The Buckhorn Bar: Favorite watering hole
Popular bar with wide age group. You'll find college students, Harley bikers to senior citizens. There are numerous heads of wild life mounted high on the walls. They have a live band on most weekend nites.
Dress Code: Very casual
Speaking of the Library, its one of two Microbreweries in Laramie. If you start your evening off with a pitcher of Coors here, I'll laugh at you. Prices range from $1 for a pint of their House Beers (which are good, but not Northwest quality) during happy hour, and $2.25 regularly.
Favorite brews to try is the Bantam IPA, very happy and smooth and won best beer in Wyoming a couple of years ago.
The other Microbrewery is the Altitude in downtown, which has $2.50/per pint of their house beers.
They have a good stout on Nitro tap here, along with good seasonals.
Bud's Bar: One of Kind Bar in Laramie
Bud's Bar is one of the most unique Bar's in Laramie. It is nostalgic in feel, kind of like you're going back in time. The drinks are the best value you can find in Laramie. If you've had a long day it's a fun place to come. The regulars are sure to make you smile with a quip, or funny story. The bartenders always give excellent service.
Dress Code: Casual
Buckhorn Bar: Where the Beautiful People Go to Get Ugly
Complete with a bullet hole in the large mirror that overlooks the antique wooden wrap-around bar, the Buckhorn is a Laramie institution. Infamous for its drunks and the occasional fight, the Buckhorn is the closest thing you'll get to a true Laramie western saloon.
The bar offers a complete list of standard beers (Pabst, Coors, a variety of microbrews, etc.) and has a pool table, but does not serve food (thank god). During the weekends there is often live music (though it is all too often not that great) and on Friday's and Saturday's the bar charges a minimal cover charge.
Many visitors to Laramie will likely not appreciate the appeal of the Buckhorn -- that of a relic/historic western bar -- but it is certainly worth a visit.
Dress Code: Absolutely none
The Ranger: Most Fun Bar in Town
The Ranger Bar and Liquor Store is one of the best night spots in Laramie.
The Ranger attracts a young university crowd and is somewhat infamous for long-drunken nights of revelry. The bar is somewhat small and has a small outdoor courtyard (now primarily used for smoking, since all Laramie bars are now smoke free). The bar's two pool tables and shuffle board table are frequented in the late evenings and are inexpensive to use. This combined with its great juke box, makes for a fun evening.
Famous for its strong drinks and hospitable bartenders, the Ranger is well worth a visit.
Dress Code: None
Tommy Jacks: One of Many in Laramie's Great Bar Scene
Tommy Jack's at 3rd and Grand Avenue is typical of the great food and bar establishments in Laramie. The university students and others who hang around make Laramie's downtown a lively place to be all summer long. I ate dinner and drank an iced tea at Tommy's because none of the other decent restaurants in the downtown area were still open, so these places can also become a last resort for decent grub for those dining late. I had a pasta dinner that really was quite good. The atmosphere is very informal and people are genuine and friendly, unlike a more urban bar scene.
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