The Teller House opened as the region’s most posh hotel in 1872. Today, visitors who want a taste of the authentic Old West, have a drink here at the Face Bar, made famous by the picture of a woman painted on the bar-room floor. It’s a refreshing change in this town where the inside of most historic buildings have been gutted and filled with slot machines and poker tables.
The Teller House is a popular pre-opera dining choice. The Face Bar Restaurant has casual fare, while The Rouge dining room upstairs delivers fine dining. Both restaurants are run by Kevin Taylor, once of Denver’s award-winning chefs.
The bar is a popular gathering place for people coming to Central City for the opera or to gamble in one of the casinos tucked into historic buildings.