The kitschy, divey, curmudgeonly Gabor's announced last week that it's shutting down to make way for the Marion Street Tavern, which will be, according to its owner, a "really cool old-style neighborhood saloon."
Of course, that is a pretty apt description of Gabor's, minus the "old-style" modifier. Gabor's is old and oozes style, but the minute you link those two adjectives with a hyphen, authenticity vanishes.
Look, the Marion Street Tavern will probably be fine. Its owner says the menu will be similar to his other joint, Edgewater's Providence Tavern . Which means it'll be similar to the menus at Highland Tap & Burger , Washington Park Grille , the Uptown/Downtown/Lowry/Tech Center Tavern  cabal, and basically any hangout—there are dozens in Denver—that emphasizes pub food, draft beer, and flat-screen TVs. We'll go for a meal or a game, we'll have a decent enough time, and we'll forget the entire experience the minute we walk out the door.
But we'll never forget Gabor's.