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“Music and Fun”
Review of Shakedown Bar

Shakedown Bar
Ranked #1 of 2 Nightlife in Vail
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Shakedown Bar is Vail's, and one of Colorado's, premiere music venues that is owned and operated by a local, world touring musician. Our reputation is based on a high level of music experience, nightly. Shakedown is an experience, not just a bar or music venue. Come see us and let us show you. We entertain private parties and groups as well.
Reviewed January 2, 2014

Phil Long, co-owner of the Red Lion, has opened a very small music venue around the corner from the Red Lion. It's frequented by locals and has a very intimate atmosphere for a music venue. Phil plays all the standards that he played for years at the Red Lion .He has great rapport with the audience, doing Fireball shots with them. He performs for Happy Hour and there are drink and food specials that are a steal. The goal of the establishment is to bring a variety of live music to the heart of Vail.

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Reviewed December 30, 2013

We went to watch the end of the Dallas/Philly game as we saw their advertisement in the Vail paper "Sunday Night Football on the Big Screen and Great Drink Specials." Well they had no drink specials and I guess we found the big screen (32".) With about 2 minutes left in the game they asked us to move as they were moving chairs and tables around. When we moved to the other side of the room we both noticed a strong sewer smell. I'm guessing since they are in a basement there was a sewer pipe leak close by. Wouldn't care to go back there. Yuk

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Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

Just returned from a week in Vail and Shakedown is THE place for nightlife in Vail... Great music, casual, and friendly.. A must

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Reviewed December 8, 2013

went to this bar last year, and enjoyed watching a guy called Steve Meyers,so even though the place is not very clean and the toilets are gross, thought we would try again.
They had the guy that used to belong in the Red Lion doing apres ski---and it was dreadful. and to top it all in his break they had that another guy who could not sing--a real dissapointment. found out from bar staff that Steve Meyers is playing round the corner at Underground Vail, but this was only after complaining about the evening.

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Scott R, Owner at Shakedown Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2016

Try us out again. Steve Meyer is gone! and our place rules.

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Reviewed April 25, 2013

This is the spot to hear live music in Colorado! 7 days a week, 365 this place rocks! The Manager Scott keeps things jamming whether he's on stage or behind the sound board! It's a must if you're in Vail looking to get loose!

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