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Jun 06, 2024

Customer Feature: The Famous

a full dining room at The Famous

Nestled in the heart of Leadville, Colorado, The Famous stands as a testament to the passion and creativity of its owners: Jeff Harkness, Adam Shuknecht, and Matt Delaney. This upscale and inviting sports bar, located on Historic Harrison Avenue, offers an elevated menu that has quickly become a favorite among locals and visitors alike.

Jeff, Adam, and Matt envisioned The Famous as a place where friends and family could gather, much like the cherished backyard barbecues and household gatherings they enjoyed. “We wanted to create something that was fun and a place where we wanted to hang out, and hopefully so did others!” they shared. This vision shines through in every aspect of The Famous, from the cozy atmosphere to the thoughtfully crafted menu.

One of the standout features of The Famous is its wood-fired oven, which adds a perfect touch to the cozy, small-town mountain feel. This oven is central to many of the bar’s delectable dishes, providing a warm and inviting ambiance that complements the scenic surroundings of Leadville.

In addition to running The Famous, Jeff, Adam, and Matt also own two small coffee shops—one just down the street and another a couple of hours south. Their entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to community are evident in these ventures, offering locals and visitors alike a place to relax and enjoy a quality cup of coffee.

Jeff, Adam, and Matt agree that their favorite aspect of running The Famous is the people. “Our guests as well as our staff” bring joy and fulfillment to their work, making every day an exciting new opportunity to connect and create memorable experiences.

Among the many mouthwatering options, one of the most unique and popular pizzas is The Firebird. This culinary masterpiece starts with a white sauce base, topped with mozzarella cheese, chicken, turkey burnt ends, house-pickled jalapenos, and finished with a hot honey drizzle. It’s a must-try for anyone visiting The Famous.

Since opening their doors in early March, The Famous has been steadily expanding its hours. As of June 1st, they are open for lunch and dinner every day, providing even more opportunities for guests to enjoy their elevated sports bar experience.

Whether you’re a local or just passing through the highest incorporated town in the nation, The Famous offers a warm, welcoming environment with delicious food and a sense of community. Jeff, Adam, and Matt have truly created a place that feels like home. So, next time you’re in Leadville, be sure to stop by and experience the charm and hospitality of The Famous.

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