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:
328
PLACE STATS
Score:
96
Reviews:
138
Ratings:
172
Avg:
4.32
pDev:
8.8%
 
 
Taps:
30
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 138 | Ratings: 172
Reviews by scoobybrew:
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3.81/5  rDev -11.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

I stopped in here on a recent trip to Phoenix while visiting friends.

Typical 'bar' when first walking in, but the back half has several carved wood bench-like tables. There's a large, life-size wooden monk who looks very cheery. One wall is lined with coolers from bottles of beer from all over while the opposite is the bar with an impressive row of taps. It's somewhat dimly lit, but as it was late afternoon and there are several large windows in front, the place wasn't too dark.

Out of the multitude of taps, only 4 house brews were available. I tried the imperial porter which was tasty. I also tried the Irish red, which had a little diacetyl to it which I found somewhat unpleasant but was still able to finish it. I didn't try any of the 'non-house' brews, so I really can't speak to the overall quality of the stock.

Service was decent, the bartender was busy on that afternoon, but set us up and followed up later.

The selection of house brews was disappointing, but the other selection was probably one of the better I've seen in quite some time. There were even lambics and, surprisingly, meads available also.

I didn't try any, but food was pretty much bar food. The focus is on the beer served, not food.

Overall this was a decent experience, but I was a bit disappointed in the number of house brews. One was good, one was not - so, average in my opinion. This is really a beer bar with a few house brews, not a brewpub. If you want a brewpub experience, look elsewhere. But if you want to sample a lot of good brews from around the world, check it out.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of JackDempsy
4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

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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%

Photo of kaleodrum
4.75/5  rDev +10%

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Papago Brewing in Scottsdale, AZ
3.76 out of 5 based on 328 ratings.
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