Denver Restaurant Guide

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The bars at these conjoined spaces (Sputnik and the hi-dive) are two sides of the same coin — both a little worn and gritty, but still good for quick shots or planting yourself for the long haul. Since 2003, the hi-dive has been a refuge from crass commercialism and bland bars catering to the masses. Cheap, stiff drinks and a revolving door of creative talent have kept the music venue ahead of the game. Sputnik, on the other hand, offers a mid-century vibe, along with plenty of meatless fare — and perhaps a bottle of Jeppson’s Malört lurking behind the bar as a treat for homesick Chicagoans.
Trevor Liebler
  • Price: $
  • Hours: Daily 11 a.m.-2 a.m. (Kitchen closes at 1 a.m.)
  • Outdoor seating: Sidewalk tables
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Not accepted
  • Parking: Metered, On-street
  • Takeout