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3.43/5 rDev -15.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$$
Located in an upscale area of Phoenix in a mall. Well over 100 taps yet nothing unusual or hard to find. Like others, I'm concerned about how long the beer sits in a huge distance of lines. Tried a Papago beer that tasted nothing like it did at the brewery. Like most places I found in Phoenix, you really need to hit most places during happy hour to save big on drinks. This is not a destination but a place to visit when your options are limited. The food was upscale and pricey, yet overall quite good.
02-28-2012 17:44:23 | More by jale
3.55/5 rDev -12.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Was in Phoenix for my honeymoon this past week so me and the wife hit up the Scottsdale yard house before the D-Backs game based on reviews from here.
It was situated in somewhat of a mall area in which I found a parking spot fairly easy. Walking in to the right was a large round/oval bar with i'd say about 100-120 taps surrounding it. I was surprised that a place that houses 100+ taps could carry at least 60 crappy ones. Luckily being an east coaster i dont get to drink alot of the west coast breweries too often so it was all good.
I ended up going with a Lost Coast Alleycat Amber and a New Belgium 1554 and the bernaise sliders for an appetizer and the wife had a widmer drop top amber and paulaner hefeweizen and some kind of sushi plate which she liked. We made it in time for happy hour which was cool. All craft pints were 3.50 and appetizers were half price.
The bartenders were okay. nothing bad to say about them. The atmosphere was cool but i feel it attracts a different crowd at night time. I guess the only bad thing i have to say is they had about 20 tv's on and they were ALL on golf...come on, who really wants to watch golf on 20 televisions.. Anyway, Yard House was a cool place to grab a quick lunch.
06-15-2008 21:33:09 | More by countmeoutt
3.65/5 rDev -10.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
Just returned from a vacation in Arizona and while I was there I had limited time in Phoenix, AZ, so I checked out two places, one was the Yard House. There are two location in town and I stopped at the one tucked into a mall. Like the other reviews say, yes it's in a mall. The place is large with a glass front, neon, stainless steel, and trendy décor. By my tastes the place is a little too trendy but it's still nice. I went late on a Saturday night after my flight into Phoenix, AZ and the crowd seemed to be young and trendy (the "see and be seen" type of people). The food was good as was expected at this type of brewpub and the beer selection is impressive. The waiter was moderately knowledgeable about the beer but not that helpful. The noise level in the place is too loud for me when it's this crowed. If I were a local I'd come here on off nights so I could hang at the bar and grab a bite of food.
05-09-2006 18:47:19 | More by TheEclecticGent
3.68/5 rDev -9.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$$
Had this bar refered to me by a friend. Located in a very upscale mall in a wealthy part of town. Inside is a metal covered trendy interioir. Has something like 112 beers on tap. No bottles though. Staff was attentive and nice (one guy gave us a free pizza because he got the order wrong), though some were lacking in beer knowledge (only one bartender realized belgian ales are supposed to have a decent head on them.) I got three good belgians on tap; Chimay Cinq Cents, Tripel Karmeliet, and Delirium Teremens. All served in goblets, though the goblets were a little on the cheap side, Ive seen much nicer barware, i was kinda expecting more from scottsdale. If you get there during happy hour which is something like 3-6 all beers are 3$, not to bad considering some of the choices on tap. Food here is expensive. Like 6$ for a bowl of soup, maybe Im just cheap but that seems like alot to me. But all in all a nice place i would definitely frequent more often if I lived closer to it.
08-02-2006 09:32:34 | More by gonzo138
3.74/5 rDev -8.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This place located outside Scottsdale Fashion Square, stoppped by after eating dinner across the street at the new PF Changs
Had over a hundred taps like most Yard House spots, had some good Rogue brews, some rare Belgians like St. Bernardus and Lindenmans, also saw some Sea Dog brew, which you do not see very often
Prices are okay, but much better during happy hour (3.25 for goblets of the high ABV stuff, and 3.25 for normal pints)
Wish I would have tried some Old Crustacean, but I did not
Would go back to this place if I ever ventured into that area again
Would check out Papago first though, heard that place is amazing!!!
10-05-2007 01:22:29 | More by Floydster
3.78/5 rDev -7.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
Stumbled across this place in Fashion Square Mall. I was actually looking for Rockbottom but the BA map seems to be outdated.
Have visited the Yard House in San Diego so knew what to expect. The atmosphere is a bit too sports bar/corporate to suit me.
Good quality beers and huge selection.
My complaint with the service is they want to take your credit card to open a tab if you are seated at the bar. The last time I handed over the card, someone stole my number and made some big fraudulent charges. I'm not necessarily blaming somebody at the Yard House but the timing was pretty much right on for when the charges were made. That said, the bar staff were friendly and efficient.
Good food as in prior visits. Just a bit too expensive though. Beer prices were also too high. I guess you need money to dine out in Scottsdale.
03-28-2007 17:50:48 | More by joedon
3.78/5 rDev -7.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$$
I'm a little bit dismissive of the Scottsdale Fashion Square - not because I don't go there but precisely because it is the best shopping center in the Phoenix area. It has the air of monopoly and arrogance, and cleanliness that borders of sterility.
I would give the atmosphere a 4 if it were completely empty: lots of TVs, okay booths, uncomfortable tables, pretty decent patio that's relatively pleasant even in the hot months. But the crowd is pretty obnoxious and upper-crusty/trashy. The best place to sit is the patio, but this is A. where lots of annoying people sit, B. is not subject to the smoke-free restaurant ordinance, and C. is located about 50 feet from a valet-parking kiosk. And it's under a concrete roof, so the car noises are quite audible. Also, I've seen way too many people drinking glasses of wine or yards of Piss in a Glass beers to respect the clientele any more than I would that of Pink Taco, Z Tejas, or Kona Grill (in a purely beer-drinking sense here; I'm not that misanthropic).
The quality of the beer list is mitigated by the must-have Crap on Tap. Of the 100 or whatever taps there are plenty of passes; most fall under the category of "Okay But Not Something I'll Pay Money For Again". To further complicate the decision, some beers are starred, which means they are served in a goblet, obviously at a higher price. So going to the Yard House isn't necessarily an exercise in better beer drinking, which they would like to claim is the point of the huge tap list.
There's always one or two beers that I'm moderately interested in drinking. I have 660+ reviews here, so it's hard for me to find reviewable beers in many settings. There's often review fodder for me here, in the sense of having already reviewed a bottle but I can still review it On-Tap. Stuff like Gulden Draak, Old Crustacean, etc.
I've waited way too goddamn long just to get a water way too many times here - as in, I could have driven all the way home and got it from my sink as fast as the waitress brought it across the room. And don't even think about drunk driving here - booze as much as you want and then tell your server you're ready for a check. By the time your tab gets to the table you'll be sober as a judge.
The food is overpriced for the quality. I'm okay with the happy hour prices, but it's still a little greasy and doesn't quite fit a style. Kind of all over the map, with heavy Asian fusion leanings matched up against American Burger Joint. Again, not bad but pricey.
Basically it's a little disappointing that I can find the same number of beers that I want to try here as I can at Papago, with thirty lines. And the ones at Papago are always changing, and unique ales, while these are retreads I've never had on draft.
09-29-2008 03:58:48 | More by BretSikkink
3.88/5 rDev -4.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
Look it, I hate to come down on a place with such a massive tap, but I need to.
Clean your lines even if the keg hasn't been tapped yet.
They have an unrealistic selection of beers on tap here.
I say unrealistic because I saw Delerium Tremens come onto tap one week and not leave for 6 months. I am under the impression that, matched up to the other 99 beers they have on tap there, DT doesn't get much needle time, so that keg just sat there for six months. Not so bad until you consider that their cooler is on the other side of the fricken restaurant and all the lines run up the wall, across the roof and down to the taps.
I calculate there could be 2 gallons of beer in transit at anytime, and I don't know about you, but when I am about to pay 7 bucks for a brew I don't want the possibility of it chilling in 20 meters of plastic tubing for the last 10 days to be a possibility, only thing is it's the reality here.
I'm in to craft and places pumping it, but this place just went overkill grabbed everything they could on tap and left the craft out of it, which is making sure you do everything possible to give you the best tasting beer.
Food is good, pricey and a seems like apple bees that got famous and now rolls a lex instead of a pinto. Not the worst decision of a place to go, but if you do grab something that seems like it flows often or your taste buds will pay.
02-05-2011 06:27:37 | More by DPFRD
3.9/5 rDev -4.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$
I have visited the Yard House location in the Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall a few times, but if you visit one you visit them all as they all have the same setup.
For the uninitiated, the first glimpse of the massive bar surrounding the interior rectangle back bar bristling with unlimited tap handles is likely to make any person who likes beer a bit weak in the knees and slightly feint.
The beer selection is massive and was impressed that they carry a few local brews, from Four Peaks, a local brewery. The beer menu is also impressive, extensive and very well prepared. The staffs beer knowledge ranges from complete indifference to very informed, just like any other bar in the world.
Huge Beer Selection
Room temperature glassware
Upscale and varied food menu
All pours from the tap have temperatures that are artic and take a long time to get to a reasonable drinking temperature.
No growler sales.
Prices A bit steep for my pocketbook for visits on a regular basis. Happy Hour is the best bang for your buck.
I am thankful that I live in an area with such a wide variety of choices available to go out and get some great craft beers, including the Yard House. If visiting the Phoenix/Scottsdale area I would recommend a visit, just do not do yourself a disservice and overlook the great locally owned brewpubs/breweries that are also available.
11-30-2007 14:04:16 | More by NitroGen
4.05/5 rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$$$
This is the most "trendy" of the 3 Yardhouses in Phoenix, and with service I think it is the worst (Glendale is the best, hands down).
The menu selection looks great for beer choices, but you have to wonder why the have so many macros and why they don't rotate the micros very often. For initial impression of atmosphere and printed menu, they're looking great.
But it's extremely overpriced and sometimes the taps aren't so fresh. Moreover, the atmosphere is rather yuppyish but at least they play hard rock nonstop, and only hard rock. Spacious room is good, not smoky at all, and even when packed you can still hold a civil conversation with your tablemates.
Hit the late night happy hour for the best bang for your buck, if you can squeeze in that one hour timeframe into your busy schedule!
04-22-2007 02:44:34 | More by yemenmocha
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Yard House in Scottsdale, AZ
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