Lancer Lounge - Closed

233 E. 7th Ave.
Denver, CO 80203


  • $, $$
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • No Parking
Where else but the Lancer Lounge could get away with having the Dirty Dancing soundtrack blaring -- unironically -- over the din of grizzled drinkers circling round the bar and pool balls knocking heads in the next room? This classic dive sticks out like the best kind of sore thumb, with a vibe not unlike an amusement park funhouse. You can actually score fake tattoos and stickers from machines near the front door. As for when to go, you'd be hard-pressed (or a chump) to show up when it's not happy hour: The Lancer's got three a day, including a classic drown hour. All together now: "I've...had...the time of my life...."

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    Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 2:37 p.m. by Westword Staff

    Yesterday, when the news broke that the Lancer Lounge would be closing at 2 p.m. today, owner Rebecca Comda, who's had the classic dive since 1999, said that it was because the landlord had evicted her after she missed a month of re...

  • Reader: People of CapHill, stand up and revolt over Lancer Lounge closing!
    Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 6:52 a.m. by Patricia Calhoun

    Rebecca Conda has owned the Lancer Lounge since 1999 -- -- but she doesn't own the building that houses what she readily admits is a "dive." Even so, she poured $100,000 into fixing up the joint last year, building new bathrooms and...

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    Monday, October 8, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. by Lori Midson

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