Papago Brewing

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BEER AVG
3.76/5
Papago BrewingPapago Brewing
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

7107 E McDowell Rd
Scottsdale, Arizona, 85257-3315
United States

(480) 425-7439 | map
www.papagobrewing.com

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Beers are brewed at / by another brewery.
BEER STATS
Beers:
7
Reviews:
92
Ratings:
325
PLACE STATS
Score:
96
Reviews:
137
Ratings:
171
Avg:
4.32
pDev:
8.8%
 
 
Taps:
30
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 137 | Ratings: 171
Reviews by Fireboy:
Photo of Fireboy
4.58/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Tried out Papago on my last night in the Phoenix area last week. If you want variety then this is your place. They had about 30 beers on tap, many of which I haven't seen here in the mid-Atlantic area. They also had maybe 100-150 (rough guess) bottles and cans in a cooler for take-out or to enjoy in the bar including Full Sail LTD Bottling No. 1 which got an "A" rating from Jason and Todd in this months mag.

We had 2 bartenders taking care of us, one of whom knew her beers quite well and was great to talk with. I asked about the Norwegian (?) cask IPA and was told that she thought it was very light for an IPA, and it was! Both ladies were quick to offer a sample as we pondered what to drink next. We had no service issues.

I was a bit disappointed with the Little Brother, as it was a bit less sweet than I expect from a dubbel, but it was very drinkable. The El Robusto baltic porter was thick and dark and yummy. I thought it was a nice rendition of the style. Lastly I tried (sampled) the Hop Dog and Hopfather together. The Hop Dog was a nice drinkable well balanced IPA and the Hopfather had a nice citrus hop flavor, but was a little less malty than I prefer. All the drafts tasted fresh well handled.

The only thing that I can think of that would make the place better would be to make it smoke free, but since I think you can buy cigars there, I don't see that happening anytime soon. Sorry smokers, but it just makes it hard to enjoy the aroma of the beer when I'm smelling a Macanudo with my hops.

All in all I found Papago to be an above average, very enjoyable place. I'm looking forward to my next trip to Phoenix.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of WarEagleJeep
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Dark dive bar in a strip mall. They have a handful of house brewed beers on tap along with 20 or so guest taps. But I was more impressed with the bottle selection in the serve yourself fridges. You can look over their selection and bring a bottle or can to the bar and they'll open and pour it for you or you can grab a six pack holder and buy some to take home. They had mostly locals, west coast, and Colorado area beers. I was especially siked to see they had Bells Hopslam, Bells 30th Anniversary Stout, Lagunitas Waldo, and Alesmith Speedway Stout chilling in the coolers. The bartender was very friendly and helpful. We had a few beers there and took a mixed 6 pack back to the hotel.

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Photo of 98green
3.45/5  rDev -20.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Stopped by at 6 on a Saturday. Place was rather busy but we were able to grab an empty table. The vibe is a bit of frat house or dive bar, which doesn't bother me, but this isn't a slick and modern place. Around 25 beers on tap, most are guest taps. Pricing starts at a reasonable 5.50 a pint with rarer beers going for more. Service was spotty at best, had to flag the server down for every new round. We got a pizza and some wrapped sandwiches. Food was fine but not remarkable. I'd stop by again for a couple pints, but I'd skip food next time

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Photo of OnePuttBlunder
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of MonkeyBread
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Purified
4.39/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of JackiO
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Love this place! Always a good tap list, and recently it's been one of the best in the area. Pretty good bottle selection, and good food, too.

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Photo of PassMeAZima
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of NJB145
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Iamjeff6
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.45/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Great beer bar in an easy to get to spot. Kind of a pirate ship vibe on the inside with a bunch of big wooden decor elements. Low-key and chill. Huge bottle selection and a ton of drafts. I was able to try a whole bunch of beers thanks to small pour options. I didn't have any food, so I can't comment on that. Awesome spot in greater Phoenix.

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Photo of Kylo76
3.76/5  rDev -13%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

They do not brew the best beers in town but have an outstanding tap list and a really cool place to hang out. Great bottle selection as well!

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Photo of Hop_God
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of Mpontiakos
4.59/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of breadwinner
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of italianstallion
3.88/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of bsuedekum
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Kino
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of AlexM
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of 22Blue
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of JaSanDiego
5/5  rDev +15.7%

A bottle shop inside a brew pub with decent food. Ok in my book.

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Photo of Coconuts
3.5/5  rDev -19%

Photo of wrightst
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of kfirestone
3/5  rDev -30.6%

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Papago Brewing in Scottsdale, AZ
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