The Handlebar - Tempe | Tempe, Arizona
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The Handlebar - Tempe
Exceptional based on 4 ratings
Type: Bar

680 S Mill Ave
Tempe, Arizona United States 85281 [ print map ]
480 474 4888

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Hours: Mon - Sun 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM


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4 reviews for The Handlebar - Tempe
 Ambiance  70%
 Service  70%
 Selection  58%
 Food  75%
 Value  65%
 Overall  60%
 Rating  68%


66
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3  (338) Tempe, Arizona | April 5, 2013
Went here on a Saturday @ 5pm and the place is about three quarters full. The first thing I noticed is the loud music making conversation a little difficult. The beer selection is decent and is geared to lighter more sessionable and widely available offerings but I see no BMC, so thereís that. They also appear to be putting in an effort to have something unique to offer. Their misguided attempt was to hold back some Bells Hopslam and then offer it when the rest of town was out. Their heart is in the right place but the execution is amateur as they picked a poorly aging beer (drink that stuff fresh man!). They serve some offerings in tall tulip glasses and I also see frozen mugs for the sessionable brews. The IIPA I drank was served in what seemed like a chilled tulip and at an ice cold frikiní serving temperature. Again, good attempt but amateur-ish execution. Do not ice down your ales mate! I do like to see the local support of food but the beer selection could be more local-centric than it is. I had a tasty smoked polish sausage and enjoyed it while taking in the open space, large roll up doors on 3 sides of the space, brick, subway tile and basically an industrial look. So beer wise this isnít a bad option if youíve done Mellow recently and donít want to deal with WoB. Iíll probably be back and hope thereís at least one fun offering to swill down.
54
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 10/20
b727trijet  (300) Isleworth, England | March 18, 2014
Along the route of a good pub crawl but it does not match World of Beer, Mellow Mushroom, Taste of Tops but worth a pit stop! Was disappointed to find my Prescott Panderosa IPA came from a can when i expected it from tap!
64
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 12/20
JPDurden24  (143) Chandler, Arizona | August 16, 2013
The place itself is really cool They have good beer and some good food options, but on the pricey side.
66
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
savnac  (285) Anchorage, Alaska | February 21, 2013
Right in downtown Tempe. Nice big, open place with a big bar, and outdoor beer garden. Received good service but the server wasnít completely on top of the current beer list. Selection had quite a few mediocre beers but there were some good local beers represented and some nice seasonal drafts like Big Foot. Had a Groupon that worked on beer so the value was great, not so great without the Groupon. Didnít eat here. Ok place, nice atmosphere during the day and decent beer selection.

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