After the last note sounds at tonight's karaoke gathering, the Squire Lounge will shut its doors -- not just for the night, but for a several-week remodeling project. No one will miss the old bathrooms, but Loungers worry that a major cleanup will erase the appeal of one of the last down-and-dirty dives in Denver. See also: - Squire Lounge to close for renovations -- will the dive go upscale? - The Squire is one of Denver's greatest dives - The dozen best dive bars in Denver
My first dive ever...all my old haunts are either giving up the game all together or joining yuppie-dom.
And then there's this from contender:
RIP Squire. I don't go there to 'drink with people below me.' I like it for the (super) cheap drinks and absolute lack of any sort of pretension. It's at Colfax and Williams; I have my doubts as to whether or not the clientele will change save for me. I'm not going to risk a stabbing to pay RiNo prices for a drink.
Maybe the PS lounge can start doing karaoke.
If you like this story, consider signing up for our email newsletters.
SHOW ME HOW
You have successfully signed up for your selected newsletter(s) - please keep an eye on your mailbox, we're movin' in!
What great dives are left in Denver? Post your suggestions below -- and read our list of the dozen best dives here. (Depending on how the renovation project goes, we might have to remove the Squire.)