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Looking to try a new restaurant in downtown Steamboat? You have plenty of options this ski season.

O'Neil's Tavern is one of several new bars and restaurants that are now open in downtown Steamboat Springs.
Scott Franz

New retail stores open

In addition to new restaurants, downtown is also welcoming the following new retail spaces this holiday season:

Fringe Boutique: Mainstreet Steamboat Springs Manager Lisa Popovich calls this new women's clothing and gift store very local friendly and stylish.

"It has price points that are broad in range, so there's something that will appeal to everybody," Popovich said.

907 Lincoln Avenue


Ohana: This mountain lifestyle shop features Colorado crafted goods, apparel, home goods, leather goods art and more. Popovich said the store features hand-screened T-shirts and other local gift items. The store is owned by Emily and Luke Dudley, who design and screen print apparel and home goods.

Howelsen Place A-105

Mary Jane's: This new jewelry store in Howelsen Place features affordable luxury jewelry lines such as Pandora, Alex & Ani, and Swarovski. Mary Jane's has locations in Estes Park, Vail and Hawaii.

Howelsen Place B-103

— A new Irish tavern, a restaurant boasting a farm-to-table concept and a new sports bar and family restaurant are among the many new places in downtown Springs to eat this ski season.

Late night downtown revelers looking for a place to eat after midnight also will have another option.

David Eliason and his wife, Brandi, recently opened the doors to O’Neil’s Tavern and Grill below Rootz at Seventh Street and Lincoln Avenue.

The tavern, which is named after Brandi’s father, Patrick O’Neil, boasts a cozy atmosphere, more than 40 kinds of Irish whiskey and a full menu.

Eliason said the fish and chips and the shepherds pie are quickly becoming some of the most popular dishes.

“People are floored by the quality of the food,” Eliason said.

The menu owes its flavor and Irish inspiration to chef Morgan McKearn.

Happy hours at the tavern will start on Dec. 20, along with the introduction of late-night food service until 1 a.m.

O’Neil’s is the Eliasons’ second restaurant venture in Steamboat.

The couple opened the popular Back Door Grill downtown last year.

O’Neil’s is one of several restaurants that have either opened or are in the process of opening downtown.

Rex Brice just opened his new restaurant, Salt and Lime, in the former Rio Grande space.

The new Mexican restaurant’s inaugural Yelp reviews were two five-star write ups.

The restaurant was remodeled and features craft tequila cocktails and progressive Mexican dishes.

Other downtown restaurants opening soon include Scratch, a restaurant on Yampa Street that will feature a farm-to-table menu, and Dude and Dan’s Bar and Grill, a family-friendly spot that is opening in the former location of Riggio’s on Lincoln Avenue.

To reach Scott Franz, call 970-871-4210, email scottfranz@SteamboatToday.com or follow him on Twitter @ScottFranz10

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