Since opening in 2013, The Whining Pig has been one of the best-kept secrets in Phoenix drinking. Located on the northeast corner of Bethany Home Road and 16th Street, the bar offers an ever-changing selection of beer and wine — plus more character per square foot than just about any other watering hole in town. Of course, at less than 500 square feet, that's not hard do.
As of earlier this month, the cozy drinking spot is also expanding, offering not only one, but two locations where drinkers can belly up with beer to play a board game. In addition to the original bar in north Central Phoenix, The Whining Pig is also open at 2512 South Val Vista Drive in Gilbert.
The bar offers nearly three dozen taps, well over 100 beers by the bottle and can, and about 50 wine selections. As at its sister location, you can also expect plenty of board games to keep you entertained while you drink — plus happy-hour deals from 3 to 8 p.m. everyday.
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While The Whining Pig's drink selection may be extensive, however, the food options are pretty limited. You can count on a menu of grilled cheese sandwiches made with ingredients such as pesto, sun-dried tomato, and mozzarella; fig spread, prosciutto, and goat cheese; and smoked ham and American cheese. The bar also serves a meat and cheese plate and a peanut butter brownie.
The Whining Pig Gilbert is open from 3 p.m. to midnight Monday through Wednesday, 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 3 to 10 p.m. on Sunday.