No stranger to Arizona’s craft beer scene, Chandler is home to many of the state’s local breweries each with its own distinctive pours and personalities. From its bustling downtown to its quiet neighborhoods, grabbing a pint in Chandler is as much about your mood as it is your location.
SanTan Brewing Company
The city’s craft beer reputation is anchored by one of Arizona’s oldest breweries. Founded in 2007 in downtown Chandler, San Tan Brewing Company was an early pioneer of our state’s craft beer industry. The original brewery and pub remain a popular destination for locals and visitors. Try their flagship Devil’s Ale paired with a classic chipotle bacon burger. Or sip a Mr. Pineapple, the wheat beer with a tropical twist, with crispy chicken fingers dipped in a honey pineapple barbecue sauce.
8 S. San Marcos Place, Chandler, AZ 85225 or (480) 917-8700
Pedal Haus Brewery
Also in the downtown plaza, Pedal Haus brewery takes a page from the German beer gardens for day drinking and good times. The brewery has a winning mix of patio games, sippable beers, and a love of bikes and live music. It’s best known for its Bierce Blanche wheat beer, a gold medal winner at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival. Try it with a Bavarian pretzel and practice your “Prost!”
95 W Boston St, Chandler, AZ 85225 or (480) 656-1639
The Perch Brewery
Animal lovers will enjoy sitting among the birds at the Perch Brewery. The unique hideaway in downtown Chandler is home to a collection of more than 50 tropical rescue birds. The rooftop bar and garden landscape make the spot a bit of an oasis and a nice respite on hot desert days. Sample from the brewery’s own drafts or try other local beers from their guest taps.
232 S. Wall St., Chandler, AZ 85225 or (480) 773-7687
It’s easy to relax and enjoy “la dolce vita” at Craft 64. With a focus on wood-fired pizzas and entrees that pair with their craft beers, the pub embraces the quality that comes with local ingredients and sources as much as possible from Arizona farms. Locals know the neighborhood spot as offering one of the best happy hours from 3 to 6 p.m. with $5 Craft 64-brewed beers and deals on bruschetta and chef’s boards.
68 W. Buffalo St., Chandler, AZ 85225 or (480) 247-3002
Look Dine-In Cinemas
For those in the mood for dinner and a movie, Look Dine-In Cinemas makes it possible to enjoy a meal and a local brew while watching the latest blockbuster. The Chandler outlet of this concept is the first to have its own microbrewery and features beers themed to current movies.
1 W. Chandler Blvd. Chandler, AZ 85225 or (480) 608-4191
Chandler’s beer spirit reaches beyond the downtown core. With a designated driver or ride share, it’s easy to spend an afternoon visiting the emerging brew cluster along Ray Road.
Patent 139 Brewing Co.
Start at Patent 139, a family-friendly spot nestled along a lake in the neighborhoods off Ray and Dobson roads. Founded by descendants of the Hass Avocado family, it’s named for the patent number assigned to the famous fruit. The new brewery offers two of its own creations as well as other local ales to go with a menu of upscale pub fare that features the avocado as a star ingredient.
1949 W. Ray Road, Chandler, AZ 85224 or (480) 597-7138
Helluva Brewing Company
Helluva Brewing at Ray and McClintock roads takes its place in both Arizona’s beer world and our state’s barbecue scene. A wrap-around indoor/outdoor patio encloses the brewing area so people can watch the action while enjoying the classic pairing of smokes and suds. Try the Bavarian-style Helle-weizen with a sampler plate of their daily barbecue.
3950 W. Ray Road, Chandler, AZ 85226 or (480) 664-6488
Hop Central Brewery and Taproom
Hop Central on Ray and Rural roads takes its neighborhood roots to heart. With more than 30 taps and pinball and arcade games, its taproom is a gathering spot for after-work get togethers or a chill evening hang. In addition to its own brews, it has a wide selection of wines and a well-stocked take away cooler.
5055 W. Ray Road, Chandler, AZ 85226 or (480) 284-6320