April 7 marks National Beer Day—a day to celebrate one of the oldest and most popular beverages in the world. Lucky for us, Arizona is home to top-notch brewers and restaurateurs who are committed to their craft. If you’re looking to mark the occasion with a cold one, here are 10 places to celebrate National Beer Day.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Blue Clover is Old Town Scottsdale’s first microdistillery and has a farm-to-bottle process, meaning beer is brewed with the best ingredients from top-quality farms. The bar and restaurant partnered with Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co. to support local breweries that share its commitment to serving high-quality, refreshing beer. Complete with a tasting room, an indoor-outdoor bar, an outdoor patio and alcohol-inspired decor, Blue Clover offers a fun and lively atmosphere to enjoy craft beers on National Beer Day.
Zinqué offers relaxed vibes and tasty bites to pair with their craft beer selection. Some of the popular choices on the beer menu include the Maui Coconut Porter, the Bavik Premium Lager and the Gavroche Red Ale. Relax with friends at this French-inspired haute spot 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 distantly.
This modern taqueria has 13 beers on-tap and 14 different beers from bottles or cans. Fan favorites include the Michelada, served with house-made spiced tomato mix and a Dos Equis, and the Mother Earth Cali Creamin’ nitro cream ale. Enjoy a wide selection of beer and mouth-watering tacos in a contemporary and mellow atmosphere.
Celebrate National Beer Day in southern style at Old Town Scottsdale’s newest honky-tonk bar and restaurant. Belle’s doesn’t mess with simplicity–sometimes, drinking a classic beer that you know and love 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 6:30-9:30 p.m.