Colorado Dining January 26, 2022
The Rock Rest Lodge In Colorado Is About As Kitschy And Fun As It Comes
Colorado is a “weird” state, so it should come as no surprise that nearly every community has its own wacky and one-of-a-kind attractions. If you are looking for all of the above in a restaurant, however, there is only one place to go, which is the kitschy and fun Rock Rest Lodge:
Located in Golden, the Rock Rest Lodge is a can't-miss bar and grill that is home to an upbeat ambiance, cold drinks, tasty bites, and... a rhino?
"From the deepest part of the Congo to the picturesque mountain town of golden Colorado, it’s been a long strange trip for Murray the rhino," explains Rock Rest when referring to its mascot, which goes on to tell of how the rhino became a pet to William Randolph Hearst before becoming the guardian of the Lodge.
In addition to the iconic Murray, the Rock Rest Lodge - which was established in 1907 - features even more quirky decor, plus games, special events, and a plethora of famous patrons.
Louis Armstrong and Keith Richards have both visited the Rock Rest!
In terms of food, the Rock Rest specializes in greasy bar fare (a la nachos and wings), plus burgers, soup and salad, BBQ, pizza, and burgers.
Are you thirsty? The Rock Rest Lodge can help with that, too!
To learn more about the super fun Rock Rest Lodge, please visit their
The Rock Rest Lodge is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
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