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The Lariat

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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206 East Main St., Buena Vista, CO 81211
+1 719-395-9494
10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Monument, Colorado
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147 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

We decided to try this place for lunch on Sunday. I am always on guard for the "brew pub" place that focuses on the brew and misses on the food. Not here: I had one if the best pork burritos ever... house made green chili is awesome. It was pretty quiet on Sunday noon but I suspect it rocks at... More 

Thank ZaphodTheTraveler
Salida, Colorado
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257 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2017

Don't let the name fool you. I would not consider this establishment to be a cowboy bar. It's the happening place in BV, especially on Friday night. Great music, good food, good service and a nice selection of craft beers on tap. Pubfare menu offering a good variety of entries and starters. Prices are reasonable and what you would expect... More 

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Centennial, Colorado
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

Great remodel. Lots of Colorado beer on tap. Tasty food with some unique offerings. Try the grilled cheese with avocado, egg and bacon.

Thank Tratt_09
McMurray, Pennsylvania
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80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

This is a fun place to stop in for drinks and a quick bite. They have live music at times and there is a pool table. We ordered various appetizers. Their wings are good and the kids enjoyed the grilled cheese. Nice selection of local beers and they make some nice beverages. I have the grapefruit margarita.

Thank Bonnie D
Buena Vista, Colorado
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

The Lariat went through a major remodel several months ago and was transformed from a bar serving food into a fun, open air pub style restaurant with live music most nights. They kept the historic aspects of the building intact and added a little steam punk style to the furnishings. There are two outdoor eating areas in addition to the... More 

Thank Steve V
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

The Lariat has undergone some impressive renovations! It has outdoor seating in front and in back, live entertainment many nights--good music! But what brings me back is the food--fresh trout, local specialties--you will like it if you want a cool bar scene and good eats.

Thank Dedra W
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed the atmosphere. Clean place, Great food, good music, and probably the busiest place downtown BV

Thank Kyle V
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98 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

The Lariat is a historical bar in Buena Vista with somewhat of a colored past. It is our go-to place when in Buena Vista a few times a year. It was however in serious need of some care, repair, and upgrades. When we went skiing last winter, it was under construction. In March it was gutted from 1 end to... More 

Thank queenbeeizme
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Had hot chi tea and scones. Both extremely good. We will return next time in Buena Vista. the scones were peach and pecans. Yum!

Thank livinglife66
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

The food is really good and they have live music on the weekends. The service is top notch and for a small town, this is an awesome place to eat!

Thank Janna H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $18
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 206 East Main St., Buena Vista, CO 81211
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Buena Vista
  • Phone Number: +1 719-395-9494
The Lariat is a full service restaurant, bar, and music venue. We have a street side patio in front and a large back patio. Open 7 days a week beginning at 11am we serve lunch and dinner and offer an after hours dining menu. There is ample free parking available.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?