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The Red Onion

££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub
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420 E Cooper Ave, Aspen, CO 81611
+1 970-925-9955
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I figured something that has been around for as long as this place would have worked out the food and drinks. I just didn't get that from our visit. The food left a bit to be desired, and service was below expectations. I should have guessed this from the "no reservations" policy, but it really is more of a bar... More 

Thank Tandtenterprises
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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465 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for lunch which visiting Aspen based on the recommendations here. We were not disappointed. Very good food and the waitress was attentive and friendly. Nice easy going atmosphere. Would definitely stop in again!

Thank kiwizoe
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Aspen has clearly changed over the last 45 years. But the Red Onion is still an iconic emblem of the old days. It is in the same place--just no longer with gravel street out front. But you can gain a sense of old Aspen and the history by sitting at the bar--or dining in the front window. Aspen Sports--another iconic... More 

Thank johngX2186ZV
Gragevine, United States
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great bar any time lunch or dinner or just drinks for a little less than the fine dinning restaurants. Food is usually served in pretty large portions and should satisfy anyone.

Thank Doug M
Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went for dinner, but the crowd was definitely there for drinks. The buffalo burger was great. If you want a budget bar feel with good food this is a fine place.

Thank Matthew H
McAllen, Texas
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has some of the best chili that I have tasted in quite some time. Genuinely good homemade chili the kind your grandmother used to make. Smothered in cheese and ask them for a peanut butter sandwich to go with it ! Won't disappoint.

Thank jeff W
Fentress, Texas
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

First meal in Aspen and we went to the oldest saloon in the city..we were expecting the typical burgers & wings but we very happily surprised with a selection of fish, game meat, steaks and salads. The buffalo chili was just the thing for a cold night, great flavor. Onion soup was also good, they flavor it with thyme, not... More 

Thank Kathy L
Carbondale, Colorado
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Burgers, beers and a really good selection of whiskeys. Big screen TVs with sports on mostly. Friendly bar crowd.

Thank AngeloftheWest
Natchez, Mississippi, United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We had a nice meal, but we were very disappointed in the service. The prices are a little high not to have good service. The server barely spoke to us, and there were very few patrons. I was surprise. My husband and I had nice entree, and an appetizer, no alcohol and the bill was close to $80. I am... More 

Thank Lori F
Colorado Springs.
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We recently visited Aspen for the first time, and since it was the off season, there were fewer choices for dinner. We also have younger kids, so it was important to find a family friendly place that also had football on TV. Red Onion delivered on all accounts. They made sure we had a table so we could watch our... More 

Thank Jillian H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 420 E Cooper Ave, Aspen, CO 81611
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Aspen
  • Phone Number: +1 970-925-9955
Original building and bar from 1892 in the heart of Aspen on the mall.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?