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The Bar Car

When Leigh Jones — of Horseshoe Lounge fame — bought the Recovery Room a decade ago, she overhauled it completely. The resulting Bar Car looks a little nondescript, but the rustic interior, with its old-timey railroad theme, is a pleasant surprise. Also pleasantly surprising, given Colorado Boulevard’s penchant for chains, is that the Bar Car is defiantly neighborhood-focused, offering a list of draft beers that’s heavy on locals. Patrons are local, too, whether they’re stopping by for the daily happy hour or the not-so-secret secret food menu, checking sports scores or just soaking up the warm surroundings late at night.
  • Price: $
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 2 p.m.-2 a.m.; Saturday & Sunday 11 a.m.-2 a.m.
  • Outdoor seating: Open-air patio
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Not necessary
  • Parking: Lot available, On-street
  • Extra Services: Catering