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Craft Beer and Fine Fare at Noble Hops Oro Valley

Like anywhere else, Oro Valley has plenty of dodgy watering holes and cheap eateries where you’re more likely to find a fight and food poisoning than a decent meal and a drink. That’s not Noble Hops. Their menu might be centered around beer, wine, and liquor, but they care about what they serve, and they’re not a dive. They’re a gastropub with a casual dining experience, where you can sit outside, eat inside, or opt for takeout or delivery. There are no scowling faces, pool tables, or dirty bathrooms, just good food and beer.

Aric and Joshua Mussman created noble Hops in 2011. The name is a nod to traditional hops used in European brewing, which are known for being high in aroma and low in bitterness. The gastropub has a one-of-a-kind 30-foot-long indoor and outdoor bar. They also have a spacious 750-square-foot patio with built-in heaters, misters, and a fire pit. The aesthetic is simplistic and modern.

They have a giant, ever-changing selection of beers from around the world–28 on tap–including fruit beers, Belgian, and Belgian-style beers. They also have an extensive menu of fine wines and liquors and a constantly evolving food menu, which includes soups, salads, burgers, seafood–like their drunken mussels–stuffed squash, truffle fries, tacos, and daily specials from the chef. Alcohol, of course, isn’t a requisite. Noble Hops has something everyone will love, and it’s always done with style and grace, built for both refined and basic palettes. They strive for excellence, and they deliver.