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The Rose and Crown: History, Alcohol, and Pub Food
$8 as of December 2013. The Rose and Crown is a British-style Pub located in the historic Silva House (built in 1900) in Heritage Square in downtown Phoenix. Play pool or foosball, enjoy one of over 50 local and imported beers, eat some pub food (like the Chicken Fingers with Fries that was on special when I was there) use the Wi-fi or just kick back and flirt with the cute waitress (Rosemary, she asked me not to post her photo here). Relaxing atmosphere and nice people. I found it interesting to see the drawing of Winston Churchill next to Malcolm McDowell from the film "A Clockwork Orange".
Favorite Dish: Chicken Fingers were okay. Come for the atmosphere and the experience.
- Beer Tasting
- Road Trip
- Historical Travel
Papago Brewing: A world of beer
Papago has 30 rotating taps and over 400 different beers in eight coolers. The decor is beer posters, lights and signs. If you like beer, like to try new beers or are looking for a particular beer. This is the place.
Favorite Dish: They make custom pizza's.
Coyote Springs Brewery: Brews and Grub
Coyote Springs has two locations; one on 20th Street and Camelback, which I frequented too often when I lived in that area, and downtown, at Washington and third streets, across from America West Arena and the Civic Center Plaza.
CS brews their own. They usually have at least a half-dozen of their own beers on tap, plus some "guest brews". I always took the in-house, most were excellent. I would say of all the brew pubs I have visited this would have to rate the best for quality of beer, food, service and staff AND atmosphere. The Camelback location has a nice patio outdoors as well as a roomy and nicely decorated bar and restaurant area.
The Camelback location used to have live jazz on Sunday nights, I am checking to see if they still do, they had some good entertainers there in the past!
Downtown has a few outdoor seats, but is very limited.
The Camelback location is my favorite because of it's overall appeal. It's more spacious and seems to have better staff than the downtown location. It has a very high rating from Beer Expo.com, 4.8 out of 5. So can't be too bad in the eyes of others!
Favorite Dish: Favorite dish? Try favorite beer. The koelsch they made in the past is the best koelsch-style beer I've ever had! Very pure and clear, but not too light and hoppy-tasting! They also made a dyn-o-mite porter and hefe weizen in the past. I would go there just for the beer!
However, their food isn't bad, either. They make a very decent personal-size bar pizza, with many toppings to offer. Their sandwiches were always well portioned and nicely presented. They had some excellent appetizers, including a mexican-style, with chips, salsa and melted cheese. Not your usual nacho one may find almost anywhere, very tasty and filling! All their items seem to be made in-house. The only thing I was told they out-sourced, was their desserts, but they were made locally by a baker that baked for the finer restaurants in Phoenix.
When I go back, this will be the first place I visit! This is one place I really miss in Valle del Sol!
Mill Avenue Ale House. The...
Mill Avenue Ale House. The Ale House is located on Mill Avenue (shocker, I know) in Tempe, AZ just outside of the ASU campus. Great food and atmosphere mix to create the feel of a more eastern bar experience. In addition, the gentlemen who started this bar is from Buffalo, NY and has quite the Sunday Bills crowd.
Buffalo Bills Bar
Favorite Dish: The wings, of course.....
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