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BJ's Restaurant & BrewhouseBJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

3155 Chandler Blvd
Chandler, Arizona, 85226-5175
United States

(480) 917-0631 | map

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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 30
Reviews by mhaugan:
Photo of mhaugan
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Reviewing multiple visits. I like the BJ's chain. There food is above par and consistent between the locations. Their menu is, if anything, too big and I often have a hard time choosing pizza over sandwiches let alone what type. The wait staff has been generally been knowledgeable about beer styles and have even surprised me with their knowledge before. Their regular rotation of beers is good, but I have a problem with their not having enough variety in their seasonals. I don't remember them having a single IPA all summer, but the same stout for months. I whish they had a bigger selection of non BJ's stuff on tap, but I guess they are pushing their product and I can understand that. Good food great atmosphere and hand crafted beers make it hard not to enjoy the experience.

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Photo of Sabre311
4.29/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

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3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

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3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

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3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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3.33/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.88/5  rDev +2.1%

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2.6/5  rDev -31.6%

Photo of weaf
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Very nice.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +25%

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of CaptDavyJones
4/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Stopped by at a BJ's when I was visiting the Sacramento area.
The staff was friendly and accommodating.
Food was not bad either and the portions were filling. I had their BBQ pulled work which was made with one of their red ales.
But mainly their beer was fairly good, especially the Tatonka stout which was unfortunately the only beer I could have.
Were I not traveling, I would have definitely sampled more of their beer. I was very keen to try their porter actually.
Worth stopping by to sample their beers.
I would surely recommend this place to anyone who enjoys good food and beer. It is definitely not very pricey and the beers are sold at a reasonable price too.

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Photo of JMad
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

I went to BJ's as part of my St. Patricks Day celebration. I've had the fish and chips, it was mediocre. Their beer is good though. I have only had the Piranha pale ale, it's a good one. It is actually the first "hoppy" beer I ever had a few years ago. It's what got me started on pale ales and IPA's. I also had the Maredsous 8, which of course is awesome, they served it in a pokal. If you go here, I heard their Italian food is best. I would definitely recommend this place. Overall it's a good place for a beer drinker.

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Photo of Sammy
3.8/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

A large modern restaurant chain, with a respect for craft beers through essentially its own beers. A decent lineup, quality control and tweaking of recipes are certainly going on to enhance popularity, drinkability of the beers, and a lot of training for staff in essentially pushing the food part of the business. Much more elegant and lit up than the Yrad House but then again the Yard House is much more craft beer selection oriented with its 100 tap lines.

I enjoyed the beer, our party the root beer, lots of parking. The grand cru at one time brought people out, I did not get it, and think Phoenix has moved up by leaps and bounds since that beer was noted as a focal point of the local beer scene. Long bar.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

First, note the location to understand the (initial) attraction.

This link of the chain was located in The Village annex of the Chandler Fashion Center, tucked away in a back corner near the intersection of the 101 Freeway and Frye Road, past some fountains. Above the entryway were a set of turbine-like fan blades, slowly rotating in the desert heat and immediately giving the place an industrial feel.

Entering, twin m.d.s.'s flanked the doorway with restaurant tables and chairs along the right windows. By ascending a short flight of steps between the two m.d.s.'s, I came upon two half-moon booths which sat on either side of the wide platform with the long, marble-topped bar on the left side. The center of the bar area had three island tables with high chairs. Along the right side of the bar area, and wrapping around to create a rectangle, were a series of standard booths. On the other side of the booths was a continuation of the bar area. It culminated in a long series of booths against the back wall which fronted a huge bank of windows overlooking the highly polished, copper-jacketed brewhouse with the grain silo and several FVs in the overhead. Speaking of the overhead, there were lots of murals depicting hard-working industrial types, as well as exposed ducting, fans, and suspended lighting. Also on display were two wood barrels. Barrel-aged beer at a brew chain?!? Do NOT let me hear you pooh-poohing the chains. This is big-time, cutting-edge brewing, folks. A long, outdoor patio area ran along the right side of the building. The whole place was very impressive.

My server this day was Richard (Rich) B. from Syracuse as old-home week continued. They also offered a wide array of bottled Belgian beers. I had pizza for lunch and the countertop pizza caddy was shaped like a grain silo. Ha!

Beers: Brewhouse Blonde (Kolsch); Harvest Hefeweizen; Piranha Pale Ale; BJ's Jeremiah Red; Nutty Brewnette (American Brown Ale); BJ's P. M. Porter; and Tatonka (Imperial) Stout. "Special Brews" during my visit included ESB; Nit Wit; and Ciaran Barleywine (their version of Fuller's London Pride).

Mom Test: My mom's surname by marriage, so whaddya think? Your mom? Well, unless her last name is Chandler, it may not be as compelling. That said, it was a nicely kept place, so I imagine that most moms would dig it.

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Photo of mattster
3.41/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Found BJ's while waiting for a movie to start at a nearby theater.

The look is more of a night club look than a true brewpub - very canned/cookie cutter feel The bartender was quite friendly, but the atmosphere seemed that he was making more cocktails than pulling taps. He was more than happy to let me sample some of their beers.

Most of the bar crowd was centered at the huge screen TVs watching sports, was pretty loud, not really a great place to talk with an old friend (As I was doing this evening).

The did have a large selection of their own brews which the bar tender said were brewed on site and a few other brands as well.

I would probably go back, but it wasn't anything worth raving over.

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BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse in Chandler, AZ
3.42 out of 5 based on 1,084 ratings.
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