The Golden Pineapple Craft Lounge

4.4
139 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 139 people are saying
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ChristinaW
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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JeffW
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.

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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 : )

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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

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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.

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MichelleJ
Phoenix
1 review
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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trivia night is always a blast there! Great staff and bartenders.

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RedsAdventures
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This was our first visit with a party of seven. The indoor long table to accommodate a larger group was a very nice option but shooing away flies often was a bit of a distraction being we were indoors. Everyone enjoyed their drinks ( $5 brunch Mimosas and Micheladas, and especially the Arnold Palmer) and most enjoyed their meals. Only feedback on food was on the AZ Hot Fried Chicken sandwich. Although tasty with a good crunch it was a bit burnt and wish the chicken cutlet was a bit thicker. Our server was very nice and attentive. We look forward to a second visit to try other items on the menu.

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vipTastebud
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every single item we had was delicious. From Grandma’s tacos to the Sonoran dog. And each cocktail was outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was good. Short staff slowed the night down but the server and manager handled it so well.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible drinks, delish food and funky atmosphere! Loved it all around!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Courtney our server was excellent! Very attentive and made it a great time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fun place! Great vegetarian enchiladas.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service and really great food!

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VictorG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place full of character. Food and drink selection is delicious and creative. All the staff are super helpful and friendly as well!

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Marty
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has good vibes, great food, and amazing drinks!

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vipBrandon
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place. Food was absolutely amazing and the beer/cocktails are out of bounds. Will be back for sure.

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NoraN
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love having a decent place for drinks and casual food in the neighborhood. The table service is always good, which is a plus, but the seating protocol is a bit of a mystery. They are a bit fussy about walk-ins, we found out that making a reservation just as we are leaving the house (and reservations are available!) ensures you get seated without the "well, it'll be about 20 minutes" as you stand looking at numerous empty tables. I wish they had a few more items on the menu, it's somewhat limited. Food is very good - but honestly a wee bit pricey for what you get. Last time there I had the seasonal melon salad with chicken and it was terrific. Variety of beer and cocktails is fun and the limited wine selection does include some surprising options. The inside of the restaurant is LOUD (the abundant concrete probably doesn't help). We'll definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Burgers were so good!

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Candace
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had the Baja fish. It was Sooooo good. Also had the Pina colada which paired nicely.

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PaulaM
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We enjoyed the food. The bartenders and servers were very friendly. The atmosphere is comfortable, but could be considered a little loud for some.

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vipChadK
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The outside seating has this cool tree as the centerpiece, the inside has a nice vibe, the BBQ Bacon cheeseburger was amazing and we happen to catch Happy Hour, which is always a plus

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

This is the gastrointestinal pub concept with an attempt to take it up a notch in creativity, flavor and localness. Unfortunately the food simply fails to live up to the elegantly wordsmithed menu copy. Example: a “summer melon salad” that was just a plate of bagged spring mix with a few small chunks of watermelon thrown on top. This place also currently is getting a lot of undeserved internet overhype which was how it came to our attention. On the upside service was friendly and accommodating.

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PaulaT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

The noise level was over 80 decibels. We did not enjoy our Father’s Day brunch because the music was so loud we had to yell. It was uncomfortable and we couldn’t wait to leave.

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vipYurayV
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A fun, young, energetic, delicious gastropub that does everything right! Legit craft cocktails & beer are fun, but the well curated wine, tequila & mezcal lists are the main event… The food menu delivers elevated yet unpretentious pub fare with flair… Go hyper-local and have Tempe beer or Arizona wine with Navajo fry bread… Make reservations.

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 4.4 stars by 139 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.