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.
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.
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.
A javelina is a creature similar to a wild boar - but there's certainly nothing "boar"ing about this lively, colorful cantina. Decorated in a bright Mexican motif, this restaurant is loud and filled with local charm. Choices are primarily Sonoran, with an Arizona accent. Combination plates of tacos, enchiladas and chimichangas are filling and flavorful. Lunch and dinner are served daily and it's Happy Hour from 3p-6p daily. Dinners are priced from USD8-16, Margaritas from USD5-7. Live music is featured on Saturday evenings.
Hill Side Sedona is a premium shopping center located centrally in Sedona, Arizona. It is an inviting destination with red rock landscapes, water features and entertainment elements intact for a perfect fun filled day. The shopping arena at the Hill Side has the best of designer boutiques, home décor stores, trendy salons and local grocery stores. After shopping, pamper yourself with an assortment of delicious meals and desserts available in American, Mexican and Irish flavors. Those interested in art can explore the fine art galleries to view master pieces of renowned artists from around the world. This hillside destination is also one of the favorite venues to create memorable private events.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.