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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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Dining options: Late Night, Drinks
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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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place to grab a beer

Great place to grab a beer. Very old school place with a cool vibe and a great bartender. Recommended.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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Detroit, Michigan
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Grand Island, Nebraska
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My husband and I came here a couple of times during our stay in Estes. It's a pretty chill bar and we loved the bartenders. Great service.

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Berlin, Germany
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This Bar is a nice place for drink in the evening right in downtown after shopping.. The staff is friendly und quick. The Bar has reasonable prices.

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Cedar Park, Texas
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Not too many free standing bars in Estes but this was definitely our favorite and were told to make it our last as we did. Bartenders were great!!!! This is a local dive that you will feel like your part of the work force in estes. Prices were great for a tourist city and it was packed. Hard to get... More 

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Ewing, Nebraska
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

If you like Bloody Mary's you will love the ones at Wheel Bar make sure you get the horseradish in it! The owner/employees are extremely friendly and the prices are great!

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Detroit, Michigan
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Great place to grab a beer. Very old school place with a cool vibe and a great bartender. Recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Went in for a midday margarita with my mother (who used to party here in the 70s) and we had a blast playing pool. Bartender Chris at the lower bar was friendly, fast and knowledgable. I had my first legal drink at this bar 8 years ago but this was an equally memorable trip.

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Frisco
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

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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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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