Flagstaff Brewing Company
Active Beers: 12
Beer Ratings: 59
Beer Avg: 3.86
Taps: / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 24 | Reviews: 17 | Display Reviews Only:
3.23/5 rDev -8.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
The final brewery I hit in my short stay in Flag. The brew pub reflected the dominant theme of the town - low key atmosphere in an awesome low key hippie/yuppie ski town. The place doesn't have a great deal of seating and it was hard to attract the attention of a server (because they're all low key), but other than that it was a nice atmosphere. Located right on the main street in Flag, it's very convenient and a comfortable place to chill. I looked as though they have lots of live music and entertainment in the evenings. Their food was good - they're famous for their burgers, so I had a pear burger and...in an act of respect to our neighbors to the north...a plate of poutine. Both were very good.
03-13-2007 18:26:38 | More by kdoc8
2.73/5 rDev -22.4%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
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.
03-17-2006 06:23:58 | More by ElGordo
3.73/5 rDev +6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Flag brew is a great spot to hang at and see some music or eat. The beer is moderately good...
I've had the IPA there and it's pretty bangin'
Their esb is all right too.
This being said, that's about it. They have a great selection of bourbon there if you're into that.
It's definitely worth a stop if you're in Flagstaff. Centrally located, you can enjoy a nice meal and some decent brew.
Also, this place throws some mighty nice shows. I saw Mike Clark's headhunters there, which was a treat.
02-06-2011 09:33:22 | More by DPFRD
3.05/5 rDev -13.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$
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.
04-22-2008 22:22:48 | More by Tchuck
4.28/5 rDev +21.6%
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.
12-17-2010 21:16:19 | More by RoryGilmore
Flagstaff Brewing Company in Flagstaff, AZ
83 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.