New Establishment Gaining Top Recognition in State Media
Photos By Tommy Allen
As the city gains more and more bar/eateries, Woodland Park is slowly becoming a popular culinary hub.
One of the city’s newest additions, 110 Reserve, has gained a reputation as a unique social gathering spot that features a micro-bar and a small menu of enticing food items.
Since the establishment opened its doors in late June, it has already received attention by statewide media. Last July, 110 Reserve was featured by the “Out There Colorado” website as one of Colorado’s best beer gardens. The local hub made number seventh on the list, sitting next to other famous Colorado beer gardens such as The Barrel in Estes Park and the Cherry Creek Beer Garden in Denver.
To date, 110 Reserve has worked towards bringing the community together by offering events throughout the year. During the summer, they held a Dudes and Brews event for the local Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) organization. And then last month, they held an Oktoberfest celebration.
Last week, 110 Reserve featured a special fall festival during which they bought 200 pumpkins for a decorating contest. They had events for children during the day, and then live music starting in the afternoon.
On October 30, they plan on showcasing a Halloween costume party. In December, 110 Reserve plans on holding a special Winterfest for families. And to top off the festivities for the year, the gathering spot is planning on hosting a big party for New Year’s Eve.
Business owner Pamela Mikesell came up with the idea of 110 Reserve after seeing a need in the community.
“I felt like Woodland Park was needing another social gathering place,” Mikesell said. “We are an outdoor venue that is not necessarily a bar and not necessarily a restaurant. But I do provide good quality cocktails, a nice selection of beers, and my food menu I think is good. I’m not a full restaurant, but what I do have is amazing.”
Even though the venue is outdoors, the heaters and fire pits on the patio make it cozy, even when the weather is cold. “I have seven fire pits outside and three propane heaters,” the owner said. “We are working on an enclosure so we can enclose the outdoor patio so we can extend our seating outdoors. We will have heaters in there as well. We have blankets now so people can drape the blankets over their feet or legs.”
The patio is welcoming for families, as they have the opportunity to play games like cornhole or giant connect four. They are also pet friendly and dogs are welcome out on their patio.
In an attempt to make the place welcoming for everyone, 110 Reserve offers a good selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails. “I’m just a social gathering place, I don’t consider us a full bar,” Mikesell explained. “I consider us a micro-bar. All of our cocktails are hand-crafted. We use fresh ingredients and no mixers at all. All of our beers are local Colorado beers with two made in Teller County.”
The inside of 110 Reserve does not offer as much seating as the outside, but it has a cozy, homey mountain-feel. The bars inside were hand-made, using materials locally sourced from Casey’s Lumber in Teller County.
Now that Woodland Park is turning into a community where locals and tourists can bar and restaurant hop, it is wise to add 110 Reserve to the list of places to check out.