Papago Brewing

Papago BrewingPapago Brewing
Papago BrewingPapago Brewing
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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

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Notes: Beers are brewed at / by another brewery. No longer brewing beer.
BEER STATS
Average:
3.87
Beers:
6
Reviews:
100
Ratings:
353
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.29
Reviews:
140
Ratings:
177
pDev:
10.02%
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Reviews by Geuzedad:
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Geuzedad from Arizona

4.58/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Just made my first visit here last night (12/21/11) and I was very impressed! It is a very ecclectic beer bar that happens to also make a pretty damn good pizza. We started off with their Orange Blossom beer and were not disapointed. It was not your typical brew but very interesting. We were disapointed to learn it was not sold in bottles as we wanted to take some home. I found their wide selection of taps impressive and the prices very reasonable. They also have a vey large bottle selection you can either drink on site or purchase to go. These were also reasonably priced as we picked up several bottles to take home. Pizza was delicious! Crust was thin and very crispy, almost like a flat bread. We had the white pizza, a chicken bbq pizza, and a Thai chicken pizza. Each one was very good. They only down side was service. The place was packed but only 2 servers were ever seen. Although I will say our server was right on top of things despite being overworked and all the staff were super friendly and helpful. Our server kept our glasses full and never got the order wrong even though he never wrote down anything. Overall this place is well worth a stop. If I lived here I would make this a regular stop.

Update: I know live in AZ and make this a regular stop at least 2-3 times a month. It would be more if I lived closer but due to the long drive and the need of a DD it keeps me limited. Quality of beers and pizzas still outstanding as are the specials they seem to do a lot of such as their Belgian Day and a Stone Vetical Epic Tasting. Well worth a visit if you have never been. Try it once and you will be hooked.

May 10, 2013
More User Reviews:
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gandres from Philippines

3.56/5  rDev -17%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5

Stop for a pint at the brewery in Scottsdale, near ASU
Facility: lots of parking and ambience is very good, spacious , dark though
Quality is ok
Service: very good service, prompt
Selection: more than 15 beers on tap, multiple on bottle
Food: not applicable
Value: Good value beer
Overall: very good experience but not something to look for

Sep 05, 2017
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drXploit from Arizona

4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

I went here a few weeks ago when I was feeling a bit depressed, lonely, and basically wanted a drink. I took an uber here, and was greeted by a friendly staff. This place is pretty small, and I can tell that there are a lot of customers who go there daily, just by the way they sat. I kindly asked what their special beers were, and they gave me a huge list, and samples even! I was so pleased with my pint of Irish Coffee Milk Stout that I ended up getting some of their other brewed beers "to-go". The food was excellent, the staff was excellent, the beer was amazing. I would go back. I would even make this my own version of cheers if I drank more... it had that vibe, albeit a much smaller, more modern version.

Aug 11, 2017
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AZBeerDude72 from Arizona

4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Jun 17, 2017
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mothman from Minnesota

3.36/5  rDev -21.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

Feb 13, 2017
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t2grogan from Arizona

4/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Jan 16, 2017
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JackDempsy from Arizona

4.05/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

A little dark and out of the way and the seating is weird - probably could get more flow with a different arrangement. The two beers that I wanted to try were out, but the ones I did were pretty good. The food is above average for a draft house. They really have a great guest beer selection - probably one of the best in bottles around. So if you want a nice sandwich with a bottle of beer you probably cannot find anywhere else - this is the place.

Sep 11, 2016
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JuliusPepperwood from North Carolina

4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

Apr 11, 2016
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98green from Michigan

3.45/5  rDev -19.6%
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

Mar 13, 2016
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OnePuttBlunder from Arizona

4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Mar 12, 2016
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MonkeyBread from Nevada

4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Dec 06, 2015
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Purified from Illinois

4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Oct 03, 2015
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JackiO from Arizona

4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

Jul 19, 2015
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PassMeAZima from Kentucky

4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Jul 04, 2015
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NJB145 from Michigan

4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

May 15, 2015
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Iamjeff6 from Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Apr 15, 2015
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SaisonRichBiere from Michigan

4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

Mar 02, 2015
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Kylo76 from Colorado

3.76/5  rDev -12.4%
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!

Feb 27, 2015
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Hop_God from California

4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Feb 25, 2015
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Mpontiakos from Virginia

4.59/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Feb 15, 2015
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breadwinner from California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Feb 12, 2015
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italianstallion from Wisconsin

3.88/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Dec 20, 2014
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bsuedekum from Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Dec 07, 2014
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Kino from Arizona

4.4/5  rDev +2.6%

Oct 12, 2014
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AlexM from California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Sep 10, 2014
Papago Brewing in Scottsdale, AZ
Brewery rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 353 ratings