Star Bar was once one of the diviest of dive bars, where the carpet was sticky and the bathrooms icky. But a makeover in 2010 transformed the place in the same manner that the rest of the Ballpark neighborhood was transforming, turning a questionable saloon into a safe haven for craft beers and cocktails. The bar maintains some of its downscale charm, though, even if the clientele is now young and hip. But you’d have to wander blocks in any direction to find anything else as casual, comfortable and lived-in.
2137 Larimer St., Denver, 80205