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“Fun place, good atmosphere, ok food - little snobbish”

Handlebar J Restaurant and Saloon
Ranked #350 of 1,257 Restaurants in Scottsdale
Price range: $31 - $40
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Central Scottsdale
Dallas, Texas
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Fun place, good atmosphere, ok food - little snobbish”
Reviewed August 11, 2010

This place has been here for many years. The atmosphere can be very nice with live music and dancing. It does seem a little untoward to charge a $5.00 cover charge on the weekends. There are SO many choices of places to go in Scottsdale, it just turns a lot of people off.

Overall though, a true honky-tonk.

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English first
Glasgow, Scotland
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Love this place”
Reviewed November 12, 2008

We head for this bar every time we're in Scottsdale. Great atmosphere, particularly at the weekend. Very friendly place with good staff and a great band.........Love it !!!!

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“still there???”
Reviewed July 21, 2008

still there???

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Phoenix,Az
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“My Favorite Country Bar in Phoenix, AZ”
Reviewed May 3, 2008

This is "Cowboy Cheers" at it's best. A safe place for any visitor, male or female, to go alone or with a group. The food is really good. I loved the "Frizzle Salad" - a tasty salad with all the Arizona accompaniments: jicama, corn, fresh sliced chicken, fresh greens (NOT iceberg lettuce!) and a choice of dressings. It's a healthy serving, almost enough for two to share. I LOVED their steak and my friend had the ribs. A great meal.

But the best part is the ambiance: the cowboy hats and boots signed and hanging from the ceiling. The old west decor. The live band 7 nights a week. And- the dancers. What a great time it was to watch everyone dance, and then to return and take dancing lessons from Rondo. After several visits, we were treated like family. The regulars recognized us and asked us to dance.

Love the band (Herndon brothers, sons of the delightful, feisty owner, Gwen Herndon). Loved the ambiance. Loved the food. Loved the whole experience. The longer we stay in Phoenix, the more this place is becoming our favorite place. We just brought our whole family there in January.

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“great atmosphere”
Reviewed December 16, 2007

great atmosphere

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