Downtown Chandler is booming with new developments, restaurants, and residences. These new additions are a great fit for the already dynamic heart of Chandler. There’s always something to discover in Downtown Chandler – here is what’s next.
New Restaurants, Bars, and Entertainment Venues
Already a valley food and beverage hotspot, Downtown Chandler has several exciting new bars and restaurants that have either opened recently or will do so soon.
Recreo: This whimsical new high-level culinary concept opened in Downtown Chandler in early 2022. With an outstanding patio, delightful cocktails, and live music, Recreo brings a unique new spin to Downtown Chandler’s Historic Square.
The Tipsy Egg: Downtown Chandler’s newest brunch spot opened its doors to customers in spring 2022. Located at the corner of Boston Street and Arizona Avenue, this local restaurant will offer all the fun of brunch with the kind of high-quality meals that you’ve come to expect in Downtown Chandler.
Jersey Mike's: Located in the Shops on Frye at the southeast corner of Frye Road and Arizona Avenue this sub sandwich chain opened in spring 2022.
The Uncommon: For those looking for a modern throwback, The Uncommon is your place. Downtown Chandler’s only arcade bar opened in July 2022 at the corner of Boston St. and Arizona Ave. and will feature live music, all your favorite arcade games, and tasty food and beverage options.
Chandler POPS: One of Downtown Chandler’s newest businesses, Chandler POPS is a lovely micro-event space that can be rented for small gatherings. It is a flexible space with a great location at the corner of Oregon and Boston Streets in the heart of the downtown core.
ImprovMania: Same laughs, new place! ImprovMania has been Downtown Chandler’s comedy club for several years and is now moving into a new location in the Historic Square. It will be opening January 2023 on Boston Street next to Inchin’s Bamboo Garden.
Val’s: Brought to you by the same minds that created Puro Cigar Bar, Val’s is the perfect place to grab a drink and relax with friends. Expect a refined bar with a cozy patio, creating a sense of atmosphere that draws you in. Slightly hidden, Val’s can be found on Boston St. across from Puro. Currently under construction, it is expected to open in 2022.
Lola’s Liquors: Lola’s Liquors is the newest concept from Liquid Sunshine Projects, who are also responsible for Bourbon Jack’s American Tavern, Black Sheep Wine Bar & Merchant, and Murphy’s Law Irish Pub. This new bar is sure to bring tantalizing cocktails and a sense of play to the Historic Square. It is expected to open in 2023.
Acqua Di Mare: This unique upscale restaurant will bring fresh Mediterranean cuisine and a tableside cooking experience to Downtown Chandler. A wholly new and local concept, Acqua Di Mare will be located at the corner of Oregon and Boston streets, near the Oregon Street Parking Garage. Expected opening late 2022.
Elliott’s Steakhouse: Moving into a space on Boston Street next to its sister concept, The Brickyard, Elliott’s will provide exceptional steak and seafood choices. Expect the highest quality food and service from this concept.
Maple House: Currently constructing its building on the corner of Boston and California Streets, Maple House intends to be a welcoming community gathering space that serves coffee, beer, and wine in a curated indoor/outdoor setting.
It’s not just new restaurants that are coming in droves, new developments are underway throughout Downtown Chandler.
Shops on Frye: Located at the southeast corner of Frye Road and Arizona Avenue, this adaptive reuse project broke ground in late 2020 and has completed two of three buildings on site. Black Rock Coffee & Jersey Mike's have opened in the development with a new concept from El Taco Santo as well as Thai Chili 2 Go in the buildout process. The project will be complete in 2022, with tenant improvements likely concluding in early 2023, delivering approximately 9,000 sq. ft. of retail space.
DC Heights: DC Heights, which broke ground in 2020, is a multifamily project being built in two phases. Phase one, currently under construction, includes 157 units. DC Heights is a game changer for development to the west of the Historic Square. Phase one is expected to welcome residents later this year.
Encore Chandler: Encore Chandler is a 208-unit multifamily project at the southeast corner of Nevada Street and Commonwealth Avenue, on the eastern edge of Downtown Chandler. It broke ground in late 2021. This project will bring new high-end units to Downtown Chandler and is expected to be complete in 2023.