Econo Lodge University
914 S. Milton Rd.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001-6386
Phone: (928) 774-7326
Fax: (928) 774-7328
Bars & Cafes
Despite its name, this fine dining venue is large and lively with big-time rustic charm. When NAU students set out to impress a date, or are dining on their parents' dollar, this is where they head. The menu concentrates on Italian specialties but also includes a fair share of steak and seafood dishes. The soup, shrimp, salad and fresh fruit bar is legendary. Though the dining room has a somewhat formal air, the adjacent sports bar is usually loud and lively, especially on NAU game days. Opens everyday at 11a.
Campus Coffee Bean offers gourmet coffees and teas as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner to hungry NAU students. Breakfast is offered all day with plates that include organic granola, eggs any-style and the famous Flagstaff Burrito. Lunch and dinner provides a wide range of salads, grill items, and specialty sandwiches such as the Mars Hill or Sky Dome. With affordable prices and a friendly atmosphere, Campus Coffee Bean is the perfect place for getting a little work done or just eating some hearty, local fare.
From its lacy cafe curtains to its country furnishings and accessories, this little Flagstaff gem is warm and welcoming. Maybe that's why it's one of the city's favorite breakfast and lunch spots. Be ready for a bit of a wait; this place is always busy. Owners Ed and Brandy Wojciak serve up everything from inventive egg dishes (including trout and eggs and nine variations on Eggs Benedict) to specialty sandwiches, quiches, salads and burgers. Prices run from about USD5-8 for most items. A daily lunch special offers a classic sandwich and cup of soup. You'll also enjoy the Wojciak's east side restaurant, Brandy's.
While walking along this part of historic Beaver Street, the fresh pine scent in the brisk mountain air mixes with intoxicating aroma of coffee wafting out the door at this java spot. The cozy establishment is always bustling with NAU students, professionals and visitors from all over the world who love the mom-and-pop, local ambiance. Inside the kitchen, everything inside the pastry vitrine is made from scratch and the beans are sustainably sourced. In addition to superb coffee and sweets, Macy's is also known for its poetry nights, Sunday morning story-telling, opera evenings and other eclectic events.
Wash down your burger, sandwich or wood-fired pizza with a handcrafted beer from this award-winning Flagstaff brewery. You can even watch the chefs prepare your meal and the brewmeisters brewing the ales, porters, lagers, etc. During the summer, dine on the patio with items served from The Whistle Stop Cafe. This Arizona Republic newspaper choice consistently garners reviews as both the "Best Restaurant" and "Best Bar" in Flagstaff. As an added benefit, the pool tables provide one more reason to visit Beaver Street Brewery.
When the townsfolk have a hankering for fresh fish and shellfish, Buster's always fits the bill. It's also popular with the students and staff of nearby Northern Arizona University, who like to get together at the bar for their nightcaps. Simply decorated and staffed by a very competent crew, this classic restaurant offers a full range of seafood, plus prime rib and Angus beef. If you're an early diner (or looking for a great deal), try the Sunset dinners from 4pm-6pm daily. House specialties are offered at substantial discounts.
The Lumberyard Brewing Company offers patrons a wide variety of award-winning beers brewed on site, as well as themed nights, entertainment, and a delicious gastro-pub food menu. Be sure try their beer flight, and stop in on Wednesdays for karaoke or Thursdays for trivia. On Fridays and Saturdays be prepared; you might just find yourself boogieing on the dance floor during their weekend dance nights!
Flagstaff Brewing Company can hold its own in a town filled with beer masters, and though it isn't always the first on everyone's list, it still is a place where folks feel at right-at-home with a pint in hand. The names of their brews have tons of flavor just like the suds; with names like Bubbaganouj Ale, Blackbird Porter, Sasquatch Stout and during December, Grinch Holiday Ale. FBC also produces cask-conditioned ales which are produced in traditional English-style.
Almost every night, locals come to hear live music in downtown Flagstaff and slam a couple of beers on the cheap. There is rarely a cover and Mia's offers a full bar, including a wide variety of beers on tap. There's an outdoor patio, pool table and dance floor to sway and swing the night away.
The Weatherford Hotel's dining room and bar is a must-see dining destination for those with an interest in historic properties. Even if you're not into old buildings, the Arizona-inspired food, great beer selection and live entertainment make it worth a visit. Breads, soups and pies are made daily and sunset dinners are served in the Zane Grey Ballroom. Additionally, there is sidewalk dining in mild weather and this includes full bar service with 20 imported beers on tap.
A '50s soda fountain atmosphere and a seemingly endless variety of old-fashioned, homemade ice cream treats will entice kids of any age into this downtown ice cream parlor. The place is also well known around town for its juicy Kosher hot dogs, huge sandwiches and freshly-brewed coffees. Menu items run from less than a dollar up to about $5. This is a paradise for ice cream connoisseurs.
Climb the stairs to the second floor and you're a world of wine, a bit closer to Napa Valley than Arizona High Country. This wine bar and shop is a haven for wine lovers, offering the area's largest and best selection of wines by the glass, plus bottles and accessories to-go. It also serves a limited appetizer menu and features live jazz music in a smoke-free atmosphere. The shop regularly schedules wine tasting events that highlight local grapes from the nearby Verde Valley and other hidden viticulture regions around Arizona.