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Mar 10, 2009 04:10 PM

Best Beer Restaurants in Phoenix?

I am going to Phoenix this weekend and I need to plan my eating/drinking itinerary. I've been before, so I know a few of the basics, but I need input from you folks.

These are probably closer to the bar side of the bar-to-restaurant spectrum, but I will start the list with:


What else you guys have for me?

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    1. Cornish Pasty Company - GREAT BEER on tap!

      Cornish Pasty Co
      960 W University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281

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      1. re: ejs1492

        EJS1492: Any idea what they have? Their website doesnt offer a drinks menu.

      2. I also just noticed that THE VIG holds itself out as a gastropub, but their website does not have a drinks menu. I emailed them. This place any good for food and/or beer?

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        1. re: mrnas

          I wouldn't consider the Vig to be a "great" place for beer. However, they do have a "seasonal" or rotating beer on tap that can be very hit or miss. I was very happy a few weeks ago when they had Red Seal on tap. If the season beer is a "miss" then you are left with rather pedestrian choices.

          I do like the food and atmosphere at the Vig, especially out on the Patio.

          1. re: azhotdish

            From what I can tell, AZHOTDISH is the Phoenix All-Star of the Chowhound forum. Excellent suggestions in many threads.

            J&G looks fantastic. Steak tartare frites, Swet & Sour Pork Belly bar apps sound perfect. Pair them with a Schneider Aventinus and an Avery IPA. Beautiful.


            1. re: mrnas

              Please do report back, I love that Avery IPA. Thanks for your kind words.

              1. re: mrnas

                BTW if you are a big IPA drinker, it might be worth calling Four Peaks to see if they have their Raj IPA on cask. The menu is slightly-upscale bar food executed well.

                1. re: azhotdish

                  Funny you say that. I was in AZ around this time in 2008. I went to Four Peaks. Had their IPA on cask. I couldnt stop drinking it. I think I tried one other beer for the sake of diversity, but returned to the casked IPA the rest of the night.