Sun Up Brewing Co.
Active Beers: 16
Beer Ratings: 92
Beer Avg: 3.72
Taps: 8 / Bottles: 6
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 44 | Reviews: 42 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by DPFRD:
3.95/5 rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
Being a native, I've been hitting this place up for years.
The food is alright, but the Kobe burger rocks da house. The Fish and Chips suck, they just fry up a halibut steak, not really dip-able. Everything else is high-par.
The Beer here is usually excellent. Currently they're renovating and moving their brewery, so they've been out-sourcing a bit.
Their seasonals are always great, they have a cask, and offer an imperial stout (usually a guest brew) all the time. Once they get their brewery up, check out the enebreator, the name says it all. Oh yeah, and if they have their IPA on cask, drink it while it lasts!!
Happy hour is 3pm-7pm M T W Th F, with 1/2 Priced appetizers, try the kettle chips, and $1 off beers on tap. Cask pints go for $4.50 normally and draft pints $3.50 normally.
It's nice and quaint, my only gripe is they usually close at 11pm.
09-22-2005 01:57:49 | More by DPFRD
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3.74/5 rDev -7.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | $$
Have had a good seasonal or two over a few visits here but man I do not care for the vibe. too bright, probably a fine place if you are a regular but otherwise just a bunch of guys talking loudly across the bar at each other about not much.
The beers are all well made, with a solid regular lineup and a one off list that can be terrific (double IPA) or not my thing at all (vanilla imperial stout). It's just not my secene as an occasional visitor to town, though the staff is always quite nice.
10-19-2013 02:10:00 | More by sholland119
4.54/5 rDev +12.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5 | $$
A fun, cool place to eat and drink, the beer was great from the brewery and on the guest list. I like the layout of the building with an outdoor patio to chill in or in one of the two indoor areas. The food was good and the atmosphere very welcoming, take some friends, make sure to drink their stash and try a burger.
05-24-2013 22:10:13 | More by DRTBrewster
4.79/5 rDev +18.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This is another smaller pub style Restaurant, nice place to stop and have a brew. A lot of neighborhood locals inside, cozy and friendly service. This was one of those places that forgot to bring my souviner glass that I odered ...which wasnt bad, but I didn't give them a perfect score because of that. Stop on in!
01-12-2013 16:11:59 | More by FlatRabbitRed
4.14/5 rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Stop #324 on my world brewery tour.
Visited on a Tuesday around 3:00 with my parents, wife, and 10-month old daughter. Not the ideal crew, but I needed to make the visit.
I had been here ~10 years ago when it was Sonoran Brewing (small sign still on the entry door). The bartender told me it was still the same guys but they sold the name and recipies to someone else.
Kept it pretty simple by my dad and I getting the sampler...
Irish Stout (with coffee)
And added specialty beers: cask red with Amarillo and XXX rye Pale (imperial and syrupy).
We both really liked the coffee Irish stout. All the beers were solid and I wish I had the opportunity to take better notes and enjoy more but I was driving and it wasn't the best situation to put my mom in.
10-17-2011 00:57:33 | More by Yetiman420
3.45/5 rDev -14.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Visited 3/4/2011 for RBWG 2011.
The place is broken into 2 sections, actually 2 seperate buildings. We sat in the second one, called the Brewers Den. Nice looking place. It was fairly empty on a Friday afternoon.
The servers were kind of upset that so many people wanted samples and over all they weren't real friendly. When we all ordered food and a lot of people ended up getting pints they got nicer but were still sarcastic. Then they got upset again when we wanted to split tabs. Didn't leave much tip (if any), which couldnt have made them happy either. It's one of those self fulfilling prophecies.
The food was good. I ordered a burger with blue cheese. Some of the beers were good. The standouts were the vanilla porter, the amber, and the IPA dryhopped with Amarillo hops.
If I was in the area and only with one or two other people I'd stop back in for the food and to see what's new on tap. But I wouldnt go back with a large group.
04-11-2011 17:15:03 | More by t0rin0
4.25/5 rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Was in Pheonix for a few days for work. Checked out the scene, this was my favorite watering hole.
Kind of a weird layout, you walk into what may have originally been a residential home. This is the main dining and bar area. Then adjoined is another dining area. Then there's the patio. Then connected to the patio is another bar area with all the brewing equipment jam packed into it. Watched some of the Big East conference tournament there. Had some treats, highlights were the cask ipa, the irish cream stout. Blue cheeseburger was excellent.
Staff is amazing. Beautiful girls (two in particular, both dark haired, one w/ glasses and sweet, one with curly hair, loud red lipstick and just loud, but both so sexy) who were attentive, complimentary and knowledgeable.
Definitely for locals, pretty much everyone around me is known by the staff by first name. Was taken care of nicely, offered plenty of tasters. Nothing too exotic selection wise, but hey, a cask, a double black ipa, an irish cream stout, this is a solid destination, and my favorite in Arizona.
03-24-2011 16:45:55 | More by Beerandraiderfan
4.15/5 rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$
Atmosphere- Pretty much a typical brewpub. A few sports-related TVs, but you sure couldn't call this a sports pub. The waitresses have a talent for identifying the regulars and abusing them just enough to be interesting. If you aren't a regular, they treat you you quite well. If you want to be treated like a regular, sit at the bar. I did, and I loved it. The wait staff was amazing. I really enjoyed the banter. The rest of the regulars seemed to be enjoying themselves as much as me.
Quality- The beer was excellent. I got the wings both days I was there. Quite good. My wife got the pulled pork sliders. She was not impressed.
Service- Like I said, there is a friendly and amusing banter between the waitresses and the regulars. For the non-regulars, you will be treated very well. As far as the service is concerned, this is one of the very best places I've ever been to. Not only are the waitresses attentive and professional, they actually know the beer! It's been a very long time since a wait staff impressed me this much.
Selection- This was the biggest problem. They only carry their own line of beers, and when they are out, they are out. They don't substitute in guest brews, they don't have kegs of vintage stuff just sitting around, nothing. What they did have was quite good tho. The IPA and cask IPA was quite nice. The red was world class.
Food- See above notes.
12-31-2010 00:03:24 | More by theopholis
Sun Up Brewing Co. in Phoenix, AZ
90 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.