Angels Trumpet Ale House

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17 Reviews
Angels Trumpet Ale HouseAngels Trumpet Ale House
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

810 N 2nd St
Phoenix, Arizona, 85004-2016
United States

(602) 252-2630 | map
angelstrumpetalehouse.com

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Added by lloydfox on 08-19-2012

PLACE STATS
Score:
93
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
52
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
5.4%
 
 
Taps:
31
Bottles/Cans:
150
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 52
Reviews by lloydfox:
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4.88/5  rDev +14.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Open just over 3 months now and really coming into its own. Just listed as a Top 10 place to Eat, Drink and Be Merry by azcentral.com. Mind you, they were listed with award winning restaurants and this is an ale house.

The place lays out comfortably with an open bar/dining area along with the largest outdoor patio I've seen in Phoenix. Music is good and the two TVs don't dominate the atmosphere and are typically turned off.

The quality, I will let others speak for them. azcentral.com Top 10 and the local New Times voted them Best Brewpub and they don't even brew beer. Lets just say the place has a great vibe going and it's because they get better every time I go in.

Service is good but the servers are clearly in learning stage. Many of the servers just need a bit more knowledge with what they're serving and I believe that will come in time.

Selection is the best you will find in Arizona. With the local distributor laws and a smaller local AZ brewing culture the list isn't what you'll find in CA, OR or CO places...however the variety and choices are exceptional to say the least. IF you can't find a handful of great options on the list then maybe you have some issues. I appreciate that it's not dominated by any single style. I'm always able to find a sour or a great saison here in addition to the IPAs you find all over. The quality of the pour and the glassware was also spot on. Hey, you can even order a flight of (6) 3oz pours for $9. Don't come here expecting to find beers that aren't distributed to AZ....because they're not distributed to AZ. New local brewers on the horizon should really help change the local landscape of choices over time.

Food is really good. Remember it's an ale house ala gastropub and the food is damn good in addition to complementing the beers. They just did a beer dinner with Odell and it was awesome. I also like that they're creative with spins on things we've all know, like Tuesday Night TV Dinners and house made pop tarts for dessert. DO NOT MISS THE POT TARTS! You have been warned. I don't think anything on the menu is over $11. They offer appetizers, sandwiches, salads, burgers (including a smoked pork burger), and many other dishes like fish tacos, a burro and some crazy good flatbreads...aka unstructured pizza

Overall this is by far the best all around experience you will find in AZ. Great beers, food and the atmosphere is very relaxed. I think a few of the dogs on the patio would agree.

Angels Trumpet Ale House is a hit you cannot miss. PROST

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More User Reviews:
Photo of oilcan01
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of searsclone
4.7/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

One of my favorites. Constantly rotating taps, and great food. It seems to get quite loud, even when it's not packed full of people. (I notice it more in the summer months when the patio doors are closed). I imagine that it's partially due to the industrial architecture. It's definitely worth a visit!!!

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Photo of sunrats
4.85/5  rDev +13.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of RolandBlunts
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Sammy
3.89/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Gobzilla
3.71/5  rDev -12.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of loribeer
3.76/5  rDev -11.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

This is one of my watering holes; its arrival was warmly welcomed. The beer selection is second to none, and the almost 30 taps are constantly rotating fantastic varieties. For most, the food menu is outstanding - thick, heavy, hearty and creative. For the vegetarian who also loves beer, the options are severely limited, but sufficient. Although the servers act as though they'd rather be literally anywhere else (in stark contrast to those of the entire neighborhood, BTW), the beer selection will keep you coming back. I wager that even the beardiest beer buff, no matter what your flavor, will enjoy themselves here.

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Photo of PassMeAZima
4.78/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of Kevbot
4.9/5  rDev +15%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of blues_fever
5/5  rDev +17.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of tjumfrid
4.93/5  rDev +15.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Hunter
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of dabone
4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Boasts 31 micros on tap and they did. Broad selection from the Midwest to the west. Casual atmosphere, good for conversation over a pint or two. Lay out was great. Service was quick and friendly. Great selection of food.

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Photo of AlexHills
4.59/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of kflorence
5/5  rDev +17.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Stopped by when I was in town for Spring Training, easily accessible from the light rail. What a great find. Excellent beer selection (31 on tap), nice atmosphere, friendly service and great food. Interior was modern industrial and they have a nice outdoor patio. Pretty busy when we arrived but the service did not suffer. We both got two beers and food, and everything was great. I would definitely stop by here again the next time I'm in Phoenix.

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Photo of Kylo76
4.6/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of dwagner003
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of uawildcat
4.71/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4

This is the best place for beer nerds in all of Phoenix that I have found. Coming from Tucson this place is my replacement for 1702.

Vibe: I was a bit nervous about this establishment based off of its somewhat tacky name and lackluster website, but I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived. There is plenty of indoor seating and covered outdoor patio in the back. There also were a few games available to play (bean bag toss) that I could see, though nobody was playing since it was a bit chilly.

Service: They were very busy when I went. The waiter did not give much attention to our group, but service was plenty quick. I'm not too picky though, especially given how busy it was.

Selection/Quality: There were over 30 beers/ciders on tap. There also were ~10 wines on tap, yes you read that right, wines on tap. Everything was fresh. When they run out of one keg, something new goes up on the tap. I do wish however that they would embrace Tucson's 1702 practice of posting their beer list weekly. If something rare comes on tap I'd like to know and make my visit.

Food: Standard pub fair, sliders and fries were ok. But let's be honest, are we really going here for the food?

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Photo of arizcards
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Stopped in last night finally after hearing great things. Parking in the area is lacking as us Phoenicians are mostly spoiled historically for after business hours parking.

Vibe was OK. Old converted business space. Nothing on the walls in the rectangular space. Just 31 taps of solid liquids.

Quality of beer was very good. There was anything from Belgian Quads to Session IPAs. Did not see anything weak IMO.

Service was very good. Server was attentive and checked back in frequently. Of course it was a bit slow for a good portion of the time.

Selection was great. 31 taps available of solid craft beer.

Food was good. The flatbread pizza flavor was very good although it was a bit hastily made. The Sausage starter was interesting with Alligator being offered as the Wild Game. Dipping sauces that accompanied were also good.

Overall an excellent place to go to assuming you can find parking.

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Photo of bsuedekum
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of Keats79
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Tommyo55
4.56/5  rDev +7%

Photo of waiting4lunch
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of anteater
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%

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