Shelby's Bar & Grill

★★★☆☆
Small downtown pub serves burgers, sandwiches, burritos, enchiladas, cheesesteaks and salads.
39.7461 -104.988
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303-295-9597

519 18th St

Denver, CO

80202

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It sounds like Ben has offended a lot of people. I've been going to this place for 8 years or so. It's not the nicest place, but it's not a total pit. I've never seen a fight between anyone, least of all between the bartender and patrons.

Ben is a little abrasive, and it's unfortunate that people take it personally. I don't think it's meant that way.

The food is good. It's not the nicest building, it's over 100 years old. The owners are good people, and the service is fine. If you're looking to be offended, you will be. But that's true anywhere.

I just hate to see people bash this place. It's a nice place. Just seems like people are being very hateful and rude when it isn't necessary.

As for the "racism", that is completely false. Among the 10-20 devoted regulars, a few are black. They are in there every day. No one in there is racist and I've never heard any racist talk.

Get to know the owners, they are great people. And cut Ben some slack. He might not be the most socially aware person, but he's not some racist monster. Calm down people.

5
★★★★★

It sounds like Ben has offended a lot of people. I've been going to this place for 8 years or so. It's not the nicest place, but it's not a total pit. I've never seen a fight between anyone, least of all between the bartender and patrons.

Ben is a little abrasive, and it's unfortunate that people take it personally. I don't think it's meant that way.

The food is good. It's not the nicest building, it's over 100 years old. The owners are good people, and the service is fine. If you're looking to be offended, you will be. But that's true anywhere.

I just hate to see people bash this place. It's a nice place. Just seems like people are being very hateful and rude when it isn't necessary.

As for the "racism", that is completely false. Among the 10-20 devoted regulars, a few are black. They are in there every day. No one in there is racist and I've never heard any racist talk.

Get to know the owners, they are great people. And cut Ben some slack. He might not be the most socially aware person, but he's not some racist monster. Calm down people.

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The bartender believes that it is OK to give the death penalty to 8 year old children. That's putting 8 year old kids in the electric chair ! If you support this please feel free to frequent this establishment with your other "educated" friends. Maybe Adolf will greet you.

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★☆☆☆☆

The bartender believes that it is OK to give the death penalty to 8 year old children. That's putting 8 year old kids in the electric chair ! If you support this please feel free to frequent this establishment with your other "educated" friends. Maybe Adolf will greet you.

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I didn't eat there, but two of the locals offered to party with me at the same time for 60 "roses". I think one was the bartender's girlfriend. My wife came out of the bathroom and said "I can't pee here". The toilet was plugged, so we left. That explains the smell. Not impressed. Kind of a dump. I certainly won't eat there.

5
★★★★★

I didn't eat there, but two of the locals offered to party with me at the same time for 60 "roses". I think one was the bartender's girlfriend. My wife came out of the bathroom and said "I can't pee here". The toilet was plugged, so we left. That explains the smell. Not impressed. Kind of a dump. I certainly won't eat there.

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On a Saturday night, around 1:15 am, only 5 people in the place. My group of about 5 people came in. A song was on as we came in, so I was tapping on the bar while I waited for the bartender to make his way over... He proceeded to yell at me to stop "pounding" on the bar. Now it was late, and close to bar time so he wouldn't serve us a 2nd drink, even though he was still serving the 4 or 5 people who were in the bar before we were...The bartender also said, why should I serve you another round? So I can get another $1.75 tip!?"He claims he was the owner... which is amazing that this sh*thole is still open. But it does explain why there were only 5 people in the bar on a Saturday night!I wouldn't recommend this dump to anyone.

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★☆☆☆☆

On a Saturday night, around 1:15 am, only 5 people in the place. My group of about 5 people came in. A song was on as we came in, so I was tapping on the bar while I waited for the bartender to make his way over... He proceeded to yell at me to stop "pounding" on the bar. Now it was late, and close to bar time so he wouldn't serve us a 2nd drink, even though he was still serving the 4 or 5 people who were in the bar before we were...The bartender also said, why should I serve you another round? So I can get another $1.75 tip!?"He claims he was the owner... which is amazing that this sh*thole is still open. But it does explain why there were only 5 people in the bar on a Saturday night!I wouldn't recommend this dump to anyone.

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This is the best bar in Denver. With the economy the way it is, this is the only affordable bar in downtown. For the lady who wrote they are raciest I can tell you that is not true. I'm a black women and I have been going to Shelby's for year. I have never had a problem

5
★★★★★

This is the best bar in Denver. With the economy the way it is, this is the only affordable bar in downtown. For the lady who wrote they are raciest I can tell you that is not true. I'm a black women and I have been going to Shelby's for year. I have never had a problem

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Before the smoking ban in Denver, this place was full of smoke and the smell of stale beer. Throw in some fried food and a few regulars at the bar. Since the smoking ban, this hasn't changed much. The place still smells like an ash tray. Not even desperation could make me go back.

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★☆☆☆☆

Before the smoking ban in Denver, this place was full of smoke and the smell of stale beer. Throw in some fried food and a few regulars at the bar. Since the smoking ban, this hasn't changed much. The place still smells like an ash tray. Not even desperation could make me go back.

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This bar is great for those who like a place to get away from all! Old, smelly, stinky and great burgers & chicken fried chicken. Plus, at happy hour you get toy soldiers representing drinks you have coming! It's a classic neighbor bar

6
★★★★★

This bar is great for those who like a place to get away from all! Old, smelly, stinky and great burgers & chicken fried chicken. Plus, at happy hour you get toy soldiers representing drinks you have coming! It's a classic neighbor bar

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They really need to fumigate. I definitely wouldn't eat here because of the critters I have seen crawling around, it's an old building, and being a restaurant, it's not uncommon for this to occur, but a little hard work and expense will

6
★★★★★

They really need to fumigate. I definitely wouldn't eat here because of the critters I have seen crawling around, it's an old building, and being a restaurant, it's not uncommon for this to occur, but a little hard work and expense will

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Used to love going to Shelby`s when I worked downtown. Had a corporate job with co-workers that hated their job,and at the end of a random Tuesday or Thursday or whatever,someone would throw out "whose up for Shelby`s"!? Brings a smile to my face just thinking about it.

I can`t speak for the food......I probably had some and don`t remember......but you don`t go for the food!! Great dive bar atmosphere,strong cheap drinks and just down to earth people. If you`re open minded and despise the chains,this is the place for you!! Give it a shot!!

5
★★★★★

Used to love going to Shelby`s when I worked downtown. Had a corporate job with co-workers that hated their job,and at the end of a random Tuesday or Thursday or whatever,someone would throw out "whose up for Shelby`s"!? Brings a smile to my face just thinking about it.

I can`t speak for the food......I probably had some and don`t remember......but you don`t go for the food!! Great dive bar atmosphere,strong cheap drinks and just down to earth people. If you`re open minded and despise the chains,this is the place for you!! Give it a shot!!

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The bartenders, lunch specials and happy hour prices are still great but I miss being able to play Golden Tee with colleagues on those days when we need a REAL midday break.

Bring back Golden Tee!

3
★★★☆☆

The bartenders, lunch specials and happy hour prices are still great but I miss being able to play Golden Tee with colleagues on those days when we need a REAL midday break.

Bring back Golden Tee!

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I was a lunch/happy hour regular for several years. A few days ago after finishing eating lunch sitting at the bar, some roaches emerged from under the bar, scuttled around/across our plates and ran down the bar. I looked after the roach race and saw a cluster of flies on the beer tap. Pointed this out to the bartender and some staff around the bar. No one went after the bugs or seemed at all interested. If roaches were that prevalent on the bar, what's going on in the kitchen. Will not return.

1
★☆☆☆☆

I was a lunch/happy hour regular for several years. A few days ago after finishing eating lunch sitting at the bar, some roaches emerged from under the bar, scuttled around/across our plates and ran down the bar. I looked after the roach race and saw a cluster of flies on the beer tap. Pointed this out to the bartender and some staff around the bar. No one went after the bugs or seemed at all interested. If roaches were that prevalent on the bar, what's going on in the kitchen. Will not return.

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What a pit. The owner seems to be one of the local drunks. Nasty place

1
★☆☆☆☆

What a pit. The owner seems to be one of the local drunks. Nasty place

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We found this place after driving by it for years, without ever really noticing it. I wish we HAD noticed it sooner, because it is our new favorite place- but we're moving!

The few times we have managed to go out in the last couple of months for drinks, we've made a point to go to Shelby's. My husband thought their food was awesome, and it looked great, but I didn't try it. There's a small patio, and the inside reminds me of almost every neighborhood bar back east that I have ever been to. Unpretentious, comfortable, and featuring wood panelling.

what more do you need?

a douchey dj spinning obscure records to impress you with his rare and unique taste in music? NO!
How many times can you actually LISTEN to 20th Century Boy? (I am a huge T-Rex fan, don't get me wrong)

There's a jukebox, and don't worry-if you're dumb- Ben will show you how to use it. (He will also protect you from obnoxious goons that try to insinuate themselves into your drunken debauchery uninvited.) If you want to, you can call him Chuck. Actually, I recommend that you do.

I can't think of enough ways to say how much I love this bar.
it is so not a south broadway bar or a corporate owned chain-it's not part of any kind of scene- it's just unique for a place like Denver, and the people who work there are awesome.
All of the reviewers who made it sound like this place was sketchy or had poor service must be regulars at like...Applebee's or Bennigan's or something. Perhaps when they dry their tears they can go console themselves at their local TGI Friday's with some pizza poppers, and then try to move on with their life.

Hands down, this is the best place I've been in Denver in 10 years.

5
★★★★★

We found this place after driving by it for years, without ever really noticing it. I wish we HAD noticed it sooner, because it is our new favorite place- but we're moving!

The few times we have managed to go out in the last couple of months for drinks, we've made a point to go to Shelby's. My husband thought their food was awesome, and it looked great, but I didn't try it. There's a small patio, and the inside reminds me of almost every neighborhood bar back east that I have ever been to. Unpretentious, comfortable, and featuring wood panelling.

what more do you need?

a douchey dj spinning obscure records to impress you with his rare and unique taste in music? NO!
How many times can you actually LISTEN to 20th Century Boy? (I am a huge T-Rex fan, don't get me wrong)

There's a jukebox, and don't worry-if you're dumb- Ben will show you how to use it. (He will also protect you from obnoxious goons that try to insinuate themselves into your drunken debauchery uninvited.) If you want to, you can call him Chuck. Actually, I recommend that you do.

I can't think of enough ways to say how much I love this bar.
it is so not a south broadway bar or a corporate owned chain-it's not part of any kind of scene- it's just unique for a place like Denver, and the people who work there are awesome.
All of the reviewers who made it sound like this place was sketchy or had poor service must be regulars at like...Applebee's or Bennigan's or something. Perhaps when they dry their tears they can go console themselves at their local TGI Friday's with some pizza poppers, and then try to move on with their life.

Hands down, this is the best place I've been in Denver in 10 years.

Pros: Bartender Ben, the atmosphere, the drinks, the crowd

Cons: I only wwish I had found this place sooner....

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Went there with a friend had a great time. Ben was a great bartender!!

3
★★★☆☆

Went there with a friend had a great time. Ben was a great bartender!!

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Save your money and go somewhere that isn't run by complete morons. Their drinks are poured weak, their food made me want to vomit, and the bartender is a dingbat.

1
★☆☆☆☆

Save your money and go somewhere that isn't run by complete morons. Their drinks are poured weak, their food made me want to vomit, and the bartender is a dingbat.

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Everything about it.

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I wouldn't even give this place one star but I had to in order to write a review. Shelby's Bar and Grill is a joke. I will never go there or reccomend it to anyone. I feel sorry for the owner because of his sorry excuse for employees. Shelby's is an embarrasment to Denver.

1
★☆☆☆☆

I wouldn't even give this place one star but I had to in order to write a review. Shelby's Bar and Grill is a joke. I will never go there or reccomend it to anyone. I feel sorry for the owner because of his sorry excuse for employees. Shelby's is an embarrasment to Denver.

Pros: Absolutly nothing.

Cons: Everything.

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I work close to Shelby's and about once or twice a month some of us go there for a burger. Their swiss and mushroom burger is one of the best I've had., and I've never heard anyone complain about their food. The atmosphere is a little divey, so if you don't like divey, you might not like the place. Lunchtime waitresses are very friendly and very good at their job. I have not been there after work, so cannot speak to that, but recommend the place for lunch.

4
★★★★☆

I work close to Shelby's and about once or twice a month some of us go there for a burger. Their swiss and mushroom burger is one of the best I've had., and I've never heard anyone complain about their food. The atmosphere is a little divey, so if you don't like divey, you might not like the place. Lunchtime waitresses are very friendly and very good at their job. I have not been there after work, so cannot speak to that, but recommend the place for lunch.

Pros: great burgers

Cons: a little divey inside

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I LOVE this bar. My Friends and I go to Shelby's for happy hour all the time. They have an early happy hour and even a late night happy hour. You can't go wrong with 2 for 1 beers and double tall drinks. I usually have around 6 beers during happy hour for under $10 ( I live within walking distance). It's hard to find a family owned business these days. Most places downtown are owned by major corporations. BTW Ben is not the owner.

5
★★★★★

I LOVE this bar. My Friends and I go to Shelby's for happy hour all the time. They have an early happy hour and even a late night happy hour. You can't go wrong with 2 for 1 beers and double tall drinks. I usually have around 6 beers during happy hour for under $10 ( I live within walking distance). It's hard to find a family owned business these days. Most places downtown are owned by major corporations. BTW Ben is not the owner.

Pros: strong cheap drinks. Fun palce

Cons: parking

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I would love to be able to tell you about the food or drink at Shelby's, but our group experience there didn't allow any. We walked in to find a fairly empty establishment early on a Friday evening and claimed a table. After several attempts at getting the bartenders attention, and failing, we returned to the table to wait, and wait, and wait for a waitress to notice. Little good that did.

Upon making use of their facilities before leaving the place, we discovered them to be unsanitary and, well, a little scary.

To top it all off, as we walked out the door, the bartender had the nerve to say, "Thanks for coming in! Hope to see you again soon!"

Unlikely.

1
★☆☆☆☆

I would love to be able to tell you about the food or drink at Shelby's, but our group experience there didn't allow any. We walked in to find a fairly empty establishment early on a Friday evening and claimed a table. After several attempts at getting the bartenders attention, and failing, we returned to the table to wait, and wait, and wait for a waitress to notice. Little good that did.

Upon making use of their facilities before leaving the place, we discovered them to be unsanitary and, well, a little scary.

To top it all off, as we walked out the door, the bartender had the nerve to say, "Thanks for coming in! Hope to see you again soon!"

Unlikely.

Pros: Convenient location

Cons: Terrible service, dingy surroundings, unclean

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Look at all the other reviews. It evidently is the night bartender that makes the experience so "unique." He either owns the place, is the son of the owner, or the owner has no clue as to marketing. Stay out of here!!!

1
★☆☆☆☆

Look at all the other reviews. It evidently is the night bartender that makes the experience so "unique." He either owns the place, is the son of the owner, or the owner has no clue as to marketing. Stay out of here!!!

Pros: At least he has to take some time off

Cons: Look at all the other reviews

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Went here with my girlfriends a while back. Ran across these reviews just now and have to write to agree. This place is rough, and not a place for women. The bartender is a putz.

1
★☆☆☆☆

Went here with my girlfriends a while back. Ran across these reviews just now and have to write to agree. This place is rough, and not a place for women. The bartender is a putz.

Pros: Greasy food/greasy guys

Cons: Bartender is a putz

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I don't know how this place stays in business. I was in the other night and Ben the bartender insulted me and my friends. We'll take our business elsewhere in the future.

1
★☆☆☆☆

I don't know how this place stays in business. I was in the other night and Ben the bartender insulted me and my friends. We'll take our business elsewhere in the future.

Pros: none

Cons: bartender is a rude dude

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This bar is an embarrassment to Denver. It is unfortunate that Shelby's is in a great location. Numerous people equate the bar keep's rudeness to all people who live in the mile high city.

1
★☆☆☆☆

This bar is an embarrassment to Denver. It is unfortunate that Shelby's is in a great location. Numerous people equate the bar keep's rudeness to all people who live in the mile high city.

Cons: Rude bar keep

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My finace and I frequently go to Shelby's, and always have a good time. This is the type of bar that attracts EVERYONE. Business folks - getting off of work, bike messengers - finishing their route, locals - grabbing a beer, hotel patrons - looking for a comfy place to get a bite... you name it, they'll be there. The family that owns the place always welcomes us and are friendly, but not overbearing.

For us, it's the perfect place to kick back, have some good food, people watch and have a good time. It's far from the club scene, and that's why we love it.

5
★★★★★

My finace and I frequently go to Shelby's, and always have a good time. This is the type of bar that attracts EVERYONE. Business folks - getting off of work, bike messengers - finishing their route, locals - grabbing a beer, hotel patrons - looking for a comfy place to get a bite... you name it, they'll be there. The family that owns the place always welcomes us and are friendly, but not overbearing.

For us, it's the perfect place to kick back, have some good food, people watch and have a good time. It's far from the club scene, and that's why we love it.

Pros: Staff, Food, Relaxed

Cons: Bathrooms are small, and awkward

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This place is a great diamond in the ruff. Good home cooked food, cheap prices for downtown and service with some sass. That good old fashioned ribbing that gives dives some of their charm. At this joint you won't get away with being a zero, being cheap or to drunk without hearing about it. This way you know when you come here it's just respectful locals who don't want to deal with any of the usual downtown meathead scene! So sorry if you received bad service, sounds like you got caught in an oversight, these people that work at this spot are real and real nice. Everyone I know agrees.

5
★★★★★

This place is a great diamond in the ruff. Good home cooked food, cheap prices for downtown and service with some sass. That good old fashioned ribbing that gives dives some of their charm. At this joint you won't get away with being a zero, being cheap or to drunk without hearing about it. This way you know when you come here it's just respectful locals who don't want to deal with any of the usual downtown meathead scene! So sorry if you received bad service, sounds like you got caught in an oversight, these people that work at this spot are real and real nice. Everyone I know agrees.

Pros: GREAT FOOD, CHEAP DRINKS

Cons: NEEDS COSMETIC UPDATES INSIDE

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Was in about a week ago and the bartender was insulting another customer and basically calling her a loose woman in front of her date. I was embarrassed for her and wondered what the deal was.

1
★☆☆☆☆

Was in about a week ago and the bartender was insulting another customer and basically calling her a loose woman in front of her date. I was embarrassed for her and wondered what the deal was.

Pros: lots of seats

Cons: wondering if the bartender was going to insult us or was that extra?

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Well I'm glad other people said they have good burgers here. They must have gotten served because they were white. This bar should say on the outside "WE HATE THE BRONCOS AND DON'T COME IN UNLESS YOUR WHITE!". Ben the bartender who said he owns the place just looks for people to start a fight with. I don't know how this place stays open. A group of us went in for a beer and Ben first decided to insult us with racial comments and then said he would buy our drinks. I guess thats the price so he could continue to abuse us. We left when he tried to start a fight with us. Wouldn't recommend this place to anyone except Ben's friends. I hope they go everywhere with him. He needs the protection with a mouth like that.

1
★☆☆☆☆

Well I'm glad other people said they have good burgers here. They must have gotten served because they were white. This bar should say on the outside "WE HATE THE BRONCOS AND DON'T COME IN UNLESS YOUR WHITE!". Ben the bartender who said he owns the place just looks for people to start a fight with. I don't know how this place stays open. A group of us went in for a beer and Ben first decided to insult us with racial comments and then said he would buy our drinks. I guess thats the price so he could continue to abuse us. We left when he tried to start a fight with us. Wouldn't recommend this place to anyone except Ben's friends. I hope they go everywhere with him. He needs the protection with a mouth like that.

Pros: none

Cons: EVERTHING!

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I'm a black woman and I went to meet co-worker there for a quick drink. Inside the bartender said she wouldn't serve me because I was sitting outside and a waitress was out there. The waitress outside would walk pass me like she couldn't see me on the very small patio and pretend like I didn't want a drink. My friend gave me her little stone for her free extra beer I guess, so when the waitress comes back I asked her for a drink and she tells me I have to go inside for a drink if I use the little stone. So I go back inside and the woman at the bar tells me I can't get a drink with the stone because she didn't give it to me and she will only give it to the person she gave it to??? So I'm like okay...can I get a beer and she tells me I have to get if from the waitress...I gave up and went back outside without a drink...the waitress sees me and knows i want a drink but refuses to serve me. Now I just got off work and just wanted one beer and couldn't get decent service...I left and kept my money...wouldn't suggest this place to anyone.

1
★☆☆☆☆

I'm a black woman and I went to meet co-worker there for a quick drink. Inside the bartender said she wouldn't serve me because I was sitting outside and a waitress was out there. The waitress outside would walk pass me like she couldn't see me on the very small patio and pretend like I didn't want a drink. My friend gave me her little stone for her free extra beer I guess, so when the waitress comes back I asked her for a drink and she tells me I have to go inside for a drink if I use the little stone. So I go back inside and the woman at the bar tells me I can't get a drink with the stone because she didn't give it to me and she will only give it to the person she gave it to??? So I'm like okay...can I get a beer and she tells me I have to get if from the waitress...I gave up and went back outside without a drink...the waitress sees me and knows i want a drink but refuses to serve me. Now I just got off work and just wanted one beer and couldn't get decent service...I left and kept my money...wouldn't suggest this place to anyone.

Pros: I wouldn't know..I couldn't get any service...

Cons: the fact that they gave me the run around since I was the only black woman in the bar.

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If you are looking for a good burger and cheap beer! It is a family owned business that does a great job keeping it mom and pop! Whoever said Ben should be fired is CRAZY! First off, he is the owners son, second off you must have deserved to get thrown out of there. Open up your horizons and support a locally owned business! TASTY BURGERS AND BEER!

5
★★★★★

If you are looking for a good burger and cheap beer! It is a family owned business that does a great job keeping it mom and pop! Whoever said Ben should be fired is CRAZY! First off, he is the owners son, second off you must have deserved to get thrown out of there. Open up your horizons and support a locally owned business! TASTY BURGERS AND BEER!

Pros: easy parking, great people

Cons: little dark

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THIS IS THE BEST BAR IN DENVER. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A PLACE WITH GREAT FOOD AND CHEAP DRINKS THIS IS THE BAR FOR YOU. I GO HERE 2-5 NIGHTS A WEEK. NANETTE IS THE BARTENDER ON TUESDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHTS. SHE IS BY FAR THE BEST BARTENDER IN DENVER. SHE IS ALSO AROUND TO HELP OUT DURING LUNCH.

5
★★★★★

THIS IS THE BEST BAR IN DENVER. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A PLACE WITH GREAT FOOD AND CHEAP DRINKS THIS IS THE BAR FOR YOU. I GO HERE 2-5 NIGHTS A WEEK. NANETTE IS THE BARTENDER ON TUESDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHTS. SHE IS BY FAR THE BEST BARTENDER IN DENVER. SHE IS ALSO AROUND TO HELP OUT DURING LUNCH.

Pros: FOOD

Cons: PARKING

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I went to this place on Saturday and had a couple of beers. The locals were not friendly to me. One thought that I was interested in her boyfriend and that was not true.

I began to feel really uncomfortable and left after about an hour with my friends. We decided to try the club scene instread.

All of the guys there have girlfriends. Not a good place for single girls.

2
★★☆☆☆

I went to this place on Saturday and had a couple of beers. The locals were not friendly to me. One thought that I was interested in her boyfriend and that was not true.

I began to feel really uncomfortable and left after about an hour with my friends. We decided to try the club scene instread.

All of the guys there have girlfriends. Not a good place for single girls.

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Stop by for a great burger and beer.

It is a fun place to hang out that is not commericialized like other Denver spots.

Best time to go is on Saturday nights.

Have a pocket full of money for the jukebox. The tunes are there.

The locals that frequent are fun.

Many are couples that are most interesting to watch and listen to!

Fun place to be much better than other Denver hangouts

3
★★★☆☆

Stop by for a great burger and beer.

It is a fun place to hang out that is not commericialized like other Denver spots.

Best time to go is on Saturday nights.

Have a pocket full of money for the jukebox. The tunes are there.

The locals that frequent are fun.

Many are couples that are most interesting to watch and listen to!

Fun place to be much better than other Denver hangouts

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Great place to go hang out and have a few drinks. Ben is not dangerous at all! He is too funny. The locals make you feel at home! Ben will make you laugh the entire time... The place is a dive bar and that is what makes it stick out in the Denver area. That is what makes it great!!! Carolina girls did enjoy visiting your place! Thanks Russ for making sure I got there and back safely!!!

5
★★★★★

Great place to go hang out and have a few drinks. Ben is not dangerous at all! He is too funny. The locals make you feel at home! Ben will make you laugh the entire time... The place is a dive bar and that is what makes it stick out in the Denver area. That is what makes it great!!! Carolina girls did enjoy visiting your place! Thanks Russ for making sure I got there and back safely!!!

Pros: Its all good!

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We go there on Friday's for lunch. The service is fast and the burgers kick-ass. Try the Denver Zoo burger and the Tijuana - horrible names for burgers, but still delicious. If you are expecting a lively singles scene or the cleanest bar in Denver, this is not a good choice. However, if all you're looking for is a price-competitive place to drink with friends on the edge of downtown, Shelby's is a winner. And contrary to the other reviews, we have never been assaulted by the bartender.

3
★★★☆☆

We go there on Friday's for lunch. The service is fast and the burgers kick-ass. Try the Denver Zoo burger and the Tijuana - horrible names for burgers, but still delicious. If you are expecting a lively singles scene or the cleanest bar in Denver, this is not a good choice. However, if all you're looking for is a price-competitive place to drink with friends on the edge of downtown, Shelby's is a winner. And contrary to the other reviews, we have never been assaulted by the bartender.

Pros: Burgers, happy hour, walking distance from offices

Cons: Furniture needs replaced, no Original Coors on draft

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I am serious when I ask if you need any sort of corroboration. I have also had a terrible experience with this bar and with Ben the bartender. please contact me if you need any help having him fired.

1
★☆☆☆☆

I am serious when I ask if you need any sort of corroboration. I have also had a terrible experience with this bar and with Ben the bartender. please contact me if you need any help having him fired.

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This place is dangerous and Ben the bartender will have you injured if he does not like you. I went there and had some drinks. Ben did not like me and had some buddy of his throw me out on my face on the sidewalk. I sustained several injuries as a result. The Denver police are investigating this place.

3
★★★☆☆

This place is dangerous and Ben the bartender will have you injured if he does not like you. I went there and had some drinks. Ben did not like me and had some buddy of his throw me out on my face on the sidewalk. I sustained several injuries as a result. The Denver police are investigating this place.

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Ben the bartender is dangerous and will have you beat up by his buddies. I sustained injuries. The Denver police are investigating Ben the bartender.

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I have no idea how this place manages to stay open downtown. The service is awful. The bartenders take orders, but don't fill them, won't close your tab when you ask, and are just down right rude. They only seem interested in serving "regulars." I'm a Denver native and wouldn't be the least bit sad if this place were demolished and replaced with just about anything. Hopefully, real estate values will demand it.

1
★☆☆☆☆

I have no idea how this place manages to stay open downtown. The service is awful. The bartenders take orders, but don't fill them, won't close your tab when you ask, and are just down right rude. They only seem interested in serving "regulars." I'm a Denver native and wouldn't be the least bit sad if this place were demolished and replaced with just about anything. Hopefully, real estate values will demand it.

Pros: Absolutely nothing

Cons: Rude bartenders, atmosphere

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Me & the group don't get to go out very often, but when we do it right. We started out on the 16th st mall and worked our way down to Shelby's. The drinkls at the Paramount Cafe were cheaper than Shelby's and they had a live band, pool tables, etc. The bartender was a little overly intoxicated. Maybe that is why our drinks were so expensive. I will only go back during happy hour.

2
★★☆☆☆

Me & the group don't get to go out very often, but when we do it right. We started out on the 16th st mall and worked our way down to Shelby's. The drinkls at the Paramount Cafe were cheaper than Shelby's and they had a live band, pool tables, etc. The bartender was a little overly intoxicated. Maybe that is why our drinks were so expensive. I will only go back during happy hour.

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It's a dive, but it's fun! A bit smokey, but that will change July 1st anyway... The crowd is very diverse and laid back.

4
★★★★☆

It's a dive, but it's fun! A bit smokey, but that will change July 1st anyway... The crowd is very diverse and laid back.

Pros: people

Cons: parking

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Small downtown pub serves burgers, sandwiches, burritos, enchiladas, cheesesteaks and salads.

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