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The Red Onion

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420 E Cooper Ave, Aspen, CO 81611
+1 970-925-9955
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The margarita was watery and tasteless... The bison chili was flavorless and the staff did not offer any hot sauce or anything to help it along. The bar patron sitting next to me spilled her coffee and it ended up on my lap and arm, and the staff was too busy yaking to pay any attention to the situation, eventually... More 

Thank Scottford
Austin, Texas
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A popular hangout after a day of skiing. The food was tasty and the drinks were good. The live music added to the party mood. Enjoyed the casual atmosphere and the old photos of Aspen were very interesting.

Thank Cindy H
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

They have a long bar with a step back in time authentic decor. Clean and interesting. We were walking around so this was a great chance to quench our thirst.

Thank Kim W
Arlington, va
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came for dinner and had to wait about 45 min. No worries, the bar offered a decent selection of tap beers at an ok price. We had the half rack of rib special and it was filling, as well as the steak salad. The salad was good, but nothing special. The atmosphere was fun and had a great vibe.

Thank Strubes
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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinner was good - typical 'bar' fare food. Trout was a bit dry but the crabcake was good. Burgers were not to the correct temperature. Prices were reasonable;wait staff were great but management/host could care less, Onto the next pub/bar/restaurant.

Thank pinoy99
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of atmosphere - great bar menu with cheap delicious food. Great wine selection too. We just popped in for a quick drink & ended up eating there and there was such a great buzz.

Thank Michelle W
Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Red Onion offers that old world charm you would expect from a former minnig town , one of the original buildings of Aspen . Guess what the food and drinks are good and fairly priced (for Aspen)

Thank powderpig16
San Diego, California
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573 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a burger and brew there the other night. I first went to the Red Onion in 1967, when we drank beer and dance to a polka band. I always like to go back, when I come to ski at Snowmass. Our meals were good, not great. My burger could have been more tasty. The service was good.

Thank baltoro
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I figured something that has been around for as long as this place would have worked out the food and drinks. I just didn't get that from our visit. The food left a bit to be desired, and service was below expectations. I should have guessed this from the "no reservations" policy, but it really is more of a bar... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Stopped in for lunch which visiting Aspen based on the recommendations here. We were not disappointed. Very good food and the waitress was attentive and friendly. Nice easy going atmosphere. Would definitely stop in again!

Thank kiwizoe

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 420 E Cooper Ave, Aspen, CO 81611
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Aspen
  • Phone Number: +1 970-925-9955
Original building and bar from 1892 in the heart of Aspen on the mall.

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