Beaver Street Brewery & Whistle Stop Cafe

BEER AVG
3.68/5
Beaver Street Brewery & Whistle Stop CafeBeaver Street Brewery & Whistle Stop Cafe
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Eatery

11 S Beaver St
Flagstaff, Arizona, 86001-5500
United States

(928) 779-0079 | map
beaverstreetbrewery.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
20
Ratings:
119
Reviews:
42
PLACE STATS
Score:
87
Ratings:
50
Reviews:
32
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
8.55%
 
 
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Reviews by woodychandler:
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5/5  rDev +29.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

A local tried to put me off of this place by referring to it as "corporate". As a result, I headed right over. This business of writing places off simply because they may be part of a chain, however small, is bogus! I embrace the chains and will continue to support the post-shakeout brewpubs until they prise the chain from my cold, dead fingers.

The windows fronting the place ran along Beaver Street and included the Beaver Street Brews and (Pool) Cues Lounge. As I continued south on Beaver Street, the restaurant and a few FVs were visible in the window. The entrance, however, was perpendicular to Beaver and accessed through their parking lot. Entering, the m.d.s. was to the immediate right and featured a cabinet full of logo items. Headed aft, in the centerline, was a working vintage cast-iron stove with "HOT" stamped on brass plates all over its belly. The place then became a "T"-shape with the kitchen to the left past Smoky Stover (the stove) and the long, polished dark wood bar to the right. Beyond the T-intersection was a sea of seating that ran the gamut from booths along the back wall to paddle tables and stools along the window to high tables and chairs in the center to standard tables and chairs comprising the restaurant area off to the left. The lavatories were in the right corner of the restaurant area, all of the way aft.

For supper that evening, I had the last order of the special - a Grilled Basil Salmon entrée. It consisted of a fillet basted in house-made basil pesto and then grilled, along with creamy red potatoes and sautéed fresh asparagus. It is now time for a digression and a P.S.A for the women in our audience. Hello, ladies! Your ideal boyfriend will be that fellow who professes to a love of salmon. It is a beautiful pink color; it has a fleshy, flaky mouthfeel; and a marvelously unique taste. If he eats salmon on a routine basis, then the chances are that he will enjoy munching something else that should seem eminently familiar at this point. C'mon, paired with asparagus?!? This was dinner for two at home. Take note all of you Romeo and Juliets. Man, I love eating ... salmon.

Who was it that tried to dissuade me from coming here by dissing it? Jagov! This would be my first stop in town, bar none.

I also stopped by the aforementioned billiards hall next door on my way back to the nearby youth hostel. The centerpiece was its long, dark, laminated wood, "U"-shaped bar with its equally elegant back bar with a huge arch above an equally large mirror. A plaque noted that it was built by Brunswick in St. Louis of handcrafted American mahogany. My server told me that it was around 120 years old and had been moved around a good bit until landing in its current location in 2001. I was also told that a bullet hole in the back bar was the result of a card dispute. F'in' impressive! They featured five billiards tables plus one British billiards table.

Beers: R & R Stout; Lager del Sol; HefeWeizen; Bramble Berry Brew; Railhead Ed; and Beaver Street IPA, plus growlers. I mostly stuck with the IPA, but I had a glass of the B3 out of curiosity.

Mom?: In a heartbeat!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of puck1225
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

In Flagstaff for a professional meeting and go there with an old friend and my wife. We had been there on a previous trip through Flagstaff, so a bit of nostalgia points. A great place for beer and pizza, but there are many other things on the menu. Had their flagship IPA and their red IPA (one of my favorite styles). A good time was had by all and I recommend it.

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Photo of RyanK252
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Stopped in for a pint to kill a little time before checking into our hotel that was basically across the street. This place felt more like a restaurant with a large bar than a brewery. Although not stated on the menu, many of their offerings were from Lumberyard Brewing, which made things a bit confusing. Service was fine, but felt like it could get hectic if the place was any more busy. I'd probably go back after checking out the other breweries in the area, or if I was going to eat a meal.

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Photo of WickedBeer
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Came here while visiting Flagstaff, and had a great time! Great food and great service , affordable opportunities to try all their brews , and overall I really enjoyed it. A little bit more of a local restaurant vibe than a brewery vibe, but that can be expected of a microbrewery that is doubling as a full service restaurant. I recommend stopping by!

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Photo of 2beerdogs
3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of dasEbb
3.39/5  rDev -12.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

Photo of cbcrunch
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of Hop_God
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of cbutova
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.68/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.68/5  rDev -4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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4.1/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Bobhoya
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Must try their Sweet Potato fry's! They also have a fairly good meatloaf.

We summer in Flagstaff from Phoenix.

Another great spot, except for coffee, is across the street at Macy's.

A point so history - - The building that Beaver Street Brewery is located in used to be a neighborhood grocery market.

Lastly, if you are a fan of Mexican breakfasts, and know Chilequiles, then you absolutely must, And I mean absolutely must, go to MartAnnes. It will change your life.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of kvnklingler
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of sunsjammer
4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Cool place located in the downtown Flagstaff area. James our server did an awesome job .

Beer selection on tap was limited to Lumberjack offerings. Did not ask about the bottle selection. Nothing noted on the menu.

The Beaver St burger was very tasty, although came as medium rare rather than medium as ordered. The missus order the pretzel w/cream cheese and spicy mustard sauces. She wasn't over-thrilled. The bread pudding w/chocolate sauce was delicious!

Good value for the money and would return AFTER trying the other brewpubs in town.

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Photo of nickfl
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Located just across the main Hwy from downtown Flagstaff, this is a medium sized place with a pretty standard brewpub atmosphere. They are apparently related to Lumberyard brewing company down the street and seem to have much of the same beer selection. This means they have some of the best beer in the area and everything that I had at Beaver Street was good.

Service was good enough, our bartender seemed to be under training but the place was mostly empty so everything worked out fine there. The beer selection was good with a larger selection than one would expect to find at most well established brewpubs and they even had some of their limited release beers available in bottles to take home.

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Beaver Street Brewery & Whistle Stop Cafe in Flagstaff, AZ
3.68 out of 5 based on 119 ratings.
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