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Ship Tavern

Once a gentleman’s lounge, this space in the venerable Brown Palace was remodeled into a seafaring bar that opened eight months after Prohibition ended. The fish-out-of-water nautical theme was inspired by a collection of model clipper ships that the hotel’s then-owner brought home from a trip and his wife suggested should shove off. Although a remodel under new owners recently brought in some Denny’s-like tables, the ships are still here, as is the crow’s nest, and a seat at the bar is a swell spot to let history wash over you. Save some dough for a nightcap and cigar in the nearby Churchill.
Danielle Lirette
  • Price: $$, $$$
  • Hours: Monday-Saturday 4-10:30 p.m.; Sunday 2:30-10:30 p.m.
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Parking: Valet, Validation
  • Extra Services: Banquet Facilities, Private-group dining