Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill in Denver is a great place to go for a meal, as well as to see live music most nights of the week. The website, including menus and calendar for live music, can be found at countrybarco.com.
Upon entering the door, guests are greeted by girls in cowboy boots and daisy dukes. From the entrance, it is immediately evident that large crowds are anticipated for some events. There is a very, very large guitar-shaped bar in the center. One side of the building has tables and booths for those only wanting to eat, while the other side is open and has a stage for the music portion of the business. Country music is playing at a reasonable level earlier in the day, then is turned up to a normal concert volume when the band takes the stage.
Typically, there is a lesser known band taking the stage four nights a week, with more popular bands scheduled here and there (see the schedule online). Bands normally go on at 9:30pm, so it is a good option for people who want the experience of going out to a concert, but don’t want to stay out too late. This is a great place to see some new bands before they “make it big”. There are also private rooms available to rent. More information about this is also available on their website.
Before the band starts playing, feel free to bring family, young and old. There are more than enough flat screen TVs around as well as 2 large projector screens when a band is not playing. Most of the TVs are on sports, and some are looping through all of Toby Keith’s music videos. Not to worry though, there is a great variety of country music being played with only the occasional Toby Keith song thrown in for good measure.
As previously mentioned, there is a huge guitar-shaped bar at the center of the restaurant/bar. There are plenty of seats around during a normal day to sit and enjoy the band. There are also plenty of bartenders on hand to serve you. There is a good selection of beer on tap as well as a large selection of liquor. There is a Happy Hour from 2pm-7pm every Monday through Friday with deals on beer, wine, and well mixed drinks. Eating at the bar is permitted off the full menu as well as off the limited late night menu.
Delicious is the only word to describe the food. Ordering a burger and saving room for dessert (or at least trying to) are a must! Good portion sizes, but not too expensive, which is always important. There is a great selection of “American” foods including a fried bologna sandwich or fried twinkies for dessert. But don’t worry if the thought of all that grease makes you a little wary, there are salads and healthier options on the menu, too. The service is great. Everyone is very friendly and helpful.
Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill is located at 8260 Northfield Blvd Suite 1370, Denver, CO 80238, at the intersection of 70 and 270. There is plenty of shopping to do in the area, as well as a comedy improv next door.