The Abbey Tavern, a new Irish pub, opened its doors at 5151 East Colfax Avenue late last month. And unlike some of Denver's other "Irish" pubs, this one's actually owned and operated by Irishmen. Co-Owner Glen Eastwood had wanted to open his own place for years – but just hadn't found the right spot...until the Jultak Florist space opened up on East Colfax Avenue. He knew exactly what do do with it: With over ten years of experience in Denver's Irish pubs – managing both Fado and Casey's – he saw what to embrace and what to steer clear of.
"There's no illuminated shamrocks, there's no leprechauns on the walls," he explains. "I wanted to get away from that. It's more about the Irish hospitality, the Irish way of comfort."
The comfort extends to the food and drink, whether that's a little Jameson, Guinness or some good, old-fashioned pub food.
"We've got shepherd's pie, corned beef Abbey rolls, corned beef Rueben, Guinness beef stew, fish and chips, as well as your standard American staples, quesadillas, chicken wings, that kind of thing," Eastwood says. "So hopefully, it's a nice balance between the two."
Since Denver already has so many Irish pubs, Eastwood and his partner, Andrew Cudden, really wanted to focus on the "neighborly" aspect of things, and provide the area between Colorado and Monaco with a bring-your-family-and-friends local hangout.
"I wanted to build a neighborhood pub. A pub that I would be proud of, proud to own, a place where I would feel comfortable drinking." says Eastwood. "And, ultimately, I hope I've achieved that."
Grilled ArtichokeTwo seasoned half artichokes served with a garlic lemon aioli - $8.95 Roasted Jalapeno Avocado Hummus Dip
Served with vegetables and pita chips - $7.95Guinness BBQ Chicken Wings
Crispy chicken wings tossed in our tangy Guinness BBQ sauce - $10.95Irish Nachos
Shredded corned beef, horseradish cream sauce, Irish cheddar sauce,
green onions over house kettle chips - $8.95BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders
Pulled pork topped with coleslaw on a warm brioche bun - $8.95Shrimp ceviche
Shrimp cooked in lime juice, red onion, tomato, avocado, cilantro and served with corn tortilla chips - $9.95Chicken Tenders
Chicken breast strips hand tossed in a zesty beer batter - $8.95Blackened Fish Tacos
Three pan fried blackened cod tacos with shredded cabbage,
Pico de Gallo, three cheese blend, chipotle aioli in a flour tortilla - $8.95The Abbey Roll
Corned beef Irish egg roll with horseradish cream sauce and mustard
dipping sauce - $8.95P
Blue Cheese Wedge Salad
Iceberg lettuce topped with blue cheese crumbles, diced tomatoes,
candied bacon and blue cheese dressing - $7.95Buffalo chicken salad
Chopped iceberg lettuce tossed in bleu cheese dressing, with red onion, grilled chicken, diced tomato, and hot sauce topped with blue cheese crumbles- $9.95Southwestern chicken salad
Chopped iceberg lettuce in a jalapeno ranch dressing topped with black beans, roasted corn, avocado, grilled chicken and fried corn tortilla strips - $10.95Caprese Salad
Fresh Mozzarella, tomatoes, cracked black pepper, a light drizzle of
balsamic vinaigrette with fresh basil - $8.95
Corned Beef Reuben
Corned beef, coleslaw, Swiss cheese and Thousand Island dressing on a
light rye - $10.95BBQ Bacon Cheese Burger
8 o/z. Colorado Angus beef, cheddar cheese, smoked applewood bacon and
our tangy BBQ sauce, severed on a brioche bun - $10.95Avocado Chicken Sandwich
Grilled chicken breast, Swiss cheese, avocado and chipotle aioli
on a baguette - $10.95BLTA
Smoked Applewood bacon, lettuce, tomato and avocado served on toasted wheat bread- $9.95Veggie Burger
A homemade broiled veggie burger with choice of cheese
on a brioche bun - $8.95Cuban Panini
Thinly sliced ham, pulled pork, swiss cheese, pickles and spicy mustard served on a ciabatta bread roll
- $10.95Veggie Panini
Roasted red pepper, zucchini, mushroom and goat cheese with a sriracha mayo served on a ciabatta bread roll- $9.95
Fish and Chips
8oz of beer battered fish served with fries and coleslaw - $13.95Shepherds Pie
Thick diced top sirloin, carrots, peas, celery in a rich herb gravy topped with crusted mash potato - $12.95Honey Crusted Salmon
Pan seared salmon, toasted honey almonds with a honey glaze over a bed of sweet ginger rice and seasonal vegetables - $13.95St Louis half rack
Fall off the bone half rack of pork ribs slow cooked in our Guinness bbq sauce and served with fires and coleslaw - $14.95Irish Breakfast
Two sausages, two eggs, two rashers, black and white pudding
with sauteed mushrooms and tomatoes - $12.95Mac N' Cheese
Cavatappi noodles, chicken, bacon, and sun dried tomatoes tossed in our in house cheese sauce and topped with green onions - $12.95
Steak and fries
8oz sirloin steak served over fries and smoothered in onion gravy - $12.95
Two sausages, two rashers, two eggs, black and white pudding with sautéed mushrooms and tomatoes - $12.95Breakfast Mac n’ Cheese
Scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, smoked bacon, red pepper and scallions folded together with mac n’ cheese, topped with toasted Ritz crumbles - $8.95Breakfast bagel
Bagel with cream cheese, smoked salmon, capers, red onions and a side of fresh fruit- $10.95Banana's Foster French Toast
Baguette french toast served with Sauteed bananas smothered in a caramel bourbon sauce and topped with crushed walnuts- $8.95Corned beef hash
Corned beef hash served with 2 eggs your way- $8.95Irish Quesadillas
Scrambled eggs, three cheese blend, sausages, rashers, black and white pudding in a flour tortilla - $9.95The Local
Two eggs, two strips of smoked bacon, hash browns and a side of toast - $7.95
Irish bread pudding
Apples and spices baked in a warm bread pudding topped with vanila ice cream, cinnamon and carmel sauce - $7.95
Chicken Tenders - $4.95Fish and Chips - $4.95Grilled Cheese - $4.95Mac n' Cheese - $4.954pm-7pm Monday through Friday.
$4 well, wine and draught (excludes Guinness)
All Appetizers are $6.95
Beer of the month $4 and Liquor of the month $4 all day everyday.
Wednesdays: GEEKS WHO DRINK
Geeks Who Drink will be putting on a pub quiz every Wednesday night at 7:30pm. It's free to play and there's pub cash and pints to be won. Breckenridge beers will be $3 during the pub quiz.
We are the new home for the Colorado Reds! We will open for each and every Liverpool FC game live.
Every Monday is KIDS EAT FREE!!!!!!
For each adult buying a sandwich or entree, a child eats free off the kids menu, 4-10pm
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