Jefferson County

Kittredge Bars and Restaurants

The town of Kittredge is in one of the most picturesque settings you will ever be able to find. Located in Bear Creek Canyon, being in this idyllic spot offers you access to several Denver Mountain Parks as well as Jefferson County parks which are perfect for any number of outdoor activities. But Rocky Mountain National Park is without a doubt the park that you are definitely going to want to visit while you are here. You will find here that you will be able to choose from a great variety of wilderness camping experiences. There are also horses that you can ride and both of the stables have great reputations for providing excellent horseback riding experiences and great treatment of the animals. For the outdoors type, there are also some amazing fishing and camping opportunities as there are over 50 lakes and streams. If picnicking and wildlife watching are your thing, you will not believe it when you look over and see a Bighorn or an Elk or a Mule Deer. But if the park is anything, it is a paradise for hiking. Believe it or not, there are over 355 miles of hiking trails. And one of the amazing things is that no matter what your experience or skill level, you are going to be able to choose a trail that fits you. When you have wore yourself out, you can sit down and relax in your chauffeured luxury vehicle after a wonderful day at one of these great places we have reviewed below.

Colorado High Country Pizza

26291 Hwy 74, Kittredge, CO 80439

(720) 442-7772

When you leave this establishment, your group may be chanting the words pizza, pizza, pizza. That is how amazing their pies are here. The waitstaff are so good at making suggestions because they know the menu like the back of their hands. But you truly can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Don't be surprised if the owner stops by and checks in to make sure that you are absolutely satisfied with everything that you are getting. The sauce is made from scratch and the meats are sourced from a local Italian market and it certainly comes through in the quality.

Country Road Cafe

26490 Hwy 74, Kittredge, CO 80457

(303) 674-1178

Tasty meals are a regular occurrence at this fine establishment. Everything comes out of the kitchen like its a home cooked meal and that is a huge part of the charm. The ingredients are the best of the best and that of course only adds to the phenomenal dishes listed on their menu. The atmosphere here is exceptional as there is a quaintness that will warm your heart. The portion sizes are massive and you should expect to go home with quite a bit in a doggy bag. Their breakfast fare is unbelievably tasty and the decor will have you talking the whole time you are here.

Ace-Hi Tavern

1216 Washington Ave, Golden, CO 80402

(303) 279-9043

With an expansive drink menu and some of the most reasonable prices you could ever imagine this is a perfect dive bar. There is karaoke and an all around great atmosphere. This venue has a fully stocked bar with a great selection of beer, wine and any liquor you like, you can get. There are always a lot of regulars here but that doesn't mean that newcomers won't feel welcome. There always seems to be a great friendliness in the air and you can count on meeting a few new friends. Ask to be seated on the patio because the setting and the views are amazing and will not disappoint.

Village Tavern

1 W Flatiron Crossing Drive, Broomfield, CO 80021

(720) 887-6900

The concept here is simple but effective when executed correctly. The goal is to serve up the best possible food at affordable prices. And that mark is hit time and time again. We suggest that you sample their clam chowder, one spoonful and you will understand why. Their Reuben is also unbelievable. But as your opening act, you'll be sure to enjoy their tavern nachos. The Cowboy burger is another strong offering with amazing taste as well as well balanced texture. Everything about the atmosphere and decor is very pleasant and you will enjoy every moment. Check it out real soon.

Cactus Jack's Tavern

4651 Hwy 73, Evergreen, CO 80439

(303) 674-1564

This last pick is a great tavern offering cold beer, hot food and great times. But its about much more than that. You will be able to enjoy live music events and an amazing Jukebox. The menus is absolutely superb. Their burgers are topped with anything and everything that you might want. Hang out on the patio when the weather permits and take in the wonderful scenery with a cold drink in hand and well cooked meal. The service staff are different here in that they are very interested in going above and beyond to make sure everyone that walks in feel like they are special. You don't want to miss this gem.