Cozy bustling locals favorite in 1883 miner's cottage that is one of oldest structures in Aspen. Small menu big on quality food at good prices. Classic tavern ambience with retro approach to libations. Patio dining.
Situated in a historic miner's cottage the corner on Monarch Street and Hopkins Avenue, the White House Tavern enjoys a great downtown location and easy access to the free two-hour parking. Weather permitting, diners can opt for the cheery patio for enjoying crisp, clean air, warm Colorado sun and people watching.
Dining indoors is a bit intimate, as the cottage is quite small, nonetheless the dark, cozy high tables and Ernest Hemingway decor make for nice atmosphere. Sports fans can saddle up to the bar and catch a game on one of the flatscreen TVs. But truly, there isn't a bad seat in the house considering the size of White House.
After a late afternoon mountain bike ride, White House Tavern's outdoor seating is a great place to belly up for a beer and their gourmet grub. There are only about a dozen items on a menu featuring modern takes on tavern classics, like sandwiches and sides, sized to be shareable.
Don't miss: the Crispy Chicken Sandwich or the Kale Salad.
What Makes it Great
The menu is simple, but simply delicious. Who Will Love It
If you have worked up an appetite hiking, biking, running or skiing, the White House Tavern's sizeable portions really hit the spot.
What You Will Brag About The Tavern's famous chicken sandwich receives ongoing acclaim by locals and tourists alike.
Parking If it's after 6 p.m. you can park anywhere in downtown Aspen for free. Before 6 p.m. you'll need to pay to park at one of the pay stands. You can also park in the two-hour free parking spaces a block or two west of White House Tavern. We recommend the west side of Paepcke Park.