It all started in 1951, the now famous Buffalo Chip Saloon has come a long way since it’s humble beginnings as a feed and bait shop along the way to Bartlett and Horseshoe Lakes.
The original building was only 800 square feet on about 2/3rds of an acre. Today it has grown to encompass 5 acres and over 6,000 square feet and has become one of the most authentic dance halls and saloons in the country. That’s not just our opinion; The New Times voted The Buffalo Chip“Best of Phoenix” for 3 years. True West awarded this establishment “Best Western Saloon” 2 years in a row and Phoenix Magazine has voted it“Best of the Valley” for 2 years.
There is something for everyone at The Chip. If you like to dance you can come spin your partner to the toe tappin’ sounds of Pick o’ the Litter. Wednesday and Friday night’s Live Bull Riding, and Friday night’s All You Can Eat Fish Fry is a huge draw for the entire family. Larry Wendt has been the proprietor of The Buffalo Chip Saloon since 1999 and has made it what it is today. Over the years it has been known as The Crystal Palace, The Maverick and finally the place we have all come to know and love, The Buffalo Chip Saloon and Steakhouse.
Yup, The Chip has come a long way from that little bait shop, but on a good Saturday night you can still go trollin’ there.
***The Buffalo Chip Saloon is an all ages venue. Anyone under 21 MUST have a parent or guardian with them.***