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The Handle Bar

$$ - $$$, , American
2070 E 20th St, Suite 160, Chico, CA 95928
+1 530-894-2337
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor28%
  • Terrible0%
Feb 4, 2017
“Pretty good Beer selections Food V. good”
Oct 7, 2017
“Not ready for customers. ”
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Bar, Pub, American, German
$$ - $$$
2070 E 20th St, Suite 160, Chico, CA 95928
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Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

Left after hour 5 minutes, took our food order but it never came. Served wrong beer at first . We left cash for half drunk beers and walked out.More

Thank Doug R
Brian K, Owner at The Handle Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2017

Doug, we would like to apologize that your experience was less than satisfying. We are working through a lot of kinks; our entire operation has changed, so there is definitely a learning curve. If you would like to email us further details, so that we...More

Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

This place has 28 taps with a wide range of beer styles. This is up from 20, plus quite a few bottles as well. The food menu was also expanded and offers enough items to keep you drinking good beer. The remodel has increased the...More

Thank chicogardenguy
Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

I found The Handle Bar by searching for a bar near my hotel, & I was not disappointed. The food- a vegan, yes vegan muffaletta - was delicious, & bar staff were both friendly and knowledgeable. In addition, it spoke volumes to me that several...More

Thank Adam Z
Brian K, Owner at The Handle Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2017

Thanks, Adam! Look forward to seeing you when you're next in Chico...cheers!

Reviewed February 4, 2017

Been here a few times. Seems like the service is declining. Poor/slow table service and some employees with attitude when asked to get a second round. Makes no sense to have to ask - but they treat regulars much better than casual drop ins. Better...More

Thank 2pablo2015
Reviewed January 17, 2017

Just did a flight of 4 beers there whith Chile all of there sandwiches and salads are all very good great group of people work there

1  Thank terry p
Reviewed June 21, 2016

Their outside patio is dog friendly. When they saw us come in the outside gate with our dog, they had a bowl of water for our dog. Great choice of craft beers and a great Brewban (Reuben) sandwich, which we split and knock back a...More

Thank scott j
Reviewed July 1, 2015

Went in for lunch. very limited menu. Got some pretzels and cheese. The pretzels tasted stale out of the microwave and the cheese a soggy mess. Wife got spatzle salad. Horrid was her comment. I got a cheese sandwich which was edible. The purple cabbage...More

1  Thank ManOfC0nstantS0rr0w
Reviewed March 15, 2015

The Handle Bar on 20th St. in Chico has a true Publc House atmosphere with a great selection of draft craft brews as well as a large variety of bottled beers and ales. They are far enough away from downtown & the prices are high...More

Thank elTigre45
Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

Very average place. Food did not impress. My iced tea was very average. There is a menu of beer and wine. Fine place to stop for a beer, don't go out of your way.

Thank Kaibacha
Reviewed November 15, 2014

If you like Craft Beers and want to try some different kinds this place may work for you. Their Happy Hour which goes from 2-6 PM is the reason that we decided to try it. They only give you 1.00 off their beers and there...More

Thank TravelGoddess61
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $13
Bar, Pub, American, German
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2070 E 20th St, Suite 160, Chico, CA 95928
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chico
  • Phone Number: +1 530-894-2337
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We are a casual craft beer bar with a modest German-inspired pub menu.
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