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

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

480-656-1639

The Perch Brewery

Animal lovers will enjoy sitting among the birds at the Perch Brewery. The unique hide-away 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

480-773-7687

Craft 64

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

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

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

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

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

480-284-6320