Duke of Windsor Sports Bar & Grill
522 Main St
Windsor, CO 80550
The Duke of Windsor is one of those neighborhood bars that have been around for well over 20 years. We discovered this place one night when we went there to see a cover band that wasn’t half bad. If you are not confused by the store front building upon entering, then you will be when you see this place on a Friday night. It was packed before 10 pm with more people than I have ever even seen in Windsor. We did get the feeling of being outsiders and that everyone in the place knew each other.
Atmosphere: The outside does not look like a bar at all and when you walk through the front door you continue down a long hallway area to the back. This store front area has been converted into a video game room but no one is ever in it. Once through there you find yourself in a huge dark room with music blaring and local team banners hanging from the ceiling. There are tables throughout the center of this place, ample seating around the bar and high top tables with TV’s at the end. There is an area called kids’ corner with video games and a separate pool room. The crowd was very mixed and interesting enough to satisfy the needs of any experienced people watcher.
Service: The service at our table was just OK At one point we gave up waiting and went to the bar for a pitcher of beer. With the time the wait staff spent with their other tables we got the impression if you were a more frequent patron you would get better service. When we sat at the bar we got much speedier service. Although the bar staff are not the friendliest, they do take care of their customers at the bar.
Drinks: An average selection of domestic beers and a couple of crafts you don’t normally see on tap. A fully stocked bar with different nightly specials. They offer nothing in the way of a cocktail menu. This is obviously a beer and whiskey sort of place. The happy hour special advertises $2 domestic drafts and $2.25 wells and wines.
Food: There is a food menu with everything you would assume a dive bar would carry, like burgers, appetizers, sandwiches and even Mexican food all for under $10. There is even a kids menu and advertised daily specials, which is what we opted to try. We had the sliders and the cheese steak sandwich with fries and our only complaint was the small portion of fries served. The food was actually good.
Amenities: Pool tables, large stage, dance floor area, dart boards, TV’s at tables and bar, video games, touch tunes jukebox, gum balls machines, kids’ corner area.
Parking: Parking on Main Street maybe tricky but there is a residential neighborhood behind the bar.
The Buzz: Live music on Friday nights, karaoke on Saturday nights, Texas hold’em Friday through Sunday at 7pm, free shuttle home on weekends, happy hour Monday through Friday 4 to 6 pm.