Whether you want to kick off your evening with a creative concoction, enjoy a classic with dinner, or sip a sophisticated drink at the end of the night, or for the best bars in Chandler - you don’t have to go far for a craft cocktail. Here is our list of great places to find the best cocktails in Chandler, Arizona!
Its cheeky name might suggest The Hidden House is off the beaten path. But the 1939 cottage-turned-restaurant in historic Downtown Chandler is no longer a mystery…
The Hidden House
Tucked in a 1939 cottage in the downtown area, The Hidden House mixes premium craft cocktails to match its upscale menu. Order the classics here like an Old Fashioned, Negroni, Tom Collins, or Ramos Gin Fizz. Or try one of the cocktails on draft like the Diddy Do It with Deleon featuring Blanco, Aperol, passion fruit, lime and yuzu. The bar also has an impressive list of spirits in Chandler. If you’ve ever wanted to sample Japanese Whisky or Pappy Van Winkle, this is the place to do it. Come during happy hour for $4 off cocktails on draft and $1 off house spirits.
Map: 159 W. Commonwealth Ave., Chandler AZ 85225 or (480) 275-5525
This popular craft cocktail bar in the basement of Crust restaurant recreates the speakeasy that occupied this space during Prohibition. Drinks are divided into six categories: vodka, agave, cane, gin, whiskey, and Old Fashioned. In each category, you’ll have several options like the Blonde Hawaiian featuring Tito’s Vodka, charred pineapple syrup, pineapple juice, lemon juice and Gran Gala orange liquor. Or the classic Vieux Carre made with Ezra Brooks Rye Whiskey, Maison Rouge Cognac, sweet vermouth, Benedictine and bitters. The Ostrich also has an extensive spirit listing showcasing local spirits from SanTan Spirits and Arcadia, as well as high-end brands like Oban, Weller, and WhistlePig.
Map: 10 N. San Marcos Place, Chandler AZ 85225 or (480) 917-4903
The Parlay Kitchen + Cocktails
This gastropub shakes and stirs craft cocktails designed to wow you. Take the Rosemary Poppin’. Bartenders mix Gray Whale Organic gin with amaretto, elderflower, pineapple, and lemon, then top it with a rosemary smoke bubble that emits smoke when popped. There’s also the Cactus Bloom, which dazzles the senses with Western Son Prickly Pear, mezcal, fresh lime juice, prickly pear, egg white, and a tajin rim. The Parlay Kitchen + Cocktails also does the classics right, including the Manhattan, Sidecar, Sazerac, and its house sangria. Want even more reason to go? The restaurant has live music from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Map: 1245 S. Price Road, Chandler, AZ 85286 or (480) 500-5247
The Brickyard Downtown
With its exposed original brick and its upscale but trendy vibe, The Brickyard Downtown is known for its handcrafted cocktails and creative tapas-style menu. Their cocktail menu is diverse with options that include American classics like a traditional Old Fashioned—made with homemade citrus oil—to their unique mixes like the Figetta ‘Bout It (with delicious figgy pudding bitters and is lit on fire!) or the Root Beer Flip—sure to entice your inner child. While enjoying a handcrafted and specially curated cocktail, be sure to check out their tapas menu that features global flavors that are meant to spark up a great conversation with whoever you’re with! The restaurant is open for dinner Tuesday-Sunday (Closed Mondays).
Map: 85 W. Boston St., Chandler AZ 85225 or (480) 963-1373
SanTan Brewing Company doesn’t just make beer. It also produces spirits aged in hand-select oak barrels and mixes them into cocktails at Spirit House. Located behind the brewing company’s Downtown Chandler location, the 49-seat bar serves a lineup of eight Old Fashioned variations, four different mules, and several highball drinks. If you prefer the classics, Spirit House’s menu features the Manhattan, Espresso Martini, Bees Knees, and others made with SanTan Spirits and similar top-shelf liquors. Or take a tasty chance and try their cocktail of the week.
Visitors can experience a behind-the-scenes tour at Arizona's largest independent brewery and distillery, located in Uptown Chandler. The 10-stop tour highlights the science and similarities of brewing and distilling and multiple weekend tour schedules are available for the ticketed attraction.
Map: 8 San Marcos Place, Chandler AZ 85225 or (480) 917-8700
Tryst Café focuses on organic, locally-sourced and seasonal ingredients for its breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. So, it’s no surprise these elements factor into its cocktail menu, as well. Watch for drinks made with organic liquors, freshly squeezed juices, and even real maple syrup. The bar also features local O.H.S.O. Distillery’s flavored line of Arcadia vodkas in many of its drinks. To sip one, order the Mango Mule made with Arcadia Jalapeno Vodka, mango puree, ginger beer, and fresh lime juice. Or choose one as your vodka option when you order a Bloody Mary.
Map: 4205 S. Gilbert Road, Chandler AZ 85249 or (480) 656-1011
St. Amand Kitchen + Cocktails
Named for the patron saint of brewers, innkeepers and bartenders, St. Amand Kitchen + Cocktails stands out for tasty craft cocktails. Sample a Blood Orange Martini featuring blood orange puree and a prosecco float. Or spend the evening nursing a Penicillin made with Scotch, lemon juice, ginger simple syrup, honey and a Laphroaig spray. You won’t be disappointed in any of the four Mule variations either.
Map: 3990 S. Alma School Road, Chandler AZ 85248 or (480) 782-5550