Log in or Sign up
Extreme Beer Fest
returns to Boston on March 21 & 22, 2014.
Tickets are on sale now
BeerAdvocate mobile beta: Testers Wanted
. Give it a try and let us know what you think.
Android or Google Chrome user? Get a
14 day free trial to BeerAdvocate magazine on Google Play Newsstand
today! (AU, CA, UK, US only).
Extreme Beer Fest
Google Play Newsstand
SanTan Brewing Co.
Active Beers: 18
Beer Ratings: 663
Beer Avg: 3.69
Taps: 8 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
8 S San Marcos Pl
phone: (480) 917-8700
(Place added by: astrobrewer on 10-16-2007)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 27 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $
Went there last weekend on Sunday while I was there for a family wedding. The only local brewery I got to visit, because it was relatively close to the hotel.
Atmosphere was nice. In terms of scale and quality, the location reminds of Silver City in Silverdale, WA. Kinda hip, functional location with prominent brewing facilities.
Quality of both the food and the beer was good. Service was not. They took a bit to take our order, took longer to deliver it, and never gave us little details like napkins or silverware. I had to go and find it and say, "Hey, can I have that?"
Selection was good. Menu is large and varied, and they have a nice selection of styles on tap. I was disappointed their black IPA nitro was out when I was there.
Food was good. There were five of us, and everything we ordered was different, and all of it was well prepared and tasty. Prices seemed more than reasonable. I think beers were only $3.50 a pint.
03-31-2012 05:21:39 |
More by snaotheus
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Stopped by here the morning after the Strong beer festival. I live in Michigan, so what could be better then sitting outside having breakfast with good beer during the month of february. The staff here were very attentive and willing to answer guestions about their beer and the brewery. Nice open air feeling inside the bar due to the see through bar area. Solid tasting beers. The breakfast event was food made with beer. The food could not have been better. Very clean and well maintained. I will be back whenever I visit the Phoenix area. Big thanks to all at this fine brewery.
02-28-2012 17:24:09 |
More by jale
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Very cool place located in what appears to be a historic section of Chandler (as everyone else has made reference to already). They have outdoor seating also and what's really cool is how they utilize the bar. From the outside, on either side of the bar is is seating looking into the bar which really opens things up. When the weather is cooler, they have the heating units outside so you can sit outside at the bar and still be comfortable, nice touch.
On tap at the time was: Hefe Wheat, Epicenter Amber Ale, Hop Shock IPA, a Black IPA, Sex Panther, and Sunspot Gold. They also had three guest taps, a couple of hard ciders, and Epic Brewing - Sour Apple Saison.
I visited this place in the past and both times the food was good, this past time, I had the jalapeño chicken Caesar which was great.
The bartenders were right on top of things and next time I'm in town I'll visit again. Some of their beers are available in a can as well and can be purchased for carry out.
02-17-2012 22:00:55 |
More by jzeilinger
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Stop #323 on my world brewery tour.
Located in as-historic-as-you-can-get Chandler AZ. In all fairness, a very nice area and solid choice for a brewpub location.
Visited around 2:30 on a Monday. On the way in, heard the sweet sounds of live Phish "Run Like an Antelope"
Sat at a table in the bar area with the wife and 10 month old. Not much of a crowd at this time of day which is by design for us.
Got the 4 oz sampler with...
Devil's ale - west coast pale ale. Very nice with a citrusy flavor.
Epicenter American amber
Hop shock IPA - grapefruit
Gordo Stout - nitrogen, a bit thin on mouthfeel
Count hopula - blood red IPA
The finest rundown of a beer sampler from any brewery I've visited. I did ask about the hop profile on of devil ale. He didn't know and never got back with me.
Big open doors made sitting inside like being outside. The can all their beer in the building.
Not sure I understand their mantra "craft beer for beer drinking."
All beers were solid and worth the stop if you are in the area.
10-14-2011 02:40:06 |
More by Yetiman420
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$
SanTan has some good beers and a nice little location in the historic part of CHandler (just watch out for the speed cameras and red light cameras).
The location is great with a lot of seating inside and outside, with the bar area opening to the outside for a good weather experience during winter months.
Food quality was decent, but I was really ticked that I could not get a grilled cheese without the tomato. Why? Apparently it is pre-made, according to my server. Pre-made grilled cheese sandwiches? Hmmm...
Service was friendly, though staff was not very knowledgeable. Most servers and hostesses seemed to be the young college female types, which are popular in beer places for other, obvious reasons. I highly recommend the Hefe-Weizen and stout here, and you can enjoy them in a Sam Adams cloned glass as well.
04-05-2011 03:47:58 |
More by yemenmocha
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Visited 3/4/2011 during Ratebeer Winter Gathering for an early lunch.
We were some of the first ones in so there weren't a lot of other customers around. We were greeted by a server and a couple of other employees from the brewery. They promptly gave us all a free glass of their imperial red (which was their contribution to the Voltron blend) and it was quite good. I then ordered a sampler of the rest of the beers and plate of fresh baked pretzels and split all that with someone at the table.
The beers were all solid and in some way enjoyable. We were given a tour of the facility. The brewing equipment is cramped, like any brewpub. The canning/kegging area is much more open. They have a large keg fridge where I spotted some of the interesting casks (vanilla porter for example). They also have a fridge that they use for 5 gallon test batches.
Very nice people, awesome place. The food and the beer were both good. Would recomend this to everyone.
03-09-2011 20:44:48 |
More by t0rin0
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$
Located in downtown Chandler, I love the atmosphere here. Their beers are not bad, I especially like their seasonals. Of their regular selection I like their IPA, other than that I am not really much of a fan of their other regular taps.
Service is pretty good, sometimes you get a server with an attitude, but usually they are very nice and friendly.
The food is the best part of this place. Their Mexican dishes are quite tasty, their pork is very well seasoned and the right spice level.
This place has a slight Four Peaks vibe, almost like they used Four Peaks as a starting point when designing their concept. However their beer is quaff-able and their food is outstanding.
02-05-2011 07:40:51 |
More by jeffaz02t
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Met up with some old friends for happy hour on a recent trip. Forgot what the beer specials were (pricing), but they were more than fair.
Santan is right in the middle of the revitalized downtown Chandler restaurant and bar district. Partking was a bit of a chore, but living around Boston I'm used to traffice and parking hassles.
Like alot of places in AZ, it's open air and expansive. Was crowded but I sat on the patio and felt like I had alot of room.
Had the sampler and all the beers were solid but not spectacular. Their flagship, the Devil (which I think is sold in cans too) seems like a beer that would be a regular in my fridge. The Hefe was also full of banana-orange goodness.
Staff were all super-friendly and attentive. Tried the slider plate and some other apps, were above average pub grub.
Worth a visit if you're in the East Valley.
12-11-2010 01:43:30 |
More by SunDevilBeer
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Two work colleagues and I stopped at SanTan for lunch on my way back to the airport on Friday, December 3rd, 2010. I ordered the sampler which consists of their 6 "stock" beers and a seasonal - their winter warmer. I've got to say I was pleasantly surprised all they way around. Kristine B. (our server) did a fantastic job explaining each brew to include suggested pairings from the food menu. She really know's her beer. Rumor has it she some kind of craft beer champion super hero when not taking care of customers.
Working through the sampler, the HefeWeizen, Devil's Ale, and Winter Warmer were all fantastic. All seven beers were within BJCP style guidelines but those three stood out. I followed the sampler with a "full serving" of the winter warmer. It came in a snifter with two ginger cookies. With that and the awesome (and slightly alternative) holiday music on the sound system, I had a very pleasant experience.
My colleges had skipped the sampler and went straight for the HefeWeizen and Epicenter Amber (one each). The guy drinking the HefeWeizen said that "this is just like being in Munich" (which he is several times a year for work).
The food was also quite good and everything was reasonably priced.
The brew staff was in while we were there and had broke for lunch sitting two tables from our group. I stopped over to thank them for their work. They were very open and friendly; clearly a great team of brewers.
I will go out of my way to visit again when in the Phoenix area.
12-05-2010 20:02:57 |
More by PhilSiewert
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 2 | $$
Stopped by and ate lunch on a Thursday afternoon. Fair amount of people there for 1:30.
Started with a sampler. They have 6 house beers and one seasonal. Sampler included the seasonal, which was a pleasant surprise. Many places only do the house beers in their sampler.
Beers were good. No flaws detected. They served the beers at or around the proper serving temp, which is rare in my travels. My wife commented that she liked the dry stout but disliked how 'warm' it was. The hefe had the most banana aroma/taste I have ever had in a hefe. Pale ale and IPA are solid beers. The seasonal was 'blood red IPA' which was nice. DEEP ruby color. I ordered this after I finished my sampler. 12+ oz pour in a 16oz snifter for $5, very reasonable for a 9.5% abv beer.
Food was disappointing. I had a SW chicken sandwich. Not sure what about it made it SW. Wife's club was alright. Noticed a pizza and tacos on someone else's table and both those dishes looked better so if we are in the area again, will definitely try other food.
Overall, good beer. Service was excellent. Definitely would stop by as the beer is more important than the food anyway. Worth a second trip to try some other food as well as drink some good beer.
09-02-2010 22:59:14 |
More by spankdog42
SanTan Brewing Co. in Chandler, AZ
Your name or email address:
Do you already have an account?
No, create an account now.
Yes, my password is:
Forgot your password?
Stay logged in
Top 250 Beers
Change of Address