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The Red Onion

€€ - €€€American, ,
420 E Cooper Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-1832
+1 970-925-9955
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good50%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (73 reviews)
“sliders” (16 reviews)
“spicy fries” (7 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
420 E Cooper Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-1832
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited first and last night of our stay as it was great both times. Wings - perfect! Buzzy good value true American bar. No bookings- just go and enjoy !

Thank jami mike
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Red Onion is a favorite for many. Burgers are pretty good. Made the mistake of ordering a fish entre on my last visit Stick to the burgers, For Aspen, prices are cheap which perhaps accounts for the crowds.

Thank joesChicago
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Red Onion was originally established in 1892, and many of its original features survive today. The bar and back bar are impressive, and the pressed tin ceiling lends that old-timey feel to the place. Dozens of different whiskeys are available, lending street cred to...More

Thank Thomas T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

30 years ago I was having Jell-O shots at the Red Onion. The atmosphere is fun and there is no wait to get in. The food is bar food at best. The truffle fries could have used a little more truffle- though you could smell...More

1  Thank CMBHAS
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

I love this place! It feels so old school classic Aspen! It’s a restaurant which serves adequate food and it’s a fun and vibey bar scene later at night - shots off skis are available! There is also great live music which adds to the...More

Thank Portia W
Reviewed 9 March 2018

2 beers for $10 in Aspen? They have some great beer selection and the burgers were good too. We were thinking about stopping by for happy hour. But it would have been tight with the 12 of us.

Thank Vram J
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Went for a couple of drinks and an early dinner. The food was OK, but the service was pretty terrible. Had to go looking for our server on three occasions to get drinks, settle the bill. The people at the next table had the same...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 7 March 2018

How many gourmet meals can you eat in one week. After you have been to Pinons, Matsuhisa, Jimmy's etc. and you are ready for a break from fine dinning head to the Red Onion. It is an almost locals place with burgers, salads, tacos, and...More

Thank 12many4u
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Can't go wrong here with anything you order. An extensive liquor offering with live music as well. Prices are moderate and offerings are generous. It's a must stop for Aspen.

Thank mdcruiser2
Reviewed 24 February 2018

I used to go to the Red Onion in the late sixties and early seventies, and I have many fond memories of sitting on the patio in the summer enjoying a meal while watching people stroll by. Since the re-opening of the restaurant after being...More

Thank JJSK
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7 November 2017|
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Response from stardust2newyorkcity | Reviewed this property |
Jane H
30 March 2017|
Response from Brad S | Property representative |
yes we are open year-round. see you soon
LindaSolomon S
13 January 2015|
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Response from Bointer | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if they have gluten free choices. You would need to check their menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 420 E Cooper Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-1832
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Aspen
  • Phone Number: +1 970-925-9955
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Original building and bar from 1892 in the heart of Aspen on the mall.
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