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Red Rocks Bar

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8500 Pena Blvd, Denver Airport, Terminal Level 5, Denver, CO 80249-6205
+1 303-342-7176
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Kassel, Germany
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105 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Just had dinner at this place and wish we had gone somewhere else. The food was only partly edible, the main part of the dish (brisket) was tiny and disgusting. Service was slow and lacked attention. They get one point for the relatively decent selection of beers and drinks.

Thank Captain_0veur
Las Vegas, Nevada
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973 reviews
484 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Want a quick drink at Denver Airport? Red Rocks Bar is a good option. Did not eat here, so cannot comment on the food.

Thank LV_Lee
Naples, Florida
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58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

We decided to get a bit to eat before we left Denver International Airport. (Bad Idea) Our server was more interested in checking her phone, than taking care of customers. I watery broth with a very few chunks of maybe pork and not sure what ever else. The port sandwich's ordered were probably heated with a microwave (certainly not fresh)... More 

Thank Woody108
Northampton, United Kingdom
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1,336 reviews
646 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 850 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Met with a relative for dinner at "Red Rocks Bar" when flying out of Denver back to the UK... It's quite a good place with regard having plenty of tables to sit and chill at while you grab some pre-flight refreshments but the menu is very limited, with soups / salads and some BBQ meat platters, and the food isn't... More 

Thank Roberts69
Greenwood Village, Colorado
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82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

The menu is limited, but I assumed that the brisket would be okay. To the contrary, the beef seemed like it had been in a warmer for 8-hours. It might have been good at one time, but it was dry and stiff. The slathered some weak tasting BBQ sauce in hopes of moistening and adding some flavor, but that failed.... More 

Thank dcstep
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

The chili and the waitress giving me extra olives after they made my drink wrong twice were the best parts of this experience. Limited seating. Looks like people are just sitting in here hanging out. One guy was asleep in the rear booth

Thank Clint R
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171 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Horrible food, slow service without a smile and noisy restaurant. Next time I will try something else even though local beer was good.

Thank Pekka T
Princeton, Illinois
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

7 hour layover at Denver Airport. Visited Red Rocks. The waitress, Sebie was great! She was caring, personal, efficient. The bartender was professional, like at a 5 star restaurant instead of an airport cafe. Wished everyone a happy birthday. Even slightly chilled my glass for a pinot noir. The brisket sliders were average, pretty dry and overcooked (same thing I... More 

Thank Gene V
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

The wait staff closed off half of this small eatery to force us all to one side, where we were subjected to pounding dance music and a loud conversation between the staff about how "screwed" someone was for getting a DUI. The waitress dropped a bottle of beer, no glass, on my table with her head turned away and was... More 

Thank Heather N
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Why in the world would any sit down restaurant even entertain serving Kraft Mac and cheese out of the box? How hard is it to make Mac and cheese?? What wizard of the hospitality industry made this decision? The rest of the food is hideously bland and dry. The only reason this place exists still is because DIA's main terminal... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8500 Pena Blvd, Denver Airport, Terminal Level 5, Denver, CO 80249-6205
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver
  • Phone Number: +1 303-342-7176
  • This restaurant is at Denver Intl Airport (after security)

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?