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The Wheel Bar

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Bar, Pub
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132 E Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80511
10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Fall River, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a good time. Friendly and quick staff. Clean place with plenty of room with seating. Stopped in for a drink and to get out of the rain for a bit. Glad we spent some time there and met a few nice people.

Thank Weihert
Marion, Kansas
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used the patio outside and talked to the bartender that was downstairs. Great guy and helpful to ask about places to eat. No food here though.

Thank Kathy668
Lincoln, Nebraska
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mainly use the outside area for an afternoon drink for down time after shopping, hiking, Fun City activities. Our traditional spot. The children play in the water nearby and the parking is close.

Thank Becky H
Fredericksburg, TX
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don't hang out at bar bars bit this was recommended by a couple of locals. Decent selection of beer but not spectacular. Bartender was great and gave good service. But it is just an old downtown bar with loud music.

Thank Demcat
Tinley Park, Illinois
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since 1946 or so the Wheel Bar has been serving adult beverages to thirsty regulars and tourist alike. Not a place for children unless your on the back patio. The serves here is going to be the best you find anywhere in Estes. Family,knowledgeable staff will be more then happy to take your drink order. Definitely try and stop in.

Thank Maria J
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have been living in the area for 7 months. This is a fun pub/bar and we go there a few times a month. There are people of all ages above 21 and up. Meaning it's attractive to the young and older crowds and inviting to all. The bartenders are fun, they talk to you, and pay... More 

Thank Jennifer Y
Detroit, Michigan
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Enjoyable "local bar" atmoshpere - just like the corner bar in your hometown. Great service from a bartender who knows how to take care of his customers.

Thank Mike S
Amarillo, Texas
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Very local bar. Fun talking to all of them. The locals were very accommodating to us "tourists". Bartender very nice, busy place but he stayed on top of everyone, good old jukebox music, lots of old timers that were fu to talk to!!

Thank cahabel
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

I just want a cold beer on a hot afternoon and this took way too long. I mean fifteen minute to get a couple of beers! The bar tender seemed to bit out of control and kept serving others at the bar.

Thank Shawn L
Dallas, Texas
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

The Wheel Bar is always on our list of places to go to when we are in Estes. A great hangout for locals and tourists alike in the heart of downtown. Enjoy a drink on the back patio overlooking the creek!

Thank Prescottmel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, 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: 132 E Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80511
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Estes Park
  • Phone Number: 970-586-9381
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?