From Breweries to Brunch Spots, Flagstaff Eats Well

Whether it's party time, lazy breakfast or date night, Flagstaff has you covered.

On Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 10:29

Whether it’s party time, lazy breakfast or date night, Flagstaff has you covered. The desert city may be dry outdoors, but step into any one of the numerous breweries or pubs, and you’ll hear a different tune. The Flagstaff Brewing Company has made it their personal mission to not only craft-brew beer that keeps customers coming back, but also to serve it in a casual, communal atmosphere. The Beaver Street Brewery and Whistle Stop Café is just a half block south of Route 66 and will celebrate its 15th anniversary next year. Mogollon Brewing Company in downtown Flagstaff is home to Arizona’s best-selling microbrews. On any given night, the bars at these joints are filled with people from all walks of life, swapping stories, taking in live music and, of course, enjoying the beer. For a breezier party scene, hit up San Felipe’s Cantina.

The coastal Mexican food and spring break party atmosphere will take you on vacation, no matter where you live or what night of the week it is. After a night of pints of margaritas, you’ll need a good breakfast. Visit Brandy’s Restaurant & Bakery for handmade pancakes or quiche. Or try any one of La Bellavia’s local favorites, such as an eggs Benedict dish or the full service espresso and cappuccino bar. Brandy’s and La Bellavia both serve non-breakfast foods, as well. For a unique dinner experience, pull up a chair at Black Bart’s Steakhouse, where the Black Bart’s Singers will entertain you with old-timey music and showtunes while you enjoy your steak, seafood or chicken dinner. To unwind afterwards, slide into the trendy Rendezvous Coffee House & Martini Bar in the Hotel Monte Vista for a quick nightcap. Of course, if you’d prefer a quiet night in with a freshly prepared meal, stop off at the Flagstaff Community Farmers’ Market, Sundays from 8 a.m. to noon, June through October.