Phoenix Restaurant Guide

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The Ostrich

The Ostrich is located behind a wooden door at the bottom of a stairwell around the corner from Crust Chandler. The name of this basement bar could suggest an ostrich burying its head in the ground, but actually, this was the room where ostrich feathers were stored by city founder Dr. AJ Chandler himself. A little more history about this bar: It’s housed in the historic tunnels that connected the golf course clubhouse of the Crowne Plaza San Marcos to the nearby railroad station. Today, the antique mugshots, decorative barrels, vintage books, and life-sized ostrich all pay tribute to this early Chandler era. The dark drinking lounge, opened in 2015, serves classic and complicated craft cocktails. We recommend the Zombie, made with three types of rum, house-made zombie mix, a little falernum liqueur, and sure, a little absinthe.
Lauren Cusimano
Details
  • Price: $$
  • Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 6 p.m.-12 a.m.; Friday 5 p.m.-2 a.m.; Saturday & Sunday 6 p.m.-2 a.m.
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Parking: On-street

Chandler

Ninja Japanese Restaurant

  • 2330 N. Alma School Rd. #130
  • Chandler, AZ 85224

480-899-3423

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Chandler

Fibber Magees

  • 1989 W. Elliot Rd. #19
  • Chandler, AZ 85224

480-722-9434

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Chandler

Swaddee Thai Cuisine

  • 5055 W. Ray Rd.
  • Chandler, AZ 85226

480-785-1640

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Chandler

Kai

  • 5594 W. Wild Horse Pass Blvd.
  • Chandler, AZ 85226

602-225-0100

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Chandler

Floridino's

  • 590 N. Alma School Rd. #35
  • Chandler, AZ 85224

480-812-8433

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