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The Red Onion

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, ,
420 E Cooper Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-1832
+1 970-925-9955
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good51%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (73 reviews)
“sliders” (16 reviews)
“spicy fries” (7 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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420 E Cooper Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-1832
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

(at least it was at one point) Good bar good scenery good history isn’t barfood definitely worth a beer over the weekend

Thank fraink
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our family had an awesome white water rafting experience by a local company in Aspen and we asked a couple of the guides where we should go to eat and a few recommended the Red Onion. Of course every tourist wants to go to the...More

Thank atlantamitch
Brad S, Owner at The Red Onion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I am so sorry that this is impression that you were left with. As can be noticed by our many other reviews, this is not the case. We would not be in business if we only catered to locals. Tourists account for more than half...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of Aspen‘s oldest and most classic spots. Always a lively bar scene. In the back it’s great for families. And you if you’re lucky enough to score table outside you’re in the middle of the pedestrian corridor to look at while you...More

Thank JanieB23
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are long time locals and frequent The Red Onion the most of any other restaurant in town. One of the owners Brad is so welcoming every time we walk in the door. Mallory the hostess is so pleasant. She get's us our favorite table...More

Thank tracey0z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was super good and a decent price, considering we were in Aspen. Service and the patio atmosphere were both good.

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a burger/fries and pulled pork/fries. About $16 each. With tax and tip, bill came to about $40. Salty. That was our reaction to both meals. Spiced fries didn't taste different than regular fries.

Thank bernie6214
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Male waitstaff poor, he walked away before my husband was done ordering. Seemed very distracted not engaged in serving us. I tipped12% (I rarely tip less than 15-20%) and felt that was being really generous.

Thank Annette R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had good food at this friendly restaurant. Elk bolognaise was very nice and good portion size. Would recommend if looking for reasonably priced good quality food.,

Thank Joyce B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Spring in Aspen is splendid and sitting outside, enjoying the gurgling brook and the Colorado sun is superb! My favorite dish is the beet and arugula salad with goat cheese and truffle oil.

Thank Kristine C
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Visited first and last night of our stay as it was great both times. Wings - perfect! Buzzy good value true American bar. No bookings- just go and enjoy !

Thank jami mike
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7 November 2017|
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Response from stardust2newyorkcity | Reviewed this property |
Jane H
31 March 2017|
Response from Brad S | Property representative |
yes we are open year-round. see you soon
LindaSolomon S
13 January 2015|
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Response from Bointer | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if they have gluten free choices. You would need to check their menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 420 E Cooper Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-1832
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Aspen
  • Phone Number: +1 970-925-9955
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Original building and bar from 1892 in the heart of Aspen on the mall.
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