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.
Located in a historic carriage house in downtown Flagstaff, the Brix offers organic, American fare with many if not all of their ingredients raised within Northern Arizona and the Four Corners region. Inside guests will find spacious surroundings to dine and on the ever-changing menu, they'll see rotations that include classics the like duck breast, lamb sirloin and a charcuterie board. It's open for dinner only, and if you can't make it here, the sister restaurants Criollo and Proper Meats + Provisions are two other superb options for local, sustainable food.
The Uptown Pubhouse has everything you could want in a pub. With live music, local beers and pool tables, it's no surprise that the pub has been serving patrons for over two decades. The eclectic beer menu is another reason why people flock here, as it has a wide selection of pale ales, stouts, porters, and lagers. In fact, you can check their live beer list online in-real time to see what they have on tap. Almost every night, the stage hosts local bands who play everything, from folk and rock to punk and pop.
A branch of the Oak Creek Brewing Company, this pub in Tlaquepacque Village is one of the major haunts of revelers. Chicken, tortillas, pizzas, crab cakes, pork loin and pretzels are on offer here. You can get milk, martinis, iced teas, coffee and hot chocolate as well. But the obvious draw is the beer made in the Oak Creek Brewery and stored in serving tanks. Time certainly flies when you find yourself enjoying yourself at this jovial establishment. Some of the brewery's signature beers available are Micro Light, Oak Creek Amber Ale, Village Nut Brown, Pullman Porter and the Seven Dwarfs.
This upscale but casual microbrewery produces some of the state's finest lagers and ales, and now also serves wines and champagnes to a typically young clientele. To go along with the golden elixirs, choose from bar-style appetizers, sandwiches and entrees that are created to complement the brews. Pub fare is offered in its Bavarian Kitchen (open 4p-8:30p nightly). Wednesday night is ladies' night, with drink specials for female patrons. Live entertainment on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays includes mellow rock, folk and blues performances.
Located along quaint Aspen Avenue, Blendz is your local, neighborhood wine bar although this one is a little different. Inside, guests can create their own blend of wine right on the premises. It works like this: first you choose five different wines and then you have three chances to mix the perfect blend. When it's all said and done, you get to take your own customized bottle home. Some of the varietals include Mourvèdre, Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc and even wines made locally in the nearby Verde Valley.
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.
Collins Irish Pub fits the description of an Emerald Isle bar, with dark-wood paneling, Guinness on tap and a small stage for music. The menu features classics from both the states and Ireland, so you'll find Shepard's Pie, Fish & Chips as well as sliders and fries. The prices are reasonable and it serves as a superb second-choice when one of the many nearby breweries is too crowded.