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Old Chicago

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Reviews: 3
Visits: 4
Avg: 4.04
pDev: n/a
Taps: 20
Bottles: 110
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

8711 Wadsworth Blvd
Westminster, Colorado, 80003-0907
United States
phone: (303) 431-7707

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Place added by: Rayek on 12-01-2008

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Reviews: 3 | Visits: 4
Photo of websherpa
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Old Chicago. I've been to a couple and this is my favorite. Maybe because it was "neighborhood" bar for a time. The obvious draw is the big tap selection with plenty of locals and the even bigger bottle selection. The rewards program is alright, and it's a good excuse to tick a bunch of beers without having to go through a lot of effort to find them.

The bar has a historic mirror. I forget the whole story but it's a beautiful mirror and I believe it's 100+ years old.

The wait staff is excellent. They are always familiar with what is on tap, and usually whatever you ask for in the bottles as well. Great recommendations always.

Food is typical chain bar food. It's high in carbs and greasy but sometimes that is what you need. They run good food and happy hour specials that make it affordable to out out a couple nights a week and try different beers.

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Photo of Schmittymack
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

This has become my go to watering hole since moving up here from Colorado Springs in '99. I'm generally there at least once a week, sometimes as many as three or four nights. I've come to know some great staff members there, some that have moved on and others that have been there for years. The beer selection has become better over the course of the years as the bar staff and managers are willing to bring in stuff on request (thanks, Jess, for the Deschutes Obsidian Now just bring in Deschutes The Abyss for the winter months!!) The beer tastings they do on a semi-regular basis is definitely a plus (most recently was Ft Collins Brewing).

Food is decent to great and filling; the pizza is better than most chains. This will continue to be my watering hole for years to come.

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Photo of Rayek
3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

This was one of the first, if not the first, Old Chicago location in the Denver area. It's located in what I believe was once a Ponderosa Steakhouse.

When it comes to food, all Old Chicago menus are pretty much the same: pizza, pasta and burgers. Nothing really special on the menu. I usually get a pizza here. I've found them to be good, if somewhat greasy.

The World Beer Tour is what first turned me onto this place. At first, it seems like fun to try and complete it. But at some point, I realized that I was running out of the good beers and would have to slog through a lot of mediocre brews to finish up. Still, it's a neat thing that helps Old Chicago stand out.

Service here is pretty good. The staff is generally friendly and knowledgeable. Prices are on par with other restaurants of this type.

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Old Chicago in Westminster, CO
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