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The 35 Best Bars in Denver

From dive bars to chic cocktail lounges, we drank our way through the Mile High City to find the best places to imbibe.


February 2012


It’s A Date!

Celebrating an anniversary? Taking your crush on a first date? Want to rekindle the spark? Funky eateries, cozy hideaways, outdoor adventures, the perfect night in—we’ve planned for every occasion. We’ll leave the hard part (finding that special someone) up to you.



Musical Restaurants

Don’t blink, you might miss the opening (or closing) of another LoDo eatery. We chart the active dining scene.

Front Range

Site Specific

 The Taxi development is expanding—again. And months before any dirt moves for the newest building, space is already at a premium. 

Head Case

How I finally broke through a thick skull—to make sure it remains in one piece.

Point of View

We took a peek into University of Denver goalie Jamie Faus' mind to see what the sophomore and former Rookie of the Year is thinking during the game.



The Art of Time

Deny Designs marries art with furnishings.

A Touch of Romance

Simplify your spring look with a streamlined party ensemble.

City Chic

Designer spotlight: Maria Cornejo.

The Reel Deal

A Denver filmmaker is winning festival awards—between homework assignments, of course.

Into Focus

Become a (semi) pro photographer thanks to Chimpsy.

Slow Burn

 How paella became a metaphor for a marriage. 

Big Gulp

A growler for the wine lover.

Eat and Drink

Green Machines

Local restaurants shoulder the responsibility of being eco-conscious.

Eat Cheap

At Chicago Style Beef and Dogs in Lakewood, the attitude comes free of charge.

Urban Cowboy

Within Row 14’s sleek downtown space, chef Jensen Cummings works to find culinary harmony. 

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