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Beaver Street Brewery & Whistle Stop Cafe

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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
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
122
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
3.84/5
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
51
pDev:
11.46%
 
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Ratings: 51 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of xymyl
2.93/5  rDev -23.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3

The place looks a lot better than it is. Brewing setup is proudly behind large windows. Looks a bit corporate, but not in a bad way. Food is a crapshoot, could get something good, could get stuck with something bland and sad. As for the beer, you can find something okay, but nothing outstanding. Stay away from the fruit beers, they cleave to the palate like grim death and won't let go, nothing will wash away the taste!!!

I may give this place another chance one day. But there are many other places that I already like much better, and will go there first. Needless to say, it will be a few years before I'll wear out my welcome elsewhere in flagstaff.

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Photo of t2grogan
3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of TheEclecticGent
3/5  rDev -21.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

When I rolled into Flagstaff I wanted to try two places but only got the chance to try one - Beaver Street Brewing Co. & Whistle Stop Café. The place is located in the trendy part of Flagstaff and blends well with all the other businesses. The décor is mostly wood and a tad commercial and bland in it's appearance, however, I did like the antique stoves that dot the interior. With the Beaver Street Brewing, what you see is what you get, a brewpub that produces a few middle of the road beers, OK food, and available T-shirts. Nothing wrong with that but I wish I would have had the time to hit the Mogollon and spiced things up a bit. I will give a special nod to the historic "porn" in the men's restroom.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.18/5  rDev -17.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Mothers day 2010. My wife and I had spent the day on the Grand Canyon Railway (Williams to the South Rim and back) and the shuttle bus dropped us off at the AmTrack station, 50 meters from here. Our hotel was just past the brewery and as we hadn't made it in here yet, we stopped off for our tea.

The place is more restuarant than a bar, although the brewing equipment is in full view if you get given a seat towards the windows, as we were. There were a couple of people sitting at the bar, so food isn't a must. The place was almost full, mothers being treated to a night off from cooking, families enjoying the evening together, nice, but annoying when you want a quiet pint and a pizza, we should have sat at the bar!

The place is open plan with the pizza ovens to your left on entering, the bar and brewing equipment to the right, semi-rustic-woody-homely look to it as a whole.

The waiting staff were fine and friendly, the pizza's too big, we needed doggy bags. Couldn't get excited about their beers though, nothing wrong with them, but nothing stood out about them either. The Brew and Cue part appeared completely empty (21.00 on a May Sunday), so after or meal we headed back to our motel beds via the fridge which I'd stashed some goodies into.

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Photo of Elguero1
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of ecoboy
3.34/5  rDev -13%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Visited at 4 p.m. on a spring Saturday.

Stamped metal walls and ceilings, and pot-bellied stove lend some sense of heritage and history to the bar area at this two-room joint just off the famed route 66 in Flagstaff. But aging furniture and aging fixtures suggest a different kind of age, the not-so-good kind. There is an inviting four-couch, feet-up area near the entry, but it looks more like a "waiting for a table" place than a comfortable supping zone.

The other room is a more boisterous billiards room with its own bar. Servers were efficient, if a bit shy (both host and bartender) to converse about the place with a curious customer.

I tried the IPA, and found its hops presence decidedly less than expected from the style. Most pales are hoppier. My companion had very kind words for the hefeweizen and its honeyish mouthfeel.

There are tons of places to eat in Flagstaff, but many of them are of the Carl's Jr. variety. I'd return to try the food on a future date.

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Photo of dasEbb
3.39/5  rDev -11.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of cfrobrew
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of altarego
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Beaver Street is the first place I experienced microbrew. At 21 just off the straightedge wagon I wandered in here with my water polo team after a game initially for a bite to eat. We stayed on and I tried things beyond the Bass Ale that my father had made me a fan of with his vocal patronage.

The place is very familial in atmosphere which makes sense considering its location somewhere just south of the town's all-important tracks and its close proximity to tha administrative buildings of Northern Arizona University. It's not a dive bar, it's a restaurant as much as it is a pub. The walls are covered with items that should make visitors aware of Flag's heritage as a railroad and logging outpost.

The food is passable. There are some vegetarian options and the cuisine is unlikely to offend anyone though isn't likely to inspire anyone to write sonnets about portabello mushroom bialys either.

The beer is good but lacks some of the adventurous qualities of rival brew shop Mogollon which is North of the tracks and charts a much younger or at least lascivious clientele. This is where you take the grandparents in town for parents' weekend, not where you introduce them to complex flavors and insist that they play pool and smoke cigarettes with you. It's passable but not the most intensely good experience I've had since awakening to beer other than Bass Ale.

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3.68/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of iron78
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Another fun stop on a western trip. A very comfortable, easy going place in a great town. Love the small mountain town feel. Was a cozy place for lunch on a cool winter day.
Was very busy, but service was quick and friendly.
Kept our food light with a quesadilla. But it had some good south western spice to it, a little bit of kick. Was nicely complimented with a smooth and hoppy IPA. Wish I got to town more, would like to try a dinner or sandwich sometime. And when not faced with a long drive, try more of the brews.
Will include it in future travels!

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Photo of blasass
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of jeffjeff1
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

On our little cross country trip, we stopped at Beaver Street Brewery in Flagstaff. I liked the atmosphere in there. It was nice. I had a Hopshot IPA which was really good and I tried my wife's Brambleberry Brew which was pretty good too. The food was awesome. We all had different pizzas and the one I had was awesome. I would love to go back there next time I am in Flagstaff but it probably won't be for a while. The IPA was very good and so wa the Brambleberry Brew. I picked up a tshirt there too which they only had in white but it was still a cool tshirt.

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Photo of 2beerdogs
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of mkyer
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of cbutova
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of kdoc8
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

The second of the three breweries I hit during my short stay in Flag. It's a very large place with lots of seating - large dark wood bar and tables as well as some nicely placed wood-burning stoves that one could sit by in a comfortable chair and enjoy a beer. It had an extensive menu, much more than a usual brewery. I had the Beaver St. Pizza with roasted tomatoes and goat cheese which was really good. Their beer was good, not spectacular, but I enjoyed the laid back atmosphere and some good brews.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Bobhoya
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
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 puck1225
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
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 -1.3%
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 nickfl
3.8/5  rDev -1%
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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Photo of yemenmocha
3.8/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

The "granola" invasion in Flagstaff seems to have spared this place, at least relatively speaking.

Upon entering, the comfy lounge chairs and sofa to the right are a nice touch, and the bar has large, beautiful mirrors. Nice pool area, and overall a very clean place, uncluttered, and attracting a diverse range of age groups.

Beer selection is normal for a brewpub, with their GABF 2007 winning Hefe-Weizen leading the lineup, although the menu says that the locals prefer the Red ale.

Prices are reasonable, and menu fare is (again) not overly influenced by the granola culture. I enjoyed the pesto-cream cheese dip with warm bread & crackers, at a reasonable price as well.

This is probably the best place, overall, in Flagstaff for a BA to visit.

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Beaver Street Brewery & Whistle Stop Cafe in Flagstaff, AZ
Brewery rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 122 ratings
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