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The Thin Man

2015 E. 17th Ave.
Denver, CO 80206
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  • Daily 3pm-2am
  • ATM, Patio/Sidewalk Dining
  • Late Night
While this bar's name might be inspired by Dashiell Hammett's detective novel, the Thin Man feels more like a modern-day joint in Brooklyn or the East Village than some film-noir relic. The narrow space is stuffed with countless depictions of Jesus, and Christmas lights provide a major source of illumination in the dim bar, making this a place where merry gentlemen -- and women -- can rest for hours on end, imbibing from the stellar lineup of brews, wines and infused vodkas. The patrons are as eclectic as the decor, and just as entertaining. Praise Jesus!

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