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Bottled Blonde to host block party for Buckeye fans

Bottled Buckeye? Scottsdale Hotspot To Host Block Party For All Ohio State University Football Games
Bottled Blonde partners with the Young Buckeyes of Phoenix Alumni Club

Who:       Ohio State University alumni, college football fans and anyone else interested in watching the Buckeyes football team this season.

What:      Bottled Blonde Pizzeria + Beer Garden may be best known for its, you know, from-scratch pizzas and expansive craft beer collection, but it’s also a great place to watch sports thanks to the dozens of HD TVs sprinkled throughout this stylish indoor-outdoor space. No wonder why Bottled Blonde just partnered with the Young Buckeyes of Phoenix Alumni Club to host Ohio State University football watching parties all season long. So stop by every football Saturday this fall and cheer on the Buckeyes while you savor a chef-crafted menu of gourmet Italian-style classics made with the finest seasonal ingredients. Bottled Blonde will have a block party for every Ohio State night game, and a special celebration for the big game against their rival, Michigan on Saturday, November 29, 2014. And don’t forget about Bottled Blonde’s expansive list of handcrafted cocktails, worldly wines and craft beers, including Bottled Blonde’s namesake ale handmade by the Phoenix Ale Brewery.

When:     Bottled Blonde will host Ohio State football watching parties every Saturday when the team plays!

Where:    Bottled Blonde Pizzeria + Beer Garden
7340 E. Indian Plaza
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
480-970-1112
www.bottledblondeaz.com
Instagram: @BottledBlondeAZ
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bottledblondeaz

Bottled Blonde

Review: Old Town’s Bottled Blonde

Attractive servers, a nice variety of beers, overpriced parking – Bottled Blonde is another Scottsdale sports bar in a sea of sports bars.

While there isn’t much that makes Bottled Blonde stand out, it’s clean, comfortable and convenient.

The owners have remodeled the once bland Axis-Radius club into a welcoming pizza and beer joint. There is a classy fireplace that runs the length of the building on the west side, with touches of metal and concrete throughout the décor and plenty of lounge-style sofas for seating. My only issue was the sheer number of TVs packed into such a small space, catapulting the already loud restaurant into the nearly ear-bleeding range that is so common to these types of establishments.

The food was decent. Diners will enjoy the salads and pizzas, made with fresh, high-quality ingredients. I particularly enjoyed the variety of cheese toppings, which including gouda, fontina and mahón. My favorite was the “Salsiccia” (score one for the pickled onions).

And what goes better with pizza than beer? It was refreshing to see many local brews on tap, including Four Peaks Kilt Lifter, SanTan HefeWeizen and Papago Orange Blossom Ale. Bottled Blonde, the company’s namesake, was – ironically – also available on tap.

Although this reviewer did not try them herself, there were also several seemingly tasty cocktails with names like the “Blonde Manhattan” and “Mediterranean Mule.” I also saw a house-made limoncello on the menu. I may have to go back and see if that drink lives up to expectations.

"I especially loved the waitress outfits: Tight red pants, off-the-shoulder shirts and a flower in the hair."

“I especially loved the waitress outfits: Tight red pants, off-the-shoulder shirts and a flower in the hair.”

Although the restaurant was overcrowded on opening night, security and wait staff were extremely polite and friendly. I especially loved the waitress outfits: Tight red pants, off-the-shoulder shirts and a flower in the hair. The look seemed a little too elegant for a beer garden, but eye candy is always appreciated, especially when accompanied by quick service and a smile.

While the “beer garden” aspect does not much resemble any of the beer gardens I went to while in Berlin, I do enjoy the open-air concept, especially this time of year when the weather is perfect for enjoying a drink with friends under the stars. I predict that will be a huge draw to the restaurant over the next few months, at least until the blistering heat returns and forces patrons to find an air-conditioned watering hole.

When 9,000 restaurants fail each year, you have to ask: Why is Bottled Blonde trying so hard to be like every other sports bar? Maybe the answer to that question will change this fall, with the opening of Livewire, the live music venue under construction next door. When you’re looking for a quick bite to eat before a concert at Livewire, Bottled Blonde is nearby and not terrible, but it still has a way to go to truly stand out from the crowd.