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Last Dollar Saloon

100 East Colorado Avenue, P.O. Box 2097, Telluride, CO 81435
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Ranked #51 of 64 Restaurants in Telluride
Description: The Last Dollar Saloon, known affectionately for over three decades by Telluride locals as "The Buck" can be found at the southeast corner of Main Street (Colorado Avenue) and Pine Street. This corner is the absolute geographic heart of Telluride's historic Victorian downtown - all roads in Telluride go north/south/east/west from here...Now in its 35th year of consecutive operation, the Last Dollar Saloon continues as a fixture of the downtown Telluride social and nightlife scene. Drawing on over fifty years of collective Telluride bar experience (Swede-Finn Hall, West End Tavern), your proprietors Michael Lee, Moussa Konare & Jay Raible with a capable stable of Telluride's most experienced bartenders continue the great traditions that have made the Last Dollar Saloon the favorite "cocktail time" destination for Telluride residents and visitors.All patrons must be 21+ and prepared to show valid ID.
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Description: The Last Dollar Saloon, known affectionately for over three decades by Telluride locals as "The Buck" can be found at the southeast corner of Main Street (Colorado Avenue) and Pine Street. This corner is the absolute geographic heart of Telluride's historic Victorian downtown - all roads in Telluride go north/south/east/west from here...Now in its 35th year of consecutive operation, the Last Dollar Saloon continues as a fixture of the downtown Telluride social and nightlife scene. Drawing on over fifty years of collective Telluride bar experience (Swede-Finn Hall, West End Tavern), your proprietors Michael Lee, Moussa Konare & Jay Raible with a capable stable of Telluride's most experienced bartenders continue the great traditions that have made the Last Dollar Saloon the favorite "cocktail time" destination for Telluride residents and visitors.All patrons must be 21+ and prepared to show valid ID.
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Middletown, Delaware
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Affectionately known as "The Buck" by locals, this is a pretty typical saloon, with good beer and fun people. Another must do while making the Telluride circuit. People will usually start their night here, as well as end it here

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Tempe, AZ
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

At first the bartenders seem cold and aloof...The owner works there and he was full of local history and knowledge and turned out to be a really nice guy! This place is old, and the ceilings are original as is the wood floor. There's a photo at the front of the original bar It's interesting to think of the history... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

review to follow, the buck in telluride, Colorado on the main street is an old bar catering to locals

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Telluride, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Very average service. A couple bartenders can be quite rude and don't like to serve everyone equally.

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Durango
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89 reviews 89 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I wish I could make this up. My wife and I went into this bar tonight to have a beer. She was offered a sample of a local beer, which she accepted. It came in a shot glass with a half chewed lime from the last person to drink out of the shot glass. She didn't realize it was not... More

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Indianapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Recently visited this Saloon. Accidentally left purse at the table, and didn't realize it until the next day. The fine bartenders here and honest locals kept it safe until the next day. This is why I loved Telluride and the Last Dollar Saloon!!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Great local's hangout, yet welcoming to tourists. Hannah was a great bartender and shared lots of local info with us. We will definitely be returning to "The Buck" on our next Telluride trip.

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Telluride, CO
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

As a fellow business owner in Telluride, who has resided in this quaint town for a decade now, I had to finally report on a wonderfully old-fashioned bar, where locals have traditionally loved to have had their Happy Hours and their Late Night Last Drinks for decades. This bar was taken over a couple of years ago by Michael Lee...previous... More

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Telluride, Colorado
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65 reviews 65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Went here, and love it--Cash only, so please be sure that you have anough cash for a tab--as always, cold PBR and a good selection of other beers at good prices. No cards, though, so again be sure to carry enough cash to get your drink on.

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Mesa, AZ
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

This bar is great- good brews and service. I am not too sure if its a Telluride thing- but they only accept cash, which is inconvenient for us (but we dealt). The music was at a good volume, not too loud, not too soft. It is a relaxed atmosphere that allows you to chat while drinking a beer or cocktail.

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