Suds for all seasons | The Phoenix Super Bowl Blog | Phoenix | Phoenix New Times | The Leading Independent News Source in Phoenix, Arizona
Navigation

Suds for all seasons

What goes better together than football and beer? And have we got a brew bonanza for you. From the outside, Tops looks like an ordinary neighborhood booze purveyor, but as soon as you take a stroll down the narrow aisles -- where shelves are stocked high with a jaw-dropping variety...
Share this:

beermug.jpg

What goes better together than football and beer? And have we got a brew bonanza for you. From the outside, Tops looks like an ordinary neighborhood booze purveyor, but as soon as you take a stroll down the narrow aisles -- where shelves are stocked high with a jaw-dropping variety of beers from around the world -- you'll understand why beer connoisseurs can't resist this place.

First of all, the inventory is divided by regions and countries, so things are easy to find. The refrigerated section has a sizable selection of cold ones, and the list of kegs is impressive, too. And then there are the obscure brews -- harder-to-find stuff like Dogfish Head 120-Minute IPA -- that get the beer geeks riled up. But just because enthusiasts love Tops doesn't mean it's a pretentious place to buy brewski.

In truth, it's so laid-back here that the staff can seem indifferent at times, so you're on your own, buddy. Still, if you know what you're looking for (or are adventurous enough to take a chance on some unusual suds), Tops is the place to visit.

Tops Liquor: 403 West University Drive, Suite 104, Tempe; 480-967-5643

BEFORE YOU GO...
Can you help us continue to share our stories? Since the beginning, Phoenix New Times has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix — and we'd like to keep it that way. Our members allow us to continue offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food, and culture with no paywalls.