Flagstaff could be considered a paradise for those who enjoy beer because of the great breweries that are located here, like the Beaver Street Brewery, Flagstaff Brewing Company, Lumberyard and Hops on Birch. And though it's not a brewery per se, the beers here are all wonderfully crafted. They vary from local award winners to imported European heavyweights and in addition to great beers, HOB has live events throughout the week, some of which include live music, spoken word and trivia nights.
Experience intimate dining featuring traditional American cuisine at Josphine's Modern American Bistro tucked in the heart of the historic district. Housed in a converted bungalow that has been placed on the National Historic Register, the restaurant presents an idyllic venue for romantic dinners, casual lunches and special occasions. The wood-paneled interiors still retain many rustic elements, from vintage furnishing to the fireplace, the ambiance harkens back to yesteryear. The menu is an illustration of Chef Tony Cosentino's exquisite creations rooted to local flavors and highlighting fresh ingredients. Favorite menu items include the green chili tamale gnocchi, diablo shrimp macaroni and cheese, and Josephine’s pot pie. An award-winning wine list accompanies the menu selections, which adds a final touch to the whole dining experience.
In 1931, hunter and collector Dean Eldredge began construction on a museum to house an amazing assortment of wild animals he had preserved through taxidermy. Converted to a nightclub in 1936, the club's wildest exhibits were then the people who came to dance the night away in what has been called the world's largest log cabin. Today, party animals head to the Museum Club (affectionately dubbed The Zoo) for drinks, live music, and up-tempo atmosphere. The after-hours extravaganza on weekends is a night-owl's favorite perch.
Wash down your burger, sandwich or wood-fired pizza with a handcrafted beer from this award-winning Flagstaff brewery. You can even watch the chefs prepare your meal and the brewmeisters brewing the ales, porters, and lagers. During the summer, dine on the patio with items served from The Whistle Stop Cafe. This Arizona Republic consistently gives it reviews as both the "Best Restaurant" and "Best Bar" in Flagstaff. As an added benefit, the pool tables provide one more reason to visit Beaver Street Brewery.
Within the picturesque Tlaquepaque Village, this upscale eatery is perfect for celebrating special occasions and impressing visitors. The elegant cuisine is prepared under the direction of Executive Chef Walter Paulson and is served with the utmost attention to detail. The signature dish is the Colorado Rack of Lamb ala René for two, carved tableside. An exceptional wine list offers quite a few selections in the USD25-40 per bottle range. Note that personal checks are not accepted.
Have you ever savored rattlesnake or buffalo? You can here. "High Desert cuisine" is offered at this upscale cowboy cafe. Buffalo and beef are as big on the menu here as burgers in chili. There are a variety of steak cuts to savour. Try the BBQ Snake Brochette or a basket of Sweet Potato Fries to start. The "Cowboy Cocktails" are truly a taste of the West and are named accordingly—Cow Tippin' Tonic, Pink Lizard and Arizona Sunset.
The Weatherford Hotel's dining room and bar is a must-see dining destination for those with an interest in historic properties. Even if you're not into old buildings, the Arizona-inspired food, great beer selection and live entertainment make it worth a visit. Breads, soups and pies are made daily and sunset dinners are served in the Zane Grey Ballroom. Additionally, there is sidewalk dining in mild weather and this includes full bar service with 20 imported beers on tap.
At Karma Sushi, the kitchen has a certain knack for fusing ingredients from the rugged Southwest with the delicate intricacy of Japanese techniques. Most of the menu focuses on their signature Maki rolls, but there are other wild cards like the Green Mussels with Spicy Cilantro Cream or the Hamachi (Yellowtail) in a piquant spice rub. The sushi menu is extensive, it has everything from classic, clean Sashimi to innovative rolls such as the Kaptain Krunch made with Alaska King Crab and the Godzilla, a wonderful amalgam of Maine lobster tail and snow crab. The list goes on-and-on to the delight of everyone who comes here.
Bigfoot is without a doubt one of the best eateries in Flagstaff. You forget the difficulty you had in finding the place, when you smell the meat slowly roasting and the aroma of the scrumptious sauces. If you are in for a quick bite, chew down a specialty sandwich like Catfish Po' Boy or bite into the delicious Fat Dogs. Hard core carnivores can try the Hickory Smoked Meats with a side of corned bread. They even tempt you with hard to resist salads, side dishes and special 'baskets'. If you like your meat and alcohol to go hand in hand just choose from the beers and wines available. Still have room for more? Don't let anyone stop you from trying the pies. In case you really fall in love with the food here, pick up a special t-shirt as a memento! Bigfoot Bar-B-Q offers deliveries, take outs and catering. Yummy and convenient; that's Bigfoot for you!
The Lumberyard Brewing Company offers patrons a wide variety of award-winning beers brewed on-site as well as theme nights, entertainment, and a decent gastropub menu. Be sure try their beer flight while you stop in on Karaoke Wednesday's or Trivia Thursdays. On Fridays and Saturdays it is constantly packed with locals and Phoenicians that make the trip North; everyone is in search of a beer and a plate of food, so get here early to avoid the long wait.
Flagstaff Brewing Company can hold its own in a town filled with beer masters. This brewery is a place where folks feel at right-at-home with a tasty pint in hand. The names of their brews have tons of flavor just like the suds. Some of these varieties include Bubbaganouj Ale, Blackbird Porter, Sasquatch Stout, and during December the Grinch Holiday Ale. Flagstaff Brewing Company also produces cask-conditioned ales which are produced in traditional English-style.