10) All Inn Motel
3015 East Colfax
Known more in recent years for housing the once-hopping Rockbar, the All Inn Motel has definitely seen better days -- but its sign is still beautiful and bright. The simple, glowing "MOTEL" is a glaring reminder of a time when Colfax was a hot spot for tourists and travelers to stop overnight when heading through Denver.
9) Newhouse Hotel
1470 Grant Street
Though technically not on Colfax, the Newhouse Hotel's building wraps around Grant and onto the street with a beautiful neon sign on the corner that signals the start of Colfax's central strip. The signage may be plain, but the retro piece was refreshed with new tubing in 2013 that has it shining bright.
8) Lost Highway Brewing
520 East Colfax
Not a throwback or even a neon wonder, the Lost Highway Brewing sign proves that incandescent lighting and simple illustration can make a big impact. Named after Colfax's one-time designation as the highway Route 40, Lost Highway's wiggly, illuminated arrow is as eye-catching as the street it sits on.
7) John's Liquor
1816 East Colfax
John's Liquor may be a run-of-the-mill liquor store, but its sign is a throwback to when commercial signage was an art form. Tall, bright and angled, this nice piece of neon work is a reminder of different times on Colfax -- and though the times change, much of the street's activities patrons keep this strip buzzing both day and night.