About The Box


Right in the heart of Northern California lies a family owned business with a lot of character. The Tackle Box in Chico, California is a multifaceted business that incorporates a bar, grill, and tackle shop all under one roof. In the nine years since adding the bar and grill to the sporting goods store, the business has gained recognition from people all over the United States.

The Tackle Box started as a sporting goods store that opened in 1997 and incorporated all of it’s customers hunting and fishing needs under one roof. The Peeples family owned the shop and building for 18+ years before they decided to turn the other half (that was previously a furniture store) into the bar and grill.  Since the opening of big box stores in Chico, The Tackle Box unfortunately doesn’t do much business in the sporting goods store anymore.  However a restaurant or bar employee is always happy to escort you back if you need bait or fishing supplies.

Since the bar and grill opened, it has become an instant success.  Often referred to as “Chico’s only real honky-tonk,” The Tackle Box proudly supports live music by hosting over 100+ national, regional and local live bands a year.

Not only is the Tackle Box well known for the bar’s success, but also for the exotic food the grill serves. The grill is known for serving it’s most popular dish, alligator. Selling about as fast as it comes in, the Tackle Box is one of the few places in California you can find alligator year around. Along with other exotic dishes such as frog legs, elk, buffalo, wild boar and venison.

If there’s one thing you can count on The Tackle Box for, it’s to keep you guessing! In 2015 The Tackle Box built a brand new stage and huge dance floor by tearing down the pool room wall and converting the two rooms into one giant open concept bar. The Tackle Box owners really took the time to listen to their customers and remodeled the building in such a way that their customers had been asking for. Now with the new addition of 32 beer taps, and a wood fired pizza oven, The Tackle Box has plans to further expand by soon adding a patio and second bar.

In addition to everything listed above, in 2013 The Tackle Box also became a federally recognized food vendor for The State of California. Feeding Emergency workers all over the State bagged lunches on an on-call basis.

The Tackle Box is open 7 days a week, and is guaranteed to offer an atmosphere unlike anything you have ever experienced. On this site you can find everything you need to know about every outlet of this multifaceted business. Including: weekly food and drink specials, monthly entertainment schedules and ticket links, the menu, and more!

The Tackle Box, good old fashion fun.