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40824 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
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Ranked #66 of 106 Restaurants in Big Bear Region
Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Redlands, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Came here for a few drinks before dinner on a quiet Friday night. Overall? Meh. It could be that it was just really early, but hardly anyone was there. We ordered beers at the bar and then played a game of pool. Pool equipment wasn't in great shape and they didn't have a rest to reach. Chad's didn't do anything... More 

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KandieP, Owner at Chad's Place, responded to this review

Hi Alyssa- Thanks for the feedback. Not sure what time you were there but Friday nights around dinnertime is usually the "calm before the storm" for us. Most people come to Chad's for the DJ and live band on Friday and Saturday nights after dinner (till about 1:30am). November is also kind of an in-between season for us in Big... More 

goldcoast qld australia
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

We had been on 6 week ride to many states from LA to Sth Dakota,and our last few nights we spent at Big Bear Lake.We were staying at a resort next to Chad's and decided to have late afternoon drinks at this bar.OMG entered this great bar to music and what appeared to be a huge party happening.To my surprise... More 

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Diamond bar
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

There are so many dining choices in Big Bear I would suggest avoiding Chad's Place. Prices were fair, but the service was poor and the outdoor patio was very dirty. The food was okay but nothing special. I will not go there again.

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Malibu, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We went to the new location and was surprised at how accommodating and friendly the help was. As compared to other places, they seem to really appreciate your business and strive hard to make your visit fun. The food was great. The chef himself came out just to see how we liked the burgers. The bartender was extremely nice to... More 

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Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Chad's has long been a staple of the Village in Big Bear and they recently moved to the old Bank of America building. It was amazing that it still looked the same inside and that's because they took everything with them, the bar, the pool tables, the furniture, the decorating and set it up like a clone of the old... More 

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Lancaster, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The new location is great, the staff was friendly, and the beer was cold. The owner came around with some deep fried pickles he was thinking about putting on the menu, they were alright, but if he want to make them a hit he needs to come up with a beer batter.

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Mira Loma, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Rode our bikes there, be prepared for any type of weather pros: Good drinks Location...right on the Village but they are moving to new location this week, will still have good location. Friendly staff...Bartenders Karla and Bob are awesome and know all the history on the place Rick the food dude is very nice and an actual chef, munches are... More 

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Bullhead City, Arizona
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59 reviews 59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Met my wife of over 30 years there and we still go back several times a year. Anytime we are in So. Calif. and have the time we run up to Big Bear and have a drink in Chad's Place. Nothing like setting and looking out the window at all the people walking along shopping.

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La Verne, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Great local hangout for games and dancing. Drink prices are moderate. Always fun. Will come back when in town.

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Orange, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

My gf and I needed to find a good place to watch the Eurocup last weekend and found Chad's Place conveniently in the middle of the Village at Big Bear Lake. I asked the bartender if he would put the game on in advance and he was more than accommodating. Depending on your tolerance for mountain town bar atmosphere, this... More 

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Additional Information about Chad's Place

Address: 40824 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Phone Number: 909-866-2161
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Bear Region
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 am

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