Ace Hi Tavern

1216 Washington Ave.
Golden, CO 80401
Best Of


  • Sun 8am-2am, Mon-Sat 7am-2am
  • Smoking
Ace Hi Tavern is a Golden institution: Residents of the sleepy foothills town have been living it up at this Washington Street bar for half a century. The cushy booths are just the thing for sinking into if you don't feel like perching on a bar stool, and the tavern has plenty of distractions for drinkers, including a pool table and television. There are bound to be several other people in the bar no matter when you walk in -- but on weekends, during happy hours and on beer pong nights, expect it to be packed. Ace Hi serves hot dogs out of a wire rotisserie for $1, plus the usual array of chips to help balance out the booze. The decor is Western-themed and Colorado-proud, with maps of the state and "Native" signs adorning the walls, and old-fashioned steer horns fancied up with Mardi Gras beads stationed above the cash register. The tavern features DJs on Fridays and karaoke on Saturdays, and when there's no live entertainment to be had, you'll find plenty of hard rock on the jukebox.

Related Stories (3)

  • The Ten Best Dive Bars in Metro Denver — Fall 2016
    Friday, October 28, 2016 at 4:25 p.m. by Westword Staff

    Denver’s dive bars are an endangered species. As developments continue to move into formerly forbidden territory, many lowbrow watering holes have dried up — or been cleaned up into welcoming neighborhood joints, and sometimes even ...

  • Ace Hi Tavern Rates as One of the Country's 25 Best Dive Bars
    Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 1:54 p.m. by Patricia Calhoun

    Dive bars are a dying breed in Denver, as developers buy up — and then clean up (or close altogether) —  this town's classic watering holes. As a result, our list of the top ten dive bars in the metro area requires frequent upd...

  • Ace-Hi Tavern
    Thursday, July 5, 2007 at 4 a.m. by Drew Bixby

    It's never been about slumming. Or kitsch. Or camp. No, Barbara Middlebrook drinks at the Ace-Hi Tavern — a dive bar right down to its shag carpet and cash-only policy — for the same reason that she looks forward to walk...

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >