This past week saw the surprise closing of Fadó Irish Pub, one of the first spots to open in LoDo in anticipation of Coors Field; this past March it held its biggest St. Patrick's Day celebration. But just two months later, Fadó announced its departure from the neighborhood on Facebook with this: "It's with a heavy heart that we close our doors, but it's time to move...." The owners say they're looking for a new location; in the meantime, fans and foes alike have been responding to the news. Says Luigi:
Should've closed fifteen years ago. It stopped being an Irish pub and more of a kegs-and-eggs place. It wouldn't surprise me when it either turns up in Stapleton or the new Zeppelin joint. Oh, the humanity...
Or maybe it should head north, suggests Pete:
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I love Fado's. How about moving Fado to Fort Collins? Remember, we have a brand-new stadium opening this summer. Tons of college-age adults, and a great economy propped up by high-tech companies, Wyoming and Nebraska weekend tourists and a major university. Plus, one of Americas top 10 cities to retire in. Fort Collins, the choice city.
And then there's this from Christian:
But where will we spend $20 to get into a sub-par bar that sells $10 beers on St. Patrick's Day next year?
What did you think of Fadó? What's your favorite Irish bar in town? What's your favorite bar in LoDo?