Saturday, March 7, 2009

Denver's best dive bars

A. Cafe Cero

This casual neighborhood joint boasting nightly drink special and free pool and jukebox songs on Wednesdays is located inside a Victorian bungalow and flanked by several of the city's highbrow antique stores.

Open until 2 a.m.

B. Charlie Brown's

Beat writers Jack Kerouac, Neal Cassady and Allen Ginsberg are rumored to have drowned their sorrows at this murky but inviting Colburn Hotel piano bar.

Open until 2 a.m.

C. Gabor's

Cheap, stiff drinks, a chill ambience, Velvet Underground and Johnny Cash on the jukebox, and classic Hollywood starlets on the walls characterize this longtime music snob safe haven in the funky Capital Hill neighborhood.

Open until 2 a.m.

D. Pete's Greek Town Cafe

Hipsters, barflies, bikers and police officers are part of the mix at this restaurant and adjoining lounge where guests count on reliable Greek diner food, fair drink prices and an offbeat jukebox selection.

Open until 2 a.m.

E. Kermits Roadhouse

Miners and mountain men have bellied up to the bar at this rustic pub in the Rocky Mountain Foothills that's become a mandatory stop for skiers headed home from the high country.

Open until 10 p.m.

F. My Brother's Bar
Less of a dive than a local institution, the city's very first bar boasts a mean late-night menu, and is located steps from where Denver was founded.

Open until 2 a.m.

G. Rockbar

Hair Band nostalgia will set in immediately at at this watering hole inside the funky All Inn Motel that includes such original Seventies decor as mirrored ceiling panels, brown tuck-pointed vinyl booths and gold patterned carpeting.

Open until 2 a.m.

H. Herb's Hideout

Live jazz and funk, along with sets by some of the city's hottest DJs, rule the roost at this retro bar with skid-row charm.
Open until 2a.m.

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