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Jul 31, 2011 11:42 AM

Seeking Bar/Restaurant Recommendations for Denver

I'm heading to Denver with some friends in a couple of days, and we want to make sure we don't miss anything that we're gonna hear about later and regret. I'm mainly looking for dive bars and greasy spoon-type restaurants, but really as long as it's not a tourist trap, we're open for any and all suggestions. The older the place the better, and we are staying downtown, but I'm sure we'll travel for a great place too. Thanks in advance!

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  1. My Brother's Bar. SW corner of 15th and Platte- no sign, FYI. I love this place- it's hard to categorize, but it's a good old bar, with pretty good burgers, and great bartenders.

    My Brother's Bar
    2376 15th St, Denver, CO 80202

    1. The Cruise Room in the Oxford Hotel, not a dive but a very cool place to grab a martini, Walking distance from the bar already mentioned, as a plus. :)

      1. I'm stil new to the city, but I really enjoyed Lincoln's Road House. Great blues music!

        Lincoln's Road House
        1201 S Pearl St, Denver, CO 80210

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        1. re: Heatherb

          Definite thumbs up for Lincolns. Good biker bar, but everyone goes, yup, and great music sometimes. It's close to DU. Near Buchtel and Washington. Piper Inn is a good biker bar, too - sounds weird, but GET THE Chinese wings! (It's out east - Havana/Parker/Evans.

          Downtown - Herb's Hideout, (Lola- across the highway) Wazee Supper Club, as before mentioned - Cruize Room. O - go to Venice for their happy hour in the bar. Awesome food for super cheap. Or go to Sullivan's and sit on the patio - low prices on the small patio menu. Falling Rock is great for 100's of beers. Denver Diner is a really good spot to people watch and grab a bite to eat at 2 am. Have fun!

          Denver Diner
          740 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80204

          Wazee Supper Club
          1600 15th St, Denver, CO 80202

          Piper Inn Bar
          2251 S Parker Rd, Denver, CO 80231

        2. Biker Jim's - best game sausages in town
          Pete's Kitchen on Colfax after a night of exploring Dive Bars
          Herb's, Bender's, and El Chapultapec for dive bars, although El Chapultapec is a jazz bar and Herb's also has live music. (may be cash only)

          Pete's Kitchen
          1962 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206