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Handlebar J Restaurant and Saloon

$$ - $$$American, ,
7116 E Becker Ln, Scottsdale, AZ 85254-5210
+1 480-948-0110
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good25%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (9 reviews)
“fish fry” (2 reviews)
“steak” (6 reviews)
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American, Bar, Southwestern, Barbecue, Pub
$$ - $$$
7116 E Becker Ln, Scottsdale, AZ 85254-5210
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Reviewed 1 week ago

They had a way of demeaning us with "all their rules". We couldn't sit down and feel relaxed ...they had several rules to offend us and make us want to leave...I even spoke to an owner and he was just as bad as his manager...Handlebar...More

Thank Sue B
Ray H, Owner at Handlebar J Restaurant and Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sue, please reach out to me personally, I'd like to offer a bit of explanation and apologize for your poor experience. Thank you. -Ray Herndon rayherndon@me.com

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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

I randomly stopped her with my boyfriend to have a few drinks. Its a little bar with a country theme . There was a live band and they were pretty good. It was an older crowd and good people watching while everyone danced. The bartender...More

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Management response:Responded 5 September 2017

Thank you for the review, we hope you stop back in the next time you're in our neighborhood!

Reviewed 10 April 2017

Stopped in one Friday, no reservation and the bar, restaurant was packed. Greeter got me a table and I was able to have dinner and a couple of cocktails. Ordered the fish fry. Was good but the second serving was better than the first. First...More

Thank docmbroker
Management response:Responded 5 September 2017

Thank you for the input, we hope to see you in again!

Reviewed 15 March 2017 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.

Management response:Responded 5 September 2017

This is our "best kept secret" that isn't much of a secret anymore, thanks for your visit!

Reviewed 8 March 2017 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...More

Thank Ken I
Reviewed 25 February 2017

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
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...More

Thank KevinE-wisconsin
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
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...More

Thank acid_slug
Reviewed 20 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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Rose V
12 March 2015|
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Response from hd_ride | Reviewed this property |
yes, a great place! You may not want to stay after 930 or 10 on a weekend with kids unless everyone enjoys watching everyone else dance. it becomes pretty much a dance club after that. have a great time.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
American, Bar, Southwestern, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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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