Winston Churchill was famous for the high standards he applied to alcohol, quipping that "Liquor is quicker, but get me a single malt scotch with moon rocks in it! I'm the English president!" Be like Ol' Winnie with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of appetizers and drinks at Tonic in Chandler. With specialty drinks, sophisticated appetizers, and a sleek, modern interior open until 2 a.m., Tonic is a meet-up zone for a casual drink or night out. Signature cocktails include the deadly flower, a thirst quenching concoction of Stoli vodka, St. Germain Elderflower liqueur, strawberry purée, and fresh lime ($6). Appetizers take the form of sweet chicken bacon wraps ($7) and a surf-and-turf sampler of jumbo shrimp and steak bites plated on fresh sod ($8). Like Sony AIBOs, humans enjoy roaming freely inside and outside, which is why Tonic has both indoor and outdoor bars.
Tonic Tavern & Kitchen
Several times a week, local bands showcase their soaring melodies and heavy riffs at Tonic Tavern & Kitchen. Adorning the tavern's exposed brick interior, the collection of framed electric guitars and autographs reminds patrons of the now-famous bands who once rocked the bar.
A passion for music and its history isn't just apparent on Tonic's walls—it's all over the tavern's rock-themed menu. Here, grilled cheeses on parmesan-crusted challah bread are named after the famous CGBG rock club, while a pound-plus of wings is called a drum set in honor of the chicken that was the original drummer of the Beatles. The theme continues with a selection of handcrafted pizzas such as the Fleetwood Mac, a medley of ribeye steak, thousand island dressing, and dill pickles.
Besides the guitar wall-of-fame, feasts at Tonic unfold among pool tables and flat-screen TVs tuned to the latest sports. A secluded outdoor patio features misters and fans yo keep guests cool in the summer, while heaters thaw visitors during the winter. Along with concerts, Tonic hosts events ranging from team trivia nights to live comedy.
3400 W Chandler Blvd.
Chandler, Arizona 85226Get Directions