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1702 / The Address Brewing Co.
Active Beers: 5
Beer Ratings: 14
Beer Avg: 4.17
Taps: 52 / Bottles: 46
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
1702 E Speedway Blvd
phone: (520) 325-1702
(Place added by: infinitetease on 06-29-2008)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 22 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
The sign above the door read "1702 - it's the address". Yep, that would be 1702 Speedway. They had a long, wide window front with the entry on the far right. High tables and swiveling bucket chairs lined the windows and the center of the bar area. The wood, inverted "S"-shaped bar was straight ahead from the door with a two-door cooler and the bank of taps along the back wall. The kitchen was left of the cooler and the smells of baking pizzas was sumptuous. A blackboard to the far left of the bar area and right of an archway leading to the restaurant area listed their available beers. Blackboard, smackboard! I've got mine peepers. Over in the restaurant area, it was all booth seating with vintage rock posters on the walls. For the easily bored, a bunch of board games with an emphasis on Trivial Pursuit were available to the far left of the bar.
Beers: 47 bottles, including both Westmalles; all three Rochforts; all three St. Bernardus; plus a lot of DFH and then a wide selection of domestic micros and quality imports.
Taps - 50 taps on a 75 % N2/25 % CO2 delivery system.
12-22-2009 22:14:57 |
More by woodychandler
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Visited Thursday 3/3/2011 with the Ratebeer crowd in the early afternoon.
The place is a decent size with what seems like a bar area and a dining area although it seemed like we could have ordered food in the bar area. They have a whole row of taps to choose from and you'll find something you like no matter who you are. I spotted half a dozen AZ made beers, some popular stuff like Abyss and Hopsickle, and some oddball stuff from random breweries.
They offer 5oz glasses, which is great for the tickers or for those who just want to try something before they commit to a full glass (still ticking).
You can buy pizza by the slice and put just about anything on it. Its actually a more like a personal pizza; it's a giant slice. $5 for the slice plus another $.75 per topping.
Since we were there in the middle of a work day it wasn't overly crowded and the staff was able to attend to us easily. They were all very nice and helpful in answering questions and pour beer.
Would definitely return if ever in Tuscon again.
03-04-2011 05:39:07 |
More by t0rin0
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
BA beerfly strikes again. I head to a city on business and show my colleagues their best local option for quality beer. I brought our local manager to 1702 and he never really heard of it. About 50 taps and another 30 or so in the bottle.
Decent selection. Nothing overwhelming, but you can find a decent beer. Service was spotty. First waitress left (shift over) and the new person on never checked on us and we had to flag her down. Important to note that the place was not busy at all. Was not due to big crowd.
They were generous with their samples. If this was in my hometown it wouldn't hit my top 5, but for Tucson, it wasn't half bad.
Pizza looked great but we didn't eat any.
I'll go again if in town.
04-02-2009 02:28:14 |
More by Reagan1984
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Visited a few times on the recommendation by several BA's.
Typical college-y/divey atmosphere you'd find for a bar this close to a college campus...which isn't a totally bad thing IMO. Smell of pizza pervades the air, a few flat screens showing sports.
Service prompt and friendly, during both visits the attractive female 'tenders were great.
Great selection of 40+ beers, mixed between flagships and some esoteric selection. Good focus on local and CA beers. All were served at good temperature and clean. Good Cali IPA's like FW Double Jack, BP Sculpin, GreenFlash on tap...frankly I could've just drank those all night.
I'm a bit of a pizza snob, and although the "slice" here is quite big, the 'za is a bit bland...crust got a little soggy too. No biggie, as it hit the bill to sponge up the good beers I drank here.
Prices were reasonable, although there weren't any happy hours specials or discount nights.
I'm glad I visited and will return here again when I'm in Tucson.
08-27-2011 20:24:48 |
More by SunDevilBeer
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $
A-- kind of run down and dive like. Very small bar.
Q-- Excellent selection of beers on tap and in bottle. Before moving to Australia, this was my next place to hang out after Old Chicago, up the street on Campbell. Last time I was there they had Odell Bourbon Barrel Stout on tap.
S-- Slow and poor. Also not knowledgeable. Biggest drawback of the place. Generally UA students who do not give a crap.
S-- Great selection of beer and a lot of stuff you generally do not see around Tucson. Only Plaza has a better collection of hard to find beers.
F-- Pizza. NY style and workable.
V-- After Plaza the best selection of stuff in town. Old Chicago gives ten times better service but the prices of beers there are on the nice side. Food is well priced. Only real issue I had was it was closed on Sundays and the lack of a decent staff.
05-03-2010 07:53:12 |
More by mulder1010
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
Now that they changed the name and improved their selection I would say this is hands down the best place to go in town. In fact, this place can easily rival Papago Brewing up in Scottsdale except for the bottle selection.
Nothing fancy in the way of decor. The place is split into two rooms sort of, and they are needing the space as it is getting busier everytime I go. It's a great atmosphere for beer, no blaring music, only 1 television. The focus here is a casual place for good beer. I've had pretty good service for the most part. Sometimes when they are busy it gets a bit slower, but overall no complaints.
Back to the selection. The draft beers available are top notch. Lots of west coast (Stone, Alesmith, Bear Republic), plus a few locals, Belgians, etc. Plenty of styles to choose from, I believe its over 40 taps now. Alot of what they have you won't see anywhere else on draft in Tucson. As for the food, they keep it simple: massive slices of Pizza with whatever toppings you like. One is always enough to fill you up. There's also wings and a few other choices too. The prices are very reasonable for everything.
Overall my favorite beer joint in Tucson. If you are visiting it is a must...
07-05-2008 20:10:55 |
More by bennetj17
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I always loved this place when it was Eric's Ice Cream...but now that it's 1702, I love it a lot more.
Atmosphere was a bit surprising actually...I expected to see a ton of college students there (Wednesday night), but it was almost all families. I suppose that's probably a reflection on the beer drinking habits of most college students than anything else. However, the crowd was good, and considering there was a UA basketball game going on, that's pretty impressive. Didn't see him yesterday, but in the past (when it was still Eric's Ice Cream), Eric was always walking around, talking with customers, joking around, and overall being a great guy.
I think the building itself is pretty nice...fairly spartan decorum with beer signs and tap handles adorning the walls...a very open front room and then a back area with booths. I can imagine that on weekends there might be a bit of a wait to get a table. Service was good. Very prompt, and they offered good suggestions. When I ordered a Dale's Pale Ale, they said they were out, but found a good alternative for me. My biggest (and really only) complaint was the location of the tap list...up on the wall behind the table we were sitting at. I'm fine with putting the tap list on the wall, but I'd rather it be printed out so you aren't always having to turn around and look at the menu. Or appear to be staring at the people sitting at the table in front of the menu. I know it's more a pain in the ass to have to do that, especially when you have rotating taps...but lots of places do it and seem to manage.
Selection is fantastic. I would say as far as number and quality, it rivals some of the really good places in LA that I've been to. I would guess there were at least 40 brews on tap, and all of good quality. Lots of California brewers, notably Port/Lost Abbey and Green Flash. A few Arizona breweries were represented, as well as some from Colorado (Great Divide, Avery, New Belgium, Left Hand, Oskar Blues). They had 3 DFH brews, some stuff from Flying Dog, some German and Belgian stuff...and they had Ola Dubh 30 on top as well. Seems like they get some rare stuff once in a while...they had Stone RIS '05 yesterday, along with the Ola Dubh and NB Eric's Ale (although it seems that's been pretty well distrubuted). I had a Port Shark Attack, NB Eric's Ale, and then (I think) a Great Divide Fresh Hop Pale (not really sure, I ordered Dale's and Hop Trip, but they were out of both and I think this is what I ended up with). This is by far the best place in Tucson, and I would say, selection wise, right up there with almost any other place I've been on the West Coast.
Food is pretty basic (from a selection standpoint). Typical beer place appetizers, salads, pizza and calzones. I had a calzone which was really really good. Pizza slices were big, thin crust, and looked pretty tasty.
Prices were typical for Arizona. To me, being from LA, everything seems really cheap. Pints were 4-5 bucks, pizza slices were 5 bucks, calzones were 8 bucks plus a dollar for each extra topping. I think in all with a 1 topping calzone and three beers, I ended up spending only 25 bucks.
Super super place. I've also noticed they do themed nights and they just had a DFH Dinner which was before I came to town for my vacation sadly. If you are every in Tucson, you absolutely cannot miss going to this place.
11-13-2008 21:17:19 |
More by rxdrewthejew
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
Really cool place. Large tables to encourage socializing. Almost every brewing company represented on the walls in the form of framed t-shirts or 6/12-pack cases used as wallpaper. Around 50 draft beers to choose from, all served in the proper glassware at the proper price. Excellent representation from around the world and around the U.S. The pizza we ordered was good. We ordered pepperoni and jalapeno but there seemed to be a suspiciously low number of hot peppers present on our pie. Our server was nice and had a great knowledge of beer. Provided samples when requested. We ordered an 18" pizza but one slice is usually enough. Expensive for a slice but they are huge, so it's definitely enough to fill you up. Plus, with all the great beer on tap, you don't want to fill up on pizza. You want to fill up on brew!
08-03-2011 06:29:09 |
More by Gatch
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
The first thing to comment on is pricing. Its not cheap but you get what you pay for. The pizza is the most expensive thing there, but it is freakin phenominal.
The servers are generally pretty nice and they know enough about the beers to help you if you have any questions (which is more than I can say for ANY other craft beer-related bar in Tucson). They have a great selection of 52 different taps (sometimes only 49 or so are on but still great) and I don't think I have ever been in there and seen the same beer on the menu twice (except Duchesse De Bourgogne which I have seen the last 2-3 times and I only go every few months). My favorite things about this place are:
-The number of choices
-The option for flights so you can try all those things you want to try without blacking out
-The hop bread (awesome!)
-And the small but usually good selection of bottles they sell to take home.
I recommend this place to everyone I know that is interested in craft beer because you are not likely to find it unless someone tells you about it (thats how I heard, from customers that came through the line in the grocery store I worked at)
EDIT: They are now open on Sundays too (at least during football season but probably after). They don't offer slices on Sunday but their whole pizzas are better and well worth it. Still the best place in Tucson.
12-31-2011 04:06:52 |
More by DonDirkA
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
I usually make it to 1702 when I was in town for spring training. There isn't a ton of top end beer places in the desert, but this does stick out as an oasis of high quality suds. Anyway, the selection is always quite impressive. You can see that on their website. They seem to do a good job rotating the selection as well as keeping them tapped.
The food is quite good. The taste is average, but the portion size is gigantic. The calzone I got here was as long as my forearm, and as thick as my calf. They did go a bit overboard with the ricotta cheese, and a bit underboard with the fillings, but it was still good.
Where they have problems can be service. Sometimes you get someone who gives a crap about you, but often times you can be ignored. It should never take 15 minutes before you are greeted after sitting down. plus, once I had a beer half done almost taken away by some grumpy old guy who was muttered some stuff. he seemed friendly with the 4 or 5 employees/regulars who were there, but he seemed to hate us, To be honest, i actually felt unwelcome here. It was an odd feeling. Oh well, I like the food, and love the beer, so I guess I can put up with it.
07-28-2010 21:58:06 |
More by mkorpal
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