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Celebrate Beer Season in Sedona: Barrels of Fun, Bars & Brews

Posted by: Arabella Hotel Sedona
03 Aug
Celebrate International Beer Day: Bars, Brews & Fun Things to Do in Sedona

If your celebrating International Beer Day in August, Sedona is at the heart of Arizona’s craft beer culture renaissance. From breweries and tap rooms to gastropubs and bars, you'll find a vibrant craft beer scene in this funky Southwest city. Beer lovers will find endless things to do in Sedona, with great food, brews, and adventure always on tap.


See the Beer-Making Process at Sedona's Oak Creek Brewing Co.


Did you know that people have been sipping beer for more than7,000 years, since it was first invented in ancient Mesopotamia? Today, you can experience the art of beer making at the Oak Creek Brewing Co. in Sedona.


Located at 2050 Yavapai Drive in West Sedona, this microbrewery produces and serves award-winning brews, including Oak Creek Hefeweizen (Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal Winner), Oak Creek Nut Brown (North American Brewers′ Association Gold Medal Winner), Oak Creek IPA (Great Arizona Beer Festival Silver Medal Winner), as well as tasty lagers, pale ales, ambers, porters and the Oak Creek Kung Fu Kölsch. Try a flight of their rotating selection and seasonal creations.


Oak Creek Brewing Co. also offers a great menu, including veggie quesadillas, tacos, nachos, and gourmet tamales made with organic corn masa. Enjoy live music five nights a week, chill on the outdoor patio and hang out by the fire pit in the beer garden. Stop by for their awesome Hoppy Hour specials every day from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., including $4.25 pints, $4.50 pitchers, and $4.75 house wine.


Best Sedona Breweries and Bars


After you experience the Oak Creek microbrewery, venture beyond to Sedona’s brewpubs, bars, and wine lounges. Here are some of our favorites beer-drinking hangouts:

  • Oak Creek Brewery and Grill- This second-story brewpub is the second outlet for Oak Creek Brewing Co. Located in historic Tlaquepaque at d201 336, AZ-179 in Sedona, it's just half a mile from the Arabella Hotel Sedona. You'll find all the same beers that you do in the brewery, along with amazing views of the Red Rocks and wood-fired grill cuisine. Try a beer sampler and kick back on the upstairs patio.
  • Vino di Sedona- Relax in an artsy wine lounge and beer bar with elevated pub cuisine, live music, and a cool market for shopping. It's situated at 2575 AZ-89A in West Sedona, about 3 miles from our hotel. Enjoy wine tastings, craft beers, and a large selection of mead. There are also numerous wine cocktails, ciders, and fruit beers. Savor Italian small plates and tapas, plus pizzas and delicious entrees.
  • Mooney's Irish Pub- Chill out at this low-key Irish pub with live music, darts, and foosball. Serving Irish-inspired cuisine until late, the bar is beloved by locals and features a fantastic selection of beer and whiskey. Situated around the corner from our hotel (0.1 miles away), it's one of the few places in Sedona whose kitchen is open past 9:00 p.m.
  • Famous Pizza & Beer- Savor East Coast-style handmade pizzas at this West Sedona hangout, which is found at 3190 AZ-89A (about 4 miles from our hotel). It features an impressive array of local, regional, and international microbrews on tap. Don't miss the buffalo chicken wings.

The Unique Local Flavor of Arabella Hotel Sedona


Beer lovers will discover a relaxing haven at Arabella Hotel Sedona. This adobe-style boutique hotel is a 4-minute drive from downtown and the city’s best microbreweries, bars and pubs. Before you head out for your Sedona beer tasting adventures, swing by our Eloté Cafe, serving modern Southwestern cuisine and local craft beer, including Oak Creek Amber Ale and Oak Creek Nut Brown and a Draft of the Day.

The hotel is also within walking distance of many restaurants and bars, as well s hiking and biking trails.

With beautiful views of Sedona's famous Red Rocks, Arabella Hotel Sedona also features comfortable rooms and suites, two outdoor pools – perfect for sipping cold brews – a complimentary hot breakfast daily, a fitness center and an 8-acre dog park. You can plan your escape with their latest specials, including the 20% Summer Hot Deal.


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