Atmosphere

The New Nightspots

It's easy to forget we're in a recession with the dozens of new drinking holes that cropped up across the Mile High City in the past year. Here, our picks for the best spanking-new bars to develop a little liquid amnesia.

March 2010

LoHi Steakbar

Opened June 2009
Vibe Neighborhood gastropub
In Your Glass Ginger gimlet
Best Seat in the House Settle in at the long community table in the front room, where you can easily gather with friends that arrive on time—or even a little late. 3200 Tejon St., 303-927-6334

Sketch

Opened March 2009
Vibe Chichi wine bar without the snotty attitude
In Your Glass Infinite Monkey Theorem's Gewürztraminer
Best Seat in the House The double-seater stools at the bar are the perfect spot for some date-night cuddling. 101 Broadway, 303-484-9305

The SportsBook

Opened November 2009
Vibe Upscale sports bar complete with books and servers dressed like naughty librarians
In Your Glass Blue Moon from the cool tableside tap
Best Seat in the House Opt for the lower-level booths, each of which is equipped with a TV. 1434 Blake St., 303-446-2222