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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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  • 3
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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 Bartenders!

Stop in for a step back to the 1960's and enjoy cheap drinks and the most fun bartenders ever! The local crowd seems to hang out here bit everyone is super friendly!

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2014
Kathleen C
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Arvada, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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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134 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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92 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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Arvada, Colorado
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31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Stop in for a step back to the 1960's and enjoy cheap drinks and the most fun bartenders ever! The local crowd seems to hang out here bit everyone is super friendly!

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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Luckily this bar was within walking distance of our hotel. We were able to grab a few local brews and watch the game. Several tv's are available, also some games like pool. Bartender was friendly and very attentive. Kept the drinks going! :) Clean place to relax after a long day of sightseeing.

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Londonderry, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

This bar is right downtown and just your typical bar but, it was a great place to just sit and have a beer. The evening bartenders were great guys!

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St Joseph, Missouri USA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Seems like your neighborhood bar. Lots of TV's, comfortable seating, bar food and a place to rest your weary feet without hassle. The female bartender on days was very nice and pleasant chatting with us about the local flavor.

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sarasota, FL
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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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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

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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