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Berkeley Inn

3834 Tennyson St.
Denver, CO 80212
Part of the trio of bars forming the “Beermuda Triangle” at the corner of 38th and Tennyson, the Berkeley Inn is a neighborhood institution. The joint opened in 1934 and is rumored to have subterranean tunnels made for transporting bootleg alcohol during Prohibition. Regulars band together to help out other regulars in times of need, and use the “Buy a Friend a Drink” board often. There’s no kitchen, but a pool table, giant Jenga, darts and live music on Friday nights keep drinkers entertained. Tennyson Street is one of the most rapidly gentrifying stretches in Denver, but the Berkeley Inn keeps the drinks flowing and holds on to the area’s more colorful past.

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