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4381 W. 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO 80020
720-536-4821
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Description: Let’s get one thing clear from the get-go: This place is a Road House, and...
Let’s get one thing clear from the get-go: This place is a Road House, and I use that term in a most complimentary way. The Old Man is like the Kathmandu Market of pubs – lots of variety, something for everyone, and always a screaming deal to be had, including great $2 cans every day. Olympia, Keystone Light, even Old Milwaukee – which regularly blows the doors off high priced American lagers in blind taste tests. (I’m talking to you, every brand out there with a 7-figure marketing campaign) Pulling into The Old Man on a Wednesday at 8pm, there are more than 50 cars in the lot, forcing me to park way out on the gravel. I’m thinking it must be booked for a private party or something. Nope – it’s just Wednesday. Groups of dudes finishing up BBQ (no table service here – just walk yourself up to the window and go for Pulled Pork with Kansas City Sweet, side of Hot Links), a zesty bodybuilder chick playing pool, people gearing up for some volleyball in the big back yard. Every type of hat is worn in this place – from cowboy to baseball and everything in between – including tuque (that’s a Bob and Doug McKenzie reference – just to see what it does to our Google search metrics). The Old Man is a classic old joint amidst the sea of strip-center hell that 120th Avenue has become. Yes, there might be a rusty El Camino in the parking lot, and Grand Funk Railroad may be cranking when you walk in. But that’s the point. This is America, and you embrace it with all your heart. Your Barman JJ Abbey grew up a wrist rocket shot away in West Lake, went to Northglenn High, and is an affable, fun-loving wiseguy. If he’s busy counseling the shagadelic cougar at the end of the bar, Kristy will get you what you need with style and grace. Enjoy the initials and messages carved into the paneling, check out the vintage photos of some classic Old Men, and if you ask real nice you might even get your own beer coozy to store in JJ’s beer coozy room. Just try to find this positive vibe and color in any of the cookie-cutter joints down the way. Bet you an Old Mil that you can’t. No nearby megabar – even one with a supposedly cool rooftop patio – can touch The Old Man. $2 beers and thick green grass under your flip flops – tell me there’s a Pub Heaven, and I’ll tell you it probably looks like this. We support the Saints, Nuggets, Rockies, Avalanche and the Broncos/Raiders rivalry, in addition to all of Colorado's college teams.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wings still rock

If you go here remember that it's a bar.... but the bar food.is awesome. Specifically the wings. They are smoked with a rub. Making them amazing not the kind that will burn your eyes out but will make you tong happy that you went there. The beer is cold and the place is dark like a bar should... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
brandainbroomfield
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Broomfield, Colorado
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Broomfield, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

If you go here remember that it's a bar.... but the bar food.is awesome. Specifically the wings. They are smoked with a rub. Making them amazing not the kind that will burn your eyes out but will make you tong happy that you went there. The beer is cold and the place is dark like a bar should be. You... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I should have tried the wings from the sounds of the other reviews. I had the brisket and ribs. I actually ordered brisket and hot links but I got ribs... What ever, I like ribs too and I was ready to eat so I went with what I got... The ribs were tough and about as far from falling off... More 

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Broomfield, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Bummer #1: We brought 50 people to the Old Man yesterday (Saturday evening) around 6 pm. We brought kids with us because they have an outdoor area where the kids can play. They recently put in volleyball courts. No one was on the courts, and they told us the kids could not play on the courts (you have to be... More 

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Sanbornville, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The simple, somewhat shabby and rundown outside appearance does not inspire confidence. If I had not read the Trip Advisor reviews, I would have kept on driving. Heck, I still almost skipped it after pulling into the parking area and saw the place... The Old Man is clearly a locals hangout: lots of bikers and beer drinkers. But the crowd... More 

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Broomfield, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Well hell I have been driving by here all my LIFE - why the hell haven't I ever stopped??!? Well because I thought it was a biker bar -- OMG the BEST wings ever!!!!! Try the smokes wings - on 2nd order!!! Wowwww!!! Fried pickles are da bomb too!!! Friendly as hell staff!!!! What a find!!!! Waiting on beef brisket... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We were visiting the area for a week. Not knowing where to go for dinner we turned to Tripadvisor and searched for a BBQ style restaurant. Luckily we came across The Old Man. It was exactly the type of BBQ restaurant we were looking for. Amazing wings, amazing brisket. The overall experience was great and the food was fantastic. Will... More 

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Norwalk, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Super friendly staff, great smoked food, tons of beer. They checked ID's! Very neat and tidy with lots of tv's. Looks so-so from the outside but don't drive by!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is like the question which came first the chicken or the egg? Is this a bar that serves really good barbeque, or a smokehouse that serves cocktails? Decor says bar, plenty of televisions a few video games, mirrors advertising beer, and of course there is the 30 foot long bar. We came in for lunch, service was quick and... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I've written about my love of wings before. Hard to screw then up. But I drove all tv way to Broomfield after hearing about smoked wings. Do yourself a favor and try yourself! FANTASTIC FRIENDLY service, nice atmosphere, good place to watch a game

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

You go here for the smoked wings.. BBQ and Beers.. Lots of beers.. Great choice of beers.. Don't forget to get you a PBR and walk down memory lane... Bring friends.. Great hang out bar.. No Bologna Just good food and great service..

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Additional Information about The Old Man

Address: 4381 W. 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO 80020
Phone Number: 720-536-4821
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Broomfield
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: American, Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4381 W. 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO 80020
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Broomfield
  • Phone Number: 720-536-4821

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Let’s get one thing clear from the get-go: This place is a Road House, and I use that term in a most complimentary way. The Old Man is like the Kathmandu Market of pubs – lots of variety, something for everyone, and always a screaming deal to be had, including great $2 cans every day. Olympia, Keystone Light, even Old Milwaukee – which regularly blows the doors off high priced American lagers in blind taste tests. (I’m talking to you, every brand out there with a 7-figure marketing campaign) Pulling into The Old Man on a Wednesday at 8pm, there are more than 50 cars in the lot, forcing me to park way out on the gravel. I’m thinking it must be booked for a private party or something. Nope – it’s just Wednesday. Groups of dudes finishing up BBQ (no table service here – just walk yourself up to the window and go for Pulled Pork with Kansas City Sweet, side of Hot Links), a zesty bodybuilder chick playing pool, people gearing up for some volleyball in the big back yard. Every type of hat is worn in this place – from cowboy to baseball and everything in between – including tuque (that’s a Bob and Doug McKenzie reference – just to see what it does to our Google search metrics). The Old Man is a classic old joint amidst the sea of strip-center hell that 120th Avenue has become. Yes, there might be a rusty El Camino in the parking lot, and Grand Funk Railroad may be cranking when you walk in. But that’s the point. This is America, and you embrace it with all your heart. Your Barman JJ Abbey grew up a wrist rocket shot away in West Lake, went to Northglenn High, and is an affable, fun-loving wiseguy. If he’s busy counseling the shagadelic cougar at the end of the bar, Kristy will get you what you need with style and grace. Enjoy the initials and messages carved into the paneling, check out the vintage photos of some classic Old Men, and if you ask real nice you might even get your own beer coozy to store in JJ’s beer coozy room. Just try to find this positive vibe and color in any of the cookie-cutter joints down the way. Bet you an Old Mil that you can’t. No nearby megabar – even one with a supposedly cool rooftop patio – can touch The Old Man. $2 beers and thick green grass under your flip flops – tell me there’s a Pub Heaven, and I’ll tell you it probably looks like this. We support the Saints, Nuggets, Rockies, Avalanche and the Broncos/Raiders rivalry, in addition to all of Colorado's college teams.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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