Founded as a companion restaurant to the nearby Beaver Street Brewery, Lumberyard Brewing Company allowed the owners to expand their craft and experiment with new and different beers. Today Lumberyard offers a sumptuous slate of beers (brewed on-site), a full menu with a wide variety of options, and a relaxed atmosphere that is ideal for travelers to Flagstaff looking for a nice place to eat after a day of Grand Canyon adventures.
Lumberyard Brewing Ambiance
Lumberyard Brewing Company is a sprawling restaurant, with multiple rooms, an expansive outdoor patio space, and a nice historic vibe. It’s actually located in a restored building which was once owned by the Flagstaff Lumber Company and used for generations as a lumber yard – hence the name. You’ll see the heritage of the building reflected in the décor, with, for example, periodic saw-blade designs, lots of beautiful woodwork on the exterior, and a funky industrial vibe on the interior.
There is seating in multiple different areas inside the dining room, as well as outside on the large patio. Table service is efficient and friendly, and the atmosphere is relaxed and casual. For the most part, you’ll see a wide variety of customers, ranging from large groups to couples. Because it’s also focused in large part on brewing and beer, it’s perfect for beer lovers and those who love exploring new drinks. You may find it a bit loud, however, for small children. And, if you aren’t a drinker, it may not be worth the long waits.
Lumberyard Brewing Food
The menu at Lumberyard Brewing Company is fairly extensive, with a wide variety of offerings across multiple cuisines (although it’s all pretty casual). Some of their featured appetizer items include a nice selection of dip-it-yourself sauces for chicken wings or tofu bites, nachos, fried mac n’ cheese balls, soup, chili, and their immensely popular dish “The Mess,” which is a fun southwestern spin on poutine.
As far as entrees go, you’ll find a selection of sandwiches and salads, including burgers, burritos, and more. Try their Vietnamese burger (another big hit with customers), which includes a number of Asian ingredients like daikon radish, sriracha aioli, cilantro, and more atop a beef patty. If that sounds a little adventurous to you, they also have a classic cheese burger alongside a selection of other traditional burger options like a Sunrise Burger, Texas Burger, Black and Bleu Burger, and more.
They also offer a number of playful vegetarian options, including a veggie-only ceviche, a hummus reuben, mac n’ cheese, and a selection of salads. These are also good choices if you’re trying to balance out the beer you’re drinking! As far as the beer goes, you’ll find that they offer rotating taps of whatever they’re brewing at the moment, which could encompass anything from IPAs to Pale Ales to Lagers and beyond. If you like fruit beers, the Red Rock Raspberry is a favorite.
Lumberyard Brewing Details
Lumberyard Brewing Company is popular with visitors and locals alike, so you should expect it to be busy most nights during the tourist season. They also offer a really nice happy hour every day of the week, so if you dine on the earlier side, be prepared to encounter those crowds as well. Especially if you’re coming back from a long day at the Grand Canyon, you should be ready to wait for a table.
They are, however, also open for lunch, so if you wanted to check out their menu at a less busy time of day, we might recommend mid-afternoon for a late lunch. They serve the full menu and all beer during lunch and dinner, so you can choose which time of day is best for you to visit without missing out on any of these tasty options.
As a brewery, Lumberyard also offers some merchandise, any of which makes for a cool souvenir from a local indie establishment. Options include apparel and take-home beer, as well as some fun extras.
Lumberyard Brewing Neighborhood
Ideally located in downtown Flagstaff, Lumberyard Brewing Company is within walking distance of many of the other downtown attractions. Some additional activities you might be interested in before or after your dinner include a number of little shops, several art galleries, the Orpheum Theater, and many other restaurants.
Nearby hotels include the Residence Inn, Drury Inn & Suites, and others. There are also more hotels a bit of a drive south, including the Comfort Inn, the Hilton Garden Inn, and more.