The Red Onion is Aspen’s oldest bar and a true testament of time. Originally named the “The New Brick Saloon,” the building was built in 1892 during the silver boom. At the time, it was one of the only standing buildings in Aspen. Soon, the name “The Red Onion” started catching on among locals and eventually the name was officially changed. This building has seen it all and has been one of the most popular bars in Aspen for over a century.
The Red Onion has a rich history of celebrities, wild parties, delicious food and strong drinks. John Denver, Billie Holliday, Freddie Fisher, and Louis Armstrong are among some of the big name musicians who have played at the bar over the years. Take a visit and be sure to look at the old school images hung throughout, you will not be disappointed. This is one of the most iconic buildings in Aspen and the character of the saloon has been beautifully maintained. Grab a drink and take a trip back in time to 1892.
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