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Taps: 9 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 7 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
3.81/5 rDev -7.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75 | $$
Haus Murphy's...wait a minute, Murphy's ain't German! I didn't care at the time what's in a name, I was looking to eat in between games and smile after a few German beers. The restaurant is easy to spot from the street, and there is a long outdoor patio which leads to the restaurant itself and its tavern in the back. The patio is no frills plus German beer signage. The tavern is more to theme with its Bavarian style interior, although it did look to show a few signs of aging. Me and my dad chose to sit outdoors and soak up the Arizona weather.
For me, eating at a German restaurant without beer is like drinking Guinnness straight out of the bottle. To get the full experience, you must have a beer or two. Its draft menu listed 8 different beers (Paulaner, Franziskaner, Ayinger, Steigl, Warsteiner), and there was an additional bottle selection (no menu, but our waitress offered Kostrizer, Weihenstephaner, Schofferhofer). Draft beers can be ordered by the half-liter or the full liter (even Celebrator!). My two beers were fresh, glassware was acceptable (though not always matching brand with brand).
Finally, pork schnitzel, fried potatoes, and spiced cabbage for dinner made my hunger go away.
For a taste of Germany, Haus Murphy's is a respectable place to hit in greater Phoenix.
03-17-2014 04:53:17 | More by DoubleJ
4.5/5 rDev +9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
I went the day before yesterday with a couple friends. Last winter I was here with a friend and I though it was a small place with just six tables. We took a seat upon opening the door and I had a fantastic meal. It wasn't until we left and I hit the toilet that I realized how big it really is. This time, the weather was fantastic and we opted to sit in their Bier Garten.
Overall, This place looks like a German restaurant. I guess that's why the first time I was here I thought it was just a small mom and pop (German of course) place. Upon entering there are six small tables. There is an adjoining room with booths decorated in the same manner. Past there in the hallway are the bathrooms and entrance to the kitchen. The hallway leads to the beer room where the bar is and community and other tables. Outside is the beer garden.
The food was fantastic and the service was there when we needed the server but not hovering around interrupting. All of our plates were tasty. The food was prepared perfectly and it came out hot. The manager came around and mentioned that over the next three days they would having an Oktoberfest and would expect up to 1200 people. But I digress.
They had their regular selection of beers on tap: Spaten Lager, Spaten Oktoberfest, Spaten Optimator, Weihenstephaner Hefeweizen, Warsteiner Dunkel, Warsteiner Oktoberfest, Koenig Ludwig Hefeweizen, Stiegel Pilsner, Franziskaner Dunkel, and Schofferhofer Grapefruit Hefeweizen. I came for the food and the Weihenstephaner Hefeweizen and I did not stay from that choice. It is absolutely delicious. We all enjoyed everything.
If you like German food or you get a craving for the way Mom and Oma used to cook, you will like Haus Murphy. It is great place to enjoy with friends.
10-19-2013 00:21:49 | More by JohnnyJam
4.05/5 rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Haus Murhphy's could be a little bit of a drive, depending on where your coming from in the Valley, but that area of Glendale is nice, cozy, and friendly.
Atmosphere was quite pleasant It had the typical stereotypical German decor, but at least done so in a slightly more believable way. Lots of seating options (dining area, bar area, and outside patio). There was nothing going on when I went, but there is live music there on occasion.
The service was a tinsy bit slow at first, but only at first, and then was soon made up for in friendliness and accommodation.
The food options were also the stereotypical assortment that you'll find in just about any German restaurant in America. But I must say that it was likely the tastiest that I've tried yet. I had the Beef Roulade with Spaetzle and Wirsing.
Good assortment of Beers, Schnapps, and other spirits. The beers on draft are all German, and of the better breweries that we get here in the US: Franziskaner, Spaten, and Weihenstephaner. The beer I had was a half pint of the Franziskaner Weissbier, which was quite nice, served in the appropriate glassware.
My only suggesion for them would be to hire more Germans to work there. The staff was quite nice and knowledgeable, but it sort of helps to complete the package if you have someone from there serving you. Just my opinion, so please take it at just that.
10-04-2010 03:41:07 | More by Nerudamann
4.5/5 rDev +9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
One of the few German places in the Phoenix area, Haus Murphy's offers a good quality selection of taps. From 10 choices draft, you'll usually find some of the better offerings... Spaten Optimator, Weihnstephaner Hefe-Weizen, Warsteiner Oktoberfest, Spaten Oktoberfest and more in bottles. They have just about every Weihnstephaner bottle that is available in the local market, in addition to Guinness & the regular variety of other countries.
All draft beer and many of the bottled offerings are served in their proper glassware, complete with logos. Nice.
Bar also has quite a few rare German schnapps and other spirits/cordials. Food is authentic, as is the atmosphere.
Good crowd of older German immigrants or "enthusiasts", especially in the early Fall months. Has a very pleasant, non-pretentious feel to it. Prices are very reasonable.
Don't be fooled into thinking the place is small overall. There is a small dining area that faces Glendale Avenue, but at least twice that seating area is available in the charming bar dining room area where they usually have live bands on special occasions. Outdoor seating is decorated in Oktoberfest style and is open virtually year round - and it runs the whole length of the building.
Beers may be served in 1 litre dimpled mugs upon request. Nice touch.
08-07-2006 03:33:16 | More by yemenmocha
4.03/5 rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3
Haus Murphy's is a small (and I mean small!) German restaurant in the downtown Glendale nestled in among a number of small antique and western wear stores. My brother-in-law and I stopped in for a beer or two while our *others* were out shopping and eyeballing antiques.
On entering, the bar is to the left and has about eight seats. There are two booths on either side of the door, essentially window seats, and four tables further inside. Did I mention the place is small? At the back is a dessert display and the entrance to the kitchen area. The decor is straight German pub - flags of German principalities, German beer ads, and photos of Germany adorn the walls and hang from the ceiling.
The selection of beers is barely average when you realize there are only eight beers available, all German, of course. However, the quality of those beers makes up for any lack of selection. On tap were Weihenstephaner's hefeweizen, kristall weizen, dunkel weissbier, and original, Spaten's Optimator, Pils, and Premium lager, and Warsteiner's oktoberfest bier. I had my introduction to great German wheat beer here a year ago. This time I opted for a couple 23oz glasses of Weihenstephaner's dunkel weissbier, all served in the appropriate glass and without a lemon in sight. My wife had the O-fest from Warsteiner and my brother-in-law had what I had.
The staff was very friendly and attentive. Janelle, our waitress, was very pleasant and humorous and constantly checking with us to make sure we were happy. We didn't try any of the food but a look through the menu showed a nice variety of German dishes that were reasonably priced.
Haus Murphy's has a good cozy atmosphere that makes one want to just camp out at the bar. No TV, no loud music, just quiet discussion over some excellent beer. This is the only place where I've seen Weihenstephaner beer on-tap. Granted, the selection is limited, but the quality is first-rate. I wish this place was in Glendora, not Glendale.
12-02-2003 20:37:12 | More by Boilermaker88
Haus Murphy's in Glendale, AZ
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.