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Sun Up Brewing Co.

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Based on:
26 Beers
199 Hads
Place Score: 90
Reviews: 44
Visits: 69
Avg: 4.01
pDev: n/a
Taps: 8
Bottles: 6
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

322 E Camelback Rd
Phoenix, Arizona, 85012-1614
United States
phone: (602) 279-8909

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Place added by: Todd

Formerly known as Brewer's Den and as Sonora Brewhouse.
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Reviews: 44 | Visits: 69
Reviews by humuluslupulus8:
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4.6/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

The atmosphere of this brewpub is cozy, but maybe a little crowded. If you go when they are not too busy, the atmosphere is comfortable and relaxing. When they are busy, it is a little more work to maneuver around the tables and chairs.

The quality of the beer and food is very good. The beer is brewed there, and the food is cooked when ordered.

The service there is very good since the place is not too big. If you go there often, it is easy to learn the waiters' names. You are treated well, and they are always ready to refill your beer glass.

The selection of beer is very good as it is all brewed there. They have 8 taps: 6 of them are regulars and two are for seasonal brews. I've had many of the regulars and enjoyed most of them, and the seasonals are also good.

Most of the times I've gone have been during happy hour, so the selection of foods then to get the discount is a little limited. However, their menu is full of a variety of things from regular bar food to slightly healthier items if you search for them.

Sun Up has a good overall value as it follows the same pricing as other places I've been to. The beers and food cost more than I think they should, but the prices are reasonable since the food and drinks are made at the brewpub.

This may be my favorite brewpub in the Phoenix area.

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3.61/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4

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3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

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3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Good place i have been on the inside.. they serve cask ales and have a beer named after the Light rail here in Phoenix

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -19%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.31/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I have been to Sun Up a couple times and I went last night with my friend and DD with the idea of writing a review. This place is 30 miles away and worth the trip.

A: I like this place. It reminds me of a mom and pop place when you walk in. A bar strait ahead, tables to the right and booths to the left. That's not all: there is a patio and past the patio there is another area to seat. The parking has never been a problem for me which is a real plus. We tied a heat record yesterday and the A/C was nice and cool. The staff said they were trying to make the patio dog-friendly and this would make the place outstanding for me.

Q: This place brews some great beers! I always try something on the seasonal list and there is always something on cask. Yesterday it was a Spiced Belgium Ale. When I was there last time, I tried a Double IPA on cask.

S: The servers are great. I haven't been there enough so that they know me; but the service is fast and friendly. Servers seem to know their beer which is always important to me.

S: Several regular craft beers and more than a couple of seasonal beers that rotate insure that I find something that I like. I don't think that they serve guest beers but the selection of the brews they make are very good to outstanding.

F: The food is far better than bar food. I had the hamburger with the homemade chips: very good.

V: Regular beers for $4.50, seasonal beers for $5.00, and growlers for $11.00 (regular beer) is a good deal for good beer. There is a happy hour but I have always missed it.

I recommend this place to you guys in BA. I would like to meet the brewer someday and shake his hand!

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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Sun Up Brewing Co. in Phoenix, AZ
90 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.