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“Stepping back in time with style” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The J-Bar at the Hotel Jerome

The J-Bar at the Hotel Jerome
330 E Main St, Aspen, CO 81611
970 920 1000
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Ranked #3 of 155 Restaurants in Aspen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $22
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Aspen's iconic J-Bar (short for "Jerome Bar") remains the town's social hot spot, with its lively yet casual dining atmosphere. Ski bums, socialites, cowboys and luminaries - from members of the Tenth Mountain Division to the late Hunter S.Thompson gather at this authentic bar for an hint of the Old West. Sit down, relax, and enjoy a beer, vintage-inspired cocktails and light dining fare for lunch or dinner. And don't pass on Aspen's best burger.
hilton head sc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Stepping back in time with style”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

After a long day working at Snowmass we needed to pick up supplies in Aspen, Having heard about the Jerome and J Bar we stopped to quench our thirst, The place was amazing as was the service. The bar is original from the early days of Aspen and truly amazing! The bartenders Greg and Ryan were hilarious and made us a jalapeno cilantro margarita that was the best we ever had, The appetizers we had were top notch and highly recommended. Cant wait to visit again soon. A must do for Hunter S, Thompson fans! Go get Gonzo!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Orlando
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118 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Loved J-Bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

This was our first stop of many great ones during our week's stay in Aspen and the J-Bar did not disappoint. Cocktails were great, service excellent, efficient and friendly; these guys really took care of us. The bar manager was trying out some new cocktails and we were happy to be her guinea pigs! One of the waiters heard us talking about the history of the place and arranged for a lovely lady from the Aspen Historical Society to come over and give us the history of Aspen and the Jerome Hotel. J-Bar turned out to be one of our favorite places.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Elkton, MD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great service & food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

The J-Bar was recommended to my husband and me. The bartender (Laura) was extremely nice. We especially enjoyed the delicious burgers and the drinks were also very nice. Went back again, had another bartender who was also very accommodating. We would certainly go back again.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Townsville, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Once not enough”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Next stop on our USA Roadtrip - Aspen. Drove from Moab, booked into B&B. Wandered into the J-Bar. Shared fish and chips and watched the NFL. Friendly and prompt service, warm and cosy, nice atmosphere. Loved it so much, went back the following night and shared the Jerome Burger....yummo.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Excellent Hand Crafted Cocktails”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

What started out as a required trip to this recommended bar turned out to be one of the highlights of my Aspen stay. I can't comment on the food as we didn't dine there, but there seemed to be plenty of specials and customers seemed happy.

What I can comment on were the amazing drinks and superb hospitality extended by Ryan Sterling, the bartender. He was able to come up with wonderful libations by simply asking for a flavor and spirit. These were not your everyday drinks either. I really would put him up there with Garrett Hendrickson of Emeril's Tchoup Chop in Orlando, Max Solano of Delmonico Steakhouse in Vegas and Junior Merino "The Liquid Chef" in New York. J-Bar is lucky to have him.

Simply put, if you're wanting excellent drinks in a comfortable hospitable atmosphere, look no further.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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