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Looking for unique old taverns/saloons with good food

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Looking for unique old taverns/saloons with good food

“ Okay locals...fun tavern/dining ideas needed ”

Apr 02, 2012, 1:29 PM

Hello and thanks in advance. I'm taking some friends this fall to Aspen (driving roundtrip from Denver) and we will need some fun ideas for unique local joints to stop along the way for breakfasts, lunch and probably a dinner on the way back. I realize that in fall not all establisments may be open but usually these type are. We love cool old bars and saloons with good food.

Need Ideas for Leadvill (if conditions are right), Glenwood Springs, Basalt, Redstone, Carbondale, Vail, Frisco etc and what ever you can think of between Denver and Aspen.

No set itinerary yet...just getting ideas for fun meal stops at this point. Thanks again.

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1. Re: Looking for unique old taverns/saloons with good food

These may not hit your timing very well. But Breakfast in America in El Jebel (near Basalt, between Glenwood and Aspen) is an amazing experience. The Saloon in Minturn is another great experience. Gas House in Edwards just down from Vail/Avon. While in Aspen hang out at the J Bar in the historic Hotel Jerome (was there this weekend). Idaho Springs has a bunch of options. A bit out of your way, but breakfast at Columbine Cafe in Breckenridge. If you're starting in Denver, Snooze Eatery just north of downtown is fantastic (and SUPER easy access to I-25/70.

Have fun.

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2. Re: Looking for unique old taverns/saloons with good food

While staying in Aspen, if the weather is nice rent some bikes and take the trail down (very easy bike ride) to Woody Creek Tavern. It's about 12 miles, mostly downhill. The food is fairly decent but it's an old unique type bar, usually draws a crowd on a nice day. If you aren't up for the bike ride back you can take a taxi with your bikes.

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3. Re: Looking for unique old taverns/saloons with good food

The best Aspen Breakfast place is 'Poppycocks' on Cooper Street in the Aspen Square building. Open 7 AM to 2:30 PM.

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4. Re: Looking for unique old taverns/saloons with good food

Breakfast at the Hickory House is also a good choice.

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