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New pub has familiar feel

Joel Stonington
The Double Dog Pub recently opened next to the Steak Pit in Aspen. (Mark Fox/The Aspen Times)
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There’s a brand new watering hole in town, the Double Dog Pub. It’s next door to the Steak Pit, and the same owners, Robert and Cindy Glowacki, opened it.”We have two dogs,” Robert said. “They’re the logo. It’s all about dogs, really. There are pictures of dogs everywhere. The entrance from the patio into the bar, the whole stairwell will be covered with pictures of people’s dogs. If you have a photo of your dog, then we’ll put it in a frame for you. Aspen is pretty much a dog town.”

Dogs, however, are not allowed. “The health department wouldn’t like that,” Robert said. “We serve food.”The Double Dog Pub has been open for about two weeks. But Valentine’s Day marks the beginning of the musical offerings that will run from 7:30-10 p.m. each Tuesday.

The band, the Crowlin Ferlies, consists of Sandy Munro on the mandolin and fiddle, Steve Johnson on banjo and Irish button accordion, Don Paine on fiddle, and Kory Krahle on fiddle, mandolin and guitar. The music will be mostly Celtic and bluegrass, as the band plays all-acoustic sets with plenty of guest musicians. “They’ll welcome people who want to join in,” Robert said. “They’ll start out playing the four of them. If people want to show up then they’ll try to work them in.”The bar is small, seating around 65, and serves a menu similar to the Steak Pit’s, though with some additional bar classics like fish and chips.



“It’s just a good atmosphere, all intimate and cozy with a really big fireplace,” Robert said.Joel Stonington’s e-mail address is jstonington@aspentimes.com