The Cornerhouse Grille is the place where locals and visitors alike have come to relax, watch your favorite sports, have an ice cold beer or specialty drink and eat hearty comfort food. The restaurant feels a bit like home because it is, in fact, located in the bottom floor of a house at the corner of Fir Street and Columbia Avenue.

Started in 1991, the eatery has become a bit of a modern institution in Telluride. Kenny Rosen, a longtime Telluride resident and restauranteur, purchased the establishment in 2010 to start a new chapter in Cornerhouse history. Rosen was a bartender back at The Cornerhouse in the mid-1990s, and reminisced when used to be the place to hangout after a long day on the ski hill or after work.

“Back in the old days, this was a place everyone would hang out, from ski patrollers and lift operators gathering after their work shifts to softball and broomball teams celebrating victories”, Rosen said in a Telluride Watch interview. “I want to bring that element back…carrying on the tradition while making it a little more festive”.

Rosen brought new life to The Cornerhouse with different menu items while retaining some of the classics, specials every day of the week and a new list of specialty drinks. The bar features nine flat-screen TVs with a multitude of college and pro sports on everyday. The back deck has also been refurbished for one of the few restaurants with enjoyable outdoor dining. Pricing for all beer and drinks are at “a little less than Telluride prices”: Four-dollar well drinks, $2 Miller High Life, and $2 Pabst Blue Ribbons.

The Cornerhouse Grille is the only restaurant to keep its full kitchen open until midnight seven days a week. The entire menu is available to-go except specials from when we open to midnight every day.