The Golden Pineapple Craft Lounge

4.6
171 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican / Southwestern
Industry owned and operated restaurant/lounge specializing in craft cocktails, southwestern/Baja inspired dishes with a unique craft beer selection. The restaurant hosts indoor and patio seating, along with a lounge area featuring pool tables, dart boards and TVs in a relaxed atmosphere. Located in the Dromedary Neighborhood of Tempe, Arizona.

All patio tables are on a first come, first serve basis and cannot be reserved.

Experiences

  • Brunch

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy a wide selection of southwestern inspired brunch dishes and pair with $5 Micheladas, and Mimosas!

Offers

  • Friday Lunch

    Multiple dates available

    Tue - Fri 11:00 AM - 2:45 PM

    Come for a Green Chile Brisket Burger or Schreiner's Sonoran Dog? Enjoy a complimentary pint of the award winning Pedal Haus Light Lager! Available until 3:00pm
  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available

    Tue - Fri 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Enjoy $2 Off 16oz Draft Beer, Wine and Select Cocktails and Appetizers from 3-6 Tuesday-Friday!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 171 people are saying
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klaudiam
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience4

First order came out cold. Veggie Enchiladas. Second order was just a total mush put all together. Went home hungry.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Golden Pineapple is the perfect place to go for a casual date night. The ambiance is not overly loud and the service is great!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service!

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teachevery1
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

2nd visit not as good as my 1st, but still enjoyable. Went on Taco Tuesday, but the tacos left me desiring a more authentic flavor. I hope the restaurant will improve the flavor profile for Taco Tuesday.

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Suzanne
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Golden Pineapple Craft Lounge has yummy food, good service, and it’s a cute place!

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vipLindaAhwatukee
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love The Golden Pineapple... we will be back again!!

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Shaelly
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place for date night and girls night. The food and drinks were out of this world!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a great experience. Craft cocktails were delish and well made. For apps, tried the wings, tamale fries and oysters. All were good and tasty. We had burgers, tacos and enchiladas. We recommend the venue and it’s fun atmosphere. Def give us a visit. We would go back!

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CharlesG
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Kitchen was very slow

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun, casual vibe

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DianaH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place for any occasion really. The food and cocktails are delicious while the ambiance is relaxed.

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NatalieS
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After my sister introduced me to the spot, I brought some out of town family here for dinner. They loved the ambiance and thought the food was great. They commented on how ALL of the staff were friendly and professional, especially or server, who weathered some dad jokes exceptionally well!

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BeckyK
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drink selection here is spectacular, and the food is excellent. They also have the most amazing ficus tree I've ever seen!!

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Soham
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They were a bit busier and hence service was slow but the staff were extremely helpful. Kudos to them. We ordered a couple of cocktails and a entree which included Pineapple Daiquiri, Strawberry Margherita and Baja friend Fish tacos.

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ChrisW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Great food! Our new favorite place.

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HB24
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Fun place, quirky food & drink options, nice to sit on the patio. Staff was all very kind but reallllly slow and not the most attentive. The mules we ordered were not awesome. The oysters and Navajo fry bread were great! I would give this place another try (this was my 2nd visit ever) and hope to see some improvement. But not rushing to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool spot with amazing tacos for taco Tuesday.

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TM4077
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ridiculously good drink menu and delicious food - all scratch made. Service was outstanding and the patio seating was nice. This is the kind of local eats we should all be patronizing.

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vipBrandon
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Tamale fires seemed overcooked.
Dinner was good up felt like an upstairs old fashioned for $17 was excessive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my friends birthday and my other friends and I took her there to celebrate. The service and food was so great! And everyone was so kind and helpful!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service was phenomenal. Great low key vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The drinks were good. But my husband’s fish was not good at all. He felt ill the rest of the evening. My chicken sandwich was pretty good. The fries were soggy. Overall, it was not that great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Golden Pineapple as our neighborhood spot! The tamale fries are incredible and they have great oysters! Best burgers in town! Beer selection is awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food. Fun funky atmosphere in a unique space. Good for all kinds of eating out…from casual to a night out to see a show (we were seeing Hamilton).

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AnneA
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delightful spot, excellent food, fries were AMAZING and salad was perfect. Service was excellent, friendly and helpful. Fresh bottle of chilled water with an old-fashioned lid appeared every time we ran low.
The big tree in photos was immense and gorgeous, the mister system really did the job.
Would definitely go back again. Want to try the dessert churros!

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bonviveur
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice little non chain place. Perfect spot to grab a bite before Gammage with flexibility to sit a little and watch the game before it was time to leave. Good combo of delicious Sonoran dog with a drink that pleased a high end cocktail snob.

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vipDisappointedtriathlete
Phoenix
31 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service, and a cool atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Variety in options for any palate, outstanding service, eclectic vibe loved the music - the space is a converted Italian restaurant I’d guess from the 70s. It’s really cool - indoor outdoor flow.

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NNeib
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My husband and I are very glad that we've got a place like the Golden Pineapple within walking distance of home. The food is very good - although, a warning if they ask, "Do you mind heat", they do mean heat. The wine and beer selection is interesting and fun. We like their outdoor seating - all of the concrete inside makes things very loud and difficult to talk when the place is full and buzzing. Here's the weird thing: It seems that you always have to wait. If you show up without a reservation, you will surely have to wait, even if the place is mostly empty. If you make a reservation and show up a few minutes early, you'll wait. (Again, the place had plenty of open seating when this happened to us.) This might be due to the current shortage of servers and other restaurant help. Maybe we just hit on off nights. We'll keep going back - the wait staff is friendly, the food and drink are reliable, it's a nice neighborhood place.

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vipCoco1
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service & drinks were all great! We will definitely go back!

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TaraD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband was especially impressed with the bourbon selection while I fell in love with the breakfast burrito (the chorizo was delicious!). We would like to return at night to try the stacked enchiladas.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Excellent service! Highly recommend!

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ChristinaW
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Ate here for Restaurant Week - the pork shank was incredibly tender and very tasty. Pineapple churro was decadent. The Surfer on Acid cocktail was definitely worth repeating on another trip!

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BruceW
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was delicious. Menu is too limited. What we had was great, but did not see many options.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was great and our hostess was very polite and informative!

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JeffW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best neighborhood bar/restaurant anyone could ever ask for! Truly incredible food and drinks and very friendly staff. My wife and I go at least once a week and they always have great food and cocktail specials too.

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DianaH
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and beverages are delicious every time we go. Service is great and the setting is nice, but relaxed.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I’d been intrigued for a while after seeing influencers post this restaurant online as well as I’ve driven by a couple times. I had one drink the pineapple daiquiri and it was terrible, the vibe was not classy and fun as advertised, rather just loud and definitely not anything to write home about. The tacos were a knock off of jack in the box’s just less flavorful. I wish I had something positive to write. Two thumbs down…

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haildoc
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We realized we were near the university, but didn’t expect the restaurant to be full of students. The acoustics were horrible and we could hardly hear one another at our table. First time I’ve been to a Mexican restaurant and was not served a complimentary bowl of chips and salsa. $10 for a margarita serviced in a 6-8 oz glass. The food was good, but very salty. Service was good, but I just expected more for a nice Mexican themed restaurant that had 4.4 stars. I can’t say it was bad; just not what I expected.

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AndreaO
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. The frybread tacos are what had us coming back. The beans were a little skimpy this time, possibly due to it being close to 10 pm when the tacos stop being served. The Impossible green chile burger with melon salad was a great split - Tastes just like the real thing : )

FAQs

The Golden Pineapple Craft Lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 590-5703.

The Golden Pineapple Craft Lounge is rated 4.6 stars by 171 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.