Every neighborhood has its go-to hangout: Congress Park has Madison Street , Wash Park has the Pub on Pearl , and Highland has Mead St. Station . And now RiNo, Five Points, and Globeville can lay claim to Jake's Food & Spirits , an almost two-month-old bar and grill that lies on the border of all three neighborhoods.
The spot serves a reliable menu of bar favorites: Buffalo wings (order them extra crispy), crisp fried-pickle chips, stacked burgers and sandwiches, and a handful of Mexican, Italian, and Southern dishes. Of the items I've tasted, I'll go back for the French dip, which comes with melted provolone, prime rib sliced extra thin, and a not-too-salty jus.
The comfortable spot has begun to see regulars stop in three or four times a week—a result, no doubt, of the vibe, the food, and general manager Ty Hubbard's charisma.
Tip: When driving to Jake's, look for the spot's cartoon wall mural as opposed to the hard-to-find sign.
3800 Walnut St., 303-295-3800