Lilli Gonzalez


Courtesy Middleman
Middleman snuck into an inconspicuous place on East Colfax Avenue around the middle of 2018, doing what many bars do these days — decorating the walls with street art, mixing creative cocktails with clever names, combining a hint of hipster with working-class sensibilities. But Middleman did it without the hype or self-promotion, making this an ultimately unpretentious stop. Add the strange and soulful small plates and sandwiches of Misfit Snackbar, which took over the food program in late 2019, and you’ve got some of the best bar food in town to go with Middleman’s many shot-and-beer combos.