Kentucky Inn

890 S. Pearl St.
Denver, CO 80209
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Eric Gruneisen


  • Sun, Wed-Sat 7am-2am, Mon-Tue 10am-2am
  • ATM
A self-proclaimed "Midwest bar," the Kentucky Inn is just one of many small, discreet dives existing in now-posh neighborhoods like West Wash Park. Once a haven for postal workers -- the post office down the street is the reason the bar still opens at 7 a.m. -- the Inn now services a mostly younger crowd looking for PBR and Old Style by the can, served up by a friendly waitstaff that also doesn't mind making the occasional frozen pizza on request. The low-key bar is just two rooms with darts and other distractions, and while sporting events can bring in the bigger crowds, the Kentucky Inn prides itself on its local clientele and easygoing status.

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