(More) Craft Beer on Mill Ave. at the Handlebar and Grill, Open to the Public Today
If Mill Avenue were a Monopoly board, Julian Wright (the man behind La Bocca, Canteen, and the now defunct Library Bar and Grill) may have just snatched up Park Place and the Boardwalk.
Lauren Saria The Handlebar and Grill, now open on Mill Avenue in downtown Tempe
You'll find his newest property, the Handlebar and Grill, just around the corner and up the street from Canteen, the always-crowded tequila bar that opened in 2010. The Handlebar, a bike-friendly joint, opens to the public today and looks to cater to the older, more "chill" folks that Wright insists frequent the street that's become known for wasted co-eds, frozen desserts and dirt cheap drinks.
It's hard to imagine a new drinking hole that would dare specialize in anything but craft beer - and Handlebar is no exception. The selection of 21 beers on tap will include eight European, eight local, and eight American craft beers, all of which will be hand selected by Handlebar's Beer Buyer (and "Resident Beer Geek") Billy Clayton.
Lauren Saria Inside the Handlebar