Thursday, February 02, 2012

35 Best Bars in Denver

 I got an email from my Contact Me form.

The email was from an employee at 5280 Magazine letting me know that their February issue contained an article about "The 35 Best Bars in Denver". I forget where exactly I read about it, but I do think I knew about the article. Well, I know I must have read it from one of the Denver area beer bloggers. I just don't remember which blogger.

You'll have to read the article to get most of the content. I'm embarrassed to say that I've only been to three of the 35 bars. I'm going to get this issue of the magazine, so maybe I'll use the article as a check-list and attempt to get to some more of the bars.

The bars that I have been to are:

  • Falling Rock Tap House 1919 Blake St., 303-293-8338 has lots of great craft beer. I would certainly agree that it has to be one of Denver's top area bars. The article says it has 85 (or so) rotating handles. If you can't find something you like here, you don't like beer.
  • Wazee Supper Club 1600 15th St., 303-623-9518 . I was here for a company Christmas party a LONG time ago and I don't really remember much about it. I do remember that it is one of the only times (maybe THE only time) I've had a martini. I much prefer beer!
  • Blue Moon Brewing Company at the Sandlot Coors Field, 2161 Blake St., 303-298-1587. This is a brewery right along right field of Coors field. I have liked everything I've had there. Last time I was there, they had a fantastic ESB. Nice and hoppy. This is a wonderful little place.
I am  really interested in checking out a couple:
  •  Freshcraft 1530 Blake St., 303-758-9608 is another great Craft Beer Bar in Lodo. I really need to check this place out.
  • Denver Bicycle Cafe 1308 E. 17th Ave., 720-446-8029 . I just recently heard this advertised on the Colorado Craft Beer Show, so I assume they have some pretty good beers on tap. I love the idea of a bicycle bar. When it gets warmer, I am pretty sure my family will be coincidentally biking along 1308 E. 17th Ave on some weekend.

Of course the sections of the article that most interested me was the Craft Beer section and the Sports Bar section. I probably won't ever attempt to hit any of the other types of bars.

Go ahead and read the article online: (NOTE ... that link is to page 1 of 8). Better yet, go out and buy yourself a hard-copy.

None of these bars serve Hopslam, but I though this post needed a picture.
Seriously, read the article. Let me know if there are any bars you would include on the list.

HAPPY GROUNDHOG's Day everyone!

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