About Us

Whats our Story?


With a small group of friends and neighbors sitting around admiring the unique beauty of Cave Creek and sipping on a handle of good whiskey. Someone wondered aloud what it would take to bring some Arizona flavor to a bottle of whiskey, and if you could, why we didn't have a neighborhood to come together to enjoy it.

Fast forward seven years and countless obstacles later to Black Mountain Tavern and Distillery. Our goals are still simple enough, handcraft Cave Creek based spirits that infuse flavors from our backyard into our whiskeys and vodkas, and offer a neighborhood tavern with outstanding and creative food and cocktails. Along the way we’ve brought beside us some incredibly talented chefs that have elevated our dining to levels we would have never imagined. We continue to instill a passion for customer service and aspire to make Black Mountain a destination for friends and family to come together and our neighbors to feel right at home.

We’re still working – we’ll always be working – because we believe that the diligent quest for perfection is what our customers deserve and what will allow Black Mountain to flourish.

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What our Customers Say…

"The atmosphere is great and the decor is really well done."
Amy from Phoenix
"The service was great and the staff was very friendly! The food was awesome."
Mike from Phoenix

"WOW!!!!! No kidding!! Best food and drink in Cave Creek."
Kevin from Cave Creek
"Great atmosphere, happy servers, and cool cool beers!"
David from Cave Creek

Customer Favorites

Feeling Peckish?


  1. Black Mountain Buffalo Wings


    Full pound of jumbo chicken wings tossed in your choice of sauce: Mild, Medium, Hot, Honey BBQ and Spicy BBQ. Served with carrots, celery and … View Recipe

  2. Pretzels and Beer Cheese

    $ 9.50

    Baked pretzel baguettes served with Kilt Lifter beer cheese sauce.

  3. Pork Verde Nachos


    Homemade white corn tortilla chips smothered in our legendary cheese sauce and layered with green chile pork, pico de gallo, cilantro crema and topped with … View Recipe

  4. Black Mountain Bourbon Bites


    BitesPan seared filet bites served medium rare with our honey bourbon sauce, lemon drizzled toast points and kale crunch slaw tossed in a wild raspberry … View Recipe


  1. Pesto Chicken

    $ 13.00

    Grilled chicken, nut free basil pesto, mozzarella, sun dried tomatoes, baby arugula and lemon oil.

    All flatbread Gluten-free available upon request. +2.50
  2. Buffalo Chicken

    $ 13.00

    Grilled chicken, buffalo sauce, mozzarella, bacon, gorgonzola, caramelized onion and bleu cheese drizzle.

  3. Traditional

    $ 10.00

    Marinara, mozzarella, pepperoni and fresh basil.


  1. Spinach Salad

    $ 12.00

    Baby spinach, red onion, Fuji apples, goat cheese and candied pecans tossed in prickly-pear vinaigrette.

  2. Waldorf Salad

    $ 13.00

    Mixed greens, grilled chicken, gorgonzola cheese, candied walnuts, celery, grapes and Fuji apples tossed in honey yogurt vinaigrette.

  3. Buffalo Chicken Salad

    $ 13.00

    Mixed greens, grilled chicken, tomato, carrots and celery topped with bleu cheese crumbles and drizzled with mild wing sauce.

Burgers and Sandwiches

  1. Blackened BBQ Cheeseburger

    $ 13.00

    Choice of cheese, smoked bacon and Black Mountain Bourbon BBQ Sauce. 1/2-LB Angus beef burger, brioche bun with lettuce and tomato. Served with side house … View Recipe

  2. Beer Cheese Burger

    $ 13.00

    Kilt Lifter beer cheese sauce, caramelized onions and sautéed mushrooms. 1/2-LB Angus beef burger, brioche bun with lettuce and tomato. Served with side house fries … View Recipe

  3. Green Chili Burger

    $ 13.00

    Grilled Anaheim green chili and pepper jack cheese. 1/2-LB Angus beef burger, brioche bun with lettuce and tomato. Served with side house fries or side … View Recipe

  4. Blackened Mahi BLT

    $ 12.00

    A Cajun take on a classic. Cajun-spiced mahi, bacon, lettuce, tomato and pesto mayo on toasted sourdough.

  5. Cajun Chicken Sandwich

    $ 11.00

    Blackened chicken, garlic honey mayo, pepper jack cheese, avocado.


  1. Beer Battered Mahi Tacos

    $ 12.00

    Three flour tortillas stuffed with beer battered mahi, shredded cabbage and chipotle aioli served with Southwestern rice.

    Consuming raw or undercooked meat, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.
  2. Green Chili Pork Adovada

    $ 13.00

    Tender green chili braised pork shoulder served with cilantro-lime rice pilaf, corn or flour tortillas and sour cream.

  3. Sonoran Chicken


    Two grilled chicken breasts on a bed of sweet corn rice. Topped with salsa verde, our legendary cheese sauce, pico de gallo and grilled lime.

  4. Campanelle alla Vodka Pasta


    Pasta tossed in a Black Mountain vodka tomato cream sauce, topped with diced tomatoes, fresh basil and parmesan cheese, served with garlic bread.

  5. Fish & Chips


    Beer battered Alaskan cod lightly fried, served with house fries, lemon and tartar sauce for dipping.

Come in and enjoy
a delicious meal!