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The Elm

5001 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80220


  • Daily 11am-2am
  • $$
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
Anyone from Boston is likely to develop an instant affinity for the Elm. Red Sox fans rule supreme here, the bar also supports other Beantown teams such as the Celtics, Bruins and Patriots. Still, this Little Pub Company-owned spot is subtle with its memorabilia and keeps it simple, with black-and-white photos hanging on the walls and a few ball caps hanging over the bar. The building was once a drugstore and soda fountain, and the Elm still retains a bit of its history with retro fixtures and a classic wood bar. The menu runs the pub-food gamut, from wings and burgers to salads and wraps. If you're looking for Denver's answer to Cheers, the Elm might be your place -- or least a place to run into someone else from Boston.

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