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“Come here for tasty chilli and a refreshingly cold beer served in jam jars with handles”

Happy Burro Chili and Beer
Ranked #3 of 14 Restaurants in Beatty
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $7
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Reviewed April 3, 2013

...this has to be one of my bestest "Ice cold in Alex" icy lager moments of my life (as well as one in Sumatra and another in St Lucia) it was very hot, the beer very refreshing and the bowl of chili very delicious if you are a fan of spicy food. Visited Rhyolite during the daytime late morning. For some reason KC's Outpost saloon and sandwich shop wasn't yet open that day so we tried this place. It was awesome and great value, beer and chilli came to about $5 in total per person. Friendly owner and clientele, took some nice photos.

Would defo visit again, would like to visit in the evening and stay over in the town next time!

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Reviewed February 24, 2013

This local bar is owned by Patty and Fred who traveled to various chilli cook offs before settling down in Beatty. It's a great stop along the road for a good bowl of chilli and a cheap brew. Try your hand at "shake a shift" where for $1 you get three rolls of dice to win free beers or the "pot" of cash from all the other suckers who lost their dollars. It's great fun, and many of my friends have won their first beers off of beginners luck.

Happy Burro is also a great place to meet old salts from the desert and hear about old cowboy days (you decide how much to believe). Everyone is friendly in their own way, and be sure to stop by on April first as it is the anniversary! Last year (2012) there was a huge party with open kegs and a locals pot luck. (We just stumbled in and thought free beer and food was an April fools joke at first)

This bar / chilli stop is truly a one of a kind place. You absolutely must stop here on your way to death valley or Las Vegas!!!

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Reviewed February 24, 2013

There were 8 people in there (and the dog with her usual chair apparently) and it was full! Small, friendly, quirky place with pretty good chili served five ways, that's it. Oh, yeah..there's beer too. A must when you're in the area.

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Reviewed February 11, 2013

Really small INSIDE BAR with a large outside area! Such a cool place and DON'T MISS HAVING THE CHILI!! CHECK out the entire wall of awards for the chili & salsa inside too! SMOKING IS ALLOWED INSIDE, BUT THE AIR IS PRETTY CLEAR!

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Reviewed February 9, 2013

This is by far the best bar for miles around just outside Death Valley National Park. Enjoy it after visiting Rhyolite ghost town and cemetery. Full bar, $2 icy cold draft beers and $6 pitchers; chili, hot dogs and burgers. We had the most expensive menu item, the chili burger for $7. Outstanding! Locals are extremely welcoming and we met the owner, Fred Summers, originally from Riverside, CA. Great outdoor seating around a 55 gallon drum "furnace" takes away the chill in the winter months. Check out the men's room - hilarious biker theme and mechanism! We will stay overnight in Beatty the next time so as to enjoy more beers and comaraderie at Happy Burro. We are so glad we stopped; this place is not to be missed and we will be back SOON!

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1  Thank Dave S
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