Beer - Microbrews (small selection)
Food - Good
Atmosphere- 1890's like
Date Visited - September 2009
The Diamond Belle Saloon is a tiny saloon at the Strater Hotel. It has the appearance of a saloon from the 1890's from the decoration to the staff uniforms. When we were there they played rag time music, like "Stephen stinking Foster". Being a person who likes History, I loved the ambience, but it was extremely crowded. In fact, from the time we sat down to the time we left, I don't think I saw a single seat come open.
The beer... On tap, unless I'm mistaken, they only had microbrews and Pabst Blue Ribbon. The Micros were 3 entries from the Durango Brewing Company and two from the Ska Brewing Company. I always like to recognize places that elect not only to go with craft beer, but pretty much squeeze out the big three. I'm guessing they have a greater selection in bottles, but I got all my beers here on draught.
The food ... The only food we had here were appetizers, but they were better than expected. So, I really don't know about their entrees.
I was surprised that the service here was as good as it was considering the crush of people inside. I don't think my beer glass was ever left empty and the waitress, despite constantly working different tables was always friendly and checked in on us pretty often.
To visit their website.... http://www.strater.com/
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