Must-visit breweries near every spring training stadium in Arizona

Peoria Sports Complex (Unsplash Photo/Megan Ellis)

By Robert Gundran

March 1, 2024

Spring training is back in full swing in Arizona. Over a dozen MLB teams are all across the Valley warming up for the regular season.

There are 10 spring training stadiums from Goodyear to Mesa—some teams share a temporary home

A single can of beer at baseball stadiums can approach $20. Avoid those prices and support local businesses by heading to a nearby brewery.

Check out the closest brewery to every spring training stadium:


Salt River Fields at Talking Stick

7555 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale
Who plays here: Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies
Closest Brewery: PHX Beer Co.
Brewery address: 8300 Hayden Road, Scottsdale
Distance: 1.2 miles

PHX Beer Co. has 15 beers always on tap. The brewery also has seasonal beers that come and go depending on the part of the year.

This is definitely one of the breweries you can walk to and from before the game.


Sloan Park

Stadium address: 2330 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Mesa
Who plays here: Chicago Cubs
Closest Brewery: Papago Brewing Co.
Brewery address: 1033 N. Dobson Road, Mesa
Distance: 0.9 miles

Sloan Park sits west of Riverview Park. Papago Brewing Co. is just on the other side of the street at Mesa Riverview.

Papago also serves pizza, hot dogs, and sandwiches, so you can avoid expensive stadium food, too.


Scottsdale Stadium

7408 E. Osborn Road, Scottsdale
Who plays here: San Francisco Giants
Closest Brewery: Goldwater Brewing Co.
Brewery address: 3608 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Distance: 0.5 miles

Scottsdale Stadium is closer than any other stadium on this list to a local brewery. Goldwater Brewing Co. is just down the street, anine-minute walk away.

Head a little north from Goldwater and you’re in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, where there are more bars to check out.


Tempe Diablo Stadium

2200 W. Alameda Drive, Tempe
Who plays here: Los Angeles Angels
Closest Brewery: Four Peaks Brewing Co.
Brewery address: 2401 S. Wilson St., Tempe
Distance: 2.9 miles

Tempe Diablo Stadium is near one of Four Peaks’ tap rooms.

Four Peaks is one of Arizona’s largest breweries. If you’re from out of town, you have to go and try the beers that led to that success.


Camelback Ranch-Glendale

10710 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix
Who plays here: Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox
Closest Brewery: State 48 Brewery
Brewery address: 6770 N. Sunrise Blvd., Glendale
Distance: 3.4 miles

The Dodgers and White Sox play just off the Agua Fria River, and just southwest of State Farm Stadium.

State 48 Brewery is in the Westgate Entertainment District alongside over a dozen other places to grab food or a drink.


Goodyear Ballpark

1933 S. Ballpark Way, Goodyear
Who plays here: Cleveland Guardians and Cincinnati Reds
Closest Brewery: Saddle Mountain Brewing Company
Brewery address: 15651 W. Roosevelt St., Goodyear
Distance: 2.2 miles

Goodyear Ballpark is the furthest away from any other spring training stadium, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a brewery nearby.

Saddle Mountain Brewing Company is just off the I-10 Freeway so head to the game a bit early and stop by for a beer.


Surprise Stadium

15850 N. Bullard Ave., Surprise
Who plays here: Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals
Closest Brewery: State 48 Brewery
Brewery address: 13823 W. Bell Road, Surprise
Distance: 2 miles

State 48 Brewery has 37 beers listed on its menu. It’s the perfect place to have a drink before watching a game featuring the 2023 World Series champs, the Rangers.


Peoria Sports Complex

16101 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria
Who plays here: Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres
Closest Brewery: Throne Brewing Company
Brewery address: 17035 N. 67th Ave., Glendale
Distance: 2 miles

Peoria Sports Complex is just south of Arrowhead Towne Center, and Throne Brewing Company is just east of both.

All three are great places to spend a weekend afternoon out of the house.


American Family Fields of Phoenix

3805 N. 53rd Ave., Phoenix
Who plays here: Milwaukee Brewers
Closest Brewery: Fate Brewing Co.
Brewery address: 4445 N. Seventh St., Phoenix
Distance: 6.9 miles

Unfortunately the home of the Milwaukee Brewers is the furthest away from a dedicated taproom.

Nevertheless, if you’re heading to or coming from a game at American Family Fields of Phoenix you owe it to yourself to head to Fate Brewing Co. and give the Hatch Chile Gatos a try. It’s a golden ale aged on Hatch chiles, and it might be Arizona’s most unique beer.


Hohokam Stadium

1235 N. Center St., Mesa
Who plays here: Oakland Athletics
Closest Brewery: 12 West Brewing
Brewery address: 12 W. Main St., Mesa
Distance: 1.6 miles

Hohokam Stadium is just north of downtown Mesa, where you’ll find specialty shops, a music venue, and 12 West Brewing.

The brewery started less than 10 years ago and has since grown into a staple of downtown Mesa and the Arizona beer scene.


READ MORE: These 4 awesome breweries in metro Phoenix are owned by women


  • Robert Gundran

    Robert Gundran grew up in the Southwest, spending equal time in the Valley and Southern California throughout his life. He graduated from Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism in 2018 and wrote for The Arizona Republic and The Orange County Register.


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