Riley's Inn

1515 Garland St.
Lakewood, CO 80215
Riley's Inn +

Eric Gruneisen


  • Sun-Fri 12pm-12am, Sat 12pm-2am
With its wood-paneled walls, pool tables, dartboard and shuffleboard, this Lakewood dive feels kind of like a '70s basement game room, minus the shag carpet. There's a good chance that anyone over, say, forty will feel an affinity for the place because of that decades-old vibe. The low-key spot, which serves decently priced drinks, attracts a friendly group of regulars who make pretty much anyone who walks into the place welcome.

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