Fourth of July is right around the corner and, while your plans may look a little different this year, you can still enjoy some delicious grub and drink while lounging out by the pool or throwing a mini socially distanced party. Whether you want to snack on ribs, burgers, or hot dogs, these 12 restaurants are offering beer & BBQ takeout that makes for the perfect 4th of July feast.
3538 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018
While the menu at The Stand may be pretty small (we’re talking five burgers small), the small mom-and-pop shop packs a punch with those burgers. Each burger is made with 100-percent beef that is ground in-house daily, meaning you won’t be met with a soggy, greasy mess. So, grab a few burgers for you and the family, and don’t forget a couple of chocolate chile shakes to go with them.
4221 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85013
Short Leash started out as one of the most popular food trucks in the valley and after picking up some serious momentum, they opened their first brick-and-mortar location just north of downtown Phoenix. Their hot dogs range from all-beef to apple gouda to spicy link to veggie, all served on a piece of naan bread. Choose from one of their signature creations or choose to make your own dog with their endless topping options.
511 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
If barbecue is more your style, head over to Trapp House BBQ, a restaurant that prides itself on providing traditional all-American eats. “Phil the Grill” Johnson began his culinary career with a catering business which was so successful that he began entering BBQ competitions. After succeeding in many competitions and placing 5th in the entire country, he opened Trapp House in 2017 and has been featured multiple times on the Food Network. All of that work packing his food with flavor has paid off and Trapp House has become one of the most well-known BBQ restaurants in Phoenix.
202 E University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281
The minute you walk down University, you can smell the burgers cooking at The Chuckbox. Serving award-winning burgers since 1972, their secret is the open mesquite fire in which they cook the burgers. The no-frills restaurant has a limited menu but we promise the minute you take your first bite, you’ll never go back. One thing to keep in mind is that it is cash only, so you’ll want to stop by an ATM before your visit!
1945 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016
When driving by Nogales Hot Dogs, it may seem like nothing more than a roadside attraction. Yet it’s the perfect example of why you should never judge a book by its cover. The no-frills food stand draws large crowds looking to get their hands on the budget-worthy Sonoran-inspired hot dogs. These dogs aren’t served with ketchup and mustard but rather pinto beans, onions, tomatoes, mayo, and cotija cheese. And did we mention it’s wrapped in bacon? It’s a must-have for anyone looking for a new way to enjoy a dog.
8901 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85020
Little Miss BBQ offers some of the best central Texas-style barbecue that you will find in Arizona. Established in 2010, much like Trapp House, LMB got its start by competing in competitions all over the southwest. They pride themselves in bringing the best barbecue possible to the valley which is why they only use carefully selected prime briskets and cook on an all-wood offset using pecan, oak, and mesquite to give the food its smokey flavors. With over 2,000 ratings on Yelp, it’s earned its 5-star rating!
330 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85012
What would a 4th of July celebration be without some delicious ice-cold beverages? Sunup is offering different beers for take-out to complete your holiday feasts. With options like blonde ales to IPAs to coffee stouts, there’s something for every beer lover.
2502 E Camelback Rd Suite 127, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Sam Fox has taken over Arizona by storm and has some of the most well-thought-out and organized restaurants in the state. Zinburger is no exception. With mouthwatering burgers, scrumptious truffle fries, and thick milkshakes, it’s the perfect spot to pick up your Fourth of July dinner. Along with gourmet food, the restaurants are offering 50 percent off to-go beer and wine that you can order online.
100 E Camelback Rd #160, Phoenix, AZ 85012
A visit to Huss Brewing Co means that you’ll be able to pick up all of the essentials for a holiday weekend in the sun. Not only can you pick up beers to-go from the local brewing company, but they also have a killer menu complete with sandwiches, hot dogs, flatbreads, sliders, and salads. Not to mention the giant pretzel with beer cheese. Call ahead or place an order online to get your food with the press of a button.
2125 N 24th St, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Located in a small little home in the Green Gables neighborhood of Phoenix, the 1930s bungalow was converted to a taproom in 2015. While the taproom is still closed for dining-in, it’s a great spot to pick up a 4-pack or growler of your favorite local brew to enjoy for the weekend. They’ve made the process seamless by allowing online ordering and curbside pick-up.
8501 N 27th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85051
If you have a sophisticated palette but still want to enjoy a good barbeque meal, grab a bite from Bobby-Q BBQ. You’re probably thinking, “what does sophisticated barbecue mean?” Think wood-fired filet mignon. Using a mixture of almond and mesquite wood, Bobby focuses on a slow cooking process for its meats making for melt in your mouth, fall off the bone greatness.
1525 E Bethany Home Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85014
Santan Brewing is one of the most popular local beer companies in the state. With two storefronts, one in northern Phoenix and one in Chandler, grabbing some beers to-go along with bar fare is super simple. Snack on things like salads, tacos, sandwiches, burgers, and pizzas and wash it all down with a wheat, lager, or IPA beer of your choice. Don’t want to leave your house? Order beer or food for delivery!