Sports bar just the ticket for Los Dos |

Sports bar just the ticket for Los Dos

Ryan Graff
Special to the Post Independent

GLENWOOD SPRINGS” One of Glenwood Springs’ oldest restaurants has a secret in its basement.

Los Desperados, a 29-year-old Glenwood Springs favorite that’s informally known as Los Dos, opened a sports bar in its basement a year ago. Within a week the bar was going strong, and it keeps getting more popular, said bar manager Joel Stokes.

“We saw a need in West Glenwood for the entertainment package,” said Stokes.

The bar has a pool table, dartboards, three televisions, a jukebox, pinball machine, and a trivia machine.

Though the bar is labeled a sports bar, it doesn’t attract just one kind of person, said Stokes.

“We have a lot of regulars that come from all walks of life,” he said. “We’re trying to make it to where you’re very, very comfortable.”

Couples, singles, and people from doctors to construction workers to golf pros frequent the bar, said Stokes.

The stereo plays country music unless the jukebox is playing its wide variety of tunes.

One of the most popular games in the bar is an EA Sports PGA Tour Golf video game, said Stokes.

The game is similar to the popular Golden Tee video game found in other bars around the valley, but has better graphics and an Internet connection that allows players to enter nationwide tournaments, said Stokes.

“We’ve got a group of people that play this all the time,” he said.

The tournaments have a total purse of $20,000, with the winner taking $5,000. The bar is the only one in Glenwood, and one of only a few in the valley, with the game, said Stokes.

Between six and 12 teams also compete in dart tournaments each Sunday night, said Stokes.

Stokes keeps two beers on tap, and a variety of Mexican imports, and always has a beer special. The full Los Desperados menu is also available downstairs.

What really makes the bar so popular, though, is the people.

“We have a lot of regulars that are just great people,” said Stokes. “The customers are what make it. It’s like one big happy family.”

Contact Ryan Graff: 945-8515, ext. 534

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