Local Business Spotlight: Wineries & Bars

Greater Prescott’s locally owned bars, wineries, vineyards, and breweries are some of the top gathering spots in our community. They sell us some of the finest libations in the state, country, and world while giving us lively yet comfortable places to meet friends old and new. We can go to where the grapes are grown, the beers are brewed or the fruit is fermented, or where the end product is served (or not, in the case of Arizona’s largest self-serve taproom).

Yes, it’s about the “buzz,” but it’s also about the buzz of talking to and just being around other people.
Our local business owners, brewers, barkeeps, and waitstaff have the pulse of the people of Greater Prescott like few others. They know what the community likes to drink, eat and discuss. In the end, they know how to create a place where everybody knows your name.

 

Back Alley Wine Bar

Located in the back alley of the famous Whiskey Row in Downtown Prescott. They offer wines, beer, and cider from around the state and globe. Try their Arizona Wine flights or customize your own!

While you sip your delicious beverages, enjoy their charcuterie board and a few small appetizers and desserts. Their weekly Pizza Night, hosted every Thursday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, features a woodfired pizza and a glass of wine or beer for $15.

Join them for live music on Friday and Saturday nights from 6:00 to 9:00 PM and for Sunday Funday with the Ping Brothers and friends from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

Stop by and experience their wide selection of locally made Arizona wine.

Contact Information:
156 S. Montezuma St
Prescott, AZ 86303
480-570-5131
www.backalleywine.com

 

Javelina Leap Vineyard & Winery

Javelina Leap is a family-operated, premium boutique winery with award-winning wines. Their winery is in Northern Arizona’s Verde Valley, only minutes away from Sedona in the small historic valley of Page Springs.

Javelina Leap Winery processes approximately 44 tons of Arizona-grown grapes equaling about 2,600 cases of fine Javelina Leap Arizona wine. When you visit, you will sample wines at a fully functional vineyard and winery. Their harvested Arizona grapes are picked, destemmed, fermented, pressed, aged, bottled, and labeled all at the winery, which is equipped with a 100 barrel capacity cellar currently full of aging Arizona wine. They also offer tours of the winemaking facility and barrel room.

Elevation, volcanic soil, hot days, and cool nights make Arizona a perfect environment for grape growing. Arizona, California, Spain, Portugal, Italy, and Bordeaux France are all between 34 and 45 degrees latitude north of the equator placing Arizona among some of the most famous wine destinations in the world.

Contact Information:
1565 N. Page Springs Rd.
Cornville, AZ 86325
928-649-2681
www.javelinaleapwinery.com

 

Matt’s Saloon

Matt’s Longhorn Saloon has been a part of Prescott’s famous “Whiskey Row” since the early 1960s and is still going strong today as one of Prescott’s last true Honky Tonks. Occupying the historic D. Levy Building, built-in 1901 as a mercantile, then becoming a saloon just at the end of prohibition in 1934, Matt’s Saloon has become an internationally recognized and highly acclaimed destination for country music. Great country-western acts such as Buck Owens, Lee Hazelwood, and Waylon Jennings entertained Matt’s customers in the early to mid-60s, and more recently, in 2003, Andy Griggs and Leland Martin performed. Even legendary rock & roller Bruce Springsteen has a special connection with Matt’s Saloon.

Stop by to make a friend, enjoy a cold one and two-step the night away on their magnificent 1,200 square-foot oak dance floor. Take a look back in time as their picture-covered walls capture the endless memories Matt’s has given to many over the past forty years.

Contact Information:
112 S. Montezuma St
Prescott, AZ 86301
928-776-2974
www.mattssaloon.com

 

Park Plaza Liquor & Deli

Once you set foot in the store, you’ll know you’re somewhere special. This is Prescott’s only liquor store, restaurant, bar, and cigar lounge under one roof. In the store, you’ll find an unmatched selection of craft beer, fine wine, cigars, and spirits within at least 100 miles. Choose from thousands of beers, wines, and cigars and enjoy them on our premises. In our kitchen, you’ll find some of Prescott’s best chefs. With signature wood-fired pizzas, classic sandwiches, and fresh garden salads there’s something for everyone.

Contact information:
402 W. Goodwin St., Prescott
928-541-9894
www.parkplazaliquor.com

 

The Point Bar and Lounge

Prescott’s favorite cocktail lounge, The Point Bar & Lounge, is a hidden gem located just off Whiskey Row under the Old Brinkmeyer Hotel. To get there, head down the stairs from Montezuma Avenue and look for the red light around back. Once inside, you’ll find a speakeasy-style lounge featuring classic cocktails and one-of-a-kind original cocktails. Your drinks are made by experienced bartenders with only top-shelf spirits, freshly squeezed juices, house-made bitters, and ice cut by hand.

The bar boasts the most extensive selection of bottles in Northern Arizona. With over 150 different whiskeys, unique agave products, obscure liqueurs, and much more, you’re sure to find something spectacular. Whether you sit at the bar and watch the bartenders craft each drink or sneak away to a cozy dark corner, prepare yourself for an experience unlike anything else in Prescott. This place is a must-visit when downtown!

Contact Information:
114 N Montezuma St.
Prescott, AZ.
(928) 237-9027
www.thepointbarandlounge.com

 

Insurgent Brewing Co.

Insurgent: Rebellious, Revolutionary. At Insurgent Brewing Company it’s all about BIG beers!

Located in Chino Valley, Insurgent Brewing Company offers a huge selection in their taproom, which is open Monday-Thursday 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Friday 3:00 PM-10 PM, Saturday 12:00 PM -10:00 PM & Sunday 1:00 PM -6:00 PM.

Customers can also find a diverse menu with BBQ and comfort classics! The kitchen is open Monday-Thursday 3:00 PM -7:00 PM, Friday 3:00 PM -8:00 PM, Saturday 12:00 PM-8:00 PM, and Sunday 1:00 PM-6:00 PM. Brunch is also served on the 1st Sunday of every month from 11:00 PM -2:00 PM.

Contact Information:
990 N. Hwy 89, Suite D
Chino Valley, AZ 86323
928-636-9077
www.insurgentbrewingco.com

 

Jersey Lilly Saloon

Jersey Lilly Saloon is the unspoken “hub” of Whiskey Row. The glorious balcony, resplendent with locally mined granite columns, is a natural focal point for all of the functions on Whiskey Row.

Your host Josh Makrauer welcomes you to come on up and enjoy some good old Prescott hospitality at the Jersey Lilly Saloon, in the center of beautiful downtown Prescott. Located upstairs in the Palace Historical Building on Whiskey Row with the only balcony overlooking the Courthouse Plaza. Climb up the stairs (or take the elevator!) and have a front-row seat on all the action!

Live music six days a week.

Happy Hour:
All-day Monday
Tuesday – Friday 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday – Thursday 8:30 PM – Close

Summer hours May 1st – September 30th:
Monday – Thursday 2:00 PM – Close
Friday 12:00 PM – Close
Saturday & Sunday 9:00 AM – Close

Contact Information:
116 S. Montezuma St.
Prescott, AZ 86303
928-541-7854
www.jerseylillysaloon.com

 

Rafter Eleven

Dawn Wasocwicz, the owner of Rafter Eleven, calls herself a rancher’s daughter. She created Rafter Eleven in the heart of Prescott Valley for three reasons. First, to honor the past because where the Rafter Eleven store sits today used to be part of the original ranching land. Secondly, to pay tribute to her father for providing the Rafter Eleven legacy, which is honesty, integrity, effort, and to provide an opportunity where we live. Lastly, to create a place where the community could truly connect!

The Rafter Eleven brand holds great meaning for Dawn. The Eleven represents the pillars of this community: those who laid the foundation before, the Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Prescott Valley, the visionaries, and the ranchers. The Rafter, or the rooftop, is the piece that Dawn is creating; a place where Prescott Valley can bring their family and friends and connect — a place of great quality coffee, incredible olive oils, and balsamic vinegars, exquisite wines, in a beautiful space that feels like home to everyone who comes in!

Contact Information:
2985 Centre Ct. B
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
928-227-2050
www.raftereleven.com

 

LazyG Brewhouse

What started out as a love of beer and breweries turned into a dream of building our own place. From the humble beginning of a vintage trailer park (circa 1945), purchased in 2007, we started planning the transformation to the LazyG Brewhouse. In 2018, finally able to devote the time needed to see our plans come to fruition, construction got underway – from the ground up.

Stepping into the LazyG, our open concept with bright artwork and a view into the brewery has an inviting feel. A roll-up glass garage door brings the outside in when the weather is right. The Park is a great outdoor space (dog friendly) with picnic tables, big chairs, firepits, and a stage for live music on weekends. Enjoy a beer made by our award-winning brewer served from our iconic outdoor bar. Experience Craft & Comfort.

Contact information:
220 W. Leroux St,,
Prescott, AZ 86303
928-445-2994
www.lazygbrewhouse.com

 

Founding Fathers – City Tavern Taproom

Philadelphia, 1772, a group of citizens commissioned to build City Tavern. It became the meeting place for prominent and influential American leaders such as Paul Revere, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and more. They would gather to discuss how to fight off tyranny, establish freedom and build a future America that’s led by elected leaders.

On July 4, 1776, all these conversations and meetings were stamped into history as City Tavern erupted in celebration for America’s first Independence Day.

In honor of this historic gathering place Founding Fathers has created City Tavern Taproom, to be a home for all who want to build community, connect with others and share how they will leave their mark on history, all while enjoying the best beers the world has to offer.

At City Tavern Taproom you’ll find Arizona’s largest self-serve, on-tap selection of the world’s greatest. We like to surprise people. So we will be consistently rotating our taps with new, limited edition, and rare beers, ciders, and meads, all while keeping your favorites stocked and cold, waiting for you and your friends.

Contact information:
218 N. Granite St.
Prescott, AZ 86301
928-582-9139
www.citytaverntaproom.com

 

Superstition Meadery

Superstition Meadery’s Prescott tasting room is an essential destination for every craft beverage lover. Husband and wife team Jeff and Jen Herbert are reintroducing humanity’s oldest alcoholic beverage to the world and are doing it with style. Superstition’s mead is made by fermenting the highest quality Arizona honey with the finest locally and internationally sourced ingredients to create award-winning drinks that have gained recognition across Arizona and around the world.

Located in historic downtown Prescott, in the cellar of the Burmister building, the candlelit, lushly furnished tasting room is the ideal place to escape the world around you and enjoy a flight of some of the finest meads available. Perfect for a romantic date or a happy hour with friends, the diverse tasting options paired with curated artisanal cheese and charcuterie boards ensure that there is something to keep everyone satisfied and smiling.

Contact information:
120 West Gurley Street
Prescott, AZ 86301
928-458-4256
www.superstitionmeadery.com

 

Lonesome Valley Brewing & the P.U.B.

Lonesome Valley Brewing is Prescott Valley’s finest and oldest craft brewery since 2013. Their menu features made-from-scratch food. They are known for their hand-formed burgers, fresh-baked pretzels, and the best Reuben sandwich in the state! The dining room is intimate and evokes the feeling of a corner diner and public house. It is a place to meet your neighbors and talk or listen to original local music.

When you come to downtown Prescott, stop by The P.U.B. Prescott. Enjoy Pub favorites like Guinness, Smithwick’s & Harp on tap, alongside local craft creations from Lonesome Valley Brewing. The traditional pub food is full-flavored and comforting with just enough of a twist to keep your palate on its toes… if it had toes!

Contact information:
Lonesome Valley Brewery:
3040 N. Windsong Dr., #101, Prescott Valley
928-515-3541
www.lonesomevalleybrewing.com

The P.U.B: 239 N. Marina St., Prescott,
www.thepubprescott.com
928-264-1546