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Bar Speak: New Mile High Sipping Spots, Part 3

So many bars, so little time. We profile the Mile High City’s newest watering holes.


This article is part of our Best Bars 2015 feature. Find the official 5280 list of the city’s best watering holes, trending cocktail ingredients, essays on the makings of a good bar, drinking alone, and more at 5280.com/bestbars2015.

Also, don’t miss part 1 and part 2.


Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

The latest addition to the Tavern Hospitality Group’s collection of laid-back eatery-and-drinkeries represents a departure from the sports-bar-meets-college-party vibe found at many of the group’s other locations. Sure, WTF is still laid-back, but its menu, created by Old Major chef-owner Justin Brunson, expands beyond burgers and beers to dishes and drinks that appease a slightly more elevated palate, like a seared tuna salad and the house specialty Nuts on 29th, a bold mix of Eagle Rare bourbon, Cocchi di Torino, Dancing Pines Black Walnut Liqueur, and orange bitters. The decor also feels a little more grown-up, making use of tufted vinyl booths and historic photos of Denver to set a fun and funky retro vibe. Sips and vittles aside, the real draw to this hip two-month-old Prospect Park spot is the rooftop deck. Southwest facing with nary a skyscraper to block the afternoon sun, you can bet this summer WTF will serve as a hub for plenty of late-day tanning and whiskey-tinged trysts. 2907 Huron St., whiskeytf.com

Follow senior editor Kasey Cordell on Twitter @KaseyCordell.

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