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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 #14 of 148 restaurants in Aspen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $22
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: 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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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Frank had an amazing attitude. This was our first visit here and he absolutely took it to the next level! We will certainly be back!

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USA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The J Bar at the Jerome has long been a favorite but was very disappointing in the last visit. The hotel renovation has resulted in a very bland decor for the J Bar, making it look corporate and losing the real historic character and authentic feel. The bartender was very friendly but the waitress was downright surly. We stopped in... More

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Greenwood Village, Colorado
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60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Aspen has become a community of 2nd-3rd homes, so summer is laid back, and feels a little bit more like the Aspen of old. The Jerome has been there for all of it, and on a tour of Colorado with Michigan friends, lunch at the J Bar had to be on the list, even if it was expensive. But, it... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

J bar is at front of the Jerome hotel which has been restored . The j bar has good atmosphere plus great burgers and the chili is super.

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Kapolei, HI
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The J-Bar. What more do I need to say? GREAT service, wonderful decor, excellent drinks and bar food (we did not eat in the hotel restaurant). We came for an hour and stayed the entire afternoon! Lane the bar manager was fun, friendly and whipped up some great concoctions! If you're in Aspen, the J-Bar is an absolute must location... More

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Los Angeles
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Waiter was extremely friendly and competent. But the chicken vegetable soup was the best my wife and I have ever experienced (and we are very particular!). Green pea hummus was exceptional and the burger was great.

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Laurie, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We were told to try the J Bar by our concierge at the St. Regis after asking for a good place for a burger....excellent choice!!! The place is very cool, stamped tin ceilings, wine glass chandeliers....and the burger was delicious!!!!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

No trip to Aspen is complete without a burger from the J-Bar. While the food has remained excellent (I can only speak to the burger because I'm pretty sure that is all I have ever ordered there) the service and atmosphere has gone down hill over the years. We went to dinner there on a Friday night, knowing it would... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews 64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

Have eaten here many times over the years while visiting Aspen and will likely continue to do so. This is a historic bar/dining area that dates back to the 19th century when Aspen was a mining town. Both the bar, itself and the decor harken back to that time period but, of course, there are several big-screen, TV's mounted throughout... More

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