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West End Tavern

926 Pearl St. (Ninth St.) Send to Phone
303-444-3535 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Panoramic mountain vistas, live music and American fare with flair lures Boulderites to this gathering spot.

Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sun.

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West End Tavern, Boulder, CO

West End Tavern Restaurant Review

: Ever since relentless restaurateur Dave Query (LoLa, The Post, Jax, Zolo Grill and Centro) took over the West End Tavern, things have steadily improved on all fronts. The friendly saloon, which has always trumpeted one of the best rooftop patios in Colorado, is still a popular pad to behold the mesmerizing Flatiron vistas. But Query is also a serious foodnik, and the Tavern’s menu, a catchall of carefully-crafted comfort food, deftly achieves a cohesive balance between nostalgic Americana and 21st-century playful panache. The deviled eggs, flecked with bacon, are topnotch, as are the house-made yam chips and macaroni and cheese. Top-shelf bartenders pour from a selection of more than 50 bourbons, best drunk upstairs on the weathered wooden deck, a lively romp zone that heats up during happy hour and on sun-drenched weekends. A separate canopied rooftop patio showcases live music and genre-spanning films on two huge screens.


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