Best Places to Grab a Beer in Chandler

The craft beer community in Chandler continues to thrive as is seen with the expanding number of breweries popping up in Chandler.  There is no shortage of places to pop in for a local brew and with many showcasing the best of Arizona craft beer. Here is a guide to Chandler’s breweries, tap rooms and gastropubs for cold pints and bites.

 

SanTan Brewing Company

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SanTan Brewing Company

One of the state’s best craft breweries is located in Downtown Chandler. SanTan Brewing Company specializes in Southwestern-style ales, which have slightly more carbonation, like its highly regarded pale ale, Devil’s Ale. Other year round beers include HopShock IPA, Mr. Pineapple, MoonJuice IPA, SunSpot Gold, Epicenter Amber, and Gordo Stout.

The brewery also has a seasonal lineup (watch for Sex Panther, a double chocolate porter available November through January) and limited releases that are aged a minimum of six to eight weeks. Several beers such as Hibiscus Pale Ale, Cherry Vanilla Stout, and Negro Nitron Black IPA are only available on tap at the brewery.

Craft 64 Chandler

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Craft 64 Chandler

What's not to love - handcrafted pizza and beer are on tap at this neighborhood wood-fired pizzeria and brewery.  Featuring house-made mozzarella, breads and local ingredients along with 30 Arizona beers including eight of their own brews.  The Chandler eatery also offers a happy hour from 3-6 p.m. every day.

  • 68 W. Buffalo Street
  • (480) 247-3002

Craft 64 is a wood-fired pizza pub and brewery featuring 30 local craft beers on tap including eight of Craft 64’s own brews and a great selection of wine. The restaurant locally sources its produce, dairy and meats in addition to making their own mozzarella cheese and fresh…

The Perch Brewery & Pub

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The Perch Brewery & Pub

Also popular with beer lovers, The Perch Brewery & Pub has 40 craft beers on tap, many of which are brewed onsite. The ever-changing selection of Perch beers includes favorites like the Mas Macho Pilsner; Howler Back Girl, a hefeweizen; and the Why So Mad Bro, a rye beer.

Rotating selections from other Arizona craft breweries are also on tap, including suds from Huss and Sleepy Dog. Enjoy a 5-ounce sample or 16-ounce draft on the rooftop or on the brick patio surrounded by more than 50 rescue birds.

  • 232 S Wall St
  • (480) 773-7688

Enjoy a unique dining experience at this fashionable yet inviting craft brewery located in Downtown Chandler. In addition to its upscale pub fare, locals celebrate The PERCH for its lush, exotic bird-filled garden and expansive rooftop bar – offering unique views of…

Helluva Brewing Company

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HELLUVA Brewing Company

Chandler’s newest microbrewery features 20 beers on tap, eight of which are from Helluva: an American wheat, an IPA, pale ale, light lager, amber, red, Kölsch and two seasonal brews.  In addition, the brewpub features a variety of gastropub eats with an emphasis on smoked meats and vegetables.

  • 3950 W. Ray Road
  • (480) 664-6488

Located in west Chandler at McClintock and Ray, Helluva Brewing Company features 20 beers on tap including eight of their own: an American wheat, IPA, pale ale, light lager, amber, red, a Kölsch and will feature two seasonal brews. The gastropub offers a robust kitchen with many…

Hop Central Brewery and Taproom

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Hop Central Brewery and Taproom

Hop Central Brewery and Taproom currently has two of its own beers, its House IPA and a brown ale called The Big Tasty. The majority of its remaining 36 taps dispense craft brews from Arizona favorite breweries, including SanTan, The Phoenix Ale Brewery, Pedal Haus, Huss, Goldwater Brewing, and McFate.

Other beers come from The Shop Beer Co., Grand Canyon Brewing, Dragoon, Oak Creek Brewing, Barrio Brewing, That Brewery, Sun Up, and Lumberyard Brewing. Cider is also available from the Cider Corps in Mesa.

Hop Social Tavern

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Hop Social Tavern

The similarly named Hop Social Tavern doesn’t brew its own beers but boasts 52 local beers on tap including those from SanTan, Four Peaks, O.H.S.O., Oak Creek Brewing, Barrio Brewing, Mother Road Brewing, McFate, Huss, Papago, The Shop Beer Co., Prescott Brewing, and Sleepy Dog.

But, the list of Arizona breweries doesn’t end there. Look for selections from Arizona Wilderness, Barley Brothers, Thunder Canyon, Uncle Bear’s, Nimbus, Borderlands, Freak’n, Copper Mine, Tombstone Brewing, 8-Bit Aleworks, 12 West, and many, many others. Hop Social also has Chandler-made cider from Desert Cider House on tap.

  • 3405 W. Chandler Blvd.
  • (480) 485-4677

Located near Chandler Fashion Center, Hop Social Tavern is a family-owned restaurant featuring an entirely scratch-made American menu with 52 brews on tap, set in a modern, industrial space that is big on ambiance. The restaurant also has an Chef's table for eight that is…

QuartHaus

Located southeast of Dr. A.J. Chandler Park in Downtown Chandler, QuartHaus offers more of a European-beer garden experience.  Offering a boutique selection of handcrafted brews - patrons may grab a bite from a visiting local food truck while enjoying the casual backyard-setting featuring a variety of lawn games and outdoor seating.

Additional Craft Beer Destinations in Chandler

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Additional Craft Beer Destinations in Chandler...

West Chandler Neighborhood

Dirty Blonde Tavern

A hot spot for live music, visitors to the Dirty Blonde Tavern, may sip Grand Canyon’s Sunset Amber, a bready American amber, or the Sonoran White Chocolate Ale, a light wheat with subtle chocolate flavor.

Good Time Charli’s Neighborhood Craft Pub

Another good option for Arizona beers is Good Time Charli’s Neighborhood Craft Pub. On tap, you’ll find College Street’s Big Blue Van; Four Peaks’ Kilt Lifter and Peach Ale; Lumberyard’s Humphrey’s Hefeweisen; and SanTan’s Devil’s Ale, Oktoberfest, and Sunspot Gold. Or, pop the top on canned beers from Barrio and Huss.

Good Time Charli’s also features Arizona wines on tap from Caduceus Cellars, Dos Cabezas, Fire Mountain, and Sand Reckoner as well as cocktails made using Arizona spirits from O.H.S.O., Del Bac, Arizona Distilling, and 3 Amigos.

South Chandler Neighborhood

The Casual Pint Craft Beer Market

The Casual Pint Craft Beer Market takes beer seriously, so much so it has “beer-tenders” manning its tap wall. Try Arizona beers from Borderlands, Wren House, Freak’n, and Wanderlust and mead from Superstition Meadery.  What’s not on tap is often available in cans or bottles in the cooler.

Looking for a particular Arizona craft beer to bring home? Fill a growler, order a keg, or create a mix-and-match six pack of your favorites. In addition to Arizona beers, The Casual Pint has a number of California, Colorado, German, and other outstanding beers on tap or available for purchase in cans and bottles.

Downtown Chandler Neighborhood

Bourbon Jacks American Tavern

Sure, it has more than 200 whiskeys and bourbons on its menu, but Bourbon Jacks American Tavern has an impressive list of Arizona craft beers, too. Sample Four Peaks’ Kilt Lifter, SanTan’s Devil’s Ale, Lumberyard’s IPA, Oak Creek’s Nut Brown Ale, and seasonal beers on draft. Or, opt for a can from Nimbus, Grand Canyon, Oak Creek, Four Peaks, SanTan, or Sleepy Dog.

Pedal Haus Brewery

Offering a European flare, Pedal Haus Brewery is a top-notch taproom with a fantastic selection of handcrafted beer, cocktails and Bavarian-style eats.  Perfect for outdoor dining, the gastropub offers a large, back patio for outdoor dining with 80 seats and a smaller patio upfront with seats for 22.  

The Sleepy Whale

This casual beer bar and bottle shop features more than 30 Arizona beers on tap and is located within easy access of more than 30 Downtown Chandler restaurants. 

LOOK Dine-In Cinema

As you catch the latest flick, you can sip on 5 craft brews from LOOK Dine-In Cinema. They currently brew a Scottish Ale, Blonde Ale, Blood Orange Honey Wheat, Hazy IPA, and a new German-style Pilsner. 

Central Chandler Neighborhood

Fibber Magee’s

Fibber Magee’s may be one of the few authentic, Irish-owned pubs in the Valley, but it’s also a great spot to try local beer. The line-up rotates frequently but features popular breweries like The Perch, Four Peaks, and Grand Canyon Brewing. Check the pub’s Facebook page to see what’s currently on tap.

The Hungry Monk

This neighborhood sports bar has 27 craft beers to choose from, and while most are not from Arizona breweries, the local beers on tap rank among the state’s best: Four Peaks’ Kilt Lifter and HopKnot IPA, SanTan’s Devil’s Ale, and Sleepy Dog’s Red Rover.

Patent 139 Brewing Company

This lakeside property currently holds 12 craft brews on tap, 10 of those being from well-known breweries like Huss Brewing, Helton Brewing Company, Wren House Brewing, and more, and two of those being their own, a raspberry blonde ale called Neon Nancer Blaster and a West Coast IPA called Willowood. 

Mexican Food

Spicy and flavorful Mexican and Southwestern foods are something of an Arizona specialty, with its…