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Tap & Bottle

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

24 Ratings
Ratings: 24
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.72
pDev: 6.57%
Taps: 20
Bottles: 600
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Store ]

403 N 6th Ave
Ste 135
Tucson, Arizona, 85705-8359
United States
phone: (520) 344-8999

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @thetapandbottle

Notes:
Monday - Thursday: 2pm - 11pm
Friday - Saturday: 12pm - 12am
Sunday: 12pm - 8pm

(Place added by: RockAZ on 07-09-2013)
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I'm a big fan of Tap and Bottle. Rebecca and her husband run a great spot, and are literally some of the coolest people you will meet. The only downside is the hipster concentration runs a bit thick there. If you can avoid dealing with them, then you are in for a treat.

Go here for the best rotating beer selection in town.

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5/5  rDev +5.9%

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5/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This is my favorite beer place in Tucson. 20 taps + 1 cask and there's always something interesting. The bottle shop is extremely well-curated. The space is beautiful and nice to hang out in for a while. They have fun events. No food, but there is usually a food truck, and when there isn't you can order food in from nearby places.

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4.88/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Food trucks that rotate among about 12 different crews, have been a regular here at least three nights a week and often different trucks come in the day on Friday and Saturday. Having said that, this place has one of the best bottle selections of any bar in the States backed up by 20 interesting taps. Surprising how much wine they have as well, 6 are usually on tap but they may have as many as 60 wines from all ranges ready to pour. Great staff, really know beer, and they have a lot fun with the promos which are almost every 3rd day. Great to meet and greet the brewers, not just the contract promo people.

All in all, my favorite place to meet friends.

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4.24/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

In short, the 2nd best place to have a brew in Tucson, right behind 1702. It's got a really nice, more polished atmosphere than 1702 (if a bit less homey), good service, an awesome bottle shop, and consistently good choices on their 20 rotating taps. The only thing that rates 2nd really is the fact that 1702 has twice as many taps...and has firmly rooted itself into the hearts of Tucson beer drinkers for all the right reasons. If Tap & Bottle continues down the same path, it will only grow from its already enormous popularity.

PS No food here, so eat first..because you may want to stay a while.

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4.43/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

I loved this place in so many ways.

Loved:

- the high ceilings
-the well-lit space
- the spaciousness
- the bottle shop/bar concept, which New Mexico so desperately needs (Tap and Bottle owners, if you're listening, open one of these in Albuquerque. I'd quit my job to work for a place this great.)
-the impeccable selection

I'll deviate from my bullets to really comment on the selection. It was superb. There's a cask option, which is always a nice touch and it was cool that it was a beer, Jalapeno Cherry Bomb IPA from Dragoon, that not even the brewery had on tap when I was there the day before. The rest of the tap selection was a good mix of styles and local (Huss, Four Peaks, etc.) and national craft options. They even had a gose! Yep, goses aren't easy to find, but Tap and Bottle had a great representation of this German style courtesy of Destihl. I recommend it if it's on tap.

Then there's the obscene bottle selection. Woosa! So many bottles to choose from. The selection here was better than Plaza Liquors! The beers were arranged by style and had many of the heavy-hitters of craft, Firestone Walker, Dogfish Head, Mikkeller, Tool, Sierra Nevada, Oskar Blues, and I could go on and on. The bartender was even so kind as to hip me to a great price on a Uinta beer, which I was able to get for $10 cheaper than it normally should cost. Gracias.

The pourers were also some friendly folks that seemed to know their beers and appreciate them. Also, the prices of pours were very reasonable, ranging from around $4-9.

If I lived in Tucson, I'd be in here everyday probably. I'll have to wait a few decades until I can make my millions and/or find investors to help make my dream of something similar happen in Albuquerque.

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4.83/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Awesome owners..

Very eclectic selection of beers and Wine's on tap. They also have a approachable selection of bottled beers/wines for sale and on-premise drinking.

They even called me at home to let me know when they were tapping a recent arrival keg of Dogfish Head World Wide Stout ! (they volunteered to call me when it was going to be ready).

No kitchen..however, No Loss.. The local Tucson fleet of food trucks are incredible. With a constant rotation, there is something new to eat and drink at T&B all the time ! Stay away from the franchise beer places in Tucson..(World of Beer, BJ'S, Old Chicago, ect).. This is the place to be !!

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4.54/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Tap + Bottle is a great addition to the craft beer scene in Tucson. A cool hangout in a really neatly renovated old brick building near downtown. I've been here a few times since the opening and have enjoyed each visit. The staff is very friendly and the place is neat and clean. No food served here, just a lot of great beer.

They have 20 beers on tap which seem to rotate pretty frequently. There are always a few interesting choices on the tap list, as well as some more mundane ones, so a lot of times I like to open bottles from the cooler. The bottle selection is very extensive (especially for Tucson), and what I like the most is there is no markup, only a minimal corking fee of like a buck or two. The prices on the bottles themselves are very reasonable and are right in line with most liquor stores in town. And the bottles can be enjoyed on premises or taken home. I should probably mention they have both 32 and 64oz growlers available for the drafts as well.

If you can only make it to a couple of great beer establishments in Tucson, I would definitely recommend this place right up there with 1702 as a destination not to be missed. There's a good chance too that you might meet the owners Rebecca and Scott, who are some of the friendliest people I've met. Just wish I lived a bit closer and I'd be here a lot more often.

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3.97/5  rDev -15.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

New place downtown. Good selection on draft (20 taps) and a wall of bottles to go or to drink there. Bartenders seemed very knowledgeable.

Had a bomber of Black Racer 5 IPA and a Two Hearted on draft. Was told they usually have some Dragoon on draft.

Nice laid back atmosphere. I will definitely go back.

Tap & Bottle in Tucson, AZ
100 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.