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Ship Tavern at the Brown Palace, Denver, CO

Ship Tavern at the Brown Palace

4.3
4.3
2159 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Thank you for choosing to dine with us at The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, "Where the World Registers."

Ship Tavern opened in 1934 after the repeal of prohibition making it the oldest restaurant in our hotel. The décor includes a complete mast and crow’s nest, an old ship’s clock, Jamaican rum barrels, and a collection of sailing ship models former hotel owner, Boettcher, acquired on a visit to Cape Cod.

Listen to live music and enjoy a lively meal in a vintage pub atmosphere. Savor our famous prime rib, burgers, sandwiches, seafood and steaks. Enjoy our wide selection of beers, wines and unique cocktails. Satisfy your sweet tooth with our delectable desserts.

Enjoy John Kite, live on the piano, Friday & Saturday evenings from 7:30 to 10:00 pm.

In order to accommodate parties of 8 or more guests, please contact us directly 303.297.3111 x3223


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Prime Rib, Fish
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (303) 297-3111 ext. 3315
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Kim Moyle
  • Catering
    Off site catering is available from the Ship Tavern or the Brown Palace Hotel catering menus.
  • Private party facilities
    The Brown Palace Hotel offers a large variety of beautiful banquet and event spaces to rent!
  • Private party contact
    Kristin Ercoli, Ship Tavern Manager: (303) 297-3111 ext. 3225
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown / LoDo
  • Cross street
    Off 17th Street between Broadway and Tremont Place
  • Parking details
    The Brown Palace Hotel has valet parking as you arrive at the entrance of the hotel. Valet parking is available at a discount rate of $14 with validation during lunch (before 5PM) and complimentary with dinner.
  • Public transit
    Bus: Civic Center; Light Rail: 18th & California
  • Entertainment
    Pianist plays Wednesday – Saturday: 8:30pm – 11:30pm
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,159 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

2,159 Reviews
  1. MicheleC

    Fayetteville

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Pub like atmosphere in a lovely old hotel, good food, good service and a fun place to take people in Denver!

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  2. LakElbert

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the Brown Palace & had our pre-concert supper at the Ship Tavern. Delicious food, comfortable atmosphere but the best part? Our waiter, Frank! He made my husband and I feel like the only people in the room! We so enjoyed our time here, because of Frank, the delicious food, good cocktails and because it's the Brown Plaza. Try it - you'll enjoy the experience!!

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  3. GaleB

    Denver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall it was a great place for lunch. We enjoyed it and would highly recommend.

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  4. MandyK

    Denver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Am old Denver gem that may have lost its shine. Maybe needs some culinary upgrades, but the service was great! Lots of great memories there from the past......

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  5. AmyM

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the restaurant !!!! Our server was AMAZING!!!! He went above and beyond to make my dad’s birthday very special. Food is always GREAT!!!!

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  6. SallyL

    Denver

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely old tavern in the Brown Palace - food was good service great - nostalgic and got a great birthday dessert

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  7. Tanya

    Dallas

    14 reviews

    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The Tavern, was one of my fav restaurants in Denver … their desserts are amazing . French Onion soup never disappoints. Unfortunately, the Premier Class of excellence have disappeared😱 Our main dishes were salty , non flavorful.. over cooked . Ugh 😩 do better bring back best in class!!!!!

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  8. TimothyD

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, exceptional wait staff. The manager, Kent went above and beyond to make me feel as though I was a returning member of one of the family. Highly recommended. 5 stars! 🌟

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Asked for a table in the corner. Since it appeared that they had PLENTY of open tables at the time of my reservation, this shouldn’t have been a problem, no doubt the hostess ignored this request, therefore no tables fit that description when we arrived. I also asked to be seated at a different table that the one our HOSTESS pointed out. The hostesses made a point to make me feel like an idiot for asking because the preferred table hadn’t been cleared. This isn’t my problem. The hostess could have had someone clear the table in less than 60 seconds. Our server however was great. The food was good. The prices and information on OpenTable did not match the actual prices at the restaurant. Not a big deal- except for those details are important- especially when open table says valet is free when it isn’t. I’m not 100% sure that the valet didn’t do a bamboozle and just made some extra money. I hope that’s not the case- but now that I’m thinking more about it I’m sure it was supposed to be free.

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  10. KimJ

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love going to dinner here! Especially for birthdays and special events.

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  11. Heffeln

    Denver

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best spot for a lunch meeting! Great choice of hearty meals but also soup and sandwich options which makes it a great place to meet on the fly for business or a lunch date with a friend. Great service, attentive too.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fish and chips were tasty. The steak frites was ok but next time I might order the club or burger. Some tables were a little close to neighboring tables.

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  13. Kitty

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dinner complete with Frank our waiter who remembered our friend Jack B. Weil. Perfect night except for the surprise parking fee. The web site says parking is complimentary for dinner but it wasn't it was discounted to $15.00 but still a surprise that changed the flavor of the evening. Catherine Comstock

    1 person found this helpful

  14. AndreaH

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food!! Great environment and friendly staff!!

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  15. VisitColorado

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Anthony was fantastic!!! It was great to also see Zach and other wonderful members of the Brown Palace team.

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  16. foggydawn59

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Steak was cooked perfectly. Crab cake appetizer was amazing and we shared a delicious piece of chocolate cake. We’ve been celebrating our wedding anniversary at the Ship Tavern for years!

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  17. DavidE

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A good place to discuss business activities. Convenient for downtown meetings.

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  18. LazarusP

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very enjoyable, the service was excellent and the food was delicious.

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  19. JaneO

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience for a birthday gathering. Food and drinks were wonderful

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, nice place to eat. The menu is limited but great food overall.

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  21. EricaT

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    It was too loud and service was not great due to an inattentive waitress.

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  22. ChristineD

    Denver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great waiter. His name is Frank and I have never had such terrific service

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  23. SueMary

    Denver

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an enjoyable meal and drinks pre-show at the Ship's Tavern. The service and food were great! Best Fish in Chips according to my husband!! Our server Joe was very attentive and helpful.

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  24. RickP

    Salt Lake City

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The Brown Palace has always been my "go-to" with clients or associates. The Ship's Tavern has a grand history but needs to step up their game. The BLT had a lonely strip of bacon with a couple small "bits" and two thinly sliced tomatoes with one leaf of lettuce. The extra thick bread is too much - I set one side away each time I visit. For the $21 price it was disappointing. The service is always top notch, but the kitchen needs to return to what it was before the pandemic. The acoustics are also hard at times to hear during a business lunch. I wish Ellyngton's was back in operation.

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  25. RobertB

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I was glad to see that the ship had not changed since I was there last. I love the feeling. I was glad that I could get a prime rib. At noontime Time and it was as good as always. A glass of Pinot noir, selected by our waitress person was good. Butterscotch apple pie for dessert was delicious.

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  26. RobertL

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    The restaurant seemed to be busier than the staff could handle. It was crowded and noisy making it difficult to understand the server or to carry on a conversation with my guest. The menu selections were overpriced.

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  27. WilliamM

    Denver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Food very over priced and of fair quality. Note a $52 sirloin steak that was of fair quality and room temperature. A better steak could easily be found at a diner for less than 1/2 price. Asked for medium rare, received medium. Other diner, asked for medium rare burger and received a well cooked burger. Lighting of the bar: dark with variety of wattage lamps. Main lights over the bar not operating and created a dark uninviting bar. Bar always had a wonderful glow. I was told new management placed LED lamps in the over-lights which created an extremely bright environment; this resulted in removing the lights. Hence, a dark bar. Place incandescent lamps back in the overheads! The piano player, John, was the ambiance. Without him, the experience would have been abysmal! I have been visiting the Ship Tavern for nearly fifty years. Never have I found it to be so lacking. Current management should be replaced!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect spot to celebrate a birthday dinner! Food was delicious and the service was even better!

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  29. ParkhillSushi

    Denver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    fantastic, especially the prime rib sandwich! Service great as always.

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  30. GabrielR

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    They gave me a very tiny portion of chicken strips that I had to send back. It was less than a single chicken breast. Didn’t really want to spend 25 dollars on a kids meals sized portion. Everything else was pretty good, but it was probably just a bit too expensive for the quality of food. It was good, but definitely not awesome.

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  31. Foodie44

    Denver

    111 reviews

    5.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for Valentines Day and got to order off the main menu. The prime rib was cooked perfectly!

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  32. DavidR

    Tulsa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I ordered the prime rib medium rare, and it was served a notch under medium-well. Because I didn't want my date to feel obligated to sit there while her food got cold waiting on me, I didn't say anything. It was Valentine's Day, and our belatedly made reservation was at 4:15. The restaurant reportedly was at capacity for the evening, and as prime rib is their specialty, there likely was a pretty good chance they would run out. Based on these factors and my restaurant/dining history, I'm not so sure the cut of meat that I was served was cooked that day. I've eaten a lot of prime rib lunches at fine restaurants that were discounted because they were from the previous night's rib, and my dinner had the same consistency, temperature and look of these lunch entrees. It is tough to warm-up a prime rib to medium-rare; they usually end up medium-well at best. On the flip side, our waiter was excellent, and the Brown Palace is a historic piece of art.

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  33. Chaz

    Denver

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience at the Ship’s Tavern on Valentines Day. The food was delicious and the staff was fun, professional and engaging. Thanks for a great time!

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  34. gramastone

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    I was terribly cold, despite being warmly dressed, but everything else was perfect.

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  35. MarkV

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is AWESOME in every regard! Food was amazing as well as the service. I would eat there everyday if I could.

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  36. AlieEats

    Denver

    92 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The waitress was quite busy and forgot to order our drinks. The food arrived tepid but the waitress recovered and had it warmed in the kitchen. Marriott owing the Brown Palace has not been good for the hotel in any way.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    We have been here before and had a great time 2 years ago but went last night and none of the food we got was good , hardly even edible... the chicken picatta seemed to have some type of cornstarch slurry , was way too thick, and super over salted. The prime rib eye was tough and incredibly over cooked , and all the veggies on both plates were hardly cooked and over salted. Will not be returning...

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  38. DanaF

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Great hotel. Good service. All it needs is a fireplace.

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  39. TerriW

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Ship(wreck) Tavern is just a no. Only positives were the hostess who greeted us by name and the young man doing water service and bussing. After being seated, we waited almost 20 minutes for our server to ask us for a drink order. However, we had to ask him for the drink menu as it was not provided. He provided one and came back a few minutes later to take both drink and meal orders. We both ordered chowder as an appetizer. My husband’s soup was so hot he had to let it sit before eating. My soup was lukewarm. When our meal arrived, my husband’s medium rare prime rib arrived rare and cold. Same with my entree, lukewarm to cold. Vegetables on both plates not cooked. We couldn’t even request either meal to be sent to be reheated as our server was still missing in action. When our server did return, we just asked for boxes for our mostly untouched food. You would think that would have prompted a question of the quality but nope. We did not ask for a manager as we decided to cut our losses and move on as we had show tickets. We paid $175 for two cocktails, two cups of soup, and two entrees that ultimately were just thrown away. This was a special occasion for us and it was so disappointing. Sub par service and poor food.

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  40. LaurieC

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The host and our waitress were both welcoming and friendly! The food was amazing-beautiful presentation and delicious! The piano player MADE the evening memorable! SO talented, engaging, personable and fun! Highly recommend this tavern, especially if you are in Key overalls. 😉

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FAQs

Ship Tavern at the Brown Palace offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 297-3111 ext. 3315.

Ship Tavern at the Brown Palace is rated 4.3 stars by 2159 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Ship Tavern at the Brown Palace

321 17th Street, Denver, CO 80202

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Off 17th Street between Broadway and Tremont Place
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown / LoDo
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Prime Rib, Fish
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    The Brown Palace Hotel has valet parking as you arrive at the entrance of the hotel. Valet parking is available at a discount rate of $14 with validation during lunch (before 5PM) and complimentary with dinner.
  • Public transit
    Bus: Civic Center; Light Rail: 18th & California
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Kim Moyle
  • Entertainment
    Pianist plays Wednesday – Saturday: 8:30pm – 11:30pm
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (303) 297-3111 ext. 3315
  • Catering
    Off site catering is available from the Ship Tavern or the Brown Palace Hotel catering menus.
  • Private party facilities
    The Brown Palace Hotel offers a large variety of beautiful banquet and event spaces to rent!
  • Private party contact
    Kristin Ercoli, Ship Tavern Manager: (303) 297-3111 ext. 3225
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