Cave Creek, AZ – Friday Night Bull Riding & Mutton Bustin’

The Buffalo Chip 6823 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, Arizona

Do you have a “Bucket List item to check off” or looking for great food and entertainment on a Friday afternoon / evening?? Check out the Buffalo Chip Saloon and Steak House in Cave Creek, AZ!! As every Friday night they have Bull Riding and Mutton Bustin’. (Mutton Bustin is totally awesome too) Rounds at 8pm-11pm. $20 to ride a bull, $5 for sheep riding! TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED AT THE GATE FOR $10 CASH.

If you have not been to the Buffalo Chip recently or in awhile, it’s time to go again! Just awesome every time I’m there and I’ve been a regular since the 2016’s. Live Music, Great Food and fun Entertainment!!

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.

Larry Wendt

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 of buildings 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 1998 and has made it what it is today. With great sadness that Larry passed away on August 22, 2021. His children Travis and Tifani have taken over the helm of the business. A local publication, The Foothills Focus, wrote a wonderful tribute to Larry.

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.***

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