The best thing about going to a bar is that you never know what might happen there. Sometimes you belly up and banter with the bartender, who eventually becomes a pal. Other times you overhear hilarious or harrowing tales from strangers as you swill cold pints of beer. Often, you unexpectedly run into an old friend (or enemy), or discover that the person sitting next to you is the spouse of your former college professor. Denver is still a small town, after all.
Sure, a finely crafted cocktail in a swanky atmosphere is nice, and there’s nothing better than a perfectly imperfect dive with drinks that are as strong as they are cheap. But going out to imbibe is about creating memories (even if some of them are blurry), and these are the places where we want to keep making memories for years to come. - By Molly Martin