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Chad's Place

40824 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
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Ranked #77 of 105 Restaurants in Big Bear Region
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English first
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101 reviews 101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Riverside, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

My husband and I were in BBL for a weekend of R&R and decided to head to Chad's for a beer or two. We ended up staying for three hours, enjoying the live band, enjoying cheap drinks and people-watching. BBL is a pretty sleepy town so this is about the extent of their nightlife but we enjoyed the atmosphere a... More

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San Diego
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229 reviews 229 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

If you're gonna go out in Big Bear, you've basically got 2 choices, and this is one of them. It's divey, casual, it's got good cheap drinks, pool, darts, fooseball, a dance floor, and either DJ/live band. What else could you want? Karaoke?!! Then you head to the other one.

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