Many people dream of opening a bar, few see their dream become a reality. Veteran owned and operated, The Kennedy Station is the dream made real of owners Chris Robinson, and Joe Tatarka. With the assistance of their GM, Taylor Roy, The Kennedy Station is on track to be your favorite spot for Eats, Drinks, and Sports!
The Guys Behind The Station
About The Bar
The Team Behind The Beer
Chris Robinson | President
Chris Robinson is a local business owner and entrepreneur from upstate New York. His experience as the General Manager of 2 New York steakhouses inspired his desire to have a restaurant of his own. His wife, Emily, has brought a Venezuelan flare to the traditional American-bar fare. His wife and children are always his first priority, his drive and ambition help show his kids that hard work pays off. The training he received during his time in the U.S. Marine Corps has been at the heart of it all, and helped him develop his business strategies.
Joe Tatarka | Treasurer
Colorado native, Joe Tatarka, is the owner of A-B&C Enterprises, Inc, an Englewood-based company, that he has grown over the last 3 decades. During the ’60s and ‘70s, in various Boulder bars and restaurants, Joe progressed from bartending, to managing, to band-booking, to finally developing the “Mezzanine Lounge” in the Hotel Boulderado. Joe’s involvement in the creation of the Kennedy Station is the direct result of his love of hosting and hospitality from that experience. Joe also served as a combat infantry Sergeant in Vietnam.
Taylor Roy | Gen. Manager
Taylor Roy moved to Colorado from Southern California in 2009. He studied business at the Metropolitan State University and at the University of Colorado at Boulder. From school to fine dining, Taylor learned to work in a fast, upscale environment, ensuring client delight at some of Denver’s most highly rated restaurants. Passionate about wine, the food/beverage industry was a natural fit for Taylor and he began his sommelier training in 2014. When the opportunity arose, it was an easy decision for him to join The Kennedy Station, and he is looking forward to giving back to the community that welcomed him with open arms!