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The Wheel Bar

132 E Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80511
970-586-9381
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Ranked #68 of 116 Restaurants in Estes Park
Cuisines: Bar
Dining options: Late Night
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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Dining options: Late Night
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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sarasota, FL
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115 reviews 115 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Over the past 30 years, whenever I was in Estes Park, I always went to the Wheel Bar for a cocktail or 2....That tradition has come to an end. After we had a late lunch, my husband and I stopped into the Wheel around 4 PM. The Nagl owner we had known for years now has his son running the... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Nice group of people at the bar playing poker on Tuesday. Great bartenders. Need to update and clean the restrooms.

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I only came for the free Tuesday Night Texas Hold'em Poker Night. I was with a group of people, and some of them come here often. Most players are local and very friendly. You sign in and get $1500 of poker chips (for free). You can also get a quick free lesson in Texas Hold'em rules if you don't already... More

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Orlando, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We enjoyed some cocktails in the evening after a long day of hiking in the park by the river. Old place but definately a good and friendly environment.Prices were very reasonable as welll...

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Omaha, Nebraska
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Fun place to stop in on a crowded night and make new friends. The staff was great, the beer was coldand, the women were pretty. What more does a man need. Two young couple even rode in on horseback and tied them up out back next to the Big Thompson. Great times.

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Denver, Colorado
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

i am writing this review after 6 or 7 times visits at this place...i just wanted to say the bartender, Shane, has some problems going on...he is rude and gets drunk behind the bar all the time....i don't know how is still at work...he gives free drinks to everyone ...after drinking 12 beers your tab is 12 bucks cool....well probably... More

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Boulder
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I was visiting from out of town last month and was treated very badly by the staff. The bartender was so rude to me I couldn't believe it. I visit Estes Park 3 to 4 times a year and was looking for a local spot to get a few drinks with my boyfriend. I didn't even finish my drink, just... More

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Billings, Montana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

You can tell this is a local hangout. Alcohol prices were reasonable. Lots of TVs to watch the game. I felt comfortable in there by myself having a beer. Other customers were chatty and the bartender was very nice. Worth a stop.

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Plano, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

This is a small bar, but a very friendly place. It seems to be a choice for the locals which makes it even better. If the locals go there it must be good. We enjoyed the cold draft beer and the friendly bartender. There is a steak restaurant upstairs, but we did not try it. We will go back

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Rome, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The Wheel rented out their back room for my friend's wedding after-party. The bar offered a private bar just for the wedding guests and also allowed for pizza to be delivered from an outside source for late-night snacks.

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