Looking for a spot to cheer on your favorite team? Grab your jersey and head to one of Chandler’s diverse sports bars, where you can relax, order drinks and food, and catch the big game on a big screen with the best seat in the house at one of these popular Chandler sports bars.
The Local Chandler
As the name suggests, The Local Chandler is all about showcasing the community—with its craft beers, spirits and locally-inspired menu that features homegrown food and ingredients. The upscale sports bar and lounge doesn’t have an attitude, but it does have 18 rotating taps with burgers, tacos, sandwiches and flatbreads, not to mention 25 TVs and a projector. And the play never stops because the bar hosts games and events every night and live music on the weekends, rain or shine.
Map: 55 W. Chicago Street, Chandler, AZ 85225 or (480) 699-9104
BKD’s Backyard Joint
Whatever team you’re cheering for, the vibe at BKD’s Backyard Joint is a high-five community of camaraderie and sportsmanship, regardless of who wins on the field. The casual sports bar and eatery serves it up with daily brunch, a pre-game menu of wings and loaded nachos, build-your-own pizza, fields of greens, burgers and sandwiches, crafted entrees such as the smoked meatloaf and Chianti short-ribs, and post-game desserts. BKD’s beverage selections are just as expansive—and hospitable—with dozens of draft and bottled beers, mimosas, specialty mules and martinis, rotating wine and a beer tower for two.
Map: 980 E. Pecos Road, Chandler, AZ 85225 or (480) 935-2537
Blue 32 Sports Grill
Blue 32 is a destination for prime sporting events such as championships, tournaments and playoff series with large TVs for easy viewing of your favorite athletic event. But the locally-owned sports bar is also a full-service restaurant with a competitive culinary lineup featuring fresh ground burgers, steaks and seafood cut in-house daily, salads and sandwiches with house-made dressings and sauces, and specialties such as flatbread and a signature “black and blue” coleslaw. The spot also offers a variety of local craft beers, wine, martinis and cocktails.
Map: 4845 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler, AZ 85249 or (480) 284-6496
You can bet on a good time at Jolie’s, where trivia night, pop culture bingo and poker tournaments are part of the gaming ticket at this friendly neighborhood bar and grill in the East Valley Mall shopping center. It’s also a huddle spot for Buffalo Bills fans during football season. The 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. happy hour schedule, live music from Wednesday to Sunday, and a pub grub menu made with fresh ingredients and award-winning wings are also a draw for the sporting regulars who appreciate owner Jolie Boucher’s penchant for competitive, old-fashioned entertainment.
Map: 140 W. Warner Road, Chandler, AZ 85225 or (480) 786-0436
Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers
Known for its gourmet brews—150 to be exact, including draft, bottled and canned choices—and fresh, made-to-order burgers, house-made appetizers, hand-crafted pasta, salads and gluten-free dishes, Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers is your neighborhood grub and sports destination. The lineup also includes stadium-style hot dogs, sandwiches, and mac-n-cheese options with 30 HD flatscreen TVs, comfortable leather booths, high-top community patio tables that feature built-in beer coolers, and an ultra-definition sound system to make a game day outing a full-court press.
Map: 1980 W. Germann Road, Chandler, AZ 85286 or (480) 899-2007
Fat Willy’s Family Sports Grill
Located in the Chandler Heights Marketplace, the Arizona chain is a familiar place where everyone is an MVP—and maybe even knows your name. The family-owned, casually-cool neighborhood bar welcomes the whole gang to enjoy their American-inspired comfort food including appetizers, pizza, burgers, wings and pasta, plus local craft beer, premium spirits and daily happy hour deals. The best part is there are plenty of large plasma screens and not a bad seat in the house to catch the game. And if you want exclusive access to events, special pricing and secret menus, become a VIP.
Map: 4850 S. Gilbert Road Suite 4, Chandler, AZ 85249 or (480) 883-1356
Sidelines Bar & Grill
After 20 years in the business, Sidelines is in it for the hometown win. Grilled wings and burgers are the house specialties, but the sports bar offers a deep roster of grub to make it to the finish line including pre-game sliders, soups and salads, sandwiches and wraps. The grill also features daily specials and a kid’s menu with mini corn dogs and grilled cheese. In addition, it prides itself on having the coldest beer in town—both domestic and international—with craft selections, as well as mixed drinks and top-shelf pours.
Map: 2980 S. Alma School Road, Chandler, AZ 85286 or (480) 792-6965
Hob Nob Sports Grill
Die-hard Chicago sports fans will feel right at home at Hob Nob, which proudly waves its allegiance to the Windy City. The family-owned spot caters to Midwest sporting sensibilities, but everyone is welcome to support their favorite team pennant. The bar also hosts a team trivia night on Thursdays and offers up hearty fare including salads, sandwiches, burgers and chops and daily specials that remind everyone of home. Plus, there’s the usual rotation of wines, spirits and domestic drafts including Miller Lite, Budweiser and a take-one-for-the-team nod to Chicago’s own brew, Lagunitas IPA.
Map: 7200 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler, AZ 85226 or (480) 940-4745