The Golden Pineapple Craft Lounge

4.5
158 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.

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 158 people are saying
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Soham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Great food! Our new favorite place.

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HB24
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
26 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
3 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
9 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
1 review
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.

OT
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 : )

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aliciag
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good food and service. The drinks were overpriced and ok. Pina colada didn't even taste like coconut was it or pineapple. The food was delicious! The tamale fries are to die for!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, good food, great service

BB
BenB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always good, the cocktails are some of the best in town, service is accommodating, friendly and fun.

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AishaB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

I would recommend.
Service 5
Food 3 the chicken sandwich was too hard
Ambiance 3 was very warm inside

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TracyP
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came in for my sisters 21st birthday and this place did not disappoint! The drinks were fabulous and the food left me wanting to come back for more! She had the best time and we couldn’t have asked for a better server than Charlie! Thanks for making her birthday that much more special!! We will be back.

MJ
MichelleJ
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The service was very good, our waitress was very nice and attentive. Drinks were really tasty, but a bit pricey for the sizes. The food was fair. We had the tamale fries and the Baja fish. The tamale fries were actual made out of masa and not potato fries - this made them extremely dry. Nothing like what we expected and truly disappointed. The fish was fried and all we could taste the oil - not even a hint of fish. The vibe at first was cool, then it turned into something more along the lines of a college frat house party. Our party was 40+ years old, so this really was not our scene.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!
Love the brunch and happy hour specials!

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DebraTh
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!! We both had the green chili burger, each were cooked perfectly to our liking. The Cilantro Ranch with the fries is also very good! Service was Great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great cocktails and service. Food was good, but for the pricing I would have appreciated included sides for my entree. Would recommend to go during happy hour for a nice, laid back atmosphere with great drinks and appetizers.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve lived in AZ practically our entire lives and we had never even realized this place was here! My cousin was in town from Cali and we were celebrating me finishing my first semester of nursing school! We had a great time! The food and the drinks are top notch! My hubby and I will be back for sure!

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RandyT
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A great place with wonderful drink and food options! The Miami Vice is a must have if you want something silly and refreshing on a hot summer day. I wish there were some more appetizer options, but what we did have (tamale fries) was satisfying and filling. Will definitely be a regular here moving forward.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Grandma’s Tacos have an understated description on the menu, leading to a pleasurable surprise when you eat them. Glad green chartreuse is back in stock at the bar because Imposter Syndrome may just be the best mezcal cocktail in the Phoenix area!

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vipFishyMishy
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute place. Very loud. Fun, young crowd. Food was VERY good.

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 4.5 stars by 158 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.