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5001 E. Colfax, Denver, CO 80220
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Ranked #886 of 2,570 Restaurants in Denver
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene
Description: About The Elm: Denver Pub Jeopardy A: The Elm Q: What is... A) an unlikely haven on East Colfax with an uptown vibe? B) a place for an inventive, quick meal on your lunch break? C) a perfect place to meet your friends after work for an amazing happy hour? D) the best place to meet for the game...or to talk trash? If you answered A,B,C and/or D, congratulations! You are officially a regular of The Elm. Welcome. This is, indeed, your unexpected neighborhood pub on East Colfax. You've been looking for us, and we are happy to serve you. History The Elm could not have been a more welcome addition to the Park Hill community when it opened its doors in April of 2004. You can't likely put into words what you feel when you walk through the door – so please, allow us. We offer a great sense of comfort from the classic wood bar, sweet retro fixtures throughout, 12 exceptional tap handles and a vibe straight out of the 1930s. Ambiance Our location's historied days as a drugstore and soda fountain give The Elm the feel of a classic retro gin mill where you might expect to see the cast of Mad Men sipping martinis. Brian, your general manager, is a home grown Red Sox fan, so you Beantown folks, this is your "Cheers"! We even have our very own Norm slinging whiskey your way! But Sox fan or not, The Elm's great happy hour specials, friendly staff and exciting menu will appease even the sorriest of baseball fans (ahem, Yankees supporters). We are your headquarters for every Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, Boston Bruins, Boston Celtics, and Texas Christian University game. Join us at The Elm!
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English first
Denver, CO
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86 reviews 86 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I really liked my first try at this place. Great neighborhood sports bar with a straightforward, delicious, and reasonably priced menu. Great sandwiches, burgers, and fries. Nice specials and friendly wait staff. Laid back but fun vibe. Can't wait to come back!

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Casper, Wyoming
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

This place has the best burger I've ever eaten. The Elm is a great sports bar with a great atmosphere and excellent food. The service was very good. This is the place everyone wishes was their neighborhood bar.

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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88 reviews 88 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

My wife and I were in Denver and wanted to watch the Red Sox and Patriots games with other Boston fans. We quickly found The Elm thanks to TripAdvisor reviews. It was almost like watching the game at a local pub back home. One minor difference, all the wait staff and patrons pronounce their "Rs" improperly when they speak. Despite... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We moved to town and looked for a nearby tavern to rest our weary souls from all of the unpacking. It was Monday - burger night, and wow are they good. A year later and we still default to Monday burger night.

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Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

just had beers, but service was good and friendly. Sat in patio, which is nice to have, but the smokers pretty much own the patio area. There's not many places this far east on Colfax that are ...how do I say ...not scary east Colfax bars. This is a classic sports bar with a decent clientele where you can watch... More 

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

Well i had the Philly and it was ausum. The beer was cold. And it is a Boston pub in Denver. My friend had the big pappi (burger with pastrami on it) and he said it was the best burger he ever had. You must get the egg rolls to start they are made of corn beef and cabbage good... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

This isn't Morton's. You should know that going in. They were in the middle of a trivia night when we walked in but we got a table and were served in good time. Seems to be a New England transplant who owns the place. They had Great Divide Titan on tap ($4/pint!) and the food was good pub food. Seemed... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Enjoyed a lunch at The Elm. Visiting family members in Denver recently and was pleasantly surprised to fin a Boston Red Sox Pub.....Wooo Hoooo. Waitstaff very friendly and prompt. Food choices were many. We all ordered something quite different and all were tasty selections......burger, wrap, sandwich and salad. Guinnes on tap of course. Great neighborhood pub. They will see us... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Basic neighborhood pub but everything's made fresh. Basic pub food but with surprising, delicious twists! Moderately priced. Would definitely go back.

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Denver, Colorado
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7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

I don't know what's going on with the staff, but they don't seem to care. I thought the last time I went there I may have caught them on a bad night. Service was as though I wasn't there, they double charged me (the whole bill was doubled), and when I brought it up they just kind of shruged and... More 

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Address: 5001 E. Colfax, Denver, CO 80220
Phone Number: 303-336-5763
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: American

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