The iconic Bonnie Brae Tavern will bring back fond memories for many baby boomers. The interior of the Bonnie Brae Tavern reminds me of my childhood when my family would go out to the local diners in northern Minnesota. Not because there are plaid black & red flannel shirts walking around, but because of the turquoise vinyl booths against white walls. Just the FEEL of the Bonnie Brae Tavern is comforting.
The Bonnie Brae Tavern is and has been a Denver institution for over 75 years. After prohibition ended, a man of Italian extraction named Carl Dire, and his wife Sue, opened the Bonnie Brae Tavern and named it after the neighborhood in which it sat. They lived upstairs from the Bonnie Brae Tavern so that they could spend more time running their fledgling business. They eventually built a home across the parking lot from the Bonnie Brae Tavern. Carl and Sue's sons, Mike and Hank, returned home from college to join the family business. Carl Dire passed away in 1982, and Sue followed him in 2002. Today, grandchildren Michael and Ricky, and great grandchildren Chris, Teresa and Pat are all still a part of the Bonnie Brae Tavern.
After receiving awards for the Best Family Restaurant in Denver and being known for having the Best Pizza in Denver you may want to visit the Bonnie Brae Tavern for their daily specials of:
Tuesday: $1.00 off Burgers and Eggplant Parmesan for $9.95
Wednesday: Prime Rib with 1 side for $10.95 with 2 sides - $13.95
2 item Calzone for $8.95
Thursday: New York Strip Steak with 1 side for $10.95 (with 2 sides $13.95)
2 piece Fish & Chips with 1 side - $8.95
Friday: 3 piece Fish & Chips with 1 side - $10.95
3 Fish Tacos - $8.95
Saturday: BBQ pork ribs with baked beans includes soup or salad - $11.95
Sunday: 3 piece fried chicken includes soup or salad - $9.25 (available only in the evening)
The menu at the Bonnie Brae Tavern is long and varied and does include a Children's Menu.