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Stockyard Saloon

4710 National Western Dr.
Denver, CO 80216
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Sarah McGill


  • Private-group dining
  • Takeout
During the annual National Western Stock Show, the Stockyard Saloon — located in a historic building in the heart of the old packinghouse district — is the hottest place in town. But this watering hole is worth a visit the rest of the year, too. The second-floor space offers an interesting view of the surrounding neighborhood, and the view inside is usually pretty interesting, too, since cowboys are often rubbing elbows with realtors checking out the area. The burgers and Mexican-food offerings are worthy, and the drinks are strong. For a time it looked like the Stockyard Saloon was about to be put out to pasture as the National Western Center takes shape, but the bar’s owner just signed a five-year lease. Yee-haw!

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    Thursday, February 3, 2005 at 3 a.m. by Nancy Levine

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