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The Best Mesa Breweries and Taprooms

Mesa, AZ is home to a vibrant brewery scene. There are dozens of taprooms throughout the city, each adding their worthwhile contributions to the brewing tradition here. However, there are so many that deciding which Mesa brewery to visit can be hard.

We've put together a list of our favorite breweries in Mesa to help you know where to start.

Oro Brewing Company

  • 210 W Main St, Mesa, AZ
  • Tues - Fri 2 - 10 PM; Sat: 12 - 10 PM; Sun: 12 - 8 PM

Located in Mesa's Historic Downtown District, Oro Brewing Company is a locally-owned small-batch brewery and taproom. They are rooted in traditional brewing techniques and dedicated to perfecting their craft, two things that helped them become an award-winning brewery.

Oro is ultimately known for two things: their high quality beers, ales, and lagers, and the welcoming atmosphere they continually cultivate. Their menu consists of ~12 different craft beers as well as a selection of guest wines and ciders. 
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Chupacabra Taproom

  • 14 N Robson, Mesa, AZ
  • Mon - Thurs: 2 - 11 PM; Fri: 2 PM - 1 AM; Sat: 12 PM - 1 AM; Sun: 12 - 9 PM

Chupacabra Taproom is one of the best places to go for an introduction to craft beers in general.

One of the many things that makes Chupacabra Taproom stand out is that they have mastered the neighborhood hangout atmosphere. Their downtown location sports an airy, rustic vibe that lends itself to being a perfect place to unwind. They have plenty of seating both indoors and outdoors, thanks to their newly expanded patio.

This Mesa brewery is also well known for its large selection of craft beers from all over the world. In addition, visitors will find a curated selection of wines for even more variety. Light or Robust, there is a libation for everyone here.

Phantom Fox Beer Company

  • 150 W Main St, Mesa, AZ
  • Mon - Thurs: 12 - 10 PM; Fri: 12- 11 PM; Sat: 11 AM - 11 PM; Sun: 11 AM - 9 PM

New to the Mesa brewery scene, Phantom Fox Beer Company has already made a name for itself. Owned by the operator of Chupacabra Taproom, this company features the same neighborhood hangout atmosphere as its counterpart, but the woodsy decor is replaced with metal.

On top of having highly rated beers on tap, Phantom Fox Beer Company features a weekly event called ‘Freshest Friday', where the brewery drops a fruity concoction for every adult to enjoy. The company is partnered with Goat and Ram, a mobile pizza kitchen known for making artisanal pizzas, pastries, and other dishes. This means you can enjoy a stellar meal with some of the best brews in Mesa.
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Beer Research Institute Taproom

  • 213 W Main St, Mesa, AZ
  • Tues - Thurs: 2 - 10 PM; Fri - Sat 12 PM - 12 AM; Sun: 12 - 10 PM

The Beer Research Institute in Mesa, AZ is the oldest and longest-running brewery in the area. For years, this local, independent establishment provided guests with craft beers and pub fare made from scratch. However, if you'd prefer, the BRI Taproom allows for outside food to be brought in if it's from the neighboring establishments on Main Street.

What further sets this Mesa brewery apart from the rest is their onsite arcade, which features over 40 classic arcade games and 9 pinball machines. With great beer, delicious food, and nostalgic games, BRI Taproom is a choice you can't go wrong with.

Twelve West Brewing

  • 12 W Main St, Mesa, AZ
  • Sun, Tues - Thurs: 11 AM - 10 PM; Fri - Sat: 11 AM - 12 AM; Closed Mon

Twelve West Brewing gets their name from the address of this location, their official brewpub. While the brews are not made onsite, visitors can enjoy their beer craftsmanship and a variety of pub fare dishes here. The interior gives off a trendy warehouse vibe, featuring plenty of room for guests to relax and enjoy themselves.

This brewpub not only features a great selection of beer, but also offers a full cocktail bar, including cider, mead, spirits, and wine. Visitors can pair the perfect drink with their meal and enjoy the 2-leveled patio or the spacious indoor seating area. With live music and entertainment every week, Twelve West should be on your list of places to visit.
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Cider Corps

  • 31 s Robson #103, Mesa, AZ
  • Mon - Sat: 11 AM - 10 PM; Sun: 11 AM - 6 PM

While technically not a brewery, Cider Corps holds a special place in the heart of the community.

This veteran-owned establishment strives to live up to their six-word motto: "Drink Great Cider. Honor Great Sacrifices". The idea behind "The Bunker", the nickname for the cidery, was to create a space where everyone could come together and bond into a community. People of all backgrounds are welcome to enjoy a cold cider.

What's more, The Bunker is home to two other independent businesses: Myke's Pizza, and Pair Cupworks, a local coffee shop. This allows just about anyone to come and enjoy themselves, whether it's over pizza, coffee, or cider.

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