$10 for $20 Worth of Craft Beer, Local Sausages, and Pub Food at The Handlebar Tempe

Downtown Tempe, Tempe

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$10 for $20 Worth of Craft Beer, Local Sausages, and Pub Food

Menu options include a locally made smoked polish sausage ($6), a locally raised, grass-fed burger with aged cheddar ($8), and housemade pretzels with spicy stone-ground mustard and beer cheese ($6). Guests can wash down their meals with 1 of 48 rotating craft brews ($4+).

The Handlebar Tempe

Restaurateur Julian Wright, who's known for local hotspots Canteen Modern Tequila Bar and La Bocca Urban Pizzeria, has expanded his multicultural culinary empire—this time with an American beer garden. At Handlebar Tempe, he introduces guests to European-style communal dining around elongated counters and tables without shifting focus away from the main draw: a sizeable and largely American craft beer list. The resident beer expert—a self-professed "beer geek"—rotates 24 taps and 24 bottles from state-side and European craft breweries, highlighting local beers from Four Peaks Brewing Co. and Mother Road Brewing. But manning the 60-foot indoor/outdoor bar requires more than just pushing taps and opening bottles. The bartenders also help guests navigate the beer and wine lists while concocting specialty cocktails jazzed up with organic liqueurs and agave nectar.

There may not be much by way of food at The Handlebar Tempe, but the dishes they do serve find an easy foothold with both the casual atmosphere and all-important beer list. Locally made sausages dominate the small menu, including tangy sauerkraut and pickled fresno peppers atop juicy bratwurst, southwest smoked turkey, and chicken-and-apple sausages. The eatery's chefs also braid house-made pretzels, cook locally raised burgers, and fry hand-cut fries served with five dipping sauces—including blue cheese bacon and Thai ketchup.

Reclaimed barn wood, exposed ceilings, and brick lend the chicness of a loft to the comfortable space. And when the garage doors behind the bar go up, The Handlebar doubles in size, welcoming guests to mingle on the 2,000-square-foot outdoor patio. Amid the dog-friendly patio's lighted trees, fire pits, and park benches, the defining feature from which The Handlebar Tempe gets its name—hooks for hanging bicycles—encircle the space.

Reviews

All brats come in a toasted bun with a choice of any two of four toppings: pickled peppers, a mild sauerkraut, sweet peppers, and grilled white onions

PHX Rail Food review

The Handlebar Tempe menu includes local bratwurst and sausages, hand-cut fries with house-made dipping sauces and pretzels.

Fabulous Arizona review
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    Downtown Tempe

    680 S Mill Ave

    Tempe, Arizona 85281

    480-474-4888

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In a Nutshell

Locally made bratwurst and southwest smoked turkey sausage anchor a rotating menu of 48 local, American, and European craft brews

The Fine Print

Expires May 22nd, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in only. Valid only Sunday-Thursday. Not valid for happy hour or specials. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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All Locations

  • Downtown Tempe

    680 S Mill Ave

    Tempe, Arizona 85281

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