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  • One For The Rails

    The bar-hopping light-rail guide that takes commuting home from work (or school) up a notch. 


    Some days demand a drink before you get home—but one far enough from the office that your boss won’t overhear your bellyaching. For these times, you need a commuter bar: a place where you’re guaranteed a solid drink, decent company (if you want it), and a short stumble to your light-rail stop (about 10 minutes or less) once your spirit’s been lifted.

    Littleton Downtown (C, D)

    Wine: Kate’s Wine Bar
    Beer: The Tavern Littleton

    Alameda (C, D, E, F, H)

    Marg: Illegal Pete’s
    Beer: Gary Lee’s Motor Club & Grub
    Cocktail: Adrift Tiki Bar & Grill

    10th and Osage (C, D, E, F, H)

    Beer: Renegade Brewing Co.

    Pepsi Center/Elitch Gardens (C, E, W)

    Beer/Shot: Brooklyn’s

    Union Station (C, E, W)

    Cocktail: Mercantile
    Beer: Terminal Bar
    Cocktail: Cooper Lounge
    Bubbly: Stoic & Genuine
    Cocktail: Snooze
    Marg/Shot: Machete
    Beer: Wynkoop Brewing Company
    Beer: Thirsty Lion

    Federal Center (W)

    Beer: Chad’s Grill
    Wine: La Cave

    Dry Creek (E, F)

    Beer: Marco’s Coal-Fired Pizzeria
    Wine: Chinook Tavern

    Belleview (E, F)

    Wine: Shanahan’s Steakhouse

    Louisiana and Pearl (E, F, H)

    Beer: Hanson’s Grill & Tavern
    Wine: The Village Cork

    Theatre District/Convention Center (D, F, H)

    Beer: Stout Street Social
    Cocktail: The Corner Office

    16th and California (D, F, H)

    Wine or Bubbly: Peaks Lounge

    18th and California (D, F, H)

    Wine: Guard and Grace
    Beer: Shelby’s Bar & Grill

    20th and Welton (D)

    Beer: The British Bulldog
    Marg: Wahoo’s Fish Taco

    16th and Stout (D, F, H)

    Wine or Beer: The Broker
    Shot: Diego’s Mexican Food and Tequila Bar
    Wine: Panzano

    18th and Stout (D, F, H)

    Cocktail: Elway’s

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