Blu Burger Grille
Taps: 12 / Bottles: 30
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by DPFRD:
4.38/5 rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
I was snooping around NorSco looking for some sweet delectables with my girl friend when we stumbled upon this place off of Thompson Peak and Hayden. Apparently we were there on this location's first week anniversary.
The place had a moderate amount of heads in it and when I saw the tap, I was ready to go.
They have a pretty decent tap. Some goodness from Avery, Breckenridge Brewery, Oberon, Ska Brewey, and many others. The Double IPA I rocked was quite fantastic and they had some Belgium delights too. After a talk with one of the employees, I came under the impression that they are looking to beef up there beer selection, and the dude was actually taking notes on some of my suggestions... I'm a sucker for a righteous tap and massive bottle selection of eclectic brews.
Enough about the beer onto the burgers...
They have 5 burgers that they have ready crafted on their menu, some sammies and salads, but their wheel house is the build your own burger.
They offer American Kobe, Bison, AAA Angus, Salmon, Turkey Veggie and a sliders option. You then add your cheese of choice, I went for Gorgonzola. Next is the veggies, followed by specialty items... god I love green chile, then some sauces and finally your choice of bun. The buns are made there and are very good. Did I mention it comes with fries, sweet potato fries or a salad?
I macked my burger with the quicks and then devoured my fries. I was very satisfied with the food and the potent hoppy beer sealed the deal. I stumbled out a happy customer.
This place might actually put the spank on Deluxe. It has so many more options, Kobe and Bison being the sockdolinger. Also, it's nice not having to get a shopping cart of fries for 6 bucks.
Bottom line: This place is great to gorge out on a high quality burger, then get mashed up on dank beer afterwords. Me likey.
02-05-2011 06:18:48 | More by DPFRD
More User Reviews:
4.6/5 rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
An oasis in the Scottsdale part of the dessert for sure! With a lack of good beer bars, this places comes through with a solid lineup of craft taps - for example I enjoyed Matilda and Sculpin on my last few visits. And there's no BMC garbage on tap either.
Atmosphere is a trendy burger bar, not unlike the other Bluburger locations, but this one is taken over by the craft beer theme with the craft beer loving owner. BA's won't be disappointed. Nice, upper crust sort of strip mall without any of the W.T. riff-raff that you can get at other bars across the valley.
Prices are a little high but heck, it's North Scottsdale so not atypical. Food has been consistently good, and I love the build your own burger option. Sweet potato fries and onion rings are tasty as well.
Very convenient off the 101, barely a minute up Hayden.
02-25-2011 00:08:46 | More by yemenmocha
4.33/5 rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Atmosphere: Very chill, relaxed restaurant/bar. About 5 stools at the bar and probably 15 tables inside and 4-6 outside. 5-6 Small, flat panel TVs around the place. It was a great place to go, have a beer, enjoy the food, and catch some of the game.
Quality: Very good, quality brews on draft. All craft beers, and most of them regional brewers. It appears that the list changes fairly frequently.
Service: Very friendly, fast, and help. Gave out samples of any beers I had questions about. I think the only person there with knowledge about beer is the bar manager who was not there when I was. (Apparently Tues. is a slow night)
Selection: Not a ton of taps, but a good range of beers. The had at least one style that would please anybody and a few standouts like New Belgium's Imperial Berlinerweisse, DFH Punkin', Deschutes Hops n' the Dark, and others
Food: Great burgers with lots of different meet and toppings choices.
I would happily go there again and would be pleased if this was my regular haunt.
10-20-2010 22:27:36 | More by Loki
4.9/5 rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
Blu Burger - My favorite new North Scottsdale hangout - pure craft beer heaven!
Our first experience was when it opened, about three months ago. We were told they had a decent selection of beer on tap, and really good burgers. Being that we live less than five minutes away from the Hayden/Thompson Peak plaza it couldn't hurt. We were pleasantly surprised! We found Dead Guy IPA on tap, as well as a couple of Bell's and Deschutes beers. A decent selection especially for the area. That night was also the first night we met Justin behind the bar, and were super impressed with his knowledge of craft beer. My fiance ordered the Blu Burger (carmelized onions, gorgonzola cheese, bacon and a hearty black angus beef patty)! We ate, conversed with Justin about his plans to expand his craft beer selection. We gave him our suggestions, and promised we'd be back.
Fast forward, a month later (an ultra busy month prevented us from returning sooner), and to our pleasant surprise - Justin had upgraded his craft beer selection, just like he said he would. We couldn't have been happier - Justin had expanded his Dogfish Head selection - not just your typical 60 or 90 minute IPA, but they had the ULTRA rare beers - Red and White and Black and Blue. We wished we had been back sooner. Since then, we've been back on a weekly basis. And each time, the selection changes and pleasantly surprises us. For instance, this week he added Dogfish Head Immort Ale and Dogfish Head Burton Baton. They also added a brew by Lost Abbey. They have also started a killer happy hour Monday through Friday from 3 til 6PM - $3 off draft beer, glass of wine, and specialty drinks (they have a full bar). Ask Justin to make you one of his signature cocktails. He's a master. :)
Now the BEST part for us is - there's FINALLY a cool hangout in North Scottsdale (that's only a five minute cab ride away)! :) The vibe is unpretentious, relaxed, and everyone who works there is nice. We feel like it's our new Cheers bar. I am writing this review to encourage you all to stop in. You won't be disappointed, and we want to make sure this burger bar stays around for a long time!
06-08-2010 21:53:34 | More by Frosty1979
Blu Burger Grille in Scottsdale, AZ
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.