Monroe’s Lounge - Loveland

Monroe’s Lounge
5542 E. US Highway 34,
Loveland, Colorado 80537
Sun – Thu:  4:00 pm -10:00 pm
Fri – Sat:     4:00 pm – 2:00 am

We like to dabble in sophistication, but when someone suggested we head over to Monroe’s Lounge, in the Best Western Hotel we shuddered! Best Western has a bar? Or better yet- a lounge? But being professionals (and thirsty), we went for it one Saturday night and the place was packed! We quickly realized our notions were way off base and settled in for a great time.

Atmosphere: The lighting in Monroe’s is dim and inviting, with candles lit on every table, on shelves, as well as above the bar. When walking in we were impressed with the large half circle bar that creates a focal point. The lounge is small but cozy and still provides plenty of seating throughout. The walls are painted in warm colors and donned with local art work. There are small wood tables throughout, as well as on the upper level, which also provides booth seating. There is a small stage area across from the bar and on this night a good band was playing at comfortable conversation level. The crowd was mixed with out-of-towners who were staying at the hotel, a handful of locals and a few hardcore drinkers from a wedding party, but all age groups included.

Service:  Service was great considering the place was packed and there were two servers and a bartender. The servers assisted each other in getting orders in and out while the bartender kept the pace mixing and serving drinks.  The staff definitely went out of their way to make sure everyone was well taken care of.

Drinks: The bar is fully stocked and has a well-rounded selection of micros and domestics. The wine list was a nice compliment to the drink menu, which featured some classic drinks, as well as some originals. If you do go for their happy hour, they offer two for one drinks on beer, wine and cocktails.

Food: Monroe’s menu is impressive and reasonably priced. They have a decent selection of appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, soups, salads and specialty entrees like sirloin steak, New York steak and chicken cordon bleu. We enjoyed the chipotle chicken sandwich and the black and bleu burger during our visit and both were served on tasty brioche buns.

Amenities:  HD TV’s, touch tunes juke box, mega touch video games, free Wi-Fi, popcorn machine.

Parking:  There is plenty of parking around the Hotel in the parking lot.

The Buzz: Poker night on Monday and Wednesdays, happy hour daily from 5pm-7pm, trivia on Thursday nights, live music on Friday and Saturday nights.

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