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College Inn

4400 E. 8th Ave.
Denver, CO 80220
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  • Daily 11 a.m.-2 a.m.
  • Full bar
  • Open-air patio
  • On-street
  • Use restaurant website to order/pay
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
The College, as it’s affectionately known, has been in business since the Eisenhower administration and proudly wears such hard-earned longevity on its beer-stained sleeve. As the area around Eighth Avenue and Colorado Boulevard keeps getting shinier, the College Inn’s mom’s-basement-but-maybe-somebody-got-stabbed-there vibe stands out all the more. It’s got many characteristics of a dive, yes, but it’s also a dynamite sports bar, supplicating thirsty fans looking for just about any contest on its many TVs. The regulars keep showing up for cheap suds and solid pub grub, especially a green chile that goes toe-to-toe with many Denver legends.

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    Friday, September 14, 2012 at 11:01 a.m. by Kate Kennedy

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  • Mouthing Off
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    The inn crowd: The Schmoozers sign that had hung over the space at 4400 East Eighth Avenue has disappeared, replaced by one proclaiming that the place is once again The College Inn, the name it had gone by since the Fifties. But whi...


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