This is my husband's "must-do" whenever he is in town for Spring Training. I think at first he was a little leery to bring the kids (especially after driving by one night and there was a line out the door and down the street). But we decided on an afternoon (too late for most people's breakfast and too early for lunch), and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. We were lucky enough to have the place to ourselves (except for the bar-I think that place is ALWAYS filled!). We chose inside since it was so hot outside, but next time I would take the patio. Its a cool outdoor space and good people watching. Inside is like a warehouse, so we had the wall open to the outside, but I kept wondering what was going on outside.
The food was great. The kid's menu had a good selection and they gave my kid's gigantic Sprites (which they are not soda drinkers so I think it made them a little loopy). I had the "beer bread" which was like a tortilla/falafel type bread and it was delish. It was crammed with veggies and I found it ironic that my first taste of vegetables on our trip was at a bar.
The beer is great here. For the longest time, they couldn't export their "Kiltlifter" beer to California, so my husband would stock up each trip and run the border back to CA with a trunk of ale.The food server was knowledgeable about her beers and was willing to give me samples when I was unsure of what to order.
Bottomline, this IS a must-do in Tempe. Just to keep it kid-friendly, I'd suggest doing this in the daytime and maybe skip it at night.
We recently visited Four Peaks with our three year olds and a group of adults and were pleasantly surpised at just how kid friendly this restaurant was. Yes, its a brewery. Yes, there are alot of ASU students in the area.But- its loud,in inexpensive, and it has a decent kids menu.It was so nice to be a place where my kids could be their normal loud selves without wanting to duck under a table. The food is FANTASTIC. Everyone at our table was raving about everything we ate which included several appetizers and main dishes. And of course the beer was great too. The prices are very reasonable and most plates were around $10. I think this will be our new must visit restaurant for whenever we are in the area.