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O.H.S.O. Eatery & Nano-Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

25 Ratings
Ratings: 25
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 13.86%
Active Beers: 15
Beer Ratings: 36
Beer Avg: 3.51
Taps: 36
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

4900 E Indian School Rd
Phoenix, Arizona, 85018-5554
United States
phone: (602) 955-0358

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @ohsobrewery

Notes:
Beers currently contract brewed at Grand Canyon Brewing Company.

Beers are brewed at / by another brewery.

(Place added by: yemenmocha on 11-19-2011)
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Reviews by searsclone:
Photo of searsclone
3.4/5  rDev -15.8%

I have been to this place 2 or 3 different times, and every time I'm there, I get the feeling that it is brand new. I don't mean that in the best way, though. It has a feeling like they just haven't gotten it dialed in yet. I will likely go again and give them another try, but if they don't get it dialed in, it will be added to my list of places to not go. I find the beer really good. Mostly local brews and some other top notch offerings. I have tried a few different food items, and nothing really stands out. Everything seems to be just average. I think that it is a good concept, but if they don't get it togeteher, I'll stay closer to home.

searsclone, May 02, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of stuckeyj64
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

The place is really nice. Both indoor and outdoor seating. The bar is a really cool three sided bar with an enormous tricycle as its centerpiece. I tried their Imperial Mexican Stout and will say it's one of the more interesting and complex beers I've had. Definitely get the Cocoa and a little heat (chilis? cinnamon?). The blackened salmon tacos were certainly on point too. Will come back on my next trip to the Valley of the Sun!

stuckeyj64, Nov 13, 2014
Photo of Myshel
4.68/5  rDev +15.8%

Myshel, Oct 23, 2014
Photo of IreRican
4.96/5  rDev +22.8%

IreRican, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

EyePeeAyBryan, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of yemenmocha
2.5/5  rDev -38.1%

Mediocre house brews here and too much focus on Arizona offerings. At least they are fairly competent at choosing regional "guest" beers from other states. Very poor service on multiple visits.

yemenmocha, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of skemp
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

skemp, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of Jmitchell3
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Jmitchell3, Jun 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

timlyon, Jun 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

BrianL, Jun 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

ZappBrannigan, May 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

SalukiAlum, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of DoubleJ
3.89/5  rDev -3.7%

I'm usually not the type of person who starts my drinking at brunch. With a ball game later in the day and time to kill, hitting O.H.S.O. to fill the gap fit my schedule nicely. It also gave me an excuse to get my drink on while having brunch.

Even at 10am, parking spaces were limited and a few of the tables were occupied, which filled to two-thirds full upon our departure one hour later. Anyways....brunch...that concept is set well at O.H.S.O. For $10, you can choose a brunch item and any choice of a 10 ounce Arizona-brewed beer. French toast and beer, I'll take it, thanks!

The interior is clean cut with a bicycle on display (what is it with bicycles and breweries?), multiple pieces of artwork, lots of bright colored wood utilized, indie music playing overhead, and a bar which stands near its patio. I saw brewing tanks and kettles off to one side, indicating that there is brewing happening here. Generally it's a younger crowd while some mid-aged folks mixed into the scene.

That beer thing is represented well here. O.H.S.O. takes 9 of the 30 beers with its own beer, such as an amber ale, almond milk stout, and Baltic porter. Of the guests were a split of in-state (Thunder Canyon, Four Peaks, Dragoon, THAT) and out-of-state (Bavik, Ska, Rubicon, Upslope, Left Hand, Ommegang). I didn't see anything resembling special glassware, though the three beers I had tasted fresh. I tasted two house beer; the almond milk stout was good, the Grovey being weird.

The beer selection alone gives O.H.S.O. staying power in Phoenix. Add in homemade beer and that could make O.H.S.O. one of the happening places for beer in the area.

DoubleJ, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of orangesol
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%

Stopped in here earlier today for some lunch and to try their beers. Atmosphere was pretty good even tho there was only a few people in the place. Service was great. The bartender had some time to talk to me since it was dead and she was really nice. Quality was pretty high al around. Food was top notch and I had no problems with the beers. Selection was excellent. They had about six of their own beers on and plenty of others to choose from. I went with the chorizo and potato flatbread and it was really good, minus the entire gardens worth of arugula on it. Prices were solid across the board, food was a touch high on certain items but no big deal there as their is lots to choose from. Overall a really nice bar with some awesome beers on offer. I would definitely return if I was in the area again.

orangesol, Feb 06, 2014
Photo of Drinkstout
4.74/5  rDev +17.3%

A delightful find in Phoenix. The beer selection was very strong, and the fish tacos were the best I have had anywhere (and I travel a lot!!!).

The service was impeccable and bartender very knowledgeable. They also have and outside bar you can ride your bike to, if you are in to that exercise thing.

Drinkstout, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of JohnnyJam
3.81/5  rDev -5.7%

This is my third time coming to OHSO and this was very nice. I brought my dog to the patio. It is very pet friendly and my pooch even got a dog treat made in-house.

A: I think if you sit outside when the weather isn't too hot then you will find the atmosphere very good: especially the patio that backs up against a canal and gives a good view of Camelback Mountain. I sat on the North patio and enjoyed that, too. I think the inside is cramped and dark. I felt claustrophobic inside and uncomfortable.

Q: The food and beers have been very good. I like the Mediterranean Salad and the flat bread Pizza.

S: My first visit was not good. The service seems to get better, though. I really enjoyed this last visit.

S: A good selection of local beers and guest beers on tap.

F: The food is very good. Again, the first time was not too good but the last two times were good.

V: Expect to spend some money here.

JohnnyJam, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of duceswild
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

duceswild, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of bigbelcher
4.01/5  rDev -0.7%

At this time they do not have their own beers and they say it will be six to nine months before they do. What this place does have is a large selection of Arizona beers as well as some good out of state beers and imports. Great prices on the beer, especially at happy hour. $4.00 for 32 OZ of any Arizona beer. What is unfortunate is that the food is both overpriced and not very good. They did a nice job at remodeling the place from the previous place but the work still looks a little unfinished.

Update- they do make their own beer now. It is really hit or miss. Some things are great while some should be drain pours. Food has also improved but still something about the menu just doesn't float my boat and the food prices are still too high.

bigbelcher, May 26, 2013
Photo of DRTBrewster
3.53/5  rDev -12.6%

I am not sure the word "brewery" should be on their sign (even if it is a Nano), because the only locally brewed beer I got was undrinkable. The quality took me back to my first attempt at an all grain home brew (I only drank that because I invested in it), but I must brag that things went up after that first attempt, way up.

Anyways, their guest list was good so that kept me there along with a very cool atmosphere and great food. I think they should just call it the O.H.S.O. Eatery and drop the rest.

DRTBrewster, May 24, 2013
Photo of AnotherImperial
3.7/5  rDev -8.4%

Atmosphere - I'm a big fan of the back patio during the day. It's very relaxing/mellow and, if it is of interest to you, it's very dog-friendly. They have water bowls, dog treats and hitches for leashes at each booth.

Quality - The patio is set up quite well, and they did a great job on the inside, too.

Service - I gave this a 3, because I've had two servers who were 1's and two servers who were 5's. The bartenders I've dealt with have all been very good.

Selection - They have many Arizona beers on tap. Their own beer is okay, but they are still working to get better. The good news is that there have been great guest taps each time I've been there: Oskar Blues, Bell's, Goose Island, Firestone Walker, Jolly Pumpkin, Lagunitas, etc.

Food - Average. Not bad, not great.

Value - Very well-priced for beer, in my opinion. Their pitchers (which yield roughly 2 1/2 pints) are only $9. Their specialty and high ABV brews are more, but I thought the pricing was still very reasonable.

AnotherImperial, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of drabmuh
3.1/5  rDev -23.3%

A fun new brewery in Phoenix, I was really looking forward to it. There are a few dozen beers on the menu, about half from Arizona. Samples, pints, and pitchers...all reasonably priced. Very fun menu.

I got the feeling, since my waitress and the staff in general seemed confused, that this place had just opened...but reading other reviews of this place and now seeing that there are reviews from 6 months ago that this is probably just the way this place is. While our waitress was nice, she was slow....really slow....like takes an order and then 15 minutes later comes back and is confused about who ordered what beer. I'd be confused too if it took that long to get 2 beers. Food wasn't any different, she said "be right back" and 12 minutes later came back to finish taking our food order. The whole event happened in this manner.

On to the beer, this was the part I was most excited about. Out of about 30 beers on the menu, there were only 2 that were their own...although several people were in the brewery working hard brewing beer...so that is a plus. I promptly ordered 3 ounce samples of both of their beers. Several minutes later the waitress returned with no beer and told me that one of the two was out, where was the other one I asked. She didn't know if I still wanted it...grrrr. I REORDERED the sample of their beer and ordered a second sample of an Arizona beer I had never heard of. Both were good, their APA was decent and I eventually enjoyed a pint of it.

The food was good as well, a little pricey for what it was but decent. Ultimately I would go back but I'd sit at the bar. If I continue to get SHITTY service at the bar, I'll never go back. With a confused staff, no in house beer...this is just another mediocre beer bar.

drabmuh, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of sholland119
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%

I hit this place for lunch on the way to the airport. Good location halfway between the Scottsdale resort belt and Sky Harbor Airport.

I sat at a high top inside but with a nice view of the outside (though the road and adjacent housing was nothing special to look at). There is a good amount of outside seating. The inside was pretty roomy too, with a good sized bar.

Draft list is fairly long, focused largely on Arizona beers, with some other regional choices to supplement the list. I got to try a SanTan Devil's Ale, which was pleasant. I had the skirt steak and fries, which was fine.

The server was vey pleasant and helpful, and fairly knowledgeable with regard to the beer menu.

I enjoyed my stop and would hit this place again.

HV

sholland119, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of arizcards
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%

Went here last night with Da Boss and some friends.

The vibe at OHSO was good. There is a big dining room with a good number of tables plus limited lounge seating. A small bar seating area is on the right. There is a separate music room/stage/tables towards the rear. There are also limited number of outside tables for one to enjoy our nice winter and spring days and evenings. It appears a lot of remodeling went into this place although an original interior brick wall and an out of place sink in the entry way were in tact. Not sure how to describe the decorating style other than modern.
The quality of the beers were good to very good, especially the non-Arizona brews. There is good representation of Arizona brewers although some of the choices available were curious (Four Peaks Peach Ale).
Service was friendly and good. Brennan the server was a lot of fun and very quick with the beer orders. There was a minor flub with a beer order and we had multiple workers apologizing for it.
Selection of beer was very good. Not often is there 30 plus taps available. The styles available were far ranging from a Lambic to Belgian Strong Dark (Unibroue and Lost Abbey) to Holiday Seasonal (Deschutes and Langunitas) to very good IPAs (Including Two Hearted and Odell).
The food selction was limited to a 2 page menu but what was sampled was good. Had the burger, the bun was quite fresh and flavorful. Also tried the Bolognese Gnocchi on the side which was quite smackable as well. All in my party had favorable comments about their dishes as well.
Price for a 16 oz beer was $5, the burger was $10 or $11 and the sides were $5 as well. For four of us it was $100 with tax, so a bit pricey but not outrageous by any stretch. But then again it is in the Arcadia district.
Definitely check it out if you get a chance, we plan on going back!

arizcards, Dec 11, 2011
O.H.S.O. Eatery & Nano-Brewery in Phoenix, AZ
91 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.