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The Wheel Bar

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132 E Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80511
+1 970-586-9381
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10:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After some of our morning adventures in Estes Park (horseback trail riding, etc.) we needed a beer. We parked our car in one of the public lots and walked around downtown Estes. It didn't take long for us to find The Wheel Bar and stop in for a beer. It was a small, nice bar with very friendly staff and... More 

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Fraser, Colorado
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have always thought of this place as a locals dive bar. For some reason I can't remember much of the details but I have been here more times than I care to admit. Friendly mountain folks in here.

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Thank dhemphill2016
Long Grove, Ia
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123 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very accommodating to handle our group to all sit and watch the World Series. Nineteen sat enjoying the game. They don't serve food, but recommended us to order pizza

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Thank fish65
Florence, Colorado
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good steaks, great food and set along the river if you enter from the river side. We enjoyed everything about it including the locals, who seem to come eat and drink here too. Sign of success.

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Thank scottemf
Golden, Colorado
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We stopped by for a drink after dinner and it was great to get some local insight into things to do that we never would have thought of. The staff was great and a lot of fun to hand out with while we had our night cap.

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Thank Becky L
Estes Park, Colorado
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125 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A special place to watch Husker Football ~ the back room is always packed with Husker fans ~ if the weather is nice, the garage door goes up and there is even more seating.

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Thank bdawgwrangler
Littleton, Colorado
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Busy, loud bar. Very friendly, very bearded bartenders. 😁 The manager was quite helpful suggesting places to visit.

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Thank Valerie S
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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123 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Who can resist a quick stop at the Wheel for an afternoon or late drink while shopping or just walking the river in town. No food but drinks are excellent and the prices can't be beat. There were some obnoxious fans rooting for the wrong team during Monday night Football but a few drinks solved that problem. Great service, good... More 

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Thank Dan G
Ooltewah, United States
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Stopped in for a couple of beers after shopping up and down main street. Loved the two bartenders, friendly and funny!

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Thank Denise H
Derby, Kansas
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325 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

old established bar/grill - if you are looking for a friendly spot to have an adult beverage this is your spot. reasonable prices served by a friendly staff.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 02:00
Monday
10:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 02:00
Thursday
10:00 - 02:00
Friday
10:00 - 02:00
Saturday
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 E Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80511
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Estes Park
  • Phone Number: +1 970-586-9381
Description
The Wheel Bar is located in the center of
downtown Estes Park, Colorado, the gateway
to Rocky Mountain National Park. We pride
ourselves in being family owned since 1945 and invite you to drop in to enjoy the local warmth and charm of The Wheel Bar.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?