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“Lots of potential but otherwise nothing special”
Review of The Elm

The Elm
Ranked #602 of 3,021 Restaurants in Denver
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene
Description: About The Elm: Denver Pub Jeopardy A: The Elm Q: What is... A) an unlikely haven on East Colfax with an uptown vibe? B) a place for an inventive, quick meal on your lunch break? C) a perfect place to meet your friends after work for an amazing happy hour? D) the best place to meet for the game...or to talk trash? If you answered A,B,C and/or D, congratulations! You are officially a regular of The Elm. Welcome. This is, indeed, your unexpected neighborhood pub on East Colfax. You've been looking for us, and we are happy to serve you. History The Elm could not have been a more welcome addition to the Park Hill community when it opened its doors in April of 2004. You can't likely put into words what you feel when you walk through the door – so please, allow us. We offer a great sense of comfort from the classic wood bar, sweet retro fixtures throughout, 12 exceptional tap handles and a vibe straight out of the 1930s. Ambiance Our location's historied days as a drugstore and soda fountain give The Elm the feel of a classic retro gin mill where you might expect to see the cast of Mad Men sipping martinis. Brian, your general manager, is a home grown Red Sox fan, so you Beantown folks, this is your "Cheers"! We even have our very own Norm slinging whiskey your way! But Sox fan or not, The Elm's great happy hour specials, friendly staff and exciting menu will appease even the sorriest of baseball fans (ahem, Yankees supporters). We are your headquarters for every Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, Boston Bruins, Boston Celtics, and Texas Christian University game. Join us at The Elm!
Denver
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Lots of potential but otherwise nothing special”
Reviewed March 11, 2012

I really want The Elm to be my local watering hole but I just can't commit to a great review. Bar and wait staff are plenty helpful and friendly if you can look past their love for the Red Socks.
Beer selection is great and there is plenty of different seating options.
Food is mediocre at best which is unfortunate because there is so much potential here.
Treat it only as a friendly, no frills place to get a drink and you won't be disappointed.

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English first
Denver, Colorado, United States
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2 reviews
“Great local hangout, food is so-so.”
Reviewed January 6, 2012

Staff are friendly. Outside smoking patio and pool table a plus. All game days are just a little too loud.

Visited January 2012
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MEN-VER, Colorado
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Fun, friendly, classic local pub”
Reviewed December 27, 2011

Service is amazing if you happen to luck out when Maggie, Kat, or Erin are working. The dudes that work their are nice, but a bit dull crayons. Food is pub style and not so healthy. Happy hour drink prices are very good.

Visited November 2011
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Denver
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Want to be treated like dirt? This place is for you.”
Reviewed October 16, 2011

Very strange management.

We have been here several times. The service is incredibly uneven. Sometimes fine. Sometimes we have been ignored for 40 minutes and treated like pond scum when trying to get drink refills at the bar. Lots of motion but not much actual attention to customers.

The food has improved but like the service is still often quite uneven. Don't order anything before a shift change or it may turn up extraordinarily undercooked.

Cigarette smoke from the enclosed patio sometimes makes the front of the inside stink.

  • Visited October 2011
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