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100 East Colorado Avenue, Telluride, CO 81435
970-728-4800
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Description: The Last Dollar Saloon, known affectionately for over three decades by...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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This place is the epicenter of casual town life - an easy stop to meet friends or just pass a moment in time. No significant food served here though, just bar snacks. Can be packed solid at times, especially weekends.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
JaneYost
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York, Pennsylvania
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York, Pennsylvania
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146 reviews 146 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This place is the epicenter of casual town life - an easy stop to meet friends or just pass a moment in time. No significant food served here though, just bar snacks. Can be packed solid at times, especially weekends.

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Telluride, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is exactly what you'd expect. A no frills western bar. Park your dog out front and go back in time. The "Buck" as locals call it is a landmark. Have fun.

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ottawa canada
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190 reviews 190 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Went here with a few guys after skiing. Was a nice atmosphere, typical bar scene. Good variety of beers. Nothing to eat, but they allowed us to bring our own snacks in. So stop at the grocery store on your way, enjoy with a few beers.

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Paris, France
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146 reviews 146 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

this place is the staple bar--good local vibe- cheap drinks and generally a really fun time. you will meet everyone in telluride by just visiting this one bar!

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Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Such a fabulous place to enjoy a drink while you enjoy the town of Telluride - summer, fall, winter, and spring...

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Middletown, Delaware
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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  • Address: 100 East Colorado Avenue, Telluride, CO 81435
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Telluride
  • Phone Number: 970-728-4800

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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