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01 January . 2022

11 Best Bars and Breweries in the West Valley

Nothing beats relaxing with a cold beer and some good food with friends and family. The West Valley is home to some of the best bars and breweries in the state, so you won’t have to drive far to quench your thirst. Try out our favorites below, all just a few minutes from Estrella and perfect for out-of-town guests, after a round of golf, spring training game or NASCAR race.

  1. Saddle Mountain Brewing Company

Award-winning brewery in the heart of the West Valley. Saddle Mountain prides itself on their attention to detail creating delicious craft beer, and a fun, relaxing environment. Their 15-barrel brewhouse is a beer lover’s dream.

Location: 15651 W. Roosevelt St. Goodyear, AZ 85338, 11 miles from Estrella

  1. Haymaker Goodyear

With three locations on the west side, Haymaker is known for the best breakfast, burgers, BBQ and (most importantly) bourbon in the West Valley. For breakfast try the Haymaker Benedict and a Bacon Bloody Mary. Later on enjoy the Mosaic Single Hop IPA, Haymaker Hazy IPA, the Amber Ale from Haymaker Brewing Company or dozens of other adult beverages. Great atmosphere, impeccable service and their premium whiskey selection make Haymaker a west valley favorite.

Location: 1800 N Litchfield Rd Goodyear, AZ 85395, 9.6 miles from Estrella

  1. Transplant City Beer Company (TCBC)

With so much growth in the Valley, we’re all coming from different places. This local hangout is a place where strangers become friends over a pint or two of creative beers like Hoppy Boy or Cake Me Home Tonight. Justin and Paul make exceptional craft beers that range from traditional favorites like cream ales, amber alert, west coast style IPAs, coastal hybrid IPA and creative offering such as Honeydew Cucumber Key Lime Session IPA, Chocolate Cherry Porter, Mango Wheat and more. Great outdoor patio and dog friendly.

Location: 103 W Honeysuckle St, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340, 15 miles from Estrella

  1. Tap Savvy

Bring your pup and settle in as you sample some of the best beer and wine this side of the 17! With more than one hundred craft beer and wines to choose from you’ll have to come back again and again to sample them all. A pet-friendly patio makes this the perfect place to spend a lazy Arizona afternoon.

Location: 13000 W. Indian School Rd. Suite A-6 Litchfield Park, AZ 85340, 15 miles from Estrella

  1. 8-bit Aleworks

Where the love of gaming and good beer combine. Breweries don’t get much more unique than this. Bring your Pac-Man game back to life and enjoy a flight of their small batch brews. According to these guys, it’s not a beer, it’s a health potion!

Location: 1050 N. Fairway Dr. Bldg. F Suite 101 Avondale, AZ 85323, 15 miles from Estrellas

  1. Ground Control

Come hungry and thirsty when you visit Ground Control where they serve up wood fired pizzas for you to enjoy with one of their unique craft brews. One visit and you’ll see why this local spot has been voted Best Taproom by Phoenix Magazine three years in a row.

Location: 4860 N. Litchfield Rd. Litchfield AZ 85340, 17 miles from Estrella

  1. Cactus Taproom

Feel like a local in this neighborhood watering hole tucked away in Peoria. If you are a craft beer connoisseur or just like a local brew, this is a must-visit. Fill up on their food options or bring your own! BYOF (bring your own food) is always welcome. It’s a bit of a drive but worth the trip!

Location: 20429 N. Lake Pleasant Road #104 Peoria, AZ 85382, 37 miles from Estrella

  1. Peoria Artisan Brewery

PAB is where beer brewing becomes art. With a wide selection of craft beer and specialty cocktails you’re sure to find just the right drink to wet your whistle. Customers also get a peek behind the beer-making curtain with a view of the 155 gallon brew system.

Location: 10144 W Lake Pleasant Pkwy Peoria, AZ 85382, 37 miles from Estrella

  1. Throne Brewing Company

It doesn’t get more West Valley than Throne Brewing where you can grab a pint of their    West Valley Amber Ale or the aptly named Surface of the Sun. Creative names, delicious beer, friendly atmosphere and two locations to choose from.

Locations (2): 9299 W. Olive Ave. Ste 513 Peoria, AZ 85345, 26 miles from Estrella
17035 N. 67th Ave. Ste 6 Glendale, AZ 85308, 33 miles from Estrella

  1. Richter Aleworks

A brewery with an edge tucked away in suburban Peoria. Enjoy a pint, a flight, or a six-pack to go. Relax after a long week with a cold drink and Food Truck Friday.

Location: 8279 W. Lake Pleasant Pkwy. Suite 109, Peoria AZ 85382, 33 miles from Estrella

  1. State 48 Brewery Surprise

Celebrating the great state of Arizona, State 48 is a destination in the West Valley. This is the local chain’s original location and features a 10-barrel brewing system. With beers like PHX Porter or the Lost Dutchman Golden Ale, you’ll know you’re in one of AZ’s finest!

Location: 13823 W. Bell Rd. Surprise, AZ 85374, 26 miles from Estrella

COMING SOON: O.H.S.O Surprise!

One of the Valley’s most popular breweries is heading west! O.H.S.O Surprise is set to open near the Loop 303 and Waddell. It wouldn’t be O.H.S.O without a pet-friendly patio so once this place opens, pack up the pups and pick up a pint. You’ll have to wait a bit, though, scheduled opening is late 2022 or early 2023.

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