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If you live in east Denver, you've probably passed the Thunderbird Lounge at the Spitfire Grill a hundred times without really noticing it. From the outside, it looks like any other divey watering hole located in a strip mall. But on the inside, the Spitfire is an unusual mix: a family-friendly restaurant serving new patrons from Lowry on one side has been grafted onto an old-school bar with cheap drinks and a lineup of regulars from Montclair, Hilltop and Virginia Vale on the other. But the cozy booths, frank, friendly service, daily specials and outstanding burgers and wings have turned those families into regulars too.


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