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Our Latest Reviews

Britney 8 days ago

Chips and Salsa

This is my all time favorite place for Happy Hour, live music and dancing. The atmosphere, drinks and food is like non other and I take all my friends here whenever I can!

Rbrown222 30 days ago

* Ranch Hand

"HandleBarj's", the most authentic because it is Country Western in the heart of the Scottsdale, Arizona. It's a place where cowboys roam, love under the wide open sky and tie up thier ponies to posts to grab a whiskey at the full bar. The grub (Ranchhand menu) at HandleBarj's was gracious portions, prefectly seasoned, a treat for this here boy who's usually satisfied with grits and cornbread!! The Live Musicians on stage set the mood for fun...Line Dancin', Two Steppin' romantic night!! I fell in love with HandleBarjs' past, present and future!! Sincerely, Renee Bakes 480/200-1473

Jhogle8 about 1 month ago

Full Rack BBQ Ribs

The ribs are amazing and I love the kick it has with just the right amount of spice! Amazing.

Raina about 1 month ago

Full Rack BBQ Ribs

We love the food, friendly staff and WOW...the music makes the Covid mess melt away.. dancing and singing!! Thank you all for making our lives better!!!!

Sneeekiepete about 1 month ago

* Ron's Steak & Enchiladas

Great meal, the steak was spot on and the best enchiladas I've ever had. Great atmosphere and excellent service. The music awesome to boot. TY, Peter Bernal

Dantyh78 about 1 month ago

Our Famous Fish & Chips

Great Atmosphere! Nice Patio! Great service, super friendly. I had the fish and chips. I'm not a huge fan of fish but these ones were perfectly battered. Sometimes I stop by just for the amazing Church Music IPA on tap. It's also a great location right on the border of P.V. and Scottsdale and close enough for me to walk home, haha Your car will be safe there. I hear they have some pretty good bands that come through and dancing is available if you're into that. LOL No offense.

Bhorton98 about 2 months ago

Full Rack BBQ Ribs

I have unfortunately moved to AR and can no longer relish in their ribs. I spent many a birthday at HJ and miss it a lot. The ribs are fantastic. Haven't found anything to compare here. You used to have a side, bbq sauerkraut. If you still have the recipe would love to have it. Please. ❤️

Jalves6 3 months ago

BBQ Chicken or Pulled Pork

Always fine.......consistent great chow in the country tradition........if yer lookin' for it.....IT'S HERE !!!

Kathy 4 months ago

BBQ Pulled Pork

The food was absolutely AMAZING. The service staff was very prompt and courteous. We absolutely love the music of J. David Sloan and have known him over 50 years. Your other entertainment is above par. We so enjoy our visits to your restaurant. KUDOS to the Staff for a job well done with consistency.

Conniebigelow 4 months ago

Full Rack BBQ Ribs

Fall of the bone ribs just like my grandpa used to make them...maybe better! Sorry grandpa! Very generous portion of ribs with a choice of sides. I would highly recommend!

Clwamsley1 4 months ago

* Cowboy

Perfectly cooked and served warm with an abundance of hot skinny fries. It was delicious. I saw lots of good choices on the menu and can't wait to try some new dishes soon. Loved the patio atmosphere with tables that are far enough apart to feel very comfortable in the setting.

Logger3399 7 months ago

Buffalo Wings

Fantastic wings, meaty, great texture and taste. And of course throw in cold beers and live music, a great way to spend an afternoon on the patio.

Sheilapajevic 7 months ago

BBQ Pulled Pork

I loved it. I'm not one to like coleslaw but your coleslaw was delicious . Your BBq pork is cooked to perfection.

Larmstrong1885 8 months ago

Signature Riblet Sampler

Fabulous food and so much fun learning the Twp Step!!

Nickarcan 8 months ago

BBQ Pulled Pork

This sandwich melts in your mouth with full smoked bbq flavoring.

Milanjirka11 9 months ago

Full Rack BBQ Ribs

never have eaten better ..., really something special,

Kornelia 10 months ago

Our Famous Fish & Chips

Awesome Food Awesome Country music Entertainment . Staff always Friendly Love going there

Manikalovetravelart 10 months ago

Full Rack BBQ Ribs

Impossible to not love these delicious quality ribs with large cut fries. Every choice on the menu is fine dining at a great price with an atmosphere unmatched! Thank you!

Alyssam0107 11 months ago

Loaded Potato Skins

The loaded potato skins were delicious and im usually picky about my ranch and i give everything a 10/10

Bradinflag about 1 year ago

Cheese Quesadilla

i love HBJ's Cheese quesadilla with green chilli's. It goes great with a cold beer. And it not too heavy so I can dance the night away!

Nicole 25 days ago

Buffalo Chicken Tenders

Melt in your mouth buffalo chicken tenders! Perfect not too crispy, not too soft, and the sauce is just enough kick for me to enjoy with a big side of ranch (not overly blistering like some places and I can't even taste my food after that!). I moved here from NJ and had a favorite buffalo wings/tenders place back there that I miss oh so much; I'm so glad I found this place tucked off the main road so now I can get my buffalo tender fix out here!

Skygirl2 about 1 month ago

Two BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders

The hamburger sliders with grilled onions were fabulous!!

Bcamaz about 1 month ago

Full Rack BBQ Ribs

I feel a special connection to HBJ and to Gwen. When I first moved here in 1997 from New England, I wanted to hear some good live country music. Someone told me about HBJ. I called and spoke to Gwen. She was so nice to me, and gave me great directions to find it. Since then, every time I went in, I always spoke to her. I'm so glad the family has carried on, as there is no other place like it. The food is spectacular and the music can't be beat.

Benjamin about 1 month ago

Full Rack BBQ Ribs

The staff is great and the food choices are also great. Of course the live music is over the top.

Bobby about 1 month ago

Full Rack BBQ Ribs

Handlebar J's has been a favorite spot of mine since 1998 and we do miss Gwen dearly. But Ray has taken Handlebar J's to another level of excellence with delicious food and awesome entertainment. We all appreciate you for a fun night out and looking forward to many more fun times in the future. Hopefully when things get back to normal we can have that beautiful big dance floor again... Please 🤠

Alh8684 about 2 months ago

Our Famous Fish & Chips

I've had this dish 6 times. Always delicious! Tastes really fresh .. delicious coleslaw!!

Ifyourhappy about 2 months ago

Full Rack BBQ Ribs

I LOVE the food and the band is awesome. I think I've got a thing for a keyboard player. LOL but really, you must try the food and excellent customer service. Many thanks for always coming through for me when i need food to go. Ooh those ribs, Rocking ribs!!! Best biscuits this side of the world. Mashed potato are YUM.

Cinrod50 3 months ago

Deep Fried Onion Rings

The best onion rings ever, nice and crunchy!

Cwynar 4 months ago

Enchilada Platter

While known for their ribs you are not going to be disappointed with any menu item, but I need to show respect to the Enchiladas!! Yee haw someone knows how to give them the flavor that will leave your taste buds wanting more! I have been coming to this family own restaurant since we arrived from Cody, Wyoming in 1979. Everyone owes it to themselves to become acquainted with the terrific menu, outstanding music and the Herndon hospitality that has kept this establishment the rare Arizona jewel it is!

Samshimel03 4 months ago

Chicken Tenders & Skinny Fries

Really good food love them my fam owns this place Charles Herdon Family

Marbyp 5 months ago

Our Famous Fish & Chips

Really loved your delicious fish and chips and coleslaw. Looking forward to being able to come back inside to enjoy the music, food and drinks again soon. Marby

Badbilly1960 7 months ago

BBQ Pulled Pork

Me and my wife love this dish and would and will recommend to everyone as Handlebars Has been my favorite place to go in Scottsdale for over 40 years . Great food , music and dancing ( fun ) and good people ( friends ) good friends, food and fun equals good life and isn't that what we all want !!! God bless and God bless America !!! See you soon Billy and Lisa

Crosswind76 8 months ago

Buffalo Wings

I recently shared the mild wings with a dancing date at HJs. They were delicious!!! and who knew that eating wings with a date could be sexy, even with mild sauce, Lol. Try it, you won't be disappointed. :) I would order them again.

Joyceszeliga 8 months ago

Build Your Own Cowboy Burger or Grilled Chicken

The cowboy burger is to die for. You add what you'd like a true build it your own. Always cooked to perfection. The fries are thin and crisp. Yum

Jalves6 8 months ago

Build Your Own Cowboy Burger or Grilled Chicken

the only thing I wanna know is : when is the Ray Herndon Trio playin' again ?

Enwagj 10 months ago

* Cowboy

P. S. My husband & I had the cheese crisp as an appetizer, based on how yummy it looked online. We'd found 1 made in a similar way in Payson so I was THRILLED to find 1 here. I like jalapeños on my cheese crisp, while my husband doe not & the kitchen staff made it half & half. Sooo yummy & so much closer when I'm craving 1. Also excited to learn about the country dance lessons. Seems like the Handlebar J has pretty much everything WE enjoy. Great find.

Kglica 10 months ago

BBQ Pulled Pork

Delicious fall off the bone baby back ribs, the very best in the state. The ribs are consistently great along with a choice of many sides. Highly recommend Handle Bar J for its food,atmosphere and fun

Craiglamp 11 months ago

BBQ Pulled Pork

Simply awesome! Live music on the patio, cold beer and a perfectly crafted pulled pork sandwich. Made my Friday evening! Oh - and then the band kicked in on the inside stage and I was hooked. What a find and heading back this weekend. Keep it up!!!

Bobby about 1 year ago

BBQ Pulled Pork

The best BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich I've ever had. I'm a regular and regularly indulge in this delicious dish. Great atmosphere, awesome live music with the Herndon band and fun dancing. A perfect night out.

Msleigherin about 1 year ago

Full Rack BBQ Ribs

My boyfriend and I love to spend Friday evening on the patio listening to the Joshua Stone band and indulging in beer and a suite of appetizers. Our favorites are the ribs, sweet potato fries, loaded potato skins and the quesadilla. Often times we stick around till the larger band arrives so we can do a little dancin'. The service is great and the staff is very friendly. The atmosphere at HBJ is laid back which is nice. Their crowd is a little older - the bar isn't infested with drunk 20 somethings lol. Having spent my 20s at Mr. Lucky's, for me, Handlebar J's is a nostalgic extension of that time. I wish the Joshua Stone band didn't take a summer break though!!


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