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.
Mother Road Brewing takes its name from historic Route 66, in which the moniker is another one given to the iconic drive. Here, the beers are completely local, from hops to bottling, everything is done in-house. Some of the beers include two Black IPAs (one a nitro brew), a Red IPA, an American IPA, a session IPA and a Kölsch just to be different. Moreover, the brewery churns out seasonal beers from January to December. Mother Road doesn't serve food, however Pizzicletta right next door will deliver pies right to the brewery's tap room or to your patio table. The eclectic pizza is the perfect accompaniment to any of Mother's beers.
The McMillan is located in historic downtown Flagstaff, inside the oldest building in the district. Built in 1886, the former Wells Fargo bank building has been used for many purposes over the last two centuries, however in its latest incarnation the space is used as a hip, trendy eatery/bar. The food menu has an variety of classics with innovative details, try the Mediterranean Lamb Sliders or the Black Bean Burger. The cocktails are some of the best along this part of Historic Route 66, order the Arizona Mule made with Aylesbury Duck vodka, mint and Bundaberg ginger beer or the Smoked Orange Old Fashioned which uses Dickel No. 12 American Whiskey and house smoked orange bitters, these variations on a theme don't get any better.
Dark Sky Brewing Company is located in the heart of Flagstaff and is very popular with the city's beer lovers. This single-story warehouse-style pub is known to brew some of the best beers in the city and offer a wide variety of beers that frequently change with new and unique brews introduced every week. This means you can try something new every time you visit. The ambiance is laid back and friendly making this pub a great place to catch up with a bunch of friends over some delicious cold brews. Although they do not serve food, there is a food parked just outside that serves some delicious snacks and munchies. A visit to the Dark Sky Brewing Company is definitely a must when in the city.
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.
Located inside the historic and haunted Weatherford Hotel, the Gopher Hole is one of three different bars inside the archaic edifice. As its name implies, the bar is in the basement and every night revelers drink craft beers, listen to tunes and converse until the wee hours of the morning. Other diversion includes a pool table, live music and a couple of dart boards, but the real draw is the ambience of the historic hotel.