wasn't too dark.

Out of the multitude of taps, only 4 house brews were available. I tried the imperial porter which was tasty. I also tried the Irish red, which had a little diacetyl to it which I found somewhat unpleasant but was still able to finish it. I didn't try any of the 'non-house' brews, so I really can't speak to the overall quality of the stock.

Service was decent, the bartender was busy on that afternoon, but set us up and followed up later.

The selection of house brews was disappointing, but the other selection was probably one of the better I've seen in quite some time. There were even lambics and, surprisingly, meads available also.

I didn't try any, but food was pretty much bar food. The focus is on the beer served, not food.

Overall this was a decent experience, but I was a bit disappointed in the number of house brews. One was good, one was not - so, average in my opinion. This is really a beer bar with a few house brews, not a brewpub. If you want a brewpub experience, look elsewhere. But if you want to sample a lot of good brews from around the world, check it out.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of MonkeyBread
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Purified
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of JackiO
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Love this place! Always a good tap list, and recently it's been one of the best in the area. Pretty good bottle selection, and good food, too.

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Photo of PassMeAZima
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of NJB145
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Iamjeff6
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

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Photo of Kylo76
3.76/5  rDev -13.2%
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!

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Photo of Hop_God
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of Mpontiakos
4.59/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of breadwinner
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of italianstallion
3.88/5  rDev -10.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of bsuedekum
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Kino
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of AlexM
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of 22Blue
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of JaSanDiego
5/5  rDev +15.5%

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

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Photo of Coconuts
3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of wrightst
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of kaleodrum
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of kfirestone
3/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of timlyon
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of wegass
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of Camjmorton
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%

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Papago Brewing in Scottsdale, AZ
96 out of 100 based on 135 ratings.