Thornton, CO 80233
A Thornton staple for over two decades, Joe Palooka's has all the trappings of a good neighborhood bar: cordial waitstaff, reasonably priced drafts, a clean spot to rest your elbows, and plenty of TVs for game-watching. The strip mall-situated hangout looks small from the outside but opens up once you're inside with plenty of seating. Whether you're at a high-top table with a pitcher or bellied up to the giant horseshoe bar with a pint, the bartenders are always friendly and attentive. Mostly a drinking and pool-playing spot, Palooka's keeps the bar food to a minimum, with daily happy hours serving up free popcorn and hot dogs straight from the rotary cooker. The tin roof-lined interior is dimly lit, and patrons looking to grab a smoke can do so on the bar's small front patio.
Tips from foursquare
If you are looking for a fight, this is the place to be. Straight up Roadhouse style - minus Patrick Swayze.
Play the skee-ball machine for free drinks. It pays for itself and then some if you do good, definitely worth the try.
Very cold beer
Decent local joint
Napoleon complex screaming at everyone to get the F*ck out, just after last call was given...not good business ethics what-so-everThumbs down. Will not be returning. EVER!