What's in a name? Plenty, if you're My Brother's Bar. This Denver institution opened more than forty years ago in a building that is the city's longest-operating watering hole; records trace the bar business at 2376 15th Street back to 1873. So owner Jim Karagas wasn't happy when he heard that a Wisconsin-based chain was opening a bar with a very similar name just a mile away, at 1920 Market Street. After legal threats went back and forth, Karagas settled with the other Brothers' owners in October 2010, and Brothers Bar & Grill opened. The two bars are so different that there hasn't been much confusion -- until now, when a story about how Brothers Bar & Grill denied entrance to a rock drummer because of his neck tattoos went global. See also:Filter drummer turned away from Brothers Bar & Grill for neck tattoos
Some commenters have confused Brothers with My Brother's -- but the latter's fans have been quick to come to that bar's defense.
Do not confuse My Brother's Bar with that shitty establishment. That place is called Brothers. My Brother's Bar is an awesome place and would gladly accept anyone who walked through the door.
Says John Paul Rojas:
My Brother's Bar has the best burgers, outdoor patio. The owner is kick ass AND gives to local charities. I never even heard of this other bar but I choose to stay away from LoDo for a reason. (It's not because of dress codes.) Go somewhere else. There are plenty of choices.
And Michael concludes:
This has only made me want to go to My Brother Bar....
Have you ever been to Brothers Bar & Grill? What do you think of the place? Of its dress codes? Of the story about Filter's drummer being denied entrance? (Our Backbeat post has 365 comments -- and counting.)
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