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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: Drinks, Late Night
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
Great place to have a couple of drinks and people watch.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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durango,co
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 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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Longmont, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

we didn't try any food but there was a blizzard so we ducked into this place and so glad we did. affordable beer and calm atmosphere, service is good. just a fun place to have a beer and take a break from your itinerary.

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Dearborn, Michigan
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94 reviews 94 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

When you go to this bar you need to make sure you have a REDRUM drink! It was a great atmosphere and good time to kick back after a long day for a night cap!

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Donnellson, Iowa, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We stopped in for a beer on the first evening and ended up coming back several times. They have New Belgium beers on tap. Ranger IPA is delicious. They have a great sounding "jukebox" and some old school video games along with another game (don't know what it's called but you shoot hockey puck looking things down a board) that... More 

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15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Try the back outside river walk area as well as the bar off the main street. We have not eaten here, but have spent time inside off the main street, the downstairs (because it was raining), and the outside seating by the river walk in the sunshine... liked it all.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Potential is there... But the service doesn't care. Such a let down from the curb side appeal. If the bartender wasn't a jerk, we would be at least 4 stars... Yikes!

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Wisconsin
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286 reviews 286 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We stopped here for a beer after visiting RMNP. The small crowd seemed local, and the bartender was very friendly - a typical local dive bar. I enjoyed a local IPA, upon the bartenders recommendation. It was a great place to unwind

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Denver, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We first called to see if they would be airing the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight (we were up here for the weekend and my boyfriend wanted nothing more than to watch it!) which they answered extremely rudely and hung up. My boyfriend called them back and they made up some excuse about a customer answering the phone, which is honestly... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

There's pool, shuffleboard, foosball...and a nice array of beers on tap. Unless it's crazy-busy at the time, it's our favorite place to go hang out and chill after a day in Estes.

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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173 reviews 173 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We were attracted to the sign advertising $5 Bloody Marys. And hey, we are on vacation, so why not have one before lunch, right? Anyway, the bartender said that they are made individually, so making me one with less worcestershire sauce was doable. It was PERFECT, and I am picky when it comes to Marys, so that means something! Anyway,... More 

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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

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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

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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