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The Best Bars in Denver

Colorado's microbrew scene is so strong that it's resulted in a goofy nickname, Foam on the Range. Which is not to say that the Mile High City's craft cocktails aren't worth seeking out, too. With Denver's plethora of distilleries, wineries, and brewpubs, you won't go thirsty while visiting.
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2376 15th St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
Beat writer Jack Kerouac fell in love with Denver after a visit (he eventually bought a home in Colorado), and Sal, the lead character in On the Road, travels to the city a few times. The free-spirited character Dean Moriarty was based on the...
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1925 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
Inspired by Brooklyn's Barcade and Portland's Ground Kontrol, The 1up is Denver's take on an arcade bar. Stocked with 15 pinball machines, 3 skeeball lanes, giant Jenga sets and 45 classic arcade games including Donkey Kong, Frogger, Pac Man, NBA...
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4700 Cherry Creek S Dr, Denver, CO 80246, USA
It's a bright, sunny Sunday morning in Denver. We're too relaxed to pack the car to head into the mountains. We don't much feel like heading out on the bikes. The Broncos, Rockies, Nuggets, and Avalanche are all out of town. So what do we do? We...
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1600 17th St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
It’s rumored that Stephen King was inspired by this moody deco landmark when he wrote about the hotel bar in The Shining. The Cruise Room in the historic Oxford Hotel is an authentic post-Prohibition bar with its original chrome and neon,...
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5450 N Valley Hwy, Denver, CO 80216, USA
Ready to kick up your boots? Head out to this quirky country-western club off I-25 north of downtown Denver. With live bands and line dancing, as well as dollar beer nights, ladies' nights, and other diversions packing the calendar,...