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The Old Man

4381 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO 80020-5308
+1 720-536-4821
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good40%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“smoked wings” (10 reviews)
“rib tips” (7 reviews)
“pulled pork” (8 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
4381 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO 80020-5308
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Old Man isn't much to look at on the outside, but the inside is laid back and fun! They have beach volleyball, cornhole, and fire pits outside. There are 3 bars! One in the main building and 2 outside. The wings are amazing and...More

Thank Alex C
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

We just love this place! Great ambiance and fun bar setting... Great beer and great food! Our favorite was the Rib Tips - simply amazing. Staff was friendly and professional...

Thank Kathy786
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Hands down, without a doubt, the indisputable World Chicken Wing Champions of the Galaxy. Smoked before fried, you'll push your dipping sauce to the side as you indulge in in two-elbows-on-the-table euphoria from your first bite.

Thank JamesPMason
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Best dive bar in town with cheap beer and the best wings around! Everything is smoked, including the wings, they don't even need sauce! The loaded tots are the best and are truly LOADED. We love this place during the summer volleyball season or any...More

Thank McC60
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped to get a draft beer and dinner. I had the smoked wings and my wife had pulled pork. We both enjoyed our meals and the potions were generous. Service was excellent even though the place was very busy with St Patrick's day crowd....More

Thank Gm1946
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

A local recommended The Old Man to us. He said at times you will be driving down the street and you can smell them smoking the meat. We had the rib tips and the wings. They were both smoked to perfection. Fun dive bar with...More

Thank CalGal63
Reviewed 17 January 2017

What more do you need? Fill that tummy, fix that thirst here, you won't be disappointed. What Old Man lacks in ambiance it makes up for in friendliness, food, and drink.

Thank dw6825
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

It's a dive bar at its finest! They have great food and service. The beans and smothered tots are awesome sides. Would have preferred shredded pork, it was more chunky, but really good!

Thank rokeedy
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The rib tips are good. If you get the rib tips greasy, send them back to cook longer. The side salads are big. I enjoyed seating outside. There is Picnic tables out side with a volley ball net and lots of sand. The sunshine fells...More

Thank ilovetotravvel2
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is one of my favorite up north. Fantastic feel with the best smoked wings around (bbq is excellant too) but the best part is the outdoor seating and the outdoor sand volleyball courts. Great in good weather to sit outside with a beer and...More

Thank Jeff T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4381 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO 80020-5308
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Broomfield
  • Phone Number: +1 720-536-4821
Let’s get one thing clear from the get-go: This place is a Road House, and I use that term in a most complimentary way. The Old Man is like the Kathmandu Market of pubs – lots of variety, something for everyone, and always a screaming deal to be had, including great $2 cans every day. Olympia, Keystone Light, even Old Milwaukee – which regularly blows the doors off high priced American lagers in blind taste tests. (I’m talking to you, every brand out there with a 7-figure marketing campaign)

Pulling into The Old Man on a Wednesday at 8pm, there are more than 50 cars in the lot, forcing me to park way out on the gravel. I’m thinking it must be booked for a private party or something. Nope – it’s just Wednesday. Groups of dudes finishing up BBQ (no table service here – just walk yourself up to the window and go for Pulled Pork with Kansas City Sweet, side of Hot Links), a zesty bodybuilder chick playing pool, people gearing up for some volleyball in the big back yard. Every type of hat is worn in this place – from cowboy to baseball and everything in between – including tuque (that’s a Bob and Doug McKenzie reference – just to see what it does to our Google search metrics).

The Old Man is a classic old joint amidst the sea of strip-center hell that 120th Avenue has become. Yes, there might be a rusty El Camino in the parking lot, and Grand Funk Railroad may be cranking when you walk in. But that’s the point. This is America, and you embrace it with all your heart. Your Barman JJ Abbey grew up a wrist rocket shot away in West Lake, went to Northglenn High, and is an affable, fun-loving wiseguy. If he’s busy counseling the shagadelic cougar at the end of the bar, Kristy will get you what you need with style and grace. Enjoy the initials and messages carved into the paneling, check out the vintage photos of some classic Old Men, and if you ask real nice you might even get your own beer coozy to store in JJ’s beer coozy room. Just try to find this positive vibe and color in any of the cookie-cutter joints down the way. Bet you an Old Mil that you can’t. No nearby megabar – even one with a supposedly cool rooftop patio – can touch The Old Man. $2 beers and thick green grass under your flip flops – tell me there’s a Pub Heaven, and I’ll tell you it probably looks like this.

We support the Saints, Nuggets, Rockies, Avalanche and the Broncos/Raiders rivalry, in addition to all of Colorado's college teams.
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