The Handle Bar

specialty Beer for the adventurer


Chico's First Specialty Beer Bar

[20 taps] [10 wines] [be adventurous]


The Handle Bar opened in 2012, and has quickly become a local favorite for good beer, good food, and great company. 20 taps of the finest specialty and craft beers, an excellent assortment of wines by the glass and a modest, yet tasty, German-inspired pub menu.

We feature a beautiful patio where you can park your bike and enjoy the afternoon with friends. You're welcome to bring your dog (provided it plays well with others and is on a leash).

We also offer three high-definition televisions to enjoy a game, ample parking and a friendly, knowledgeable staff, whom have all been trained in Cicerone Beer Serving.






(530) 894-BEER



2070 E. 20th Street
Suite 160
Chico, CA 95926



M-Th 11:00a–10p
F-Sa  11:00a–12a
Su      11:00a–10p


Special Events

Fieldwork Tap Takeover - October 29th

One of those rare breweries that can't make a bad beer, Berkeley's Fieldwork Brewing will be on hand to share some of their incredible beers!  This is one of the fast rising stars in the beer world, and we love having access to their beer!  We'll be pouring all day long, including flights...below is a partial tap list:

-Fresh Hop IPA

-Supercell DIPA

-Field Trial #472 Single Hop Blonde Ale

-Textbook Saison

-Sour Diesel Tart Saison

-Salted Coconut Oatmeal Stout on Nitro


upcoming Event - Stay Tuned for details

-Mraz Brewing Company:  El Dorado Hills is about to represent!  Never poured in Chico, this brewery is quietly making some of the finest beer in the north state...

-New Belgium:  Lissa, New Belgium's incredible ambassador, is coming back to help us in supporting the AIDS/Lifecycle Ride.