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Handlebar J Restaurant and Saloon

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$$ - $$$
Central Scottsdale
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
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7116 E Becker Ln, Scottsdale, AZ 85254-5210
+1 480-948-0110
16:00 - 02:00
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Sun 17:00 - 00:00
Tue 12:00 - 02:00
Wed - Sat 16:00 - 02:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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79 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't let the exterior fool you. This place had some if the best food ever. I had their grilled pepper. It was amazing. I also tried their brussel sprouts too which were very good. Every one else in the group enjoyed their meals as well.

Rockford, Illinois
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with 2 other couples on a Tuesday night. They were out of their famous ribs and it was line dancing lesson night. We had barbecue chicken which was ok and came with 2 potato wedges and cole slaw. Service was fair and the music fair also. Nothing outstanding.

Thank ken i
Scottsdale, Arizona
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38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is in its original location but may be hard to spot because now it is nestled within a strip mall. Don't let that fool you. It has a beautiful outdoor patio and is an authentic cowboy bar. The ribs are excellent.

Thank John B
Madison, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

It's fine for those over the age of 60++. Good live music and outdoor bar area. The crowd was fun, but much older than us. Average crowd age was over 60. If you want some younger fun, go across the street to the Dirty Dogg Saloon.

Thank KevinE-wisconsin
The Woodlands, Texas
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162 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

came in for Barrett Jackson, heard good things so we came. Food was top shelf, ribs, chicken and steaks good., Atmosphere was off the charts. Great band, fun dancvefloor, and strong drinks. Definitley has a old west feel. Locals are great for people watching!!

Thank JeffLowney
Geneva, Switzerland
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

This place is authentic & fun. The food is just what you would expect and the ambiance is great for a night out with live music, dancing and dining. It's not quiet so not the place to go for a romantic 1-on-1 date. I highly recommend ordering the ribs and just sitting there listening to the band. One small thing... More 

Thank acid_slug
Lansing, Michigan
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461 reviews
322 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

our friends took us here for drinks and to see the place...very friendly and fun...all the beers we tried were excellent and a couple were some of the best we've tried

Thank s g
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288 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We were brought here by a local colleague who knows the place well. You can learn to line dance with a genuine expert and with local people - some dressed cowboy style. The range of beer and drinks is good and the ribs were excellent. Service was efficient and nicely done. The live band was a little weak tonight. Overall,... More 

1 Thank IOWman
Farwell, MI, USA
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

As far as atmosphere, this place is great. Real cowboys! But it ends there. The food was extremely disappointing; Adam ordered the Southwest Mac and cheese. The portion size was fit for a child as was the flavor. Tastes like plain booked noodles. It's only positive was the lone slice of Apple wood bacon on top. For $9, they should... More 

3 Thank AdamAndAngie
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere and decor are fantastic. We had never done line dancing but we showed up for the Tuesday night 6:30 class with D and had a great time. She's awesome :)

Thank Matthew S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 40
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7116 E Becker Ln, Scottsdale, AZ 85254-5210
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale>  > Central Scottsdale
  • Neighbourhood: Central Scottsdale
  • Phone Number: +1 480-948-0110

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?