Buzzed Goat grows into an Ahwatukee success story
By: Ahwatukee Foothills News
The motto of the Buzzed Goat Coffee Company is “stay buzzed,” but that can be taken two ways: First, it offers an eye-popping brew that gives a good jolt, and secondly, it doubles as a full bar featuring cocktails, wine and craft beer.
An Ahwatukee Foothills success story that opened in October 2018, Buzzed Goat has blended the two facets to become an integral daylong hangout spot at 4302 E. Ray Road near East Ranch Circle Drive North.
It’s open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday and Monday, with a daily happy hour offering drink discounts.
Now, it’s opening a second location in Tempe at 3415 S. McClintock Drive near Southern Avenue with a drive-through along with a larger capacity and bigger bar selection. The Ahwatukee location is 1,110 square feet with a capacity of 40, including a back meeting room with tabletop shuffleboard; the Tempe location will hold more than 50 in 1,400 square feet.
“I think it’s going to be a younger vibe catered to the college crowd,” said owner Gabe Von Weimer, of Chandler. “I’ve always imagined this concept would do well in college towns. It’s hip; it’s fun. It’s not a quiet coffee house. It’s more energetic.”