As many longtime establishments along the South Broadway corridor are pushed out by rising rents, the hi-dive has held on, a beacon of hope for all of Denver's jean-jacket constituency. The hi-dive's rock-music roots were firmly planted more than fifteen years ago, and since 2012, musicians and longtime patrons Joshua Terry, Matty Clark and Curtis Wallach have owned and run the venue, never letting the bar lose its local musicians' clubhouse undertones. South Broadway's perceived hipness has always preceded its actual vibe, thanks in part to the hi-dive's true-blue coolness. As the city's dive bars have closed in droves, a select few aged into place. The hi-dive should be known as one of the great "bars that existed before Denver was cool," and we hope it stays forever.