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The Old Man

4381 W. 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO 80020
720-536-4821
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Ranked #5 of 172 Restaurants in Broomfield
Price range: $5 - $10
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Hamburgers
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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.
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English first
Hancock, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Loved the bar atmosphere, great service and the beautifully smoked food! Very authentic! Best wings ever!

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baton rouge
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Good food, fun games. We have been several times, each time ordering something different, and we haven't been disappointed yet! The outside area in back is nice, not cramped or dirty as most places.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My wife and I were in the mood for BBQ last night. We were lamenting that we could not go are favorite place in Chardin, OH. The chains offer acceptable but we wanted some real smoked BBC, not just warmed up meats at the chain. We found it on a Google search and WOW. The place had all the right... More

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Broomfield, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Great for visitors looking to get away from the chain restaurants around here. The burger+bbq combo was awesome.

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Grand Lake
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is a roadhouse and I mean that as a compliment. Love to find non- franchise, hole in the wall places that are great and to support local owners. We had their $5 burgers which are the Monday special. Sublime, can you say that about a burger? You'll need a few extra napkins cause they are juicy. Great bun and... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Good food, good beer and good service. I get their pulled pork sandwich or their ribs they are both great, my daughter lover their sliders.

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Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I love fun and funky places with good food and the Old Man fits the bill! We tried this place ater reading the good reviews on TA and Yelp on a trip for a softball tournament. It's definitely a roadhouse but I wouldn't hesitate to bring kids here. It's clean and our waitress was a kick. The "definitely haves" include... More

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Denver
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69 reviews 69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This great bar is frozen in a time warp...and it's excellent! Great food, friendly servic, and really cold beer. Don't be intimidated by the outside..just go in, and have a great burger and an ice cold beer. Wish there were more places left like this..it's a classic.

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Broomfield, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

This is a great little hole in the wall. The atmosphere is one that I love, seat yourself and get some great food. The smoked wings are unlike anything I have had before. Perfection, get two orders!

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Denver, Colorado
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140 reviews 140 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Decent bar. Average beer selection. Absolutely awesome service. Fairly cheap and large portions. I had beef brisket and ribs, and I found them to be average. The staff worked like a happy, synchronized team. Super polite. Super friendly. Helpful. Patient. If any one of them saw an empty glass, they would ask if I wanted another drink and clear the... More

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