Tavern Uptown

★★★★☆
  • 538 E 17th Ave

    Denver, CO 80203

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  • 303-830-9210

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Don't plan on having bottomless mimosas on Sundays. They run out before that and won't remedy it.

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Don't plan on having bottomless mimosas on Sundays. They run out before that and won't remedy it.

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Mellow. Chill. Good environment to either watch a game or sit out on their patio. I like their drink specials - 2 for 1's!

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Mellow. Chill. Good environment to either watch a game or sit out on their patio. I like their drink specials - 2 for 1's!

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Great service! While the bartender was busy helping other guests, the manager took our order and got us going with drinks and appetizers! Nice to see management help out, great tavern!

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Great service! While the bartender was busy helping other guests, the manager took our order and got us going with drinks and appetizers! Nice to see management help out, great tavern!

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Food, service and atmosphere are all good. I love their mini bowling. I'd like to declare myself the king of the Tavern's mini bowling. Done...I'm the king. I love it here.

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Food, service and atmosphere are all good. I love their mini bowling. I'd like to declare myself the king of the Tavern's mini bowling. Done...I'm the king. I love it here.

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I love going to lunch here. The fish tacos are the bomb! I also love the sweet potato fries, so yummy! It such an awesome location and the atmosphere is really relaxing and comfortable.

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★★★★★

I love going to lunch here. The fish tacos are the bomb! I also love the sweet potato fries, so yummy! It such an awesome location and the atmosphere is really relaxing and comfortable.

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Just call me Norm. I kind of feel like I'm at Cheers whenever I'm sitting at the bar. Everyone is so friendly and know me by name. It's a very comforting feeling, we'll just say I love it here.

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★★★★★

Just call me Norm. I kind of feel like I'm at Cheers whenever I'm sitting at the bar. Everyone is so friendly and know me by name. It's a very comforting feeling, we'll just say I love it here.

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I pretty much live here, since it is only a few blocks from work and home but, even if it were less convenient, it's still the perfect local hang out. The food is delicious, there is a good beer selection and the staff is awesome. It is a low key non-pretentious place with a great crowd. It has the perfect local flavor, but is friendly enough that you don't feel like you're intruding if you strike up a conversation with folks at the table next to you. Very friendly neighborhood bar and always an enjoyable experience.

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★★★★★

I pretty much live here, since it is only a few blocks from work and home but, even if it were less convenient, it's still the perfect local hang out. The food is delicious, there is a good beer selection and the staff is awesome. It is a low key non-pretentious place with a great crowd. It has the perfect local flavor, but is friendly enough that you don't feel like you're intruding if you strike up a conversation with folks at the table next to you. Very friendly neighborhood bar and always an enjoyable experience.

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I love the pool room at the Tavern Uptown. It's really private and one of my favorite areas to go. It's prefect for the birthday party I threw my hubby. And it has a fireplace!

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★★★★★

I love the pool room at the Tavern Uptown. It's really private and one of my favorite areas to go. It's prefect for the birthday party I threw my hubby. And it has a fireplace!

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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Everything here was 5*. I love the crowd, outgoing people here and I always see someone I know. Drinks, food, service is all great. Recommend to all.

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★★★★★

Everything here was 5*. I love the crowd, outgoing people here and I always see someone I know. Drinks, food, service is all great. Recommend to all.

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5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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I come here with my boys to play pool. The people that comes play are very outgoing and friendly. The food here are amazing at a very good price too. Definitely going back again.

5
★★★★★

I come here with my boys to play pool. The people that comes play are very outgoing and friendly. The food here are amazing at a very good price too. Definitely going back again.

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6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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It was one of my buddy birthday and we just wanted to do something chill, without all the crowds, so we came to Tavern Uptown. What I like about this place is food are yummy and drinks are affordable. To me that's 5 stars. O yeah! and we had a blast.

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★★★★★

It was one of my buddy birthday and we just wanted to do something chill, without all the crowds, so we came to Tavern Uptown. What I like about this place is food are yummy and drinks are affordable. To me that's 5 stars. O yeah! and we had a blast.

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7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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I like their happy hours, drinks and food are super cheap. Great place to just chill with your friends after work. I will be back.

5
★★★★★

I like their happy hours, drinks and food are super cheap. Great place to just chill with your friends after work. I will be back.

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8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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Tavern is the place to be, they are known for The Top Singles Hang Out spot!! Yeah man! Every where I look, I see beautiful people. Besides that, I like their beer and food. It's a great atmosphere to hang out and have a few drinks and eats with your co-workers and friends.

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★★★★★

Tavern is the place to be, they are known for The Top Singles Hang Out spot!! Yeah man! Every where I look, I see beautiful people. Besides that, I like their beer and food. It's a great atmosphere to hang out and have a few drinks and eats with your co-workers and friends.

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9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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Who doesn't know about Tavern Uptown? Seriously, this place is off the hook to hang out with your friends and family. Tavern is a great place to watch sports and they have loads of TV"s. This is a casual sports bar and it isn't unlikely for people to come either straight from work, or straight off the kickball field. I'm a fan of Tavern!

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★★★★★

Who doesn't know about Tavern Uptown? Seriously, this place is off the hook to hang out with your friends and family. Tavern is a great place to watch sports and they have loads of TV"s. This is a casual sports bar and it isn't unlikely for people to come either straight from work, or straight off the kickball field. I'm a fan of Tavern!

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8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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I heard about this place so many time from my friends. One night I decided to go out with my girls, maybe have a drink or two and if it wasn't all that great we could go someplace else. I didn't have to go any where because turns out the place was awesome. We all were having so much fun. I love their food and drinks they were good and not pricey.

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★★★★★

I heard about this place so many time from my friends. One night I decided to go out with my girls, maybe have a drink or two and if it wasn't all that great we could go someplace else. I didn't have to go any where because turns out the place was awesome. We all were having so much fun. I love their food and drinks they were good and not pricey.

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7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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They let me bring my dog on the patio, I'm a big fan of any place that will let you do that because my dogs go every where with me, they are so nice they even brought him a water bowl of his own, I'm hooked !!!

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★★★★★

They let me bring my dog on the patio, I'm a big fan of any place that will let you do that because my dogs go every where with me, they are so nice they even brought him a water bowl of his own, I'm hooked !!!

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9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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My friends and I had a fantastic time, great people, great fun, we will for sure go there again !!! .

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My friends and I had a fantastic time, great people, great fun, we will for sure go there again !!! .

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9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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Awesome place to get drunk and watch a game. The patio is out of this world. Open to the elements with smaller group areas and grass with random plants.

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Awesome place to get drunk and watch a game. The patio is out of this world. Open to the elements with smaller group areas and grass with random plants.

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9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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I was in the Tavern Uptown about a week ago with my girlfriend. We sat at a table on the "patio" and waited 5 minutes or so and never got any service. We were extremely disapointed. We then went to the bar and were immediatly approached by the manager. He explained that he saw us get up and move and continued to talk to us. He told us he was sorry for the delay and insisted in getting us our first round of drinks. I have had plenty of problems in restaurants before, like everyone else, and was completely shocked at this guys professionalism. He took responsibilty and didnt make excuses, insted he just made things right with us. We will definitly be back and look forward to talking to Dan some more. Thanks for winning us back!

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★★★★☆

I was in the Tavern Uptown about a week ago with my girlfriend. We sat at a table on the "patio" and waited 5 minutes or so and never got any service. We were extremely disapointed. We then went to the bar and were immediatly approached by the manager. He explained that he saw us get up and move and continued to talk to us. He told us he was sorry for the delay and insisted in getting us our first round of drinks. I have had plenty of problems in restaurants before, like everyone else, and was completely shocked at this guys professionalism. He took responsibilty and didnt make excuses, insted he just made things right with us. We will definitly be back and look forward to talking to Dan some more. Thanks for winning us back!

Pros: Manager

Cons: Staff

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I wouldn't care if the service was awful, the prices were high, or whatever it may be - the Patio alone makes this place worth any issues you could think of. FORTUNATELY, you don't have to worry about any of those. This place is terrific!

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★★★★★

I wouldn't care if the service was awful, the prices were high, or whatever it may be - the Patio alone makes this place worth any issues you could think of. FORTUNATELY, you don't have to worry about any of those. This place is terrific!

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9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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One of my favorite bars in Denver!!

The Uptown Tavern is always a fun place to hang out with friends and grab a cider (that's right they have Strongbow!!). The decor is a polished wood dream and the patio is good. It would be great if it wasn't so smoky, but I know the smokers have to go somewhere. So normally you will find me inside.

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★★★★★

One of my favorite bars in Denver!!

The Uptown Tavern is always a fun place to hang out with friends and grab a cider (that's right they have Strongbow!!). The decor is a polished wood dream and the patio is good. It would be great if it wasn't so smoky, but I know the smokers have to go somewhere. So normally you will find me inside.

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-To me, summer means kicking back on a patio the second I get off work. i find myself making my way over to Tavern Uptown 2 or 3 out of 5 times. They've got a really great happy hour and it lasts till 7 which is longer than most places. And how cool is it that they have a big garden and a fish pond by the patio! Definitely not your typical gross bar feel.

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★★★★★

-To me, summer means kicking back on a patio the second I get off work. i find myself making my way over to Tavern Uptown 2 or 3 out of 5 times. They've got a really great happy hour and it lasts till 7 which is longer than most places. And how cool is it that they have a big garden and a fish pond by the patio! Definitely not your typical gross bar feel.

Pros: Best patio in Denver

Cons: It can get really crowded

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I moved to Denver about a year ago from Chicago, and one of the first bars I came to was the Uptown Tavern. It reminds of some places I used to go to back home, but also has a very Colorado feel to it. Best Things about it: PATIO and mini-bowling. Hands down. The happy hour is a good deal too. One down side for some is that it gets pretty packed, but I'm very social so I don't mind that. I've just had some co-workers that weren't about it. Fish tacos are amazing too. Definitely a place to check out.

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★★★★☆

I moved to Denver about a year ago from Chicago, and one of the first bars I came to was the Uptown Tavern. It reminds of some places I used to go to back home, but also has a very Colorado feel to it. Best Things about it: PATIO and mini-bowling. Hands down. The happy hour is a good deal too. One down side for some is that it gets pretty packed, but I'm very social so I don't mind that. I've just had some co-workers that weren't about it. Fish tacos are amazing too. Definitely a place to check out.

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Not to brag, but I'm a conneissour (sp?) of Kobe sliders and the ones at Tavern Uptown are A-mazing. You can't just have one. I order them every single time I go. My other favorite thing is the guacamole which you can tell they make fresh. I only live a mile away, so this is one of my hangouts and has been for about 3 years. My only suggestion is they put little plaques on the bar (I saw this somewhere before) with the names of all the regulars. I'd definitely be on there!!

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★★★★★

Not to brag, but I'm a conneissour (sp?) of Kobe sliders and the ones at Tavern Uptown are A-mazing. You can't just have one. I order them every single time I go. My other favorite thing is the guacamole which you can tell they make fresh. I only live a mile away, so this is one of my hangouts and has been for about 3 years. My only suggestion is they put little plaques on the bar (I saw this somewhere before) with the names of all the regulars. I'd definitely be on there!!

Pros: Great food and atmosphere

Cons: None

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I took a friend visiting me to Uptown on a Wednesday night. It was a nice night and wanted to catch up with her on the outside patio over dinner and drinks. There were tons of smokers on the outdoor patio making the "enjoyable evening" experience not so great. Since the patio area is an enclosed space, it is even worse.

It took about 10 minutes for a waitress to acknowledge that we had sat down (it was seat-yourself). We ordered drinks and water, and had to ask multiple times before the water actually appeared.

I didn't remember the menu having so little choices. There is ONE vegetarian entree, and that was a boring Boca burger. The food was quite average - my friend ordered a chicken/pasta dish that she said was "alright".

We sat for the rest of the evening - 45 more minutes - with empty drinks glasses and our empty plates in front of us. The waitress walked past us many times without acknowledging that perhaps we wanted more water / drinks / dessert / plates cleared out from in front of us. The table next to us received service while we were ignored.

I took my friend to this place as a treat in "the big city" and must say I am disappointed that Denver didn't provide a better experience. It's unfortunate that I won't be going back because it is convenient a, but this place does not deserve the business. Go to one of the other restaurants on 17th like Vine Street Pub instead.

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★★☆☆☆

I took a friend visiting me to Uptown on a Wednesday night. It was a nice night and wanted to catch up with her on the outside patio over dinner and drinks. There were tons of smokers on the outdoor patio making the "enjoyable evening" experience not so great. Since the patio area is an enclosed space, it is even worse.

It took about 10 minutes for a waitress to acknowledge that we had sat down (it was seat-yourself). We ordered drinks and water, and had to ask multiple times before the water actually appeared.

I didn't remember the menu having so little choices. There is ONE vegetarian entree, and that was a boring Boca burger. The food was quite average - my friend ordered a chicken/pasta dish that she said was "alright".

We sat for the rest of the evening - 45 more minutes - with empty drinks glasses and our empty plates in front of us. The waitress walked past us many times without acknowledging that perhaps we wanted more water / drinks / dessert / plates cleared out from in front of us. The table next to us received service while we were ignored.

I took my friend to this place as a treat in "the big city" and must say I am disappointed that Denver didn't provide a better experience. It's unfortunate that I won't be going back because it is convenient a, but this place does not deserve the business. Go to one of the other restaurants on 17th like Vine Street Pub instead.

Pros: nice patio, but ruined with smokers

Cons: smokers, terrible service, one vegetarian option

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Uptown Tavern has a gorgeous patio. During the day - this is a great place to get a nice lunch at a decent price. The evenings (especially weekends) turn this place into a bar scene/meat market.

Oh - and smoking is allowed on the patio since the smoking ban. Very disappointing as it can quickly turn into an unpleasant lunch if you have a chain smoker nearby.

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★★★☆☆

Uptown Tavern has a gorgeous patio. During the day - this is a great place to get a nice lunch at a decent price. The evenings (especially weekends) turn this place into a bar scene/meat market.

Oh - and smoking is allowed on the patio since the smoking ban. Very disappointing as it can quickly turn into an unpleasant lunch if you have a chain smoker nearby.

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I stopped by Uptown tavern on a sunday night and had the best service anywhere. Sam our waitress was awesome on checking in on us. We actually sat down and had 4 servers stop by to ask if we were takin care of. One girl was bringing us are drinks, another making sure we had silverware, the manager Danielle even brought out our food. Probaly some of the best teamwork i have ever seen in the service industry. The best part is that I was with my dog and allowed to sit on the patio. This place is a must go. I live in the neighboorhood and have found my new hang out. Keep up the awesome work guys, I definetly will be visiting again.

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★★★★★

I stopped by Uptown tavern on a sunday night and had the best service anywhere. Sam our waitress was awesome on checking in on us. We actually sat down and had 4 servers stop by to ask if we were takin care of. One girl was bringing us are drinks, another making sure we had silverware, the manager Danielle even brought out our food. Probaly some of the best teamwork i have ever seen in the service industry. The best part is that I was with my dog and allowed to sit on the patio. This place is a must go. I live in the neighboorhood and have found my new hang out. Keep up the awesome work guys, I definetly will be visiting again.

Pros: Great Staff, awesome patio

Cons: None

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I come to this bar after work several times a week with co-workers for happy hour. The place usually gets pretty packed, especially out on the patio. So far this summer with the great weather this seems like it's the best place to be. Their happy hour is two for one, so you can't go wrong with that. i'd recommend this place as a great after work watering hole.

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★★★★☆

I come to this bar after work several times a week with co-workers for happy hour. The place usually gets pretty packed, especially out on the patio. So far this summer with the great weather this seems like it's the best place to be. Their happy hour is two for one, so you can't go wrong with that. i'd recommend this place as a great after work watering hole.

Pros: Happy Hour

Cons: It ends at 7pm

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You can definetly tell that this tavern is under the same management as the downtown tavern, which seems fun until you are approached by a bouncer/staff member for some absurd reasons. They tried kicking me out by physicall putting their hands on me when the bar was closing, yet the bar was still so full that you could not even get through. Why pick a young lady to attempt to throw out, while your bar is still full of drunk people who may actually need to be the ones getting kicked out. And bouncers are NEVER supposed to touch patrons of the bar, as any idiot should know, except these meat-brained losers who could never amount to anythin othere than picking fights for a living.

I will not be going back to the Taverns (either one), as neither have proven themselves as a place where the staff stays out of the way instead of constantly picking fights for no apparant reason. Especially when there are plenty of other bars around this area that have no attitude problems.

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You can definetly tell that this tavern is under the same management as the downtown tavern, which seems fun until you are approached by a bouncer/staff member for some absurd reasons. They tried kicking me out by physicall putting their hands on me when the bar was closing, yet the bar was still so full that you could not even get through. Why pick a young lady to attempt to throw out, while your bar is still full of drunk people who may actually need to be the ones getting kicked out. And bouncers are NEVER supposed to touch patrons of the bar, as any idiot should know, except these meat-brained losers who could never amount to anythin othere than picking fights for a living.

I will not be going back to the Taverns (either one), as neither have proven themselves as a place where the staff stays out of the way instead of constantly picking fights for no apparant reason. Especially when there are plenty of other bars around this area that have no attitude problems.

Cons: Part of the Tavern Family of bars/restaurants

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My fiance and I live just a few blocks away from the Uptown Tavern, so we often go there. It doesn't matter if it's a Sunday, Tuesday, or Saturday night. It's always crowded. More times then not, we are forced to sit in the back where smoking is legal. The front of the bar is very nice & comfortable - if you can get a seat there. If you do have to sit in the back with the smokers, (and you most likely will be) you can make the most of it with mini-bowling and table-top-shuffle board in the game room, which is awesome!
Service usually pretty good, with a glitch or 2 every now and then. We were there the other day, (crowded of course and sitting once again in the back) and I ordered a Stella draft and Finace ordered a Miller light bottle. About 10 minutes later, we both received Miller Light DRAFTS. Whatever....we were so thirsty and hungry we let the beers slide and ordered our pizza right away. Our pizza came, and we had to wait another 5 minutes while the food runner had to get plates, silverware, and condiment basket. We also had to ask the food runner to have our server bring us another round.
BUT - that's the worst it's been.
As mentioned, we've ordered the Pizza there. The Chevy Pizza is amazing, and so are the Fish Tacos. In fact, as far as food goes, I give that part 5 stars. Too bad it's always so crowded. It would be better if the dining room in the back is non-smoking, but that will probably never happen, as it seems that every smoker in Denver (all 300 of them or so) spend all their time there.

Of course we will continue to go there. It's a great bar. Just be aware of the crowds and potential cancer.

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★★★☆☆

My fiance and I live just a few blocks away from the Uptown Tavern, so we often go there. It doesn't matter if it's a Sunday, Tuesday, or Saturday night. It's always crowded. More times then not, we are forced to sit in the back where smoking is legal. The front of the bar is very nice & comfortable - if you can get a seat there. If you do have to sit in the back with the smokers, (and you most likely will be) you can make the most of it with mini-bowling and table-top-shuffle board in the game room, which is awesome!
Service usually pretty good, with a glitch or 2 every now and then. We were there the other day, (crowded of course and sitting once again in the back) and I ordered a Stella draft and Finace ordered a Miller light bottle. About 10 minutes later, we both received Miller Light DRAFTS. Whatever....we were so thirsty and hungry we let the beers slide and ordered our pizza right away. Our pizza came, and we had to wait another 5 minutes while the food runner had to get plates, silverware, and condiment basket. We also had to ask the food runner to have our server bring us another round.
BUT - that's the worst it's been.
As mentioned, we've ordered the Pizza there. The Chevy Pizza is amazing, and so are the Fish Tacos. In fact, as far as food goes, I give that part 5 stars. Too bad it's always so crowded. It would be better if the dining room in the back is non-smoking, but that will probably never happen, as it seems that every smoker in Denver (all 300 of them or so) spend all their time there.

Of course we will continue to go there. It's a great bar. Just be aware of the crowds and potential cancer.

Pros: Location, food, drinks, front bar

Cons: Back bar, smoking, crowds

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I saw a few poor reviews of the place and thought I'd set the record straight. This is a classy, nice , fun place with people of all different ages. It also has a great patio. It's staff is top notch, attentive and attractive, of course the service is better or worse depending on the crowd anybody who does not realize this has obviosly never worked in a bar or restaurant. The bad reviews could happen at any bar. -See not served because my boyfriend was maybe drunk or slow service(can happen anywhere on a busy night). These people who write poor reviews based on 1 inncident are idiots.

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★★★★★

I saw a few poor reviews of the place and thought I'd set the record straight. This is a classy, nice , fun place with people of all different ages. It also has a great patio. It's staff is top notch, attentive and attractive, of course the service is better or worse depending on the crowd anybody who does not realize this has obviosly never worked in a bar or restaurant. The bad reviews could happen at any bar. -See not served because my boyfriend was maybe drunk or slow service(can happen anywhere on a busy night). These people who write poor reviews based on 1 inncident are idiots.

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I have been going to the Tavern for 2 years now for trivia and I love this bar. The management and waitstaff are always friendly and very attentive. During busy times, if our server is busy, the staff there really work as a team to help each other out with their tables. I have lived in Denver for 8 years and this is one of my favorite bars. I look to City Search for reviews on places I would like to try out and I would hate for someone to not go to the Uptown Tavern based on the sh*t written below.

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★★★★★

I have been going to the Tavern for 2 years now for trivia and I love this bar. The management and waitstaff are always friendly and very attentive. During busy times, if our server is busy, the staff there really work as a team to help each other out with their tables. I have lived in Denver for 8 years and this is one of my favorite bars. I look to City Search for reviews on places I would like to try out and I would hate for someone to not go to the Uptown Tavern based on the sh*t written below.

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I have to agree with the person below that I don?t know what everyone else is talking about. I moved to Denver about 5 months ago and go to the Tavern at least 3 times a week and absolutely love it. I have never had a bad experience there, all of the staff is extremely friendly and welcoming and the food is delicious! I highly recommend the Tavern if you are looking for a fun, cool place to hang out with friends or meet new ones.

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★★★★★

I have to agree with the person below that I don?t know what everyone else is talking about. I moved to Denver about 5 months ago and go to the Tavern at least 3 times a week and absolutely love it. I have never had a bad experience there, all of the staff is extremely friendly and welcoming and the food is delicious! I highly recommend the Tavern if you are looking for a fun, cool place to hang out with friends or meet new ones.

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What I loved the most was the atmosphere and the food. For a sports bar I thought the food was great. Our waitress was always trying to please us and having a lot of fun while doing it . The manager I met was polite, friendly and competent. The food had great portions, was tasteful and the presentation was great. It's all thumbs up for me. I have no idea what the other people are crying like babies about.

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★★★★★

What I loved the most was the atmosphere and the food. For a sports bar I thought the food was great. Our waitress was always trying to please us and having a lot of fun while doing it . The manager I met was polite, friendly and competent. The food had great portions, was tasteful and the presentation was great. It's all thumbs up for me. I have no idea what the other people are crying like babies about.

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Everything about this place is terrible. We've gone here a couple of times and every time leave near shock. I can't believe we've ever even gone back. The bartenders are rude and we overheard one of the male bartenders making sick, sexual comments to the female staff right in front of us! 'You have to show me your nipples before I'll make you drinks' is what he was saying. Is this place a joke?! We were in for a private party last night and the service was horrible. We expected to receive service from someone capable to the task but instead was stuck with a waiter who had no idea what was going on. Apparently there was another party after us, but we didn't even find that out until we were basically kicked out and asked to pay. My question is, who organizes this stuff there? A couple of us moved out to the patio which was so thick with smoke it was hard to breathe. Isn't it illegal to smoke indoors? Needless to say, after the experience with our waiter on the party, anything was going to better. But the bar outside was ridiculously slow and we recognized the bartender as the same pervert from the week before. That's when we decided to call it a night and never go back. The icing on the cake was when we were leaving, the manager was standing at the bar watching TV. We were going to say something until we realized it was pointless.

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★☆☆☆☆

Everything about this place is terrible. We've gone here a couple of times and every time leave near shock. I can't believe we've ever even gone back. The bartenders are rude and we overheard one of the male bartenders making sick, sexual comments to the female staff right in front of us! 'You have to show me your nipples before I'll make you drinks' is what he was saying. Is this place a joke?! We were in for a private party last night and the service was horrible. We expected to receive service from someone capable to the task but instead was stuck with a waiter who had no idea what was going on. Apparently there was another party after us, but we didn't even find that out until we were basically kicked out and asked to pay. My question is, who organizes this stuff there? A couple of us moved out to the patio which was so thick with smoke it was hard to breathe. Isn't it illegal to smoke indoors? Needless to say, after the experience with our waiter on the party, anything was going to better. But the bar outside was ridiculously slow and we recognized the bartender as the same pervert from the week before. That's when we decided to call it a night and never go back. The icing on the cake was when we were leaving, the manager was standing at the bar watching TV. We were going to say something until we realized it was pointless.

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As a resident of Uptown, I must say this is the place to check out. Great food, and an even greater staff. Bartenders and waitresses are top-notch, and the management is ALWAYS friendly and polite. Compared to all other bars in Denver, the Tavern Uptown is the place where I can always rely on going for a crowd of good people, amazing service, and a guaranteed good time.

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★★★★★

As a resident of Uptown, I must say this is the place to check out. Great food, and an even greater staff. Bartenders and waitresses are top-notch, and the management is ALWAYS friendly and polite. Compared to all other bars in Denver, the Tavern Uptown is the place where I can always rely on going for a crowd of good people, amazing service, and a guaranteed good time.

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I think Uptown Tavern might have the worst management staff I have ever encountered. I have never been treated so poorly in my entire life, and what one particular manager did was borderline illegal. I can't believe that she is even employed, let alone as a manager. I used to love going to Uptown, but after being treated poorly on two different occassions, I will NEVER go back. I live in the uptown area and now go out of my way to avoid the tavern. I also tell everyone I know not to go near that place.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I think Uptown Tavern might have the worst management staff I have ever encountered. I have never been treated so poorly in my entire life, and what one particular manager did was borderline illegal. I can't believe that she is even employed, let alone as a manager. I used to love going to Uptown, but after being treated poorly on two different occassions, I will NEVER go back. I live in the uptown area and now go out of my way to avoid the tavern. I also tell everyone I know not to go near that place.

Pros: decent food

Cons: the management staff

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I love this chill, cozy bar. Not to mention attractive men are prevalent throughout the bar most nights. After taking the Beamish off tap I quickly became accustom to the seasonal Sam Adams brews they rotate out. I few months ago some friends scored the couches in front of the fireplace. I felt like I was in my living room, but with the convenience of people bringing me beer and food!

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★★★★★

I love this chill, cozy bar. Not to mention attractive men are prevalent throughout the bar most nights. After taking the Beamish off tap I quickly became accustom to the seasonal Sam Adams brews they rotate out. I few months ago some friends scored the couches in front of the fireplace. I felt like I was in my living room, but with the convenience of people bringing me beer and food!

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I love this place! The atmosphere is perfect for getting together with friends after work or watching a game on the big screens. The fire place is my favorite area, though . . . very cosy. The service is always fast and friendly. If you haven't tried the Bloody Mary bar on the weekends during brunch, you're missing out!!

2
★★★★★

I love this place! The atmosphere is perfect for getting together with friends after work or watching a game on the big screens. The fire place is my favorite area, though . . . very cosy. The service is always fast and friendly. If you haven't tried the Bloody Mary bar on the weekends during brunch, you're missing out!!

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This used to be my favorite bar. But my last experience was horrible, a group of us went out after a work party. Everyone in our group was served except my boyfriend who had a few drinks prior with dinner at the work party. They claim that he was belligerently drunk, we weren't even being loud and obnoxious just trying to have a good time, when the wait staff and management were unbelieveably rude. When asking in a calm tone, why can't he have a drink, this is the response we get: Ok with that attitude we are not serving you, and you can talk to the manager. Ok please send him to us. He was angry and giving us attitude for inquiring as to why he thinks one person in the entire group isn't being served. So we got escorted out. ??!! Along with another friend in the party who wrote 'the staff here s*&%ks on his receipt. I'm wondering if they forgot that they are a bar and peole get wasted there?? They claim he was a liability. It's a BAR with alcohol???!!!! I've also had issuses with the Downtown Tavern and their management. The waitress came by once and we didn't see her for literally two hours, i got up and got drinks at the bar and menu's, so when i approached a manager, he points to the waitress and says isn't that your waitress at your table, and i said yes now that she notices that i'm talking to her manager....instead of saying i'll take care of it. I'll never go back to any of them.

0
★☆☆☆☆

This used to be my favorite bar. But my last experience was horrible, a group of us went out after a work party. Everyone in our group was served except my boyfriend who had a few drinks prior with dinner at the work party. They claim that he was belligerently drunk, we weren't even being loud and obnoxious just trying to have a good time, when the wait staff and management were unbelieveably rude. When asking in a calm tone, why can't he have a drink, this is the response we get: Ok with that attitude we are not serving you, and you can talk to the manager. Ok please send him to us. He was angry and giving us attitude for inquiring as to why he thinks one person in the entire group isn't being served. So we got escorted out. ??!! Along with another friend in the party who wrote 'the staff here s*&%ks on his receipt. I'm wondering if they forgot that they are a bar and peole get wasted there?? They claim he was a liability. It's a BAR with alcohol???!!!! I've also had issuses with the Downtown Tavern and their management. The waitress came by once and we didn't see her for literally two hours, i got up and got drinks at the bar and menu's, so when i approached a manager, he points to the waitress and says isn't that your waitress at your table, and i said yes now that she notices that i'm talking to her manager....instead of saying i'll take care of it. I'll never go back to any of them.

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So, I'm new in town, and I tried Tavern Uptown after a friend kept telling me it was so great. I went there with a small group, and I have to say that I had a great time. It was fairly crowded, and it seemed that most people were well entrenched in their own groups, but the atmospere was nice, and the patio was awesome. Even managed to find a good place for all of us to chill and talk without being tucked off in some corner, or having to yell at the top of our lungs. It was also nice because I am in my early 30's, and there seemed to be people of many age groups, not just older, not just college kids, but all across the board. All in all, it was a good experience.

2
★★★★☆

So, I'm new in town, and I tried Tavern Uptown after a friend kept telling me it was so great. I went there with a small group, and I have to say that I had a great time. It was fairly crowded, and it seemed that most people were well entrenched in their own groups, but the atmospere was nice, and the patio was awesome. Even managed to find a good place for all of us to chill and talk without being tucked off in some corner, or having to yell at the top of our lungs. It was also nice because I am in my early 30's, and there seemed to be people of many age groups, not just older, not just college kids, but all across the board. All in all, it was a good experience.

Pros: Fun atosphere, and busy, but not overly crowded

Cons: Seemed a little tough to meet new people.

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GOOD LOOKING SPOT. FRIENDLY AND COOL STAFF. COLD FOOD AND NO ATMOSPHERE. THEIR OTHER LOCATION IS WAY BETTER.

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★★☆☆☆

GOOD LOOKING SPOT. FRIENDLY AND COOL STAFF. COLD FOOD AND NO ATMOSPHERE. THEIR OTHER LOCATION IS WAY BETTER.

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Do not go to this bar!

I found a non-food item (read between the lines here) in my main entree and the french fries were soggy and cold. As well, the beer I ordered was flat!

I had heard decent things about this venue, but I am sorely disappointed. It's really quite sad, as I had guests in town and was excited to bring them to this so-called cool bar. In addition to the bad food, the floors and table were not cleaned properly. Was this just a bad night? I don't know and I don't care as I'm never returning.

In fact, I will probably avoid all of the Taverns - Tavern Uptown, Tavern Downtown (cheesey) and Tavern Lowry.

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★☆☆☆☆

Do not go to this bar!

I found a non-food item (read between the lines here) in my main entree and the french fries were soggy and cold. As well, the beer I ordered was flat!

I had heard decent things about this venue, but I am sorely disappointed. It's really quite sad, as I had guests in town and was excited to bring them to this so-called cool bar. In addition to the bad food, the floors and table were not cleaned properly. Was this just a bad night? I don't know and I don't care as I'm never returning.

In fact, I will probably avoid all of the Taverns - Tavern Uptown, Tavern Downtown (cheesey) and Tavern Lowry.

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Don't get me started

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I moved from Denver to Portland 1 year ago and one of the biggest things I miss is the Tavern. The bar was the tighest run ship of a bar that I've ever been too! If you had a problem they would take care. As a regular my expectations were always met, no special treatment but always the best after work 4-7pm 2-for-1 and midnight to 2am specials! From the ownership all the way down to the kitchen they were a solid crew that would stop to talk, play poker, and even take a shot! As Battier would say to the DBL-J, Uptown Tavern is the place to play. I don't know if it's changed in a year but if you're looking for a chill place to start the night then I'd say the Tavern is the place to be! Then head over to G1016 for late night!

2
★★★★★

I moved from Denver to Portland 1 year ago and one of the biggest things I miss is the Tavern. The bar was the tighest run ship of a bar that I've ever been too! If you had a problem they would take care. As a regular my expectations were always met, no special treatment but always the best after work 4-7pm 2-for-1 and midnight to 2am specials! From the ownership all the way down to the kitchen they were a solid crew that would stop to talk, play poker, and even take a shot! As Battier would say to the DBL-J, Uptown Tavern is the place to play. I don't know if it's changed in a year but if you're looking for a chill place to start the night then I'd say the Tavern is the place to be! Then head over to G1016 for late night!

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The Uptown Tavern really offers something for everyone. Featuring one of, if not the best patio in the area, which is fully covered in the colder months and then open air throughout the summer. The second bar on the patio really adds to feel like you're on a vacation when sitting out there as you can sit and lounge in a very appealing atomsphere. The other things that give this bar a really cool, unique quality are the miniture bowling lanes in a game room that is attatched to the patio, the koi pond set next to a hidden section of the patio, tucked away between a garden and the vine-covered walls of the building, and great food and service. The bar gets pretty packed on the weekends, especially for the Friday night happy hour, but that just proves that this is the place to go when you are looking for a fun time out. This is definitely a place that I will continue to go time and time again.

2
★★★★★

The Uptown Tavern really offers something for everyone. Featuring one of, if not the best patio in the area, which is fully covered in the colder months and then open air throughout the summer. The second bar on the patio really adds to feel like you're on a vacation when sitting out there as you can sit and lounge in a very appealing atomsphere. The other things that give this bar a really cool, unique quality are the miniture bowling lanes in a game room that is attatched to the patio, the koi pond set next to a hidden section of the patio, tucked away between a garden and the vine-covered walls of the building, and great food and service. The bar gets pretty packed on the weekends, especially for the Friday night happy hour, but that just proves that this is the place to go when you are looking for a fun time out. This is definitely a place that I will continue to go time and time again.

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I agree with an earlier review of this place that said managment just stands around and does nothing, I could get better food across the street at 7-11. If you do decide to complain about your meal, be ready for nothing to be done about it! There is no good reason to go to the Uptown Tavern, save yourself a trip and go to the other 20 great bars in Denver.

1
★★★☆☆

I agree with an earlier review of this place that said managment just stands around and does nothing, I could get better food across the street at 7-11. If you do decide to complain about your meal, be ready for nothing to be done about it! There is no good reason to go to the Uptown Tavern, save yourself a trip and go to the other 20 great bars in Denver.

Pros: None

Cons: Food, service

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I visit the Tavern Uptown, perhaps more then I should. This is due to the fact that it is the best bar in town. I work in Denver and stop by for dinner, a quick beer or to meet up with friends. There is alway something good to eat. The menu is so much better then the slop you find on menus in most neighborhood bars. My favorite time of year is the summer when they take the top off the patio bar. You can sit back on warm summer nights and watch the never ending groups of beautiful women hanging out. Most people must agree with my opinion of the Uptown because there is always a crowd, though sometimes there are the the nit-picks who don't think the beer offered is enough of a selection (maybe you should sit at home and drink your gourmet swill alone).

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★★★☆☆

I visit the Tavern Uptown, perhaps more then I should. This is due to the fact that it is the best bar in town. I work in Denver and stop by for dinner, a quick beer or to meet up with friends. There is alway something good to eat. The menu is so much better then the slop you find on menus in most neighborhood bars. My favorite time of year is the summer when they take the top off the patio bar. You can sit back on warm summer nights and watch the never ending groups of beautiful women hanging out. Most people must agree with my opinion of the Uptown because there is always a crowd, though sometimes there are the the nit-picks who don't think the beer offered is enough of a selection (maybe you should sit at home and drink your gourmet swill alone).

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If you can get over the pungent smell as soon as you walk through the front door, you have the warmest and slimmest selection of beer in Colorado to look forward to. Beyond that, the food is absolutely horrible, I had some artichoke dip that looked like it had been under the heat lamp for two weeks. Great and friendly staff, and by that I mean wait staff exclusively. The smoking on the completely enclosed back patio is nothing less than disgusting and classless and from what I can tell is a direct reflection of ownership and management.

0
★☆☆☆☆

If you can get over the pungent smell as soon as you walk through the front door, you have the warmest and slimmest selection of beer in Colorado to look forward to. Beyond that, the food is absolutely horrible, I had some artichoke dip that looked like it had been under the heat lamp for two weeks. Great and friendly staff, and by that I mean wait staff exclusively. The smoking on the completely enclosed back patio is nothing less than disgusting and classless and from what I can tell is a direct reflection of ownership and management.

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I have been frequenting the uptown tavern for a couple of years. Every time I go there the managers are just standing around, no one has ever greeted me. The waiters and waitresses are great, but the bartenders could be a lot more friendly. Food is horrible unless youv'e had a few. The beer choices are very limited, Whoever decided what types of beer to carry doesnt know much about it. All the draft beer is warm and flat. Finally, the smoking on the patio while it is enclosed is trashy to say the least. I think it is a little over-rated.

1
★★★☆☆

I have been frequenting the uptown tavern for a couple of years. Every time I go there the managers are just standing around, no one has ever greeted me. The waiters and waitresses are great, but the bartenders could be a lot more friendly. Food is horrible unless youv'e had a few. The beer choices are very limited, Whoever decided what types of beer to carry doesnt know much about it. All the draft beer is warm and flat. Finally, the smoking on the patio while it is enclosed is trashy to say the least. I think it is a little over-rated.

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The Uptown Tavern is one of the best bars in Denver. The food is great and resonably priced, especially for the huge portions they serve. The drinks are right around the same price as they are anywhere in Denver. The staff is great and the people that drink there are friendly. The patio is heated and covered in the winter, so smokers don't have to freeze and the fireplace inside is cute and cozy. They have tons of televisons, so any game can be caught any time, unless the Broncos are playing. The only drawbacks are the tiny bathrooms and how crowded the place gets almost every single night. All in all the place is fantastic and I don't know why people call it trendy, there are much "trendier" places in Denver.

2
★★★★★

The Uptown Tavern is one of the best bars in Denver. The food is great and resonably priced, especially for the huge portions they serve. The drinks are right around the same price as they are anywhere in Denver. The staff is great and the people that drink there are friendly. The patio is heated and covered in the winter, so smokers don't have to freeze and the fireplace inside is cute and cozy. They have tons of televisons, so any game can be caught any time, unless the Broncos are playing. The only drawbacks are the tiny bathrooms and how crowded the place gets almost every single night. All in all the place is fantastic and I don't know why people call it trendy, there are much "trendier" places in Denver.

Pros: Staff, Menu, Outdoor Patio, 2 for 1 happy hour

Cons: Crowded

Message from Tavern Uptown

A warm cozy tavern housed in an historic century-old building, Tavern Uptown is the place to enjoy happy hour in front of the fireplace, lunch on our unique year-round patio or watch your favorite teams on numerous large-screen plasma TVs. Tavern Uptown has unique options for private events and parties with two game rooms, a beautiful garden, koi pond and open or enclosed patio spaces.



Free parking for Tavern guests is available behind the building.



Awards

Top Fireside Haunts β?? The Denver Post

Best Outdoor Bar β?? Westword

Best Outdoor Bar β?? Citysearch

Best Bowling Alley in a Bar β?? Westword

Best Over-30 Singles Scene β?? Citysearch;



2-for-1 Happy Hour M-Sa 3:00-7:00; Brunch with Bloody Mary Bar Sa-Su 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

 

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