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The J-Bar at the Hotel Jerome

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330 E Main St, Aspen, CO 81611
970 920 1000
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Aspen's iconic J-Bar (short for "Jerome Bar") remains the town's social...
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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Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 97
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  • 67
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Always great for drinks and appetizers

We always enjoy stopping in here for a drink and appetizer when we are in Aspen. The bartenders are great, and you can't beat the people watching.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
james f
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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122 reviews 122 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We always enjoy stopping in here for a drink and appetizer when we are in Aspen. The bartenders are great, and you can't beat the people watching.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Love the vibe, food, and service at the J Bar. Just fancy enough to have that Hotel Jerome/Aspen flare, but mostly down to earth so you can just chill out and have a good time. A burger w/ their delicious coleslaw is my favorite, but I've never had a bad meal here. The drinks are great too. Can't wait to... More 

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denver
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100 reviews 100 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

You can just sense the history at Jerome hotel as soon as you enter. You can just picture Hunter Thompson making himself at home in the J Bar.

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Houston, TX
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Super fun trivia and good drinks, great atmosphere, a very laid back crowd for Aspen. Despite being a busy spring break night, service was decent.

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Aspen, Colorado
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I've visited the J Bar several times over the years and have many fond memories. But the breadth of the menu and the quality of the food have slowly deteriorated. I write this with hope that the new owner will restore the place's glory. Until then, I'll be dining at the White House in Aspen.

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Brisbane, Australia
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We went here for a drink one afternoon. The decor is great and it was a really fun bar to have a drink at, although we went when it was a little quiet. The bartender was great and recommended cocktails for us to try. He was more than happy to make drinks that were off the menu for us, and... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Upscale scene in a classic bar room setting. They made an awesome Moscow Mule with fresh lime juice and a great bitters. The Burgers are on point and a must try. The seven x flat iron steak is locally raised and as tender as kobe beef. Great steak cooked to perfection. The butterscotch chocolate chip cookie skillet topped with marshmellow... More 

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Sedona, Arizona
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261 reviews 261 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We love spending an evening at the J-bar just soaking up the atmosphere. The bar food is to our liking and the drinks are always great. Love this place.

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Aspen, Colorado
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Same old limited menu that's overpriced and no way do they have the best burger in town. They need to step up their game.

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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

we ate at the J-Bar our first night in aspen. They had great steak tacos and a burger. Quaint, historic atmosphere and the crowd was mulch-generational. Exceptional service - loved dinning here!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 330 E Main St, Aspen, CO 81611
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Aspen
  • Phone Number: 970 920 1000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 22
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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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