2918 67th Ave
Greeley, CO 80634
Mon-Sun 11 am - 2 am
Mon-Sun 11 am - 2 am
The Tavern is located in Greeley in the St Michael's Square shopping center, hence the name. There was definitely a lot of planning and thought put into the layout of St. Michael's square. However, the foresight seems to have ended there. The lack of any big draw retail stores made it seem kind of like a ghost town for an early Friday evening. But the Tavern’s warm inviting glow was the light at the end of the tunnel.
Atmosphere: This is a well thought out and nicely designed bar, from the dark wood to the stain glass windows. One of the first things you will see when you walk up to the entrance is two separate patios (one is covered) that appear to be a nice place to dine in warmer months. The dim lit bar area greets you as you enter through the front doors and offers seating at dark wooden booths, tall tables and at the bar. There are just a handful of TVs hung around the entire place giving it a less than sports bar kind of feel. It has a large open kitchen that you can see from the all areas of the bar. While it’s nice being able to see the large wood fire pizza oven and your food being prepared, the constant ogling of the customers by the cooks is a little unnerving. The restaurant is festively decorated for the holidays giving it an even cozier feel.
Service: We were greeted by a hostess at the front door and per usual we turned down table service for seats at the bar. The service at the bar was friendly and prompt.
Drinks: The Tavern has a couple of micros and domestics on tap along with a well-stocked bar that includes a variety of higher end scotches. But most importantly they have the classic English pub ale Boddingtons on tap.
Food: The Tavern’s menu provides a more upscale comfort food selection which comes with a little higher price tag. Appetizers include steamed mussels, smoked New York strip steak, wings, and ribs to mention a few. We tried the artichoke dip which was served with tortilla chips and sliced veggies, giving it a healthy twist. It was very tasty and our only complaint would be the overly large chunks of artichokes in the dip made it hard to eat. The rest of the menu is comprised of soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches and pizza’s baked in their wood fire oven. The pizzas came recommended by the bartender so we tried the taco pizza. This clash of cuisines had the crunch of a taco with the doughy goodness of a pizza.
Amenities: TV’s, dart boards, patio in front and on the side, catering, take out,
Parking: There is plenty of parking surrounding the bar in the shopping center where it is located.
The Buzz: Happy hour Monday through Friday 4 to 6 pm and Sunday through Thursday 10 to 12 am, Live music on select dates.