Lately a few buddies of mine have been meeting at the “world famous” Dark Horse, a whimsical bar in Boulder, Colorado. The term “whimsical” may not be the right term. The decor is (if you will) funhouse meets Chucky — There are so many things to look at in the place its almost impossible for this A.D.D. girl to hold a conversation without getting distracted, which is alright by me!
They have odds and ends from all sorts of places and eras — including full size wagons, large replicas of various whateverments and animals that would make any taxadermist proud. Its a wonder how they fit all of it in there! Amongst one of their many bars they also have an entire wall filled with moving gears that have the potential to confuse any patron.
On a more practical note, the Dark Horse offers multiple bars, a food counter (when your order is ready the kitchen staff will announce it over a loud speaker… can be fun… or annoying), an upstairs and patio, pool, arcade games… the madness never stops.
From what I’ve tried, the food there is pretty typical of bar food. Burgers, fries, deep-fried sides… delicious in every sense. One of the oddest things on the menu is a burger that features provolone, bacon and peanut butter. Yes, peanut butter. They call it the “Jiffy Burger” and I had to try it.
The Jiffy Burger, in all its ooey gooey glory, was surprisingly tasty — very filling and very satisfying. So satisfying in fact, that I don’t know if I will order it again. But it’s definitely worth trying!