Where to Eat & Drink: 3 Tempe Eateries with Killer Craft Beer Selections

Editorial StaffNovember 8, 2022
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Hone your craft at these beer oases in Tempe.

The Golden Pineapple Craft Lounge. Photo by Monse Apud
The Golden Pineapple Craft Lounge. Photo by Monse Apud

The Golden Pineapple Craft Lounge
In a town crammed with high-energy eating-drinking playgrounds, this one might be the best – a hip tiki tavern where tasty twists on culinary convention rule. Add to that an Imperial-centric beer list and an amaro-focused cocktail menu, and you have Fiesta Village for food-and-booze nerds.
2700 S. Mill Ave.
480-590-5703, thegoldenpineappleaz.com

Mellow Mushroom
Based on the décor and the name of the place, one imagines founder Jay Beskind had an affinity for a certain psychoactive weed when he launched this pizza chain in 1974. But he clearly loves his beer, too. Each location runs roughly three dozen taps featuring a mix of local and elite out-of-state craft offerings.
Five Valley locations,

Spinato’s Pizzeria & Family Kitchen
Try the Chicken Presto Pesto pizza, baked spaghetti calzone or a toasty sandwich at this modern yet warm family restaurant, plus rotating taps featuring local faves.
96 S. Rockford Dr.

This article first appeared in the 2023 City Guide, published by PHOENIX magazine in November 2022.