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The Old Man

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4381 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO 80020-5308
+1 720-536-4821
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun 09:00 - 01:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Best dive bar in town with cheap beer and the best wings around! Everything is smoked, including the wings, they don't even need sauce! The loaded tots are the best and are truly LOADED. We love this place during the summer volleyball season or any time, for that matter! Anything is good here!

Thank McC60
South Bend, Washington
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped to get a draft beer and dinner. I had the smoked wings and my wife had pulled pork. We both enjoyed our meals and the potions were generous. Service was excellent even though the place was very busy with St Patrick's day crowd. Several servers took our order delivered our food and checked on refills. We were probably... More 

Thank Gm1946
Apple Valley
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

A local recommended The Old Man to us. He said at times you will be driving down the street and you can smell them smoking the meat. We had the rib tips and the wings. They were both smoked to perfection. Fun dive bar with friendly staff and good food.

Thank CalGal63
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

What more do you need? Fill that tummy, fix that thirst here, you won't be disappointed. What Old Man lacks in ambiance it makes up for in friendliness, food, and drink.

Thank dw6825
Loveland, Colorado
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201 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

It's a dive bar at its finest! They have great food and service. The beans and smothered tots are awesome sides. Would have preferred shredded pork, it was more chunky, but really good!

Thank rokeedy
Westminster, Colorado
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267 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The rib tips are good. If you get the rib tips greasy, send them back to cook longer. The side salads are big. I enjoyed seating outside. There is Picnic tables out side with a volley ball net and lots of sand. The sunshine fells good with the blue sky. Thank you from Rita Bennett and Steve Nordstrom from Westminster... More 

Thank ilovetotravvel2
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58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is one of my favorite up north. Fantastic feel with the best smoked wings around (bbq is excellant too) but the best part is the outdoor seating and the outdoor sand volleyball courts. Great in good weather to sit outside with a beer and a cigar!

Thank Jeff T
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Hit the special each night and you won't go wrong. Of course they have bulliet on the rocks and a decent margarita .

Thank Scott B
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

I recently visited this restaurant/bar with friends on a Friday night. I had heard they had good BBQ, and being a Southern girl, I had to check it out. They didn't disappoint. The atmosphere is very casual, with indoor and outdoor seating. The outdoor patio is covered with picnic tables and a bar, and there's a large sand pit where... More 

Thank Michelle S
Broomfield, Colorado
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Don't expect anything fancy here. But do expect especially yummy wings and burgers. The brisket was disappointingly dry but the variety of sauces is fun. The beer is cold and the music loud.

Thank Jackie W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Bar, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4381 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO 80020-5308
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Broomfield
  • Phone Number: +1 720-536-4821
Let’s get one thing clear from the get-go: This place is a Road House, and I use that term in a most complimentary way. The Old Man is like the Kathmandu Market of pubs – lots of variety, something for everyone, and always a screaming deal to be had, including great $2 cans every day. Olympia, Keystone Light, even Old Milwaukee – which regularly blows the doors off high priced American lagers in blind taste tests. (I’m talking to you, every brand out there with a 7-figure marketing campaign)

Pulling into The Old Man on a Wednesday at 8pm, there are more than 50 cars in the lot, forcing me to park way out on the gravel. I’m thinking it must be booked for a private party or something. Nope – it’s just Wednesday. Groups of dudes finishing up BBQ (no table service here – just walk yourself up to the window and go for Pulled Pork with Kansas City Sweet, side of Hot Links), a zesty bodybuilder chick playing pool, people gearing up for some volleyball in the big back yard. Every type of hat is worn in this place – from cowboy to baseball and everything in between – including tuque (that’s a Bob and Doug McKenzie reference – just to see what it does to our Google search metrics).

The Old Man is a classic old joint amidst the sea of strip-center hell that 120th Avenue has become. Yes, there might be a rusty El Camino in the parking lot, and Grand Funk Railroad may be cranking when you walk in. But that’s the point. This is America, and you embrace it with all your heart. Your Barman JJ Abbey grew up a wrist rocket shot away in West Lake, went to Northglenn High, and is an affable, fun-loving wiseguy. If he’s busy counseling the shagadelic cougar at the end of the bar, Kristy will get you what you need with style and grace. Enjoy the initials and messages carved into the paneling, check out the vintage photos of some classic Old Men, and if you ask real nice you might even get your own beer coozy to store in JJ’s beer coozy room. Just try to find this positive vibe and color in any of the cookie-cutter joints down the way. Bet you an Old Mil that you can’t. No nearby megabar – even one with a supposedly cool rooftop patio – can touch The Old Man. $2 beers and thick green grass under your flip flops – tell me there’s a Pub Heaven, and I’ll tell you it probably looks like this.

We support the Saints, Nuggets, Rockies, Avalanche and the Broncos/Raiders rivalry, in addition to all of Colorado's college teams.

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