Drink Local Watering Holes In and Around Phoenix

Last Updated October 15, 2014
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Your guide to local bars, wine bars, brew- and gastro-pubs in the Greater Phoenix area. All of these establishments are locally owned and/or share a commitment to sourcing local and seasonal ingredients.

The Rum Bar at the Breadfruit

Why We Love It: It’s part of the The Breadfruit - a jammin’ Jamaican restaurant, rums cover the wall counter to ceiling, they make their own bitters and other aged spirits and the rum cocktails change with the...
|108 E. Pierce St., Phoenix, AZ, us

Travis Nass's The Last Drop at the Hermosa

Why We Love It: Travis Nass won our 2014 Local Hero Award for Beverage Artisan. His cocktails are unique and have an unbeatable freshness thanks of their commitment to using fresh, locally grown ingredients and local...
|Hermosa Inn, Phoenix, AZ, us

Postino Wine Cafe

Why We Love It: There are four locations, each set in a historically-relevant building and each carefully restored and renovated to capture the spirit of that specific community. The idea is to enjoy the surroundings...
|3939 E Campbell Ave, Phoenix , AZ, us

Kazimierz World Wine Bar

Why We Love It: This wine cave is a great place to grab a bottle and some small bites—though you can make an entire meal of said small bites. There are over 2000 bottles to choose from and there’s a good...
|7137 E Stetson Dr, Scottsdale, AZ, us

Urban Beans

Why We Love It: Whether you are looking for a pick-me-up or a chill place to hang out, you can find it here. Urban Beans serves fresh coffee, coffee drinks (move over Starbucks) and freshly baked pastries. In the...
|3508 N 7th St #100, Phoenix , AZ, us

Ground Control

Why We Love It: This place has everything: coffee, a wine bar and a gastropub, plus special events and a lot of community support. Oh and did we mention the extensive “no crap on tap” craft beer selection?
|4860 N Litchfield Rd, Litchfield Park , AZ, us

Four Peaks Brewing Company

Why We Love It: Four Peaks knows their brews so well, they also know exactly what you would want to eat while drinking them. There are 25 beers on tap at the Hub, of which you can get 3- or 5-beer flights if you are...
|1340 E. 8th Street, #104, Tempe, AZ, us
|15745 N Hayden Road, Scottsdale, AZ, us
|2401 S. Wilson Street, Tempe, us
|Sky Harbor International Airport Terminal 4 3400, Phoenix, AZ, us

Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co.

Why We Love It: We too believe in Arizona Wilderness’s motto: “Beer is more than a beverage to guzzle on Sundays, just another beverage at the party, or cheap yellow fizzy stuff dad drank while wearing his dirty...
|721 N Arizona Ave #103, Gilbert, AZ, us

Sun Up Brewing Co.

Why We Love It: Uwe Boer, lovingly known as the “Big German,” makes his beer using a gas-fired kettle rather than steam. Sun Up Brewing’s current lineup includes: an IPA, a Hefeweizen, a vanilla porter, an...
| 322 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ, us
| 602.279.8909

Fate Brewing Company

Why We Love It: Small batches mean there’s always something fresh and something new brewing at Fate Brewing Company. If one of the choices on offer is a stout, that’s definitely the way to go. The IPA is tasty...
|7337 E. Shea Blvd. Ste 105, Scottsdale, AZ, us

Papago Brewing Co.

Why We Love It: At Papago, you’ll find 30 rotating beers on tap and over 500 bottled beers to drink in-house or take home. There are beers from Belgium, Germany and England but the focus here is on American...
|7107 East McDowell Road, Scottsdale, AZ, us

SanTan Brewing Company

Why We Love It: Designed to quench thirst from being in the Arizona sun, San Tan’s award-winning beers are carbonated higher than most American beers to achieve a more effervescent, crisp flavor. Visit the brewpub...
| 8 South San Marcos Place, Chandler, AZ, us

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