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 seedee17:
Photo of seedee17
4.64/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Finally, a great beer bar that's relatively close to where I live. By relative I mean a 40 minute drive, but that's how far you drive to get to a lot of things in the Phoenix area. Like 80% of the people who live in the area, I am not a native. I moved here from the east coast (PA), and I have been in search of a great beer bar like Monk's in Philadelphia, or the Blind Tiger or Spuyten Duyvil in NYC. The bar, located in a strip mall like everything else here, has a really great atmosphere once inside. Lots of wood, a great jukebox, and friendly patrons and staff all make for a pleasant experience. There are also stacks of board games available, and we had fun with the trivial pursuit. Most importantly, they have a beer selection to beat the band. Papago's own IPA and Robusto Porter were great, and I had a few choice bottles, including my first fresh hop ale, by Great Divide. I will definitely be making regular stops here, $3 gallons of gas be damned!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of gandres
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

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Photo of drXploit
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.

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

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

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of JackDempsy
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.

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Photo of JuliusPepperwood
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.

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Photo of 98green
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

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

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

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

Photo of JackiO
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.

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

Photo of NJB145
4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Iamjeff6
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
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.

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Photo of Kylo76
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!

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

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

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

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

Photo of bsuedekum
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Kino
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of AlexM
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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