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Flagstaff Brewing Company

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Flagstaff Brewing CompanyFlagstaff Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.81/5
Based on:
12 Beers
68 Ratings
Place Score: 83
Ratings: 26
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

16 E Route 66
Flagstaff, Arizona, 86001-5792
United States
phone: (520) 773-1442

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @flagstaffbeer

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(Place added by: beerguy101)
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Photo of Camjmorton
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of arizcards
3.74/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4

Stopped here for lunch with Da Boss today.

Atmosphere was interesting. Hippies, hipsters, and college kids were the primary customers. There was plenty of patio seating outside but the shady seats were all taken - shade being the name of the game when it is sunny and 85. So we opted to sit inside. In addition to the 4 FBC and 4 guest taps bottles of booze took a huge space on the wall. There were some old rustic signs hanging on the walls. inside seating was somewhat limited.

Quality of the beer was pretty good. I had the ESB and Da Boss had a Odell 90 Shilling.

Service was very good as our server had a good working knowledge of the beers available. She was also quick and courteous during a pretty busy late lunch hour.

Selection was pretty limited to the 8 taps.

Food was very good. We both had burgers that were cooked to order. Had the onion rings which were very tasty.

Overall value was reasonable. House brews were $4 and guest were $5. Burgers were in the $9-11 range. Definitely worth a stop and if anything watching the guests and servers was entertaining!

Photo of Halcyondays
3.86/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

My train back to CA got delayed an hour and a half so I decided to walk across the street and check out Flagstaff Brewing.

Walking in there's a mountain motif, with lots of old breweriana and old cans/bottles above the bar. Not a huge place, but cozy, it was nowhere close to capacity on a Sunday night. I opted for a Ska Modus Hoperandi in a can and one of their beers the Special K's Sitka Spruce. The Modus was stellar, the brewpub's one was solid but outmatched by the Ska. Both beers were well under $5, a steal compared to CA prices.

They had about 5 of their own beers, with guest beers including Odell 90/-, Green Flash Hophead Red, Full Sail Session/Black, Ska Modus/ESB and Stone IPA.

Bartender was friendly, we talked about IPAs a bit, and he got me my beers promptly.

I only ended up spending about 30 minutes there, but if I'm in the area I'd go back, it beats waiting in the train station by a ton.

Photo of trytoketchup
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of kdoc8
3.23/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

The final brewery I hit in my short stay in Flag. The brew pub reflected the dominant theme of the town - low key atmosphere in an awesome low key hippie/yuppie ski town. The place doesn't have a great deal of seating and it was hard to attract the attention of a server (because they're all low key), but other than that it was a nice atmosphere. Located right on the main street in Flag, it's very convenient and a comfortable place to chill. I looked as though they have lots of live music and entertainment in the evenings. Their food was good - they're famous for their burgers, so I had a pear burger and...in an act of respect to our neighbors to the north...a plate of poutine. Both were very good.

Photo of BobbySue22
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Bobhoya
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of ElGordo
2.73/5  rDev -21.8%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3.5

Driving through on my way across the country, my group had two nights scheduled in Flagstaff for a side trip to the Grand Canyon. Stopped in here one night for dinner and left with mixed feelings at best. On the positive side, we were seated right away and the pint of ESB I had was top-notch. The food is fairly typical bar food - the roasted garlic appetizer was great. Burgers are absurdly huge, and housemade veggie burger patties can be substitued on any of their sandwiches.
Now for the bad: the place is basically a cavernous rec room, with some random hippie art on the walls and a performance space in back. The staff seemed stoned, although fairly competent (that is, until I needed another beer and couldn't hail them over because both guys were behind the bar playing around on hotornot.com). I could imagine the place is really uncomfortable when crowded, too. Still, I had a decent burger and some good beer, so I can't really complain.

Photo of DPFRD
3.73/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Flag brew is a great spot to hang at and see some music or eat. The beer is moderately good...
I've had the IPA there and it's pretty bangin'

Their esb is all right too.

This being said, that's about it. They have a great selection of bourbon there if you're into that.

It's definitely worth a stop if you're in Flagstaff. Centrally located, you can enjoy a nice meal and some decent brew.

Also, this place throws some mighty nice shows. I saw Mike Clark's headhunters there, which was a treat.

Photo of AlexChillton
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Tchuck
3.05/5  rDev -12.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

We stopped in last Monday (4/21) in the early afternoon on our way to Sedona from the Grand Canyon. We drove into downtown Flag and were kind of lost, but saw the place and went there.

They had four house brews on tap, and my wife and I tried all four: she had the Golden Ale (which was more flavorful than the style usually is), and I had the ESB, which I thought was great, and the Amber, which was about average. I sampled the Stout, which also was about average. They had guest brews on tap, but I didn't try any.

We sat at the bar, and the service was pretty good, but not overattentive. There were very few people there. My wife got a glass of water that had some type of dead bug and other detritus floating in it, but that was after we finished eating, so we didn't split. The bartender was friendly, but, as previous reviews have mentioned, there was a definite stoner vibe to the place.

The food was pretty good: I got the catfish poboy and my wife got a roast beef dip with the poutin fries. The catfish poboy was better than the one I had a few days earlier at Baby Kay's in Phoenix, but not by much. The poutin fries were the best of the food that we got.

I enjoyed it over all, but have been to better and worse brewpubs. Having now seen that there are others in the area, I would try a different place if I were in the area again.

Photo of RoryGilmore
4.28/5  rDev +22.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Despite the mediocre reviews on BA, I stopped in for dinner on a recent trip to Flagstaff. I am really glad I did, as this was my favorite brewpub of the three I visited while in town.

I visit AZ often, and this brewpub seems to be the only restaurant or bar in the state that actually has some personality. I dig the laid back, non-chain restaurant feel. The entire establishment is well worn, but it's also very clean. Also of note, was that the bartender actually had good, non-generic top 40's music playing. Up until this point, I thought it was against state law to play music that is remotely decent in public.

Service was good. Unlike the other brewpubs in town, I got the impression that my server actually knew a thing or two about the brews he was serving.

Tap selection was maybe 4 or 5 house beers, and 4 or 5 guest taps in addition to a small bottle list. I get the impression that they have a very limited brewing capacity, but they did a nice job of filling out their guest taps to ensure that there is something good to drink. I had their Special K.'s Sitka, which was tasty.

The food was a pleasant surprise. It was cheap, and very tasty. I had low expectations after reading off a menu that look as if it was laminated 10 years ago, but it was one of the better meals I had on my trip.

Photo of beerguy101
3.06/5  rDev -12.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Flagstaff Brewing is one of the three-brewpubs/beer bars in Flagstaff. It always strikes me as a little weird because all three are within 4-5 blocks of the other. They are very distinct and different places. Flagstaff Brewing in located right in the heart of Downtown Flagstaff on the old Rte 66. It’s a little less upscale than Beaver Street, but its still a clean well lighted place. I did not sample the food, as for some reason I was sure they didn’t serve food and had eaten before I arrived. The place was fairly quite when I was there, and everybody but me was drinking mixed drinks and not beer. I did not take this as an omen or anything, but it did strike me as a little weird. A sampler tray cost $4 and I sampled 5 different beers. Beers were all very drinkable. The bartender was not that knowledgeable about the ABV of some of the beers, but he called the brewer over and I spent several minutes talking to him about the brewing biz and beer in Flagstaff.

Photo of hollicetales
3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4.5

Heading out of the Grand Canyon, the little ski town of Flagstaff is a great resting area, even in the summer. The Flagstaff Brewery is a great little place to hit for dinner. The beers are average but good...not a huge selection, but what is fantastic is the food!!! They have some of the best and off beat pub fare. This is the type of place you sit looking at the menu and you can't figure out what to order because you want to order everything. I had an interesting grilled pear burger which was fantastic, my friend ordered the black and blue...blue cheese burger...they offer several other crazy burgers...if i go back i want to order the thai peanut sauce burger or one of the many interesting wood fired pizzas. The inside atmosphere was ok, but if you are there in the summer opt for the patio.

Photo of altarego
3.41/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Flag Brew, bane of punks, boon of hippies.

If you went to NAU in the 90s you've been here regardless of which faction you belong to.

Full of smoke accompanied by Patchouli stink. Good luck enjoying your beer's aromas here after six pm. Other than that, they're not bad. There's jam bands in the back and people milling around. It's worth stopping in to see what they're up to. The brewers are half way friendly though the staff could stand some instruction as to what they're talking about. The fact that there's more weed than beer in their daily intake is more than apparent.

A good place to stop on the way home from the other bar. Especially if you live South of the tracks, like I did in school. Otherwise, stay at Mogollon if you need microbrew.

Photo of LeffeHanded
3.2/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5

On this April afternoon we visited the outside seating area, between the "no smoking" sign and the "no dogs allowed" sign. The unplanned entertainment consisted of a loud mouthed woman puffing her parliament lights while her friend restrained her dog from attacking would-be customers.

The porter had kicked, so naturally I requested the Sasquash Stout as a consolation. Due to technical difficulties behind the scenes, I was awarded with an amber on the house for my enduring patience. This tasty appeasement, with a rich deep amber color and floral notes went down smooth, and almost made the women's ridiculous commentary enjoyable. Finally, after perhaps 45 minutes, the now highly anticipated darkest of ales arrived.

The Stouts bubbly head gave way to a roasted malt aroma, rich deep black in color, light bitterness, and smooth finish. It was worth the wait.

Flagstaff Brewing also offered a handful of guest beers from the south west region along with its 4 main offerings, including beers from New Belgium and Boulder breweries, keeping the 8 or 10 taps fully occupied.

Inside the atmosphere was bland, a bit hippyish, and a constant clacking sound revealed a ping pong table. Well I guess it makes more sense than darts.

I definitely recommend sampling the brewpubs house beers, but no need to make it a night when there are several other atmospheric establishments dispensing equally fine frosty brews close by.

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Flagstaff Brewing Company in Flagstaff, AZ
83 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.