On July 14, Buena Vista’s former jailhouse will get a second chance. The Jailhouse Craft Beer Bar, located on Main Street, has transformed a 19th-century stable-turned-jail into a 1,000 square-foot modern beer bar. 

Showcasing craft beers from all around Colorado, the United States, and even some from abroad, Jailhouse will offer 10 rotating taps. The opening tap list includes beers from Casey Brewing & Blending, Cannonball Creek and more. There is also a curated selection of bottles and cans and a small wine list.

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Jailhouse Craft Beer Bar. All photos by Scott Anderson.

“There is so much great beer out there. In Colorado alone we have over 280 breweries, many of which have never been able to showcase their beer in the Arkansas Valley, until now,” says Jailhouse owner Sarah Haughey. “I want to give the people of Buena Vista and the surrounding area the opportunity to try as much beer as their taste buds can handle. Our selection will always rotate and will always offer something for everyone.”

And while the nature of the jailhouse has changed, the interior still retains much of the history with original stone wall and beams still intact.

Opening weekend and onward, the Jailhouse will be open seven days a week from 2-10 p.m. Monday–Wednesday, 12-10 p.m. Thursday–Saturday and 12-8 p.m. on Sundays.

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Jailhouse owner Sarah Haughey.

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