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Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
Active Beers: 26
Beer Ratings: 1,277
Beer Avg: 3.72
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
1340 E 8th St
phone: (480) 303-9967
(Place added by: mzwolinski)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 77 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Warehouse feel, always busy, and a fair selection of homemade brews and food.
I was surprised when I discovered that I hadn't review Four Peaks as I have stopped in several times over the last few years when in town for business. The place always seems to be busy. On my latest visit, there was a 15-20 minute wait for an outside table on a Tuesday at 6 pm. Inside, there's a warehouse feel: tall ceilings, open space, and a bit on the dark side. A great place to sit when it's blistering hot outside. Outside is a big patio facing the student housing across the not so busy street. Beerwise, they typically carry their standard offerings and a seasonal or two. If you're there Wednesday (and until it lasts) something goes on cask. Unfortunately, no seasonals this time. The quality is slightly better than average brewpub. Service is respectable, never had to go empty, a bit slow sometimes on the food service, otherwise good. Food is slightly upscale pub food, but well prepared.
Would I return? Now that I've been to Four Peaks a number of times it's starting to get a bit old. If there was something different in the area, I might give that a try. As a solid standby, though, it makes a good fallback.
03-30-2011 12:41:41 |
More by LittleDon
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
I visited twice in consecutive nights (Fri and Sat). It was basically packed both nights, but I had only a little trouble finding a seat at the bar. Very loud, mostly from all the people. Music played at a matching level. I liked the selection, for what it's worth (mostly classic rock).
The beer is mostly excellent. I loved the 8th Street pale ale - a great English style pale ale.
I was blown away by my meal the first night. I ordered one of the specials - a pork tinge burrito. Wow! Very flavorful, and stuffed with pulled pork. Combined with the good beer and attentive service, I could hardly have asked for more.
I will say, though, that parking is an issue. Both times I visited, I had to park about a tenth of a mile away on 8th street. There is apparently some off-street parking available, but I overheard someone talking about how it was full.
03-27-2011 04:45:17 |
More by swthomas55
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Visited 3/5/2011 during Ratebeer Winter Gathering for brunch on Saturday morning.
We got special treatment because there were 20 or so of us. The place seems to be very popular and crowded but I'm reviewing what I experienced, not what I assume others would experience.
We were seated in the back amongst the stacks of grain bags and fermenters. It is quiet and soothing back there because you can't hear the cars outside or the customers in the front.
Service was attentive and quick. We were given a free pither of 6 different beers and a big stack of sample glasses. They offered free tours but while the first group was on the tour the food came.
The beers were all at least enjoyable. I tried the 6 from the pitcher and ordered a full glass of each of the other two which included the imperial red that was donated to the blend that the AZ brewers did.
The food was excellent. I highly recomend eating here once even if you aren't into beer.
03-09-2011 19:26:49 |
More by t0rin0
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
Stopped here during my visit from Michigan. Large warehouse feel which added to the noise level. Nothing fancy about the place but the staff was very attentive. Living and drinking in Michigan, I found the beers slightly above average. The food is the real star in this place. I had the stuffed halibut and was blown away by the quality. The dish was as good if not better than many fine dinning establishments I have been to. Nice to be able to have a decent beer with incredible food. The place was quite croweded, but it was a saturday night. I would recomend visiting here during off hours.
02-22-2011 00:19:19 |
More by jale
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2.5 | $$
Kind of a sports bar atmosphere, very loud. The types of customers that go there can be unpleasant at certain times of day, but there is still a great appreciation for beer.
The place looks very clean and the there are TVs everywhere. Gigantic chalkboard with a list of their current beers and ABVs, pretty easy to see from most areas.
The service is pretty good. I am checked on regularly. I've been here several times and have never needed to go out of my way to get their attention.
They always have a variety of different brews on tap. They bottle/can a couple of their selections but it seems like growler fills are the best way to take home their more interesting productions. Their menu has plenty of variety too.
The food was the only the only thing that really wasn't that great. I've only ordered food here once, and it may have just been an issue with what I ordered. I'll be trying something else on their menu and changing the score if it turns out to be better.
02-12-2011 00:39:03 |
More by Allpe45
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Love this place, as does the rest of tempe...
Always packed cause it's really good. Douche and beer lover can enjoy equally.
Awesome bar food. Great burgers, beer bread sammies are nice, fish n chips are par, wings kill, and the spinach artichoke dip is insane.
One of the best breweries in az... I personally love the hop knot and the pumpkin porter. Those two selections will keep me loyal forever.
Great spot to chill with friends, watch a game or celebrate any kind of situation. Always a good crowd full of college age peeps as well as fun loving adults.
12-20-2010 06:53:17 |
More by DPFRD
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Ahh, Four Peaks. A neighborhood staple, this place has been my favorite dinner spot since I started classes at ASU and continues to hold that title.
The layout's a bit cluttered and it can get a bit crowded in there at times, but the servers are cute and friendly and the college crowd is social.
The brewers have a very definite philosophy on beer, and it doesn't involve beers "you have to dare your friends to drink." This means Four Peaks usually strays from brewing up the big, genre-bending brews that have become so popular recently. Take that how you want to, but I think it's a shame; as a fan of bigger, more flavorful beers, I enjoy Hop Knot, Double Knot, Hopsquatch and Pumpkin Porter, but everything else is a bit too pedestrian for me.
The food, however, is outrageously good. My staple is the beer bread chicken, though I've never had a meal at Four Peaks I was disappointed with. Along with the regular menu populated with burgers, burritos and pizza (all of which are very reasonably priced), the place features a rotating menu of lunch and dinner specials which can be pretty gourmet, ranging from chicken tamale pie to grilled swordfish.
Whenever a BA visiting Phoenix asks what spots they need to hit, this is my first recommendation. Good beer, excellent food, an overall great beer experience every time I visit.
11-19-2010 22:09:38 |
More by Phelps
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Great place had a very good meal and good beer.
Fairly loud place, but that is a good thing for us as we brought our 4 and 7 year old. The noise covers theirs so, a good thing!
Beer I had couple pints of Oatmeal stout, good, not great, lacking a little in flavor, mouth feel dept. for me. Lower than I have seen on the gravity but that is not an issue just a notice. I would give it a B+.
Tha food on the other hand gets an A+ very good! Same for the service A+ again.
On a side note if you go buy a t-shirt and pub glass, prices are very reasonable. A very smart owner/manager must be here as the prices are great and service is very good. The beer is good not great. I would go again when in the area!
11-08-2010 17:47:18 |
More by tdfox
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
A nice open air atmosphere. Obviously a college vibe here, but still nothing rowdy. Has great service, with a server whose was very knowledgeable about the beers. Beers are nice quality and reasonably priced. Food is above average. The IPA and Scotch ale are very good.Beer bread is VERY good.Also had the Hazelnut Brown ale which was a limited brew, OUTSTANDING! Out side seating is nice, plus misters for those extra warm days. College age staff are very weel trained in beers and beer styles. I would certainly come back the next time I am in Tempe.
07-12-2010 01:19:07 |
More by Liverpool08
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
I stopped in Tempe on the way to Prescott, and I was here for lunch. Despite a crowd, I got a table the moment I walked up to the hostess stand, I got a beer within two minutes after sitting down, and I got my food about 5 minutes later. I enjoyed it all: the beer (oatmeal stout), food (one of the lunch specials), service, and atmosphere (a little loud, but it was OK). I definitely would like to come back here to try more of the beer. I recommend this to anyone passing through the Phoenix area (it's less than 10 miles from the Sky Harbor International Airport).
07-09-2010 23:45:14 |
More by jillmart
Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery in Tempe, AZ
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