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The Brickyard Downtown

When visiting downtown Chandler, a stop at The Brickyard is a must. This cocktail bar and restaurant is located inside the former home of the Chandler Arizonan, a newspaper that dates back to 1912. But you’ll find more than just history here. Start with the cocktail menu, which is located inside the plastic DVD case dropped off at your table. The video game-themed booklet outlines your drink options by such creative categories as Arcade, Console, Disc and Multiplayer. From the Next Gen section, we love The Animist, which is made with rum, mixed berry syrup and pineapple and topped with a swirling cinnamon cloud. While the cocktail menu shines, don’t forget about the food. The lamb chimichangas and pork belly skewers are winners.