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SanTan Brewing closes its Phoenix taproom and restaurant

SanTan's Phoenix brewpub to officially open Mon.
Posted at 5:44 PM, Apr 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-17 01:08:28-04

PHOENIX — SanTan Brewing Company has closed its taproom and restaurant in Phoenix after three years.

The Chandler-based brewery expanded to Phoenix in 2018 when it opened a taproom and restaurant near 16th Street and Bethany Home Road in the former Z'Tejas space.

"After thoughtful consideration, we decided to concentrate fully on our dine-in concepts in the East Valley," including its brewpub in downtown Chandler, its cocktail lounge, Spirit House, and production facility, SanTan Brewing said Friday in a statement.

"We're grateful for the tremendous support of SanTan fans," the statement read.

In 2019, SanTan Brewing expanded beyond beer into distilled spirits and opened Spirit House next to its restaurant in downtown Chandler.

Spirit House acts as a tasting room to showcase SanTan's spirits, including its Sacred Stave whiskey, Saint Anne's gin, vodka, and botanicals.

A Bluewater Grill spokesperson says they will take over the San Tan building space on May 1st and plan to do a remodel while they continue to operate on Camelback until about mid-June.

"We hope to be open for business on Bethany by the end of June if all goes well. The land we lease on Camelback was sold to some apartment builders so we had to find a new location. Staying in the neighborhood was important to us, so that location made sense," the spokesperson said to ABC15 in a statement.

The brewery's location inside Terminal 3 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport also remains open.