The Main Ingredient Ale House & Cafe

2337 N 7th St (at Sheridan St), Phoenix, AZ 85006, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–Midnight
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wi-Fi:
No
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
9.2/10

Based on 147 votes

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  • happy hour
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  • wine
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  • casual
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  • J Scott K.

    Love the feel. Good place to meet friends

    J Scott Kuta · 3 weeks ago
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  • J Scott K.

    Love the patio

    J Scott Kuta · February 15
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  • april p.

    food. service. drinks. everything is on point. one of my favorite spots in phoenix and where else do you see a MF DOOM album framed as decoration?

    april pongtratic · November 29, 2014
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  • Deidra B.

    Every time I come here I get the BLT, it is amazing!

    Deidra Brown-Impiccini · October 24, 2014
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  • Malcolm C.

    TMI lemonade, enuff said.

    Malcolm Cook · October 18, 2014
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  • Erin B.

    My favorite neighborhood spot.

    Erin Bartynski · August 25, 2014
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  • Phoenix New Times

    Matt Diamond might've honed his chops at some of the Valley's best wine bars, but he decided to go with "ale house" instead, offering five craft brews (of 8) on tap, along with 20 bottles and cans. Read more

    Phoenix New Times · August 13, 2014
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  • Roy S.

    The RB&C is consistently awesome--if you love horseradish challenges. Cash money also pretty cool. Can't wait for it to cool down, with Old Rasputin on tap!

    Roy Steves · July 5, 2014
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  • Wesley

    $2.50 pints during happy hour (tue-sun 11am-6pm mon 11am-11pm)!! the olives are on point. And the green chile stew is the perfect amount of spicy and delicious!!

    Wesley · June 8, 2014
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  • William B.

    The cheddar & mild chiles combo didn't hit, at all. The bread w/ the MNC failed to heighten the experience. Pasta used was a bit overcooked. The presentation felt like I was at an office potluck.

    William Brazil · May 20, 2014
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  • Taylor D.

    Had the calvano sandwich. Delicious if you like artichokes and a little spice from the peppers. And the salsa is always a great starter

    Taylor Dimler · April 29, 2014
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  • Francisco S.

    Food and beer was deelish

    Francisco Salas · April 22, 2014
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  • Jason B.

    If your name is Jessica reserving a table here is a joy you'll never have.

    Jason Begay · April 11, 2014
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  • Scott C.

    Haven't had anything that I didn't love here. Green chili stew, BLT, The Acapulco Cheesesteak (yum!). Great selection of craft beers. This is a terrific place.

    Scott Clark · March 22, 2014
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  • Rueben S.

    The beet salad is... Amazing!

    Rueben Silva · March 14, 2014
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  • Sameera M.

    The place is so chill and live with a mixture of people from regulars, business meetings to cute couples/friends that enjoy a hipster chill environment. Relaxed clothing=Entry. I live in Chandler too!

    Sameera Mohammed · February 20, 2014
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  • Josh B.

    Best Gastropub around! I moved here a year ago and have been back 60 times! Best craft beer prices in the valley and AMAZING food with the best ingredients. LOVE this place and the atmosphere :)

    Josh Blanchette · February 16, 2014
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  • Everyday

    Ritzy place for Phoenix. Try the PB-J sandwich ...you won't be disappointed.

    Everyday · February 14, 2014
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  • Hannah

    Go for happy hour on the patio and make sure to bring your puppies. They are very dog friendly!

    Hannah · November 18, 2013
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  • Hannah

    The patio here is great at happy hour. Bring your puppies, they are very dog friendly!

    Hannah · November 18, 2013
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  • Dallin B.

    Mondays: happy hour all day.

    Dallin Bryce · November 12, 2013
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  • Adriana I.

    Try the cochinita pibil tacos just amazing

    Adriana Ireta · November 9, 2013
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  • Jenny W.

    Go for happy hour! Beers are $2.50. Also, the Mac and cheese, BLT and RB & C are delicious!

    Jenny Waite · September 23, 2013
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  • Dallin B.

    Easy lunch: the Red Goat.

    Dallin Bryce · September 1, 2013
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  • Jason G.

    Awesome, girls behind the bar were great, grilled cheese is to die for, price is right.

    Jason Gerlitz · August 19, 2013
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  • Travis

    I enjoyed the food, great happy hours value. The only problem I had was that the acoustics were horrible. I could hardly hear the other people at my table.

    Travis · July 27, 2013
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  • Jayson H.

    Cash money. Hands down. Starts out dark and jammy. Finishes with a hint of spice.

    Jayson Huddy · July 18, 2013
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  • Brent P.

    Great atmosphere. Just feels comfortable whether sitting inside or out. Quesadillas are a knock out. Prices are decent. Overall, A+

    Brent Parker · June 14, 2013
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  • Kelly C.

    Very good :)

    Kelly Cristina · June 9, 2013
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  • Joe Bob

    Great service and Schlitz in a bottle what could be better

    Joe Bob · June 6, 2013
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  • Phoenix New Times

    The Mindy's Mac and Cheese -- a sizable wedge of XL noodles and cheddar cheese, packed with mild green chiles, then baked and served with a side of crunchy bread, makes you feel immediately at home. Read more

    Phoenix New Times · May 14, 2013
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  • Michael A.

    RB&C is the bomb! So is eating lunch listening to Tribe Called Quest

    Michael Allen · May 9, 2013
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  • Tara G.

    Sophie salad....yum!!!!

    Tara G · April 26, 2013
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  • Elizabeth H.

    The mac and cheese is the best!

    Elizabeth Hernandez · April 14, 2013
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  • C.R.E.A.M G.

    The chips & salsa are on point! Seconds please :)

    C.R.E.A.M GET EM! · April 7, 2013
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  • Charles G.

    This is a very cool restaurant, I so love this place.

    Charles Green · March 26, 2013
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  • Katana W.

    I just moved into the neighborhood and this place gives a great vibe to the area. Always packed, great beers and a busy, but laid back patio.

    Katana White · February 14, 2013
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  • Phoenix New Times

    2012 Best of Phoenix Winner: Best Happy Hour, Downtown Phoenix! Always an enticing selection of local and craft beers on tap and a glass of wine for as little as $4, as well as cocktail specials. Read more

    Phoenix New Times · January 14, 2013
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  • Mery C.

    Great Artichoke ( mac and cheese) yummy .. also try the Acapulco sandwich.

    Mery C. · January 10, 2013
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  • Brandi V.

    Great veg sandwich and artichoke heaven, terrible music...even if your a hip hop fan.

    Brandi V · December 30, 2012
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  • Jenna M.

    BLT or Mac n Cheese is s must!

    Jenna M · December 22, 2012
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  • Julie M.

    Monday and Sunday all-day happy hour (no food, only drinks, but I'll take it) is the bomb.

    Julie Mate · October 23, 2012
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  • Phx Tonight

    On Monday's they have all day happy hour which includes $2.50 pints, $4 wines, and half off wells.

    Phx Tonight · October 22, 2012
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  • Scarlett H.

    Get the jive turkey without jalapeño cream cheese and add their homemade chipotle mayo instead. You're welcome. Also, the owner makes sweet music mixes to play.

    Scarlett Heydt · October 2, 2012
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  • Chad L.

    They have amazing cheese cake and incredibly tasty iced tea! :-)

    Chad Lester · September 10, 2012
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  • Patrick S.

    The Amex coupon that pops up when you check in is not valid.

    Patrick Sesty · September 3, 2012
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  • Markos M.

    Fucking parking nazis in this bitch. No parking spaces are marked, it's public parking.

    Markos Mylonas · August 22, 2012
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  • Joe S.

    Was pleasantly surprised to hear they have happy hour all day on Mondays! Sit on the patio and split a slice of cheesecake for dessert. Read more

    Joe Smith · August 21, 2012
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  • Ricky

    Get the cash money WITH bacon. Amazing.

    Ricky · August 17, 2012
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  • Grace K.

    If you're a java fiend, the black coffee here is amazing.

    Grace Kang · July 23, 2012
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