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The J-Bar at the Hotel Jerome

330 E Main St, Aspen, CO 81611
970 920 1000
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Ranked #9 of 150 Restaurants in Aspen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $22
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Aspen's iconic J-Bar (short for "Jerome Bar") remains the town's social hot spot, with its lively yet casual dining atmosphere. Ski bums, socialites, cowboys and luminaries - from members of the Tenth Mountain Division to the late Hunter S.Thompson gather at this authentic bar for an hint of the Old West. Sit down, relax, and enjoy a beer, vintage-inspired cocktails and light dining fare for lunch or dinner. And don't pass on Aspen's best burger.
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colorado
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110 reviews 110 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

A small bar/grill in the iconic Hotel Jerome, the J-Bar offers up great burgers and drinks. The waiters are great and dressed in high-style western attire. It's definitely a place to try while in Aspen.

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sarasota, FL
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115 reviews 115 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

OK. To be honest, we just stopped in for drinks and to enjoy the historic ambiance in the bar. We've been going to the J-Bar for years and it never disappoints. The very funny bartender (referred to himself as "the immigrant") on August 16 made a wicked Margarita for me. There was also a very friendly, blonde waitress who has... More

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Los Amgeles
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

The prices are high, but the service and food is excellent and if you order off the bar menu, it all ads up to a great place.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Old school feel. multiple bars areas to choose from. Very pricey but it is Aspen! the bartender makes great crafted drinks. Great for people watching.

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Denver, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is the authentic Aspen experience. From the minute you step foot into Jerome Wheeler's hotel, it is like stepping back into the boom days of 19th Century Aspen, where silver was king and the railroads were suddenly making making the massive open areas in the American West accessible to the rest of the country and attractive to those with... More

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Dearborn, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This review is slow in getting posted, but I wanted to make sure we still did it. My wife and I visited the J Bar in mid-June, just at the end of the "off season". We had read about the J Bar in Tripadvisor and planned to go there for drinks and a casual dinner. The bar itself is something... More

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Bellville, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Beautifully restored historic bar and hotel. Perfectly cooked burgers and fantastic specialty drink "the Aspen Crud" as well as tap beers, were a fitting end to our amazing day hiking in the incomparable Maroon Bells.. They were short on wait staff this particular afternoon, but our waitress was very friendly and in such a gorgeous location we didn't mind the... More

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United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Great atmosphere. Bartenders are awesome. Bartenders are amazing. Drinks featured were great. Food is delicious......

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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56 reviews 56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We stopped in to look at the hotel and decided to have lunch outside on the patio. It was a beautiful day and it was busy. We decided to split an tacos appetizer and cod sandwich. The food was plentiful and great. We would definitely eat there again! And if we were to stay in Aspen, we would be interested... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Excellent historic location ! Food is good,service great and just a neat historic place to dine ! THe recent renovation of JBAR and Hotel Jerome continue it's legacy of a must place to visit when in Aspen

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