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15 places to celebrate National Drink Beer Day
September 28 marks National Drink Beer Day — a day where we have the perfect excuse to crack open a cold one and toast to one of the oldest and most popular beverages in the world. One thing is certain, you’ll want good beer, but how you want to celebrate is the question. Whether you want to sip craft beer in a cool and collected atmosphere or celebrate with live music and high energy, we have the recommendations for you. If you’re looking to mark the occasion with a cold one, here are 10 places to celebrate National Drink Beer Day.
Blue Clover Distillery
Old Town Scottsdale’s first microdistillery supports locally-made beer and partners with local breweries like Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co. Blue Clover’s menu includes domestic bottles ($4), imported bottles ($5) and craft beers on draft ($6). Complete with a tasting room, an indoor-outdoor bar, an outdoor patio and locally-made spirits, Blue Clover offers a fun and lively atmosphere to enjoy craft beers on National Drink Beer Day! Blue Clover is located at 7042 East Indian School Road, Scottsdale; (480) 946-1062.
With 56 craft beers on tap, Padre Murphy’s offers an unmatched selection of brews. If you’re having trouble deciding on just one, Padre Murphy’s offers 5oz flights of beer so you can try a new flavor without committing to a whole glass. If you do find a new favorite, Padre Murphy’s offers crowlers to take beer with you to enjoy at home. Relax in this sports bar atmosphere with some hot wings, or try the corn beef and cabbage dinner for some Irish flare.
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The Culinary Dropout serves up American classics that pair perfectly with a cold beer. Four Peaks’ Kilt Lifter, a malty Scottish-style amber ale, compliments the beer battered fish and chips. Try local brewer Greenwood Brewing’s signature Herstory Pale Ale with the slow-cooked pork ribs. Bring your own 32oz of 64oz growler to take your favorite beer home with you!
Looking for a more chic and low-key atmosphere to enjoy craft beer? Zinqué is the place for you! Its menu features a variety of beer bottles ranging from $7 to $31. Some of the popular choices on the beer menu include Dragoon IPA, PHX Beer Co., Maui Coconut Porter and Kwak Pale Ale. Kick back, relax and sip your beer at this French-inspired hotspot at Scottsdale Fashion Square. It has an inviting, design-centric spacious patio complete with a fireplace, wooden tables, stylish lounge seating, concrete walls and green foliage, where guests can eat, drink and socialize. Zinqué is located at 4712 N. Goldwater Boulevard, Suite 110, Scottsdale; (623) 745-9616.
Hanging up behind the bar at the Angel’s Trumpet is a well-used chalkboard displaying the new brews on rotation. Here, you can sip on hard-to-find beers like Boulevard Brewing’s Rye on Rye with Maple Syrup and Lagunitas’ The Waldos’ Special Ale. Don’t miss the Churchill grilled cheese, made with smoked mozzarella & fontina cheese, tomato, honey drizzle, and fresh leafy greens pesto.
PHX Beer Co.
What better way to celebrate National Beer Day than sipping on local brews? PHX Beer Co. has over 10 craft beers like the Orange Grove IPA and the malt forward Morenci Copper Ale. Have a beer and brat at PHX Beer Co.’s taproom, or dig into the Big Kahuna—served with Orange Grove IPA-ginger teriyaki glaze, smoked ham, grilled pineapple relish, and sriracha mayo—at the brewery’s full restaurant in Scottsdale. If you find a new favorite brew, sign up for PHX Beer Co.’s weekly beer delivery service.
State 48 Brewery
Named after Arizona’s history of becoming the 48th state admitted to the U.S., State 48 Brewery crafts high quality beer year round. If you like rich, malty beers, try the AK-48 Russian Imperial Stout. For easy drinking, order the Mango Wheat, a fruit-forward unfiltered wheat beer. With locations across the Valley, State 48 Brewery makes it easy to celebrate National Beer Day with a local beer and burger.
The Sicilian Butcher
This National Drink Beer Day, celebrate with a discounted craft beer for $5 in the designated bar area from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Settle in, grab some mouth-watering Italian eats and enjoy a cold beer for the holiday in the lively atmosphere at The Sicilian Butcher. The craft beer menu offers a Dragoon IPA, Peroni Lager, Michelob Ultra Pilsner and Kilt Lifted Red Ale. This neighborhood gem has idyllic backyard garden vibes, indoor-outdoor bars and adorned string lights to enjoy while you drink your beer.
• 15530 N. Tatum Blvd. Suite 160, Phoenix; (602) 775-5140
• 3151 W. Frye Road, Chandler; (480) 573-8550
• 9780 W. Northern Ave. #1100; Peoria; (623) 471-5721
Tacos and beer are the perfect pairing for any day, but especially on National Drink Beer Day. This modern taqueria has 13 different on-tap beers ranging from $5.50 to$12.00 and 14 different beers from bottles or cans priced from $4.50 to $9.50. Fan favorites include the 32-ounce Michelada ($12) made with its house-made spice tomato mix and a Dos Equis Lager, Mother Earth “Cali’ Creamin’” ($8.50) ( and Wren House “Spellbinder”($7.50), a hazy IPA. This National Drink Beer Day, enjoy $1 off all draft and bottled beer from 4 to 6 p.m and 9 p.m. to close in a contemporary and mellow atmosphere!
Established in 2018, Throne Brewing has wasted no time creating a welcoming place for beer enthusiasts. With brews like The Lost Year, a traditional American stout with dark fruit and chocolate notes, and the Blood Orange IPA, there’s a flavor for everyone. If you’re hungry, don’t miss Throne Brewing’s pretzels and sausages.
Belle’s Nashville Kitchen
National Drink Beer Day down south the Nashville-way at Belle’s Nashville Kitchen. Old Town Scottsdale’s newest honky-tonk bar and restaurant offers five draft beers ($5 to$6) and over 20 different bottled and canned beer choices ($5 to$7). This holiday, enjoy 1 pint of cool Coors Light for only $4 when you stop by Belle’s for your celebrations from 3:00 to 6:30 p.m. Belle’s doesn’t mess with simplicity– they know that sometimes, drinking a classic beer that you know and love, listening to live music and being with your friends is all you really need to celebrate National Beer Day. If you’re looking for that Nashville hangout vibe, join Belle’s for live music from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., crack open a cold one and revel in that southern energy!
Sonoran-style Mexican food and beer? Count us in! Along with an extensive menu featuring time-tested recipes and authentic Mexican delicacies, Someburros is offering $3 draft beers all day and select $2.25 tacos for your celebrations. Pair your chilled Mexican beer with Taco Tuesday favorites like Someburros’ Famous Crispy Tacos made with locally-sourced ingredients, Cody’s Vegan Taco made with a corn tortilla, whole beans, guac, lettuce and tomato or its signature soft tacos. With a menu this extensive, you won’t struggle to find the perfect complement for your cerveza!
The Italian Daughter
On National Drink Beer Day, raise a toast to beer specials because The Italian Daughter is serving $5 beer in the designated bar area all day! Sit back and sip some beer while you listen to a live musical performance by local musician Les Koel from 6 to 9 p.m. Guests can pair their beer with fresh Italian eats like the Mozzarella Tasting Board ($23), Tomaso’s Butternut Squash Ravioli cooked with house-made pasta ($25) or Meatball Sliders with hand-stretched mozzarella cheese ($15).