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The Handle Bar

££ - £££, , American
2070 E 20th St, Suite 160, Chico, CA 95928
+1 530-894-2337
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor33%
  • Terrible0%
4 Feb 2017
“Pretty good Beer selections Food V. good”
2 days ago
“Poor service ”
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Bar, Pub, American, German
££ - £££
2070 E 20th St, Suite 160, Chico, CA 95928
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great beer menu and a nice interior, but our food order took 45 minutes and came out luke warm on cold plates. Disappointed. It's a shame, because I'm guessing their Reuben would be excellent if served promptly and came out hot.

Thank Rob D
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Left after hour 5 minutes, took our food order but it never came. Served wrong beer at first . We left cash for half drunk beers and walked out.More

Thank Doug R
Brian K, Owner at The Handle Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Doug, we would like to apologize that your experience was less than satisfying. We are working through a lot of kinks; our entire operation has changed, so there is definitely a learning curve. If you would like to email us further details, so that we...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This place has 28 taps with a wide range of beer styles. This is up from 20, plus quite a few bottles as well. The food menu was also expanded and offers enough items to keep you drinking good beer. The remodel has increased the...More

Thank chicogardenguy
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

I found The Handle Bar by searching for a bar near my hotel, & I was not disappointed. The food- a vegan, yes vegan muffaletta - was delicious, & bar staff were both friendly and knowledgeable. In addition, it spoke volumes to me that several...More

Thank Adam Z
Brian K, Owner at The Handle Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Thanks, Adam! Look forward to seeing you when you're next in Chico...cheers!

Reviewed 4 February 2017

Been here a few times. Seems like the service is declining. Poor/slow table service and some employees with attitude when asked to get a second round. Makes no sense to have to ask - but they treat regulars much better than casual drop ins. Better...More

Thank 2pablo2015
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Just did a flight of 4 beers there whith Chile all of there sandwiches and salads are all very good great group of people work there

1  Thank terry p
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Their outside patio is dog friendly. When they saw us come in the outside gate with our dog, they had a bowl of water for our dog. Great choice of craft beers and a great Brewban (Reuben) sandwich, which we split and knock back a...More

Thank scott j
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Went in for lunch. very limited menu. Got some pretzels and cheese. The pretzels tasted stale out of the microwave and the cheese a soggy mess. Wife got spatzle salad. Horrid was her comment. I got a cheese sandwich which was edible. The purple cabbage...More

1  Thank ManOfC0nstantS0rr0w
Reviewed 16 March 2015

The Handle Bar on 20th St. in Chico has a true Publc House atmosphere with a great selection of draft craft brews as well as a large variety of bottled beers and ales. They are far enough away from downtown & the prices are high...More

Thank elTigre45
Reviewed 29 December 2014 via mobile

Very average place. Food did not impress. My iced tea was very average. There is a menu of beer and wine. Fine place to stop for a beer, don't go out of your way.

Thank Kaibacha
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$13
Bar, Pub, American, German
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2070 E 20th St, Suite 160, Chico, CA 95928
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chico
  • Phone Number: +1 530-894-2337
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We are a casual craft beer bar with a modest German-inspired pub menu.
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