West End Tavern

General Manager: Ashley Millikin
Opened: 1987

"My favorite thing about working here is the huge variety of people that come into West End Tavern. We have tourists, locals, college kids, families and more. It’s a restaurant that welcomes the entire community. It’s a warm and friendly environment. We have something for everyone."

"I like how fast-paced things move when you’re in hospitality. Time flies and you get to meet a lot of different people. It's fun being the “host” of the party. I make sure that everybody who comes in here has a really good experience and leaves happy. They should leave already wanting to come back. I'm definitely a people person."

"When I was little, I wanted to be an accountant when I grew up but my mom will say that I was always meant to be in hospitality. She has a picture of me when I was 4 serving everybody out of my toy kitchen set."

"The historic aspect of the West End is unique. Our building is so old! I think the architecture down here is amazing because it reminds you how long it has been here. It's cool knowing that the West End Tavern building was one of the first ones on Pearl."

"I have a son (2.5 years) and daughter (6 years). We like to go hiking or go to the park, anything outdoors. They haven’t started skiing yet but they will be hitting the slopes with me as soon as they are old enough. My kids love the chicken wings and hamburgers. We serve all of our kids meals on Frisbees which is super fun for them."


Chef Greg of West End Tavern's famous smoker

"I love Boulder because there are so many new restaurants all the time. I have a long list of stuff to try. I like exploring new drinks and menus from other places in town. That's another great thing about working here - I get the opportunity to try awesome craft beer due to the rotating draft list and a huge variety of whiskey like nothing I've seen before."

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Downtown Boulder/1942 Broadway, Suite 301/Boulder, CO 80302
Phone: 303.449.3774/Fax: 303.449.1582