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Woody Creek Tavern

2858 Upper River Road, Aspen, CO 81611
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Ranked #96 of 147 restaurants in Aspen
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Jul 15, 2014
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67% Recommend
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My husband has gone to the Woody Creek Tavern many times when he was on fishing trips and always described it as a great biker bar. Well, it is still a biker bar, but since he was last here, there are a lot more bikes of the Schwinn variety than the Harley variety. Located a few miles off Rt 82... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Hunter S Thompson would rollover in his grave if he knew that his old haunt had turned into such a god awful tourist trap. Avoid unless you like seeing far too many people dressed in expensive bicycling outfits eating overpriced mediocre food.

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I stopped here for drinks after riding the Rio Grande Trail from Aspen. The waitress seemed unfriendly and made an issue out of the fact I wanted to keep an eye on my bike that was parked in the front, as if I was personally insulting her…. I considered getting an appetizer as she did not seem happy I was... More

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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We stopped here after riding 8 miles from Aspen. Quirky atmosphere, nice servers, cold beer. The food was good and they had daily.local specials that were popular.

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Denver, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Good burgers, colorful word famous bar and restaurant. Author Hunter S. Thompson used to hang out here with a few Hollywood celebrities. A little far away from the Aspen/Snowmass crowd, but worth the drive to get to. Waitress was awesome. Only bad thing is that they don't take credit cards, so if you are with big group bring plenty of... More

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Lamoille, NV
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Some of my favorite restaurant "finds" are hole-in-the-wall kinds of places, and if the Woody Creek Tavern were anywhere other than where it is it'd succeed admirably at achieving that awesome vibe. As it is, it's far too well-known as Hunter S. Thompson's haunt and far too close to all of the Aspen pretty people to fit that description any... More

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South Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We go to Aspen at least 2 or 3 times a year. Each time we HAVE to go to Woody Creek Tavern. I think it is our favorite place in the Aspen area. Good margaritas, great food, love the ambience. Not to mention the super waitresses! If you go on Wed or Sat you can get their Filete Tampiquena skirt... More

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Wintergreen, Virginia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

We had been there about 10 years ago and it had not changed (other than having Guinness on tap). It is a little place with a small bar, a couple of t.v's and a lot of ambiance. Good company, good beer and good appetizers made for a fun evening. Service was very attentive and prompt. Yes, when you are outside... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We were in Aspen last week and had heard of the Woody Creek Tavern so decided to check it out. We found it easily enough but after driving to the front and looking at what we saw...it was very easy to NOT go in! The drive back the creek was nice but the tavern sits in front of a run... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

First we waited at the "a waitress will seat you or beat you" sign for about 5 at an empty restaurant. We told someone would seat us three different times. When we were seated outside at a very dirty table we were asked what we wanted for drinks, the water came fast bit we had to ask twice for our... More

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