Photos: Local musicians take over Sidewinder Tavern
All photos by Brandon Marshall.
For decades, the Sidewinder was a down-and-dirty Globeville dive. But a month ago a group of local musicians, including Fez Garcia (with some help from his folks), took over the spot just around the corner from Crash 45 and gave the bar a bit more hipster cred. Garcia says they're trying to recapture the vibe of the now-defunct Gabor's in Capitol Hill: laidback, unpretentious, and really cozy. The jukebox is now filled with lots of local bands, as well as mix CDs brought in by patrons.
In the near future, Garcia promises, they'll have a kitchen up and running, and the adjoining event hall, which had been used for wedding receptions and birthday parties, will become a music venue that will host local and national acts.
We'll drink to that! Keep reading to see more photos of the resurrected Sidewinder.
Get the Dining Newsletter
The week's top local food news and events, plus interviews with chefs and restaurant owners, dining tips, and a peek at our print review.