A warm, cozy tavern housed in an historic century-old building, The Tavern Uptown offers a unique neighborhood venue for events. English-style garden, ivy-draped walls and charming koi pond accent the corners of our open or enclosed patio spaces, providing a charming area for an intimate wedding or reception. Adjacent to the patio is Sammy's Game Room featuring shuffleboard, foosball and video games. The private 17th Street Pool Room is popular for birthdays, corporate groups and game watches. Free parking for Tavern guests is available behind the building.
The Banquet Photo Gallery link below also offers a look into Tavern Uptown's spaces and some of the many events and parties we have hosted. Or please download Tavern Uptown's floorplan or our Banquet Brochure that provides a look inside all our venues.
Tavern Uptown’s patio and English-style garden are available for private events, weddings and receptions. In the winter, a portion of the patio is enclosed and heated for year-round use.
—Capacity of full patio: Seated 150 / Reception 250
—Patio enclosure only: Seated 100 / Reception 150
Sammy's Game Room offers cozy lounge furniture and has a private bar adjoining the patio bar. Games include shuffleboard, foosball, corn hole toss, video and board games.
—Capacity: Reception 50
Ivy-draped walls and a charming koi pond accent this beautiful corner of the patio.
—Capacity: Seated 32 / Reception 40
Set in an English-style garden with a fountain and Colorado Sandstone patio, this semi-private area is the perfect gathering place.
—Capacity: Seated 40 / Reception 50
This space offers a pool table surrounded by railing seating and lounge with cozy furniture and a fireplace. There are three HDTVs in this room to accommodate a DVD slideshow or movie. Music can be played from personal iPods.
—Capacity: Seated 32 / Reception 50
Our cozy fireplace lounge is the perfect spot for a small, intimate gathering for drinks and hors d'oeuvres or sporting events.
—Capacity: Seated 10
During the summer months, the Tavern Uptown patio offers a beautiful setting for weddings and receptions. The ceremony takes place in the English-style garden with ivy-draped walls by the main patio and Koi Pond, where the reception takes place afterwards. Up to 130 people can be seated for the wedding and reception, and up to 200 for reception only.
Our menu features traditional and unique American tavern fare. An extensive selection of eclectic appetizers, entrees and desserts may be served as platters, buffets, receptions or plated meals. Allow us to custom-design a menu that best fits your needs. We are happy to accommodate special dietary restrictions. Please download our Banquet Menu PDF and take a look at our variety of options.
• No expense has been spared in bringing guests their favorite sporting events. Multiple HDTVs are located throughout the bar, patio, dining room and lounge. DVD slideshow and movie capabilities are available for private party use, and ad screens to post company logo or welcome message.
• For music the Tavern is happy to accommodate DJ’s, live bands, and music from personal iPods in selected areas.
• Complimentary high-speed WiFi
• Wireless Microphone $35, LCD Projector $75, Projector Screen $35, Wireless presentation controller $25, HD video camera with tripod (1080i) $200 and $50 per hour for operator, AV tech required to set up before an event or be onsite $50 per hour.
• In-house DJ $750 for up to five hours. DJ plays your requests and a variety of music genres with video.
• Custom Vinyl Banners 3'H x 4'W $60. Additional custom sizes available. 3' feet maximum height. Additional width $12 per foot.
A professional Event Coordinator is available to provide you all your event service needs, such as, linens, specialty cakes, florist services, table displays, and coordinating a live band or DJ with our in-house talent buyer.
To book an event or schedule a tour of our locations please contact:
Jen or Vanessa
If you have recently allowed us to host your event we would love to hear your feedback.
Please take a moment and fill out our feedback form.
“As a whole, the Uptown Tavern provided Clayton the exclamation point we needed to have our 2011 kick-off mixer. All the feedback I received from the employees was very favorable and asked when the next time we will be having another event there. Moreover, the serving team was very professional, courteous and really appeared to enjoy interacting with and having fun with the guests. With that said, we will definitely return for future events.”–Clayton
"I just wanted to pass a HUGE thank you along to you and your staff for the excellent customer service on Saturday. The facility was perfect, the food tasted great, and service was top notch, I would definitely recommend Tavern Uptown to others for large parties or a happy hour drink."–Fieldwork Denver, Inc.
"Our server at the Uptown Tavern was EXCELLENT! Even though it was a busy night and the rest of the place was packed, my group always felt attended to and well taken care of. The managers were great, too. They made a smooth shift transitioning and were good about checking in periodically. If any issues had arisen, I feel confident that it would have been taken care of right away.
The new couches were fantastic; light enough to move and made the room feel cozy. The fireplace was a nice touch, too. The skewers and sliders were cooked perfectly, the fruit was freshly prepared, and the hummus and veggie platter was very tasty."
“I am writing to express my sincere thanks to all who helped make the party a big success and to give special recognition to members of your staff who provided exceptional service. Our servers were fantastic. They were incredibly fast multi-taskers with excellent attitudes. No one was left wanting or waiting for a drink! I had a fabulous experience with the Tavern Uptown, as did the guests. Several guests commented that food was very good, and everyone thought that the space was perfect for private parties. I am thrilled with the way things turned out, and I won't hesitate to recommend you in the future.”–Surprise 40th Birthday Party
“The Koi Pond is a beautiful spot; it was great. I chose to do my networking event at Uptown because I always get great value. The cost for the excellent quality of service, food and beverages cannot be beat!”–Fairfield & Woods
“I know that this is a small event for you guys but it was so important to me and to my best friend (the bride). I wanted to make it perfect for her and it was. The entire family LOVED the pond area and our server was very attentive to us. The event coordinator had everything set up for us and I worried about very little. She was wonderful!! I think that you have a lot of new customers from this experience. Although I am a regular for your happy hour, there were many that did not know about your patio. They know now and can’t wait to come back. Thank you so so so much again!!”–Bridal Shower
“We had a great time and appreciated the flexibility you gave us in setting up the room, our decorations, and technical needs. The service staff was great and really went out of their way to help us with some of our unique requests. Thank you so much for all of your help and I will definitely keep this experience in mind when planning my next event!”–Engagement Party
"Everything was wonderful, your staff was so friendly & on top of service, the managers were extremely nice, we lucked out weather-wise - all the staff enjoyed it immensely!"–Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant
"We had so much fun, the space was perfect and the food was awesome too!! Thanks for all your help."–KMGH-TV Denver (ABC)
Minimum number of guests required for an online private event request is 25 people. For parties with fewer guests, please call the appropriate location.
*Please note: We require the finalized banquet menu two weeks prior to the event date. In order to provide you the best service possible, please contact us by phone at 303.226.1555 if your event is taking place within two weeks.
538 E. 17th Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Closed for Renovations