Molly Martin

Middleman

Lilli Gonzalez
Middleman snuck into an inconspicuous spot on East Colfax back in 2018 and started doing what many bars are doing these days: decorating the walls with street art, mixing creative cocktails with clever names and combining a hint of hipster with working-class sensibilities. But Middleman did it without hype or self-promotion, making this an ultimately unpretentious stop. Add the ever-changing and always impressive small plates 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.

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