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 stangelj:
Photo of stangelj
4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Tried out Papago Brewing for dinner on a Friday night while in town for the 2006 Barrett Jackson auction. It was quite busy but we only had to wait about 5 minutes for a table to free up. I was staying at the Best Western Hotel and Papago Brewing is in the strip mall less than a block from the hotel. It was nice to be able to walk back to my room afterwards. I started with a Dogfish Head Raisin D' Etre on tap (not impressed) and then had a Rochefort 10 (one of my favorites). 2 strong beers and that was quite enough.

The food was good and the service was exceptional, with the very friendly server stopping by chat every so often. She also complimented us on our good taste for choosing the Rochefort (brownie points for that). Beer selection is outstanding with about 30 beers on tap and a huge cooler full of bottles for consumption on-site or to carry out.

My only complaint, and unfortunately it's a big one, which is why I rated atmosphere and quality lower, is the very heavy smoke in the air. I didn't feel I could properly taste the beers given the assault on the senses from the smoke. After a while I kind-of got used to it, but left smelling like the proverbial ashtray. Perhaps it would not be so bad on a week-night when not so busy. It's the kind of place I'd go every day if the air quality was better, but as it is when I'm in town again, I'll probably drop by and try it on a less busy night.

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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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3.5/5  rDev -19%

Photo of wrightst
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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3/5  rDev -30.6%

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Papago Brewing in Scottsdale, AZ
96 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.
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