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“Great burger, awesome BBQ, and good selection of local beer”
Review of The Old Man

The Old Man
Ranked #19 of 196 Restaurants in Broomfield
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Bar scene
Description: Let’s get one thing clear from the get-go: This place is a Road House, and I use that term in a most complimentary way. The Old Man is like the Kathmandu Market of pubs – lots of variety, something for everyone, and always a screaming deal to be had, including great $2 cans every day. Olympia, Keystone Light, even Old Milwaukee – which regularly blows the doors off high priced American lagers in blind taste tests. (I’m talking to you, every brand out there with a 7-figure marketing campaign) Pulling into The Old Man on a Wednesday at 8pm, there are more than 50 cars in the lot, forcing me to park way out on the gravel. I’m thinking it must be booked for a private party or something. Nope – it’s just Wednesday. Groups of dudes finishing up BBQ (no table service here – just walk yourself up to the window and go for Pulled Pork with Kansas City Sweet, side of Hot Links), a zesty bodybuilder chick playing pool, people gearing up for some volleyball in the big back yard. Every type of hat is worn in this place – from cowboy to baseball and everything in between – including tuque (that’s a Bob and Doug McKenzie reference – just to see what it does to our Google search metrics). The Old Man is a classic old joint amidst the sea of strip-center hell that 120th Avenue has become. Yes, there might be a rusty El Camino in the parking lot, and Grand Funk Railroad may be cranking when you walk in. But that’s the point. This is America, and you embrace it with all your heart. Your Barman JJ Abbey grew up a wrist rocket shot away in West Lake, went to Northglenn High, and is an affable, fun-loving wiseguy. If he’s busy counseling the shagadelic cougar at the end of the bar, Kristy will get you what you need with style and grace. Enjoy the initials and messages carved into the paneling, check out the vintage photos of some classic Old Men, and if you ask real nice you might even get your own beer coozy to store in JJ’s beer coozy room. Just try to find this positive vibe and color in any of the cookie-cutter joints down the way. Bet you an Old Mil that you can’t. No nearby megabar – even one with a supposedly cool rooftop patio – can touch The Old Man. $2 beers and thick green grass under your flip flops – tell me there’s a Pub Heaven, and I’ll tell you it probably looks like this. We support the Saints, Nuggets, Rockies, Avalanche and the Broncos/Raiders rivalry, in addition to all of Colorado's college teams.
Reviewed July 17, 2014

Great for visitors looking to get away from the chain restaurants around here. The burger+bbq combo was awesome.

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Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is a roadhouse and I mean that as a compliment. Love to find non- franchise, hole in the wall places that are great and to support local owners. We had their $5 burgers which are the Monday special. Sublime, can you say that about a burger? You'll need a few extra napkins cause they are juicy. Great bun and their home made chips - guiltily finished every one and the crumbs! Next time will try the BBQ. Not a beer drinker, but looked like they had an extensive selection of cans. Wine apparently was not part of happy hour-will know for next time. Very good service, rustic but clean. We sat at the picnic benches out back. Casual, fun, local, loved it and we will be back!

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Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Good food, good beer and good service. I get their pulled pork sandwich or their ribs they are both great, my daughter lover their sliders.

Thank Phillip B
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Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

I love fun and funky places with good food and the Old Man fits the bill! We tried this place ater reading the good reviews on TA and Yelp on a trip for a softball tournament. It's definitely a roadhouse but I wouldn't hesitate to bring kids here. It's clean and our waitress was a kick. The "definitely haves" include the fried pickle chips, the pulled pork, the brisket, the AMAZING beans, and the awesome smoked ribs (they look dry on the outside because they are smoked but they are delicious!). Skip the potato salad and coleslaw (I usually love both, but neither impressed me). Overall, a solid choice and we'll be back.

Thank MABOC
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Reviewed June 3, 2014

This great bar is frozen in a time warp...and it's excellent! Great food, friendly servic, and really cold beer. Don't be intimidated by the outside..just go in, and have a great burger and an ice cold beer. Wish there were more places left like this..it's a classic.

Thank bouldercolorado45
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