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Handlebar-J

7116 E. Becker Lane Scottsdale, AZ 85254 | North Scottsdale | 480-948-0110

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Cowpokes and country music fans have been moseying into this honky-tonk hideout since the 1960s, back when Waylon Jennings was a regular and patrons rode up on horseback. While the surrounding North Scottsdale neighborhood may have become a little more upscale in the ensuing decades, things have stayed pretty much the same at this saloon and steakhouse about 15 minutes north of Old Town. Handlebar-J’s sprawling bar still beckons boot-scooters and broncobusters, while cowboy hats still line the rafters, and both porterhouses and beefy burgers still sizzle in the kitchen. Grab your boots and take a swing on the enormous dance floor where twangy tunes are provided by the Herndon Brothers Band, fronted by Nashville recording artist Ray Herndon, most nights a week. Or if boot-scootin' ain't your saddlebag, pardner, sample some of the barbecue drenched in homemade sauce or amble on out to the patio and taste your tallboy in the great outdoors. Shucks, you might even wind up drinking next to a celebrity. Crooners like Lyle Lovett, Kris Kristofferson, and Vince Gill have all stopped by in the past.


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  • Cuisine(s): American, Barbecue, Burgers, Steak House, Steakhouse
  • Hours: Tuesday- Saturday: 4 p.m.- 2 a.m., Sunday: 5 p.m.- 2 a.m.
  • Price: $$, $$$
  • Serving: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Parking: Street
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards, Diners Club, cash
  • Attire: casual
  • Features: Banquet Facilities, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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