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Ratings: 6 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
3.13/5 rDev -14.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2 | food: 3.5 | $$
I almost walked past the squat, white-washed stucco building were it not for the succulent smells emanating from its interior. The long storefront with a few neon-lit windows had its main door all of the way left, facing. Entering, there was a small dining area straight ahead and the "U"-shaped, blonde wood bar was right, through an archway. The back bar was a matching blonde wood series of shelves which were, frankly, underutilized. A short wall further right separated the restaurant area from the bar area. The kitchen was aft of the bar, right, just before an archway leading to the lavs, also right. Further aft was a doorway leading to an outdoor patio area of mostly picnic tables.
Beers: Bad news. Fourteen (14) bottles w/5 BMC! The only real standout was Nefarious Ten Pin Porter bombers. The taps numbered twenty-two (22), but less than half were of any worth. Once more, it was a Ska beer (Decadent IPA) that caught my eye.
I'm sorry, I had a slice of cheese pie, drank a couple of beers, but it just didn't rate. I tried, I really did.
12-22-2009 22:09:23 | More by woodychandler
3.83/5 rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
This is a local pizza place that is very near to the math building. The pizza here is more akin to Chicago deep dish style in that it has thick crust and a lot of toppings on it. So far my favorite is the Flying Z (jalapenos, garlic, and some other stuff). As far as beer, they have about ten taps that are always the same. These taps feature Fat Tire, Fuller ESB, SNPA, and some other standard bar beers. I did not notice any BMC beers, but I could have just overlooked them. They also have 7 guest taps listed on the chalkboard near the bar. When I was there they had Modus Hoperandi, Racer 5, Spaten Oktoberfest, Left Hand Oktoberfest, as well as some others. The prices were very good, not more than 11 dollars a pitcher, and Thursdays are 2 dollars off pitchers. Overall, a great place to grab a pitcher of some good beer and some pizza and hang out.
11-15-2009 06:35:00 | More by ocelot2500
4.53/5 rDev +23.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
Man, I am suprised I could actually find this place. From the outside, it looks extremely small and the only real signage was a rather sun-faded Zachary's painted logo on the side of the building. We drove past it a few times before finally catching the address and pulling into the parking lot.
Once in, the place was still a bit well worn, but the atmosphere was nice. Tinted windows and bright white walls combined to make a cool but not dark atmosphere...perfect on a 100+ degree day. The old worn wooden tables and wooden bar were light colored wood, so it didn't feel like the typical hole in the wall bar. I felt very comfortable there.
We chose to sit at the bar and just have drinks, at first. Speaking of drinks, Zachary's has the second best tap selection in Tucson that I have seen yet, just behind Old Chicago for quantity. They have perhaps 15 regular taps and they keep another 7 taps open for quests. Zachary's might be ahead in quality, though that is a matter of opinion.
They serve beer in 12oz "glasses", 22oz "Pints" and 54oz pitchers. Only one of the 12oz glasses was over $3 and the "Pints" were all between $4 and $5. Pretty good prices. I had a glass of AleSmith Wee Heavy for $3.25 and those with me had "Pints" of Dogfish Head 60 minute and Anchor Liberty. All were delicious, though I would have liked the Wee Heavy in something besides a plain glass. They did have some tulips and such behind the bar that they might use for other drinks so next time I will ask if they could pour it into one for me and I will gauge the reaction.
I bet they would be happy to, though, because the service was quite polite and accomodating. Sit at the bar, sit at a table, whatever works for you, take your time ordering, ask questions, it's all good.
About halfway through our beers we decided to try the pizza. We only ordered one piece for the three of us as we had already had pizza for lunch over at No Anchovies but it was worth it. They do full size pizzas either eat in or carry out and they also serve slices of whatever is hot. We got a pepperoni and the slice that they put before us was very generous. Very thick Chicago-style crust with lots of tasty tomato sauce on the bottom, a layer of tasty pepperoni above that and a thick layer of melted cheese on top. It was more than enough to make us happy and we all finished our beers and took off.
The only real ding I could think of was their small bottle selection, with only perhaps 10 bottles several of which were macros (though they did have things like Anchor Steam and Mendocino Black Hawk Stout). But the tap list makes up for it.
Bottom line? Great pizza, great taps, nice place with friendly people. There is no doubt I will be going back.
06-05-2006 22:00:57 | More by UberWasser
2.42/5 rDev -33.9%
vibe: 2 | quality: 1.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Finally made it to Zachary's to check out what I hear is a superb selection of taps. I was not diappointed. The atmosphere is not too exciting though, it felt more like I was in someone's house than at a pizza pub. It seemed a little bare on decor and wasn't partucularly lively. Nevertheless I was glad to see a chalkboard with guest taps such as Anchor Old Foghorn, Stone IPA, Old Rasputin, and other other good west coast craft ales. This is in addition to their already solid lineup of drafts. There were plenty of German selections such as Paulaner, although a bit weak on the Belgian side. The wait staff were friendly and courteous. The food menu is not very large, so just go with the pizza. It's deep dish Chicago-style and you can't go wrong. Prices are pretty reasonable, especially since the glasses they serve are quite large. Definitely a good choice if you are in Tucson near the U of A campus.
UPDATE 12-2011: Have been here off and on over the years and have been less impressed each time. Took a recent visit last week and was very disappointed. The place is a dump, needs to be cleaned up- tons of empty pitchers sitting on the bar, tables uncleared. The strong smell of onions just eminated from the kitchen, I thought it was a bit off, and I noticed one customer complaining because he thought it might be a gas leak or something. The beer selection is good but something is often off with the flavors, I'm sure the tap lines need cleaning. It's really too bad because I like to go here before U of A games and they do have some nice beers.
05-30-2006 18:03:39 | More by bennetj17
3.95/5 rDev +7.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 5
this is one of the best places, if not the best, to get pizza and a good beer in tucson. i go here before ever U of A football and im always with the results. i guess if anything were bad its the service, but you order about an hour ahead you usually have you food ready when you get there. the list of beers is also great, carrying more of the "lesser" know beers but are better beers in my book. i would highly recommend stopping by here if you in town if you want a good pie pizza with good pint of beer.
07-10-2004 07:05:47 | More by ralphw56
4.08/5 rDev +11.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5
One of my favorite places in Tucson. It was my first stop this summer.
Don't expect anything too out of the ordinary when you visit this place. It's simply a pizza joint that offers a surprisingly wide selection of beer.
The pizza is great. I usually HATE thick-crust or "pan" pizza, but I really like Zachary's. Plus, one slice only costs about 2 bucks and is almost enough to fill a grown man (when you add in some beer). Two slices is pushing it, at least for me (and I love pizza). They make good sandwiches too. Whatever you order, it's bound to have lots of carbs-- just another reason to love this place.
The building and atmosphere are nothing special, though it seems like you can eat outside (near the back). I've never made it that far-- I always stop at the beer menu hanging on the wall. It's right on the edge of the UofA's campus, so it's extremely convenient if you study or work at the University. There's parking right next to the building, so that adds to the convenience.
The service is decent. Most of the servers are cute UofA students, and they try hard. The knowledge of beer is not exactly at a very high level, however. But in my opinion, the selection makes up for that.
Last summer, I had Optimator on draft, and it was good. I also had a bottle of Kasteel, which was great. They offer lots of American beers, and plenty of imports. During my last visit, I had a "pint" of Gulden Draak on draft, which wasn't so great. I remember it being better out of the few bottles I've tried. I see they also offer Triple Karmeliet on draft, which I'll try next time.
They have some neat specials on certain nights. One night they offer discounted Guinness, another night is cheap Anchor or Sierra Nevada. Beer is sold by pints, or 22 oz. "pints", and pitchers, and the prices always seem reasonable.
Some beer is bottled, a lot is on tap. I think they have about 2 dozen taps. I'll have to doublecheck.
OKAY so i went back and rounded up more detailed info.
Zachary's has 15 regular drafts and 8 "guest" drafts. The guests currently include EKU Pils, Anchor Liberty, Old Foghorn, Stone IPA, Fuller's London Porter, Tripel Karmeliet, Avery Ellie's Brown, and Fat Tire Amber Ale.
As far as bottles go, they have Steelhead Extra Pale Ale, Blackhawk Stout, Blue Heron Pale Ale, Pyramid Apricot Ale, Anchor Steam, Grolsch, Spaten Pils, Spaten Optimator, McEwan's Scotch Ale, and Belhaven Scottish Ale.
A "glass" gets you 12 oz, a "pint" gets you 22, and a pitcher holds 54.
They have special deals each day of the week. Monday is Bass/Newcastle pints for 2.95, Tuesday is Fat Tire for 2.75 and Guinness for 2.95, "West Coast Wednesdays" offer SNPA, Ace, and Red Tail for 2.75, "Thirsty Thursdays" have 2.00 off all pitchers, Friday is Sam Adams for 2.75, Saturday is Paulaner Hef. and Spaten Lager for 2.95, and Sunday is Corona bottles for 1.75. Keep in mind that their "pints" are 22 oz.
07-07-2004 05:51:10 | More by HighCarbDiet
Zachary's Pizza in Tucson, AZ
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