Campus Lounge

★★★★☆
  • 701 S University Blvd

    Denver, CO 80209

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  • 303-722-9696

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This is a great place for burgers!! It's a little dark and the inside but the food is great! Fun place to go.

4
★★★★☆

This is a great place for burgers!! It's a little dark and the inside but the food is great! Fun place to go.

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Great green chili and chili rellenos. Priced right. Great neighborhood bar.

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★★★★★

Great green chili and chili rellenos. Priced right. Great neighborhood bar.

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My fall tradition is Sunday morning breakfast and football at the Campus Lounge.

The plethora of TVs guarantees that they will be showing my team (Da Bears) and if they are not, the wait staff is quick to switch the channel or just point out which TV the game is playing on when I walk in - my eyes still adjusting from the sudden darkness of the bar.

The owner walks around offering donuts. Really nice guy - he also chats up some of the regulars that sit at the bar. The atmosphere is friendly, neighborly, a little divey, I like that.

The breakfast (and the couple of lunches I've had there) is greasy and good. They offer a bunch of no frills diner type food with one section of the menu dedicated to Mexican (which my roommate says is good too - I don't do even a hint of spicy so I haven't tried it.)

After breakfast we may or may not get some beers. The wait staff doesn't push it and they don't get annoyed when we stay for the whole game without ordering much more than breakfast and a Coke. Probably helps that the Bears is normally the early game and the place doesn't pick up until the afternoon games (which is about the time I leave).

Overall, I like my Sunday tradition. The food is good and inexpensive. The place is friendly. And the game is on. What more do I need?

4
★★★★☆

My fall tradition is Sunday morning breakfast and football at the Campus Lounge.

The plethora of TVs guarantees that they will be showing my team (Da Bears) and if they are not, the wait staff is quick to switch the channel or just point out which TV the game is playing on when I walk in - my eyes still adjusting from the sudden darkness of the bar.

The owner walks around offering donuts. Really nice guy - he also chats up some of the regulars that sit at the bar. The atmosphere is friendly, neighborly, a little divey, I like that.

The breakfast (and the couple of lunches I've had there) is greasy and good. They offer a bunch of no frills diner type food with one section of the menu dedicated to Mexican (which my roommate says is good too - I don't do even a hint of spicy so I haven't tried it.)

After breakfast we may or may not get some beers. The wait staff doesn't push it and they don't get annoyed when we stay for the whole game without ordering much more than breakfast and a Coke. Probably helps that the Bears is normally the early game and the place doesn't pick up until the afternoon games (which is about the time I leave).

Overall, I like my Sunday tradition. The food is good and inexpensive. The place is friendly. And the game is on. What more do I need?

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The Campus Lounge has a rare, timeless authenticity to it that keeps the regulars coming back and newcomers poking in. In an age where many food and drink establishments constantly try to be something they are not, this one succeeds because it consistently delivers exactly what it promises...

While it's in an uspcale neighboorhood, The well-worn '60s neon sign outside sets the tone for a real, authentic neighboorhood tavern where you will eat well and drink well in a dark, no-frills combination of aging sports and beer memorabilia that feels a lot like a comfortable hockey player's rec-room, with a (usually full) bar with stools, a few diner-like booths, and a pool room off to the side. This is the kind of hockey centric neighboorhood bar you find in places like Saskatoon, Duluth and New England, but with better food and less flannel.

Owned for many years by the affable former University of Denver All-American hockey player (and former NHL player) Jim Wiste, the Campus (as regulars call it) is THE place to watch a hockey game with a T-Bone steak and a well-poured draft beer around people who played the game or know it well. Hockey is a close family sport, and players (ex-DU and ex-college players, Avalanche players and other NHLers) love to wind down here because it's solid, low-key nature fits with the personality of the sport - solid, unpretentious and authentic.

The fact that few things change much here is why the regulars like it so much. Beer is cold, drinks are inexpensive, food (particularly the steak specials and Mexican food) are far above average. Service is quick, friendly and competent, and while it's near the DU campus and has some collegiate touches, this is not an undergraduate hangout - it's really more of a grown-up place where you go when you want to just hangout, talk some hockey and relax.

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★★★★☆

The Campus Lounge has a rare, timeless authenticity to it that keeps the regulars coming back and newcomers poking in. In an age where many food and drink establishments constantly try to be something they are not, this one succeeds because it consistently delivers exactly what it promises...

While it's in an uspcale neighboorhood, The well-worn '60s neon sign outside sets the tone for a real, authentic neighboorhood tavern where you will eat well and drink well in a dark, no-frills combination of aging sports and beer memorabilia that feels a lot like a comfortable hockey player's rec-room, with a (usually full) bar with stools, a few diner-like booths, and a pool room off to the side. This is the kind of hockey centric neighboorhood bar you find in places like Saskatoon, Duluth and New England, but with better food and less flannel.

Owned for many years by the affable former University of Denver All-American hockey player (and former NHL player) Jim Wiste, the Campus (as regulars call it) is THE place to watch a hockey game with a T-Bone steak and a well-poured draft beer around people who played the game or know it well. Hockey is a close family sport, and players (ex-DU and ex-college players, Avalanche players and other NHLers) love to wind down here because it's solid, low-key nature fits with the personality of the sport - solid, unpretentious and authentic.

The fact that few things change much here is why the regulars like it so much. Beer is cold, drinks are inexpensive, food (particularly the steak specials and Mexican food) are far above average. Service is quick, friendly and competent, and while it's near the DU campus and has some collegiate touches, this is not an undergraduate hangout - it's really more of a grown-up place where you go when you want to just hangout, talk some hockey and relax.

Pros: Authenticity, Hockey Centric, Unpretentious, Better Food than expected

Cons: Parking

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Stopped by here after a Bronco game with some friends. The atmosphere was definitely college dive bar. Drank to excess and made some new friends. The burgers and fries fit the mood

3
★★★☆☆

Stopped by here after a Bronco game with some friends. The atmosphere was definitely college dive bar. Drank to excess and made some new friends. The burgers and fries fit the mood

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Not quite the dive bar that some make it out to be. Food is far better than you might expect. The atmosphere is GENUINE - no phonies. Daily steak specials that can't be beat!

2
★★★★★

Not quite the dive bar that some make it out to be. Food is far better than you might expect. The atmosphere is GENUINE - no phonies. Daily steak specials that can't be beat!

Pros: Great authentic neighborhood bar

Cons: Not a romantic date spot

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After hearing about the green chili and reading other reviews I decided to try it. I don't want to rip the entire menu because I didn't try anything else, but the green chili was terrible. I didn't even finish the bowl. If you like vegetable soup flavor then you will like this chili. This is not good Colorado green chili. Awesome neighborhood though.

2
★★☆☆☆

After hearing about the green chili and reading other reviews I decided to try it. I don't want to rip the entire menu because I didn't try anything else, but the green chili was terrible. I didn't even finish the bowl. If you like vegetable soup flavor then you will like this chili. This is not good Colorado green chili. Awesome neighborhood though.

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fantastic grilled cheese and fries....add a gin and tonic and you have a campus classic. Its not fancy and thats why you will like it. Being close to DU it can be over run with college kids (duhh) but overall its a great little bar.

2
★★★★★

fantastic grilled cheese and fries....add a gin and tonic and you have a campus classic. Its not fancy and thats why you will like it. Being close to DU it can be over run with college kids (duhh) but overall its a great little bar.

Pros: great prices and drinks college kids

Cons: college kids

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Want a cheap beer and loud atmosphere then Go here.
Yes, it is a great dive. With that, it is smoky and dark.
The customers are mostly college kids but it is a fun place.
So the draughts are pouring at this locations. Have fun.

PROS: local
CONS: dark and dirty

2
★★☆☆☆

Want a cheap beer and loud atmosphere then Go here.
Yes, it is a great dive. With that, it is smoky and dark.
The customers are mostly college kids but it is a fun place.
So the draughts are pouring at this locations. Have fun.

PROS: local
CONS: dark and dirty

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