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“After 40 years still my favorite bar in Big Bear Lake.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chad's Place

Chad's Place
40824 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
909-866-2161
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Ranked #77 of 105 restaurants in Big Bear Region
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Bullhead City, Arizona
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“After 40 years still my favorite bar in Big Bear Lake.”
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.

Visited August 2012
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La Verne, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Chad's Place”
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.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Orange, California
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“Cool Spot, Good for Games and Sports”
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 can be a hit or miss spot however. Some of the bartenders seem to prefer only serving locals whereas others are quite nice. All in all it was a fund experience. Oh and the food is pretty inexpensive while the beer is not ($20.00 for a pitcher of Blue Moon!)

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Riverside, California
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Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great Divey Fun!”
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 great deal. We didn't eat here so we can't speak for the food but the drinks were tasty (my Midori sours were perfect) and inexpensive. If you like the finer things in life, don't look here. But if you like dive bars, loud music and dancing, you'll enjoy Chad's Place just as much as we did!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego
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“Divey, casual, cheap drinks and live bands/DJs”
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.

Visited January 2012
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