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 outdoor sporting goods store 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 sporting goods store that opened in 1997, incorporates all of it’s customers hunting and fishing needs under one roof. They carry all of the popular firearm brands including Browning, Remington, Winchester, Mossberg, Benelli, and Beretta. Along with live bait, and all the ammunition you need. The Peeples family has owned the shop and building for eighteen years before they decided to turn the other half (that was previously a furniture store) into a bar and grill.

Since the bar and grill opened, it has become an instant success, pulling in the highest liquor sales in all of Butte County it’s first year open. Often referred to as “Chico’s only real honky-tonk,” The Tackle Box proudly supports live music by hosting local and out of town bands every Friday, and Saturday night!

In April 2015, The Tackle Box hosted the longest live music concert in the history of the world! Hundreds of local and touring bands came together and played on The Tackle Box stage for 34 days straight, making it the longest live music show in the world. This attempt, that has since been dubbed “Chico Breaks the Record” was submitted to The Guinness Book of World Records.

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 even further expanded its menu options. Including a new back patio set to debut summer 2018.

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, upcoming events, menus, and featured firearms!

The Tackle Box, good old fashion fun with a knack for beer, food and guns!