British Open Pub
Taps: 10 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 9 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
3.55/5 rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$
Went here after a friend's wedding to get rowdy. Great place for that kind of action. Tits flashing, jager bombs dropping, getting lucky.... good bar, bad beer bar.
Food is upper level bar food. Taste good, place is clean, not too greasy. Beer selection was above average for the place:
Bass, Guiness, Stella Artois, Hoegaarden, Newcastle, Smithwicks and a Weihenstephaner hefe.
Good to go to if you got kicked out of papago on one of their early closing nights.
Good to go to if you're heading out of skizzdale and want to imbibe a little more.
Not reallt good to go to for a beer experience.
02-05-2011 06:32:18 | More by DPFRD
3.28/5 rDev -13.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$$
This isn't really a British place, by any reasonable account. Normally such places have a lot of atmosphere & beer offerings are skewed towards things British, but here it is virtually like any other bar. There's a few golf items here and there, and the menu is golf themed, but it's pretty much just an ordinary bar.
Guiness, Bass, Stella Artois, Hoegaarden, Weihenstephan, Newcastle, Smithwicks, a cider and others make the lineup of taps. No Fuller's, no Whitbread, not much at all that you would expect to find in a British themed place.
Fried food options basically, and it sets the aroma of the place as well.
Note: at least the service is better than at Papago around the corner.
03-21-2009 00:55:19 | More by yemenmocha
2.98/5 rDev -21.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2 | food: 3.5 | $$
The name of this establishment gives away the idea that this is an English styled pub, though it felt a little more Irish thanks to the Irish music playing from the ceiling. It was dark inside with an island of green at one side of the pub (aka the billiards table). I visited before 8pm on a Saturday night, and was surprised it wasn't packed. Only a handful of patrons at the bar, and just a few other people sitting at the tables. Did everyone go to Papago Brewing, located just a block away?
My server was friendly overall, and was able to tell me what was on-tap. The latter is when my spirit started to sink. The tap selection is very similar to what you can find at your local Irish pub (hint: boring), though when I heard her speak of "hefe", I thought it would be Pyramid or Widmer. I walked over to look at the taps and was relieved the "hefe" was Weihenstephaner. Beamish was also on-tap, but was tapped out. In the bottle, I spotted some Wexford, Lindemans, Steinlager, and Fat Tire. And despite being a pub, a chilled shaker pint glass is what I got my beer served in. Funny thing is I saw an empty Weihenstephaner glass behind the bar. The food was solid; I went for a prime rib sandwich with some fries that hit the spot.
If you're looking for a beer selection to satisfy a beer geek, just walk over to Papago Brewing. There isn't much to distinguish this pub from other English-styled pubs. It was a decent visit overall, but I'll pass next time. A rare BeerFly let down.
03-10-2009 01:04:00 | More by DoubleJ
3.81/5 rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
In the same strip mall as the famous Papago Brewing Company at the other end of the mall. Stopped in recently to get some absinthe. Mel, one of Papago's old bartenders is now at the British Open so it was good seeing her and her exceptional beer knowledge. Beer selection is better than most British Pubs, they do have Weihenstephen on tap and Green Flash West Coast IPA in bottles. Beware...they were about to start kareoke when we were there so we left and went back to Papago. I hate kareoke. They have darts and pool and now the infamous green fairy. Food is typical British/American pub food. Mostly a bar, didn't see anyone eating when I was there.
11-17-2008 19:42:46 | More by bigbelcher
4.18/5 rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Went to British Open Pub around 7:30 this date. Pub is in a strip mall; parking could be difficult at times, but well worth the challenge.
The bar is decorated with beer posters from the UK. Has a nice traditional pub feel to it. Mostly booths and pub tables. A pool table was present for those want to shoot billiards, and I also think there was a dart board.
Although the table I sat at was a tad bit wobbly, the service was prompt. I ordered a Beamish and my friend ordered a Miller Lite(she's not a BA). Our drinks were brought promptly, and the Beamish was served at the proper temperature.
We had the Cod Balls as a appetizer. They were nice hunks of Cod served with the traditional tartar sauce. My sliders were great and made to order, including Cheese and grilled onions. The Au Jus was good too. My friend ordered the Cuban - a take on a Ruben. It looked good, but I didn't get a bite. She didn't complain though.
The bill was fair, $32 for both of us. This was my second trip there, but I think that I will be returning a lot more.
08-22-2008 06:52:24 | More by mattster
3.8/5 rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
This is a fun place. When you walk in you feel like you want to start talking with an English accent. The atmosphere is much better since the smoking ban. You don't have to sip your beer and then cough. Sip, cough, sip cough. The place is full of pub decor: dark woods, earthy colors, dart boards, soccer banners, and bad teeth. OK, maybe not the last one. The quality is good with a nice selection of English draught beers. The service is pretty run of the mill, but I really enjoy the food. Very authentic British grub. The pints are just a little much, but overall a fun place to go.
09-10-2007 14:54:28 | More by beeritron
4.03/5 rDev +6.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5 | $$$
The British Open Pub ("The BOP" to regulars) maintains a dimly lit, cozy atmosphere with good, but relatively pricey, food. Realistically, it is little more than a step up from a quant neighborhood bar. The beer selection is simply average, carrying higher-end, though run-of-the-mill, macros, e.g., Guinness, Smithwicks, and Stella Artois, and handful of lesser known imports. The service personel are always attentive and extremely accomodating, making visits to the BOP enjoyable. Its a nice place to meet friends and have a tasty meal, but not necessary the place to make the acquaintance of that next interesting brew.
07-08-2006 22:52:49 | More by StuperSteve
4.88/5 rDev +29.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
It's been about nine month's since I've been in this "Quaint English Style Pub", so since I was right next door and hungry I thought I'd stop in and sample the food, as well to see how it's changed.
Still as the name implies a "British Open Golf" theme, and the tap line still numbers 12, most English and Irish beers, a fair to middling selection, the best on the line, in my humble opinion is the Fuller's ESB.
The bottle beer list contains around fifty or so beers, about three-quarters are imports, the rest domestics and macros. Excellent food menu, with a lunch, dinner and a "Late Night" menu which I took advantage off and had the "English Style Fish and Chips", quite a nice meal, chips and Cole slaw, nice chunk of fish, and I found it quite good, price was reasonable about $8.00.
The staff is friendly and courteous, knowledgeable about their beer and food, which to me is always a plus, prices reasonable, a "Fullers ESB", in a slightly chilled pint glass runs about $4.50, which I find acceptable.
So if you want a nice quiet and cozy spot for some good food, good beer and friendly people, this is a "Sure Bet"!
Smoker friendly, and cigar friendly after 9pm, if youre into that.
01-12-2004 15:27:16 | More by Gusler
British Open Pub in Scottsdale, AZ
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.