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The Wheel Bar

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132 E Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80511
970-586-9381
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Description: The Wheel Bar is located in the center of downtown Estes Park, Colorado...
The Wheel Bar is located in the center of downtown Estes Park, Colorado, the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. We pride ourselves in being family owned since 1945 and invite you to drop in to enjoy the local warmth and charm of The Wheel Bar.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Locals Bar right in the middle of town

On the main drag stuck in the middle of the tee shirt shops. Good happy hour. I was traveling with grown children so didn't stay but future note, one of the places that is open till @;00 in the morning for those late night partiers.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Frisco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

On the main drag stuck in the middle of the tee shirt shops. Good happy hour. I was traveling with grown children so didn't stay but future note, one of the places that is open till @;00 in the morning for those late night partiers.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great spot to stop and have a beer/refreshment. They also have a food truck/caterer on site...we just stopped and enjoyed a couple of micro brews. great service. In our case it was a good place to retreat under an umbrella and sit out the afternoon rain.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The pizza place we went to didn't have beer, so they told us to go here and wait for delivery. It's a dive, but it's a cool dive. Beer was cold, so ... 4 stars.

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Kansas City
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We went there to watch the All-Star game and have some beers. It was adequate. There was only 1 guy working when we were there (a Tuesday evening), but he did a good job. He was a nice guy, quick with our orders, and didn't stand around talking to people at the bar like half the bartenders do. They don't... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We stopped by in the afternoon to have a bloody mary and a bite to eat. We were told that they didn't serve food, but they could have something delivered. They had a $5 bloody mary special and it was nothing special. We left after one drink in search of food. The outdoor patio attracted us on a nice day,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Fun dive bar, good music, and plenty of room for a large group! We enjoyed sitting outside and people watching

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Lincoln, Ne
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Best place in Estes for a cold one. This place has been going strong for 70 years. Their motto is: "Hangovers installed and serviced everyday except Christmas since 1945", so you get the picture this is a fun place. Great staff, reasonalble prices for a tourist area.

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Pekin, Illinois
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We had a large group and there was plenty of room for all of us in their back room. It took a while for service at the bar in the back, but the front bar always seemed to be quicker. Sometimes there is live music, like one guy playing a guitar.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

On vacation last weekend we visited the wheel bar. The bartenders are fun, drinks are priced well, and the locals were fun to drink with. Definitely visit this bar if you like divey spots!

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durango,co
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Nice place right on the river. Can just sit and watch the world go by. Very friendly staff. They have an outside section or inside. 2 bars inside. 1 upstairs in front and one downstairs.

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Address: 132 E Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80511
Phone Number: 970-586-9381
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Estes Park
Cuisine: Bar, Pub

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  • Address: 132 E Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80511
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Estes Park
  • Phone Number: 970-586-9381

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bar, Pub

Description

The Wheel Bar is located in the center of downtown Estes Park, Colorado, the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. We pride ourselves in being family owned since 1945 and invite you to drop in to enjoy the local warmth and charm of The Wheel Bar.

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