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Angels Trumpet Ale House

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Angels Trumpet Ale HouseAngels Trumpet Ale House
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99
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40 Ratings
Ratings: 40
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: n/a
Taps: 31
Bottles: 150
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

810 N 2nd St
Phoenix, Arizona, 85004-2016
United States
phone: (602) 252-2630

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @angeltrumpetale

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Ratings: 40 | Reviews: 16
Reviews by orangesol:
Photo of orangesol
4.05/5  rDev -11%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Last stop of the day after having an early dinner at Pizzeria Bianco a few blocks away. Atmosphere was solid. Plenty of people all over the inside as well as the outside spaces. I was lucky and snagged the last seat at the bar. Service was a little hit or miss. I got my beer quickly but every time I tried to get their attention to order some food to go they were too busy talking to their friends at the bar. Selection was solid thanks to the 20+ taps from all over the world. I wasn't very hungry but I kept hearing about the pop tarts so I got an order to go and ate them when I got home. They were chocolate, vanilla cherry and they were very good. Prices on a few of the beers and a couple food items were definitely high but nearly all of the rest were priced well. Overall a really nice beer bar, I would love to come back and sit outside and sip some beers.

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Photo of dabone
4.45/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Boasts 31 micros on tap and they did. Broad selection from the Midwest to the west. Casual atmosphere, good for conversation over a pint or two. Lay out was great. Service was quick and friendly. Great selection of food.

Photo of kflorence
5/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Stopped by when I was in town for Spring Training, easily accessible from the light rail. What a great find. Excellent beer selection (31 on tap), nice atmosphere, friendly service and great food. Interior was modern industrial and they have a nice outdoor patio. Pretty busy when we arrived but the service did not suffer. We both got two beers and food, and everything was great. I would definitely stop by here again the next time I'm in Phoenix.

Photo of uawildcat
4.71/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4

This is the best place for beer nerds in all of Phoenix that I have found. Coming from Tucson this place is my replacement for 1702.

Vibe: I was a bit nervous about this establishment based off of its somewhat tacky name and lackluster website, but I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived. There is plenty of indoor seating and covered outdoor patio in the back. There also were a few games available to play (bean bag toss) that I could see, though nobody was playing since it was a bit chilly.

Service: They were very busy when I went. The waiter did not give much attention to our group, but service was plenty quick. I'm not too picky though, especially given how busy it was.

Selection/Quality: There were over 30 beers/ciders on tap. There also were ~10 wines on tap, yes you read that right, wines on tap. Everything was fresh. When they run out of one keg, something new goes up on the tap. I do wish however that they would embrace Tucson's 1702 practice of posting their beer list weekly. If something rare comes on tap I'd like to know and make my visit.

Food: Standard pub fair, sliders and fries were ok. But let's be honest, are we really going here for the food?

Photo of arizcards
4.28/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Stopped in last night finally after hearing great things. Parking in the area is lacking as us Phoenicians are mostly spoiled historically for after business hours parking.

Vibe was OK. Old converted business space. Nothing on the walls in the rectangular space. Just 31 taps of solid liquids.

Quality of beer was very good. There was anything from Belgian Quads to Session IPAs. Did not see anything weak IMO.

Service was very good. Server was attentive and checked back in frequently. Of course it was a bit slow for a good portion of the time.

Selection was great. 31 taps available of solid craft beer.

Food was good. The flatbread pizza flavor was very good although it was a bit hastily made. The Sausage starter was interesting with Alligator being offered as the Wild Game. Dipping sauces that accompanied were also good.

Overall an excellent place to go to assuming you can find parking.

Photo of zzspyder
5/5  rDev +9.9%

Great Food! Great Service! Great Beer Selection! I will definitely be back.

Photo of MitchB2
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

This place is great.

- 30+ taps
- Great selection, beers from all over the country + belgium
- Lots of seating inside and out.
- Big bar
- Good food at reasonable prices
- Fllight of 6 beers for $9. Best deal ever.

Photo of StoutBrotha602
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

Place is Epic.. right in downtown Phoenix, easy to get to, what you wanna drink is right on the chalkboard so you can acess it they do samplers and flights if you get confused and cant choose at the drop of a hat, plenty of seating and FREE wifi..

Photo of MenryAZ
4.3/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

My dad and I went here for their one-year anniversary party this past September. It was my second time here overall.

Atmosphere: It's garage-like, with a big chalkboard beer menu and a stainless steel wall filled with taps behind the rather lengthy bar. The two times I've been here it's been really busy (I imagine there's a pretty good market that's not being met for craft beer/gastropub food in Phoenix). It's airy on one end for when the sun goes down. There are individual and communal tables and no TVs, which I love -- it encourages people to be social and to mix and mingle.

Quality: WTF is this category? It's too nebulous, but I'd say the beer quality was great, as was the food quality... more below.

Service: Both times, meh. It took awhile to get seated (hostess both times was not super communicative or friendly, and though she worked hard, she sometimes ignored the lines of folks at the front of the house). Waiters/waitresses were pretty good, but it also took too long to get a pour, so I had to revert to ordering a new beer as soon as one was brought to me to keep it going. This might be because of it being busy.

Selection: Great and varied. They happened to have Old Rasputin XV on nitro, Stone 17th Anniversary IPA, and several American and international selections I'd never seen on tap before anywhere, ever (and I've lived all over). Best selection of taps in the area, in my opinion.

Food: Great stuff. It's gastropub food and the selection isn't huge (and takes awhile to come out). I had a burger made of ground pork, topped with a fried egg, bacon, jalapeno aioli, and carmelized sugar. Badass. And the poutine is amazing too. And the pop tart for dessert.

Value: After living in the Boston area for the past few years, the prices were pretty reasonable. College kids may disagree, though. 6-8 bucks for a pour, 12 bucks for a burger...

Overall, love this place.

Photo of Garrett1008
4.49/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Finally a place in Downtown Phoenix that has an extensive list of rotating beers on tap. They also have a selection of 6 different wine drafts as well. Their beer list will consist of around 30 different types each day. The food is really good too, but unfortunately their isn't much of a vast selection. They also make homemade pop tarts that are awesome. The location is terrific, across the street from an indie movie theater. The crowd is filled with beer aficionados and the decor of the place is well designed.

Photo of Bobm1523
4.73/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

We go here as often as we can as we really enjoy the place. The tap selection is probably the best in the Phoenix area and we learned yesterday that they also have a limited bottle selection of some very hard to find beers.

The atmosphere is very casual and relaxed. Every time we've been we met some other incredibly interesting patrons that enjoy good beer as much as we do.

The food menu isn't huge, but the quality of everything we've tried has been outstanding.

If you're a hop head, have a taste for Belgians or just enjoy a smooth German lager, this place has something for you.

Photo of drrone
4.34/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

This is quite a nice place to visit. It has a causal atmosphere with a nice overall presence. From the outside it is pretty plain, but inside is nice. The decor is basic, but it suits it well and it is all I would desire in a Gastropub. The patio is great, with a little view of downtown Phoenix. The beer selection is quite good. They label everything clearly, with a break down of what type of beer, ABV, name and brewer. They have a great mixture of each style. They will have beers that are harder to find, local brews and good staples. You can find their beer selection on Facebook or you can go to Taphunter. I thought it would be on their web page, but I couldn't find it. The service was excellent, being attentive, having good suggestions and friendly. The food is quite good, I only shared appetizers with my friends, but they were scrumptious and a good size.

Overall, if you are coming through Phoenix or live here I would suggest dropping by here and you won't be disappointed.

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Great draft selection and variety; exactly what you want to see at an "ale house."

Guests seat themselves either at the bar (about 12-15 spaces), patio or inside. Upon entering, you can pick up a sheet to make a 6-beer flight for $9. With 30+ rotating taps, the flight is hard to pass since each time I go, there are always at least 4-5 beers I've never had before. VERY HAPPY to see only a few local taps, very sick of PHX area bars loading up on local brew. Service is based on my bar experience only. Nothing to complain about; bartenders let us enjoy our beers in peace, answered questions and asked about refills once they noticed drink levels getting low. Atmosphere was that of a hipster bar, eclectic crowd including families and noise levels getting loud at times. Very minimalistic design inside - which is exactly what they were going for.

Not an extensive review but if you don't mind an ale house without games, TVs or anything to do inside, but will compromise for a great selection, head on down.

Photo of Eduk8traz
4.48/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Great place. They had Many good beers on tap including a lot of local offerings. after much deliberation I had vertical epic 12, wookie jack, and the Abyss. The food is a little outside the ordinary but excellent. The Spam sliders are especially fantastic ( I know spam, right but trust me they're awesome). The gourmet pizzas and burgers ( you can choose from different types of patties including smoked pork) are also great. Most importantly the menu seems to be designed with craft beer in mind. finally the servers are all knowledgeable and friendly (Chelsea waited on us and was awesome). Overall the Angels Trumpet Ale House seems to be a great place and one of the few true craft beer havens in the Phoenix metro area. Highly recommended.

Photo of lloydfox
4.88/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Open just over 3 months now and really coming into its own. Just listed as a Top 10 place to Eat, Drink and Be Merry by azcentral.com. Mind you, they were listed with award winning restaurants and this is an ale house.

The place lays out comfortably with an open bar/dining area along with the largest outdoor patio I've seen in Phoenix. Music is good and the two TVs don't dominate the atmosphere and are typically turned off.

The quality, I will let others speak for them. azcentral.com Top 10 and the local New Times voted them Best Brewpub and they don't even brew beer. Lets just say the place has a great vibe going and it's because they get better every time I go in.

Service is good but the servers are clearly in learning stage. Many of the servers just need a bit more knowledge with what they're serving and I believe that will come in time.

Selection is the best you will find in Arizona. With the local distributor laws and a smaller local AZ brewing culture the list isn't what you'll find in CA, OR or CO places...however the variety and choices are exceptional to say the least. IF you can't find a handful of great options on the list then maybe you have some issues. I appreciate that it's not dominated by any single style. I'm always able to find a sour or a great saison here in addition to the IPAs you find all over. The quality of the pour and the glassware was also spot on. Hey, you can even order a flight of (6) 3oz pours for $9. Don't come here expecting to find beers that aren't distributed to AZ....because they're not distributed to AZ. New local brewers on the horizon should really help change the local landscape of choices over time.

Food is really good. Remember it's an ale house ala gastropub and the food is damn good in addition to complementing the beers. They just did a beer dinner with Odell and it was awesome. I also like that they're creative with spins on things we've all know, like Tuesday Night TV Dinners and house made pop tarts for dessert. DO NOT MISS THE POT TARTS! You have been warned. I don't think anything on the menu is over $11. They offer appetizers, sandwiches, salads, burgers (including a smoked pork burger), and many other dishes like fish tacos, a burro and some crazy good flatbreads...aka unstructured pizza

Overall this is by far the best all around experience you will find in AZ. Great beers, food and the atmosphere is very relaxed. I think a few of the dogs on the patio would agree.

Angels Trumpet Ale House is a hit you cannot miss. PROST

Photo of ottovon
3.75/5  rDev -17.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

The inside is a pretty big open space. Minimalist decor. It is a good atmosphere. There is also a large patio with tables and chairs. Will be great in the fall.

The quality is good. The tap list didn't have anything amazing on it, but it was quality. The food looked amazing but we didn't eat. I will edit my review after eating there.

The service was a little slow, but it was only the second night being open, so it's understandable. They only had 1 point of service computer so our server had to wait in line to put our order in. I assume all of these kinks will get worked out though.

Beers were reasonably priced, and food looked like it was priced fairly.

I will definitely be going back here. 30 taps, 2 of those are nitro, and then 5 draft wines. The food looked delicious so I am looking forward to trying it out. I am very glad to have a good beer bar downtown finally.

Edit on 08.25.12

Went here for dinner tonight. The service was still a bit slow, but not awful. I had the 810 sandwich, which was good. My wife had the avocado salad and liked it, but it was pretty small. For a $9 salad, we were expecting more. It was almost side salad sized. Almost everything on the menu looks good, and they do have seasonal menu items too. Our friends got the radish salad and it was also small, and they forgot to put Brussels sprouts on it which is a main reason they ordered it. Overall the food is good though.

Something I didn't mention earlier, but should be noted, the place is quite loud. So don't expect a quiet dinner or evening. I think in the winter when they can open all of the windows will help with noise, but right now it is quite loud.

Also, the servers and the one bartender I have spoken with do not seem to know much about beer. This is something I am used to, but was expecting more from a beer bar. Hopefully the owners will make sure people start to learn more about the beers they are selling, and beer in general.

They are supposed to be getting bottles and will also be selling growlers in the future too.

Overall a good place that I plan on returning too.

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Angels Trumpet Ale House in Phoenix, AZ
99 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.