Monday - Friday, 4PM to 2AM. Saturday - Sunday, 11AM to 2AM.
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."
Cano Salmon Potato Cake
Smoked salmon, diced red onions, capers, chives, hard boiled eggs with
crème fraiche on a fried potato cake - $8.95Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Dip
Red pepper hummus and herbs served with garlic toast points - $7.95Guinness BBQ Chicken Wings
Crispy chicken wings tossed in our tangy Guinness BBQ sauce - $9.95Irish 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 pretzel bun - $8.95Tomato Mozzarella Flatbread
Tomato, mozzarella, balsamic glaze, fresh basil on a lightly coated herb flatbread - $7.95Chicken Tenders
Chicken breast strips hand tossed in a zesty beer batter - $7.95Blackened Shrimp Tacos
Three pan fried blackened shrimp 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 - $7.95Chicken Quesadillas
Shredded chicken, three cheese blend on a flour tortilla with Pico de Gallo
and sour cream - $7.95Appetizer Platter
Full orders of Guinness BBQ chicken wings, The Abbey corned beef egg rolls and chicken quesadilla - $18.95
Blue Cheese Wedge Salad
Iceberg lettuce topped with blue cheese crumbles, diced tomatoes,
candied bacon and blue cheese dressing - $6.95Caesar Salad
Chopped romaine lettuce, diced tomatoes with parmesan cheese tossed
in a creamy Caesar dressing with croutons - $7.95Strawberry Spinach Salad
Fresh strawberries, feta cheese, red onions, roasted almonds,
baby spinach tossed in raspberry vinaigrette - $8.95Caprese 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 - $9.95BBQ 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 - $9.95Grilled Mac n Cheese Sandwich
Cavatelli noodles mixed with our three cheese mac sauce, served on
wheat bread - $8.95Veggie Burger
A homemade broiled veggie burger with choice of cheese
on a brioche bun - $8.95Southwest Steak Wrap
Top sirloin steak, red onions, three cheese blend, roasted red peppers,
mixed greens and chipotle aioli wrapped in a chipotle tortilla - $9.95Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwich
Ham and Swiss cheese on a pan fried chicken breast served with
honey mustard on a pretzel bun - $8.95
Fish and Chips
8oz of beer battered fish served with fries and coleslaw - $10.95Shepherds Pie
Thick diced top sirloin, carrots, peas, celery in a rich herb gravy topped with crusted mash potato - $11.95Honey Crusted Salmon
Pan seared salmon, toasted honey almonds with a honey glaze over a bed of wild rice and seasonal vegetables - $13.95Guinness Beef Stew
Tender beef slowly cooked in Guinness, onions and carrots in a hearty brown gravy over mash potatoes - $11.95Irish Breakfast
Two sausages, two eggs, two rashers, black and white pudding
with sauteed mushrooms and tomatoes - $12.95Seafood Pasta
Sautéed cod, salmon, shrimp with diced tomatoes and capers in a creamy white wine sauce served over linguini - $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 - $8.95Denver Omelet
Sautéed bell peppers, onions, ham with cheddar cheese folded into scrambled eggs servede with a side of hash browns
and toast - $8.95Strawberry Cheesecake Pancakes
Three fluffy pancakes topped with fresh strawberries and a cream cheese glaze - $5.95Hangover Nachos
Bacon, black beans, red peppers and scallions folded into scrambled eggs over fresh corn tortilla chips topped with sour cream and Pico de Gallo - $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
Chicken Tenders - $4.95Fish and Chips - $4.95Grilled Cheese - $4.95Mac n' Cheese - $4.954pm-7pm Monday through Friday.
$3 well, wine and draught (excludes Guinness)
All Appetizers are $5.95
Beer of the month $3 and Liquor of the month $4 all day everyday.
St. Patrick's Day 2014
The Abbey Tavern will open at 10am on March 15th to begin the St. Patrick's Day festivities.
Music and Entertainment
SATURDAY, MARCH 15th
Outdoor event will open at 12pm
Childrens play area consisting of bouncing castle and face painting will go from 12pm until 5pm (free of charge)
Bennett school of Irish dance at 5pm
Colorado Youth pipe band at 6pm
Celtic steps Irish Dancers 6:30pm
Stubby Shillelaghs 7-9pmLimited festival menu all dayMONDAY, MARCH 17thCeltic steps Irish Dancers 6:00pm
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.
The Abbey Tavern will open at 10AM on March 15th to begin the St. Patrick's Day festivities.
Music and Entertainment
SATURDAY, MARCH 15th
Outdoor event will open at 12PM
Childrens play area consisting of bouncing castle and face painting will go from 12PM until 5PM (free of charge)
Bennett school of Irish dance at 5PM
Colorado Youth pipe band at 6PM
Celtic steps Irish Dancers 6:30PM
Stubby Shillelaghs 7-9PM
Limited festival menu all day
MONDAY, MARCH 17th
Celtic steps Irish Dancers 6:00PM
For any information regarding The Abbey Tavern please fill out the form below and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. Open Monday-Friday 4PM to 2AM. Saturday-Sunday 11AM to 2AM.