The BSide opened a year ago on East 17th Avenue and quickly earned recognition for its fried chicken and beer list. The bar was Justin Lloyd's second project after taking Star Bar, a longtime Larimer Street dive, from a musty and decaying cavern to a hip but still down-to-earth tap room.
But success in one part of town doesn't necessarily guarantee customers at a new location. BeerAdvocate co-founder Todd Alstrom reported on the BA website last night that the BSide shut down for good after a friends and family sendoff at the bar.
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The rambling, conjoined houses that the BSide occupied previously held pizza joints Serioz and Pasquini's before that. The District made its debut right next door almost concurrently with the BSide; it's still open.