Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Mountain States >
Mar 15, 2010 11:28 AM

Corned beef in Boulder?

Where would you go for good corned beef in Boulder? I don't feel like making a five-pound brisket and brining it for five days. Conor O'Neill's is the obvious place to start. Anyone tried it there? Any other ideas?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. The Boulderado is offering a $17 St. Patrick's Day buffet on Wednesday evening.

    1. Looks like it's on the regular menu at Scotch Corner Pub as well...

      6 Replies
      1. re: tatamagouche

        Scotch Corner Pub is no longer in business.

        1. re: rlm

          Oh really! The website's still up. I was curious about the place—I know Claire didn't like it but Clay Fong quite liked it. I wanted to tiebreak.

          1. re: tatamagouche

            I went there once, not long after it opened, and was unimpressed enough to not return before it closed. Not that I serve as any tiebreak!

            1. re: LurkerDan

              Sure you do! 2 to 1 is good enough for me (or would be if it were still open). What's in the space now, anything yet?

              1. re: tatamagouche

                The last time we walked by there it was still dark. The phone listed on the Scotch Corner website is disconnected too. Not a good sign.

                1. re: rlm

                  Yes, it is still dark, but there's still a lot of "stuff" in the space, as if the curtain fell abruptly. There are/were conflicting signs in the window: "Business for Sale" and "For Lease," I believe, are still there. For a while, another sign still said "Open" -- which it wasn't.

                  It's a very large storefront in a new building on a very prominent (but very traffic-heavy) corner. I imagine buying into it costs big bucks, which in this economy will take a deep-pocketed business.

      2. The Kitchen ( just posted on their Facebook that they're doing a corned beef and cabbage dinner tomorrow night.

        3 Replies
        1. re: reubensandperrier

          P.S. And yesterday evening, I learned that the West End Tavern had corned beef yesterday -- at least sandwiches at lunchtime. File it away for Mar 17, 2011.

          The West End Tavern
          926 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302

          1. re: ClaireWalter

            d'oh! too late but there's a hole in the wall right down the street from Conor's on the way to Pearl called Dubbin's. Its literally a hole in the wall and the guys does great sandwiches from scratch including corned beef yesterday.

            1. re: gregoryswil

              I hope Dubbins does well. It's about the fifth place in that little window-service joint (the last place served hot dogs). It never seems to be open when I'm around there.

        2. If you don't think that corned beef and cabbage are only for St. P's Day, the Niwot Tavern offers it as its Thursday evening $10 special dinner. Haven't tried it, so take this as information, not as a recommendation.

          Niwot Tavern
          7960 Niwot Rd Unit D12, Longmont, CO 80503