Gilbert, AZ 85234
- Daily 11am-2am
- Patio/Sidewalk Dining
Phoenix New Times's Description
Disregard this Gilbert joint's fierce-faced logo and surly-sounding name, as Crabby Don's is often the site of fun and festive times courtesy of its numerous distractions and drink deals. For instance, it's hard to stay sour when buxom bartenders are serving you such specials as $10 beer buckets (featuring five bottles of domestic brews like Coors and Budweiser) and $3 well drinks every day. Once you've picked a drink, head for the front half of the establishment to partake in some live music. A large stage for bands and an even larger red and blue mural of a fiddler crab occupy one corner of the bar, while another wall is covered from floor to ceiling with various flyers and posters from previous gigs by local rock and hip-hop groups. Meanwhile, the back room is dominated by games of skill, including billiards, shuffleboard, and arcade units. Try not to frown if you end up losing to your friends, however, as you might disrupt Crabby Don's happy vibe.
It's kinda ironic that Crabby Don's has such a surly-sounding moniker (as well as a menacing, frown-face logo), considering that this Gilbert watering hole is a place where many nearby drinkers stop by to have an awesome time. Nearly every time we've visited, the place is usually packed with energetic and upbeat urbanites, ranging from bros dressed in their Volcom T's and... More >>
It's kinda ironic that Crabby Don's has such a surly-sounding moniker (as well as a menacing, frown-face logo), considering that this Gilbert watering hole is a place where many nearby drinkers stop by to have an awesome time. Nearly every time we've visited, the place is usually packed with energetic and upbeat urbanites, ranging from bros dressed in their Volcom T's and watching extreme sports on the numerous large-screen plasma TVs, to jockish frat boys downing Heinekens while competing in fierce shuffleboard contests, or tattooed rocker-types standing near the stage during weekend gigs by local bands. (Call us crazy, but even the barflies seem a little happier here). The bar also has one of funniest slogans we've ever heard: "The liver is evil and must be punished!" Believe us, said internal organ gets plenty of abuse during happy hour every weekday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (in addition to reverse happy hour every Monday through Thursday from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.), when drink specials abound. It probably explains why everyone's so damn happy . . . because they've had a snootful by the time we show up.
Tips from foursquare
Nice place to go when you have nothing to do. Always something going on
we rule! just saying!!!
Only Bar in Gilbert with live Original Bands.
Fireball Whiskey. Drink it with Pepsi.
Get the french fries and ranch! yummmm....and a bruised pear to wash it down :)
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