Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery - Ahwatukee

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery - AhwatukeeRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery - Ahwatukee
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3.75 w/ 3,162 ratings
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery - AhwatukeeRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery - Ahwatukee

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

14205 S 50th St
Phoenix, Arizona, 85044-6425
United States

(480) 598-1300

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Photo of Allpe45
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Somewhat dead every time I come in here. Not many other customers.
They have an ambient setup, pretty straight forward bar-restaurant layout. Somewhat dim lighting, a few TVs but extremely quiet.
Staff is very friendly but service can be slow at times, despite the place being empty/slow.
Their beer is very approachable, each beer they serve is a great representation of its style.
I count 8 taps plus a hand pump. They also do growlers but not counter pressure filled.
The food was tasty but not amazing. Prices are not outrageous by any means.

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Photo of yemenmocha
4.33/5  rDev +15.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Like hitting this spot whenever I'm in the area. Good seasonal offerings here from the brewer, and the standard lineup is usually fresh too. Recent changes with the new ownership have shaken things up, but they still have some control over seasonal offerings.

Food is much better than most brewpubs/beer bars in the valley that serve crap and exist only because of a tap/bottle list. Nachos are good here, nice portion too. Service has been very good on each visit.

Good parking here too. Also normal hours, as some of us would like lunch and a pint at 11 am!

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Photo of showell
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I've been to this RB several times. The beer is fairly good. My favorite is their brown ale. It's very nice. The lager isn't anything to write home about though. When you walk in they'll ask to seat you. Take your kids there, it's fine. If you don't have the family, you can go ahead and sit at the bar, or go upstairs where they have pool tables and some seating. The rate to rent a pool table is too high, don't bother. The brew tanks are upstairs, and quite impressive looking. The steak is very good, as are the fajitas. Enjoy.

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Photo of number1bum
3.43/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4

I have been to other Rock Bottom locations in Chicago and Minneapolis and both of them were better than this location, which was just ok. The food was pretty good but mostly I went there for the beer, which was good but limited and not spectacular. There were only 7 beers - a light lager, hefe, pale, red, brown, stout, and their special offering which was an IPA. I love IPAs and theirs was pretty solid but I'm sorry - an IPA is not very special. How about something a bit more exotic? Other Rock Bottom's I've visited have had 10-12 selections, with at least one cask offering as well. So frankly, I was let down by the lack of selection. Oh yeah, and the IPA kicked after me and my companion had 1 each. I also felt like the brown ale was closer to a porter - although it was tasty.

Overall I probably would seek out another place next time I'm in Phx - even one of the other RB locations.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3

I really like the second story fermentation chamber that is full of tanks, it adds a looming impressive note to the pub. There is lots of wood in this pub, pretty much a standard Rock Bottom feel to it (at least the ones I have been to). There is smoking allowed in the bar area, so if this bothers you be forewarned. There are also quite a few TVs sprinkled about in the bar area. The brewing area surrounds the bar and restaurant seating, it is all behind glass and nice and shiny stainless steel. The layout is quite a visual tour de force. The beers are all pretty introductory, but there are still some gems in the line-up. This is certainly not the worst brewpub in Phoenix (I can easily think of two worse from the limited number I have been to).

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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery - Ahwatukee in Phoenix, AZ
Brewery rating: 0 out of 100 with 3,162 ratings
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