Tavern 13

(303) 778-6979

1312 S Broadway, Denver, CO | Directions   80210

39.692676 -104.987269

 
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Reviews for Tavern 13

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

kinda good getting better – here is where i would like to list the bad things but i feel its time for the good things i am 27 years old and i have been coming to this bar since i was 9 (with my parents of course i used to like sherley temple the most) i have seen a few different bar owners and names for the bar in my time but i seem to find myself always coming back for a drink here i like the new changes that are in place i really like the new bartender that was temping that night i really hope she gets hired full time i like walking in with a 20 and walking out with 4 of that and getting trashed by the time i leave free wifi is kool too because you have to be a patron to get the wep key now that i know it i can stop by for a drink after work and be able to still work

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Worst treatment by a bartender ever! – I DON’T RECOMMEND THIS PLACE

Worst service I have ever had!

Tavern 13 was once one of my favorite bars with stong, cheap drinks, awesome staff and cool, if slightly trashy patrons. Natalie was an awesome bar owner.

Then I traveled for a year. Returning to CO, the first bar I went to was Tavern 13. My first time back, I saw many things that made me me sad. 1) it is no longer the cheapest place in the area for drinks (OK, so the economy sucks, you have to raise prices to stay afloat, this didn't so much bother me as much as the next few things.)

2), EVERY time I went in there, at least 2 of their beers on tap were out, this tells me they don't care enough to put any thought into providing the drinks their customers expect them to have. And what good does your own personalized mug ($10, $1 dollar off every draft thereafter) do if THEY HAVE NO DRAFT BEER, EVER!?!?

3rd, Natalie Black, who was once one of the coolest bartenders, became the rudest bartender I've ever met. Even my 1st time going back, Natalie was rude, inattentive and generally unconcerned with providing good service to me, a regular for over a year and a half before I left. This continued each time I went in the bar after that. The customer was no longer the most important person in the bar, Natalie Black was. Evidence of this is all around: Natalie chatting while your drink sits empty, no desire to make things right when you order a drink they are out of due to their ordering ineptitude, a sign above the jukebox saying "Bartender Reserves The Right To Skip Songs." Ummm, excuse me!?!? I am putting money into YOUR till every time I put a dollar into that jukebox! You reserve the right to skip a song you don't like!?!? (I’ve seen it happen many times.)

Also, the proprietor of late seems more interested in getting drunk than providing good service. At a Tavern 13 karaoke night recently, Natalie ran the show and by the end of the night she was sloshed enough to keep her from running a decent show. OK, so running karaoke poorly is one thing. But when you evidently get too drunk to keep track of the money going in and out of your till, (on a night like last night) you show you are not interested in treating your patrons right. (I’ve bartended before, even quite tipsy a handful of times, but I ALWAYS knew what cash was out, from whom and for what. Business 101)

SO... despite all this, I decided to give it one last shot. My friend invited me down to Tavern 13 because she was going there along with her roommate, her sister, her sister's boyfriend, friend, and the friend's boyfriend. I invited another, making the total 8 people, 7 of which would never have gone there, had I not turned them onto it long ago. I’m sure our group spent over $150.

At one point, I was even smoking on the patio with Natalie and a new patron. I told him that I had loved Tavern 13 for over 2 years, that it was the first bar I went to when I came back, that Natalie was a great bartender (still trying to give her the benefit of the doubt). I gave her many shouts-out on the mic during karaoke. THEN:

As we are leaving, Natalie Black decides to make a very snarky comment to my friend, whom she very presumptuously calls my girlfriend, about tipping. Oh, and she doesn't pull us aside and quietly mention it; she yells it all the way across the bar! That fact alone was infuriating, what poor form for a business owner! However, that I was at the bar with my friend when she paid, saw how much she placed on the bar was the final straw. Natalie lost at least 2 patrons tonight for good. Last night, I at Tavern 13, I barely got buzzed and it was NOT WORTH the buzzkill that ensued!

One last bit... The bathrooms have chalkboard paint so you can leave your wisdom for future, ummm... patrons. Cool! This hippie loves creative expression and free speech. But I nearly pissed myself when I saw this graffito:

-Every time you jerk off, a kid in Africa dies of AIDS!

-Do it more!!

Yikes!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Good Bar, lame customers – Good neighborhood bar, cheap beer, patio, get Italian food from next door...jukebox is ok......like I said, just a good bar. The only thing I hate about this place is the customers that seem to always be in there. Loud, obnoxious, dumb, white trash. Beautiful bartenders.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Awesome Service, relaxed atmosphere – I love this bar, its a pretty tiny neighborhood bar, it does have a patio, they do not serve food, however its right next door to pasquinis and they let you order from pasquinis and eat it in the bar, The servers are always friendly and nice, even the other customers are always nice and chatty!!! good place to go if you want to relax and have a beer, the downside being the ladies room has a constant leak and the floor is almost always wet

 

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