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Madison Bear Garden

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316 W 2nd St, Chico, CA 95928-5307
+1 530-891-1639
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good45%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Bar, Pub
316 W 2nd St, Chico, CA 95928-5307
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Reviewed 2 days ago

love eating there the burgers are always great the people very friendly and of coarse good beer plus I love all the stuff on the walls

Thank terry p
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bear is one of my favorite stops when in, or near, Chico. The beer is good and cold. The burgers are fresh cooked. Not sure about the one with peanut butter on it, but all the others are great.

Thank Senioronabudget
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Burgers, drinks and atmosphere! The food is big, greasy and filling, the drinks are quick and priced well. The memorabilia is fun to look at, and if you head there for after hours, the music and dancing is always fun! The Bear is a local...More

Thank chicolocal
Reviewed September 19, 2017 via mobile

What a fun place. Nostalgia all over the building. Great burger bar and the drinks and vibe are fantastic. It's a must see place.

Thank toohuge
Reviewed August 22, 2017

I was brought here by a local guy I was dating. Interesting menu choices that I was a little wary of but I decided on the jiffy burger. I enjoyed it very much.

Thank Heather B
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch on a recommendation from a friend that the food here was good and the decor had to be seen. After our lunch here I would agree. There is not an inch of wall or ceiling space that does not have...More

Thank Kimberly D
Reviewed July 26, 2017

Bar is a bit old school but that's ok, there is a healthy amount of beers on tap that you are guaranteed to find one that matches your taste. There is a big outdoor which really gives it that added bit of space. The burgers...More

Thank AldosRendos
Reviewed July 19, 2017

While in Chico this restaurant was recommended 3 times to our group. The food was great and the atmosphere was fun. One downside was that there wasn't enough seating or table turn over...maybe the patio would have been used if they weren't experience go record...More

Thank Brettathan
Reviewed July 7, 2017

The food was great, the beer was even better, and the atmosphere was really fun. It was not expensive at all. Highly recommend!!

Thank Science8
Reviewed June 21, 2017 via mobile

The food was very good. The service was awesome. The beer was cold and amazing. It's a fun place to sit back and relax and enjoy your friends. The place was full but the service was quick so there wasn't really a long wait. Everything...More

Thank Bythelightofthemoon
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:45 AM
11:00 AM - 1:45 AM
11:00 AM - 1:45 AM
11:00 AM - 1:45 AM
11:00 AM - 1:45 AM
11:00 AM - 1:45 AM
11:00 AM - 1:45 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 316 W 2nd St, Chico, CA 95928-5307
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chico
  • Phone Number: +1 530-891-1639
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Located on the CSU Campus
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