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Sam's Bar & Lounge

6801 Leetsdale Dr.
Denver, CO 80224-1522
303-322-6401
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Sarah James

Details

  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Accepted
Many of Denver’s longtime dives have been renovated into shiny shadows of their former selves, often transformed into hangouts for hipsters. Well, we’re betting you won’t find a single hipster at Sam’s Bar & Lounge, a watering hole that opened on Leetsdale Drive 66 years ago. You won’t find any wi-fi, either; as one message on the bar’s chalkboard urges, “Talk to each other and get drunk.” That’s not hard, especially if you sit at the big, four-sided bar — there are a few comfy booths, too — and chat it up with the bartender, who pours stiff, inexpensive drinks. As so much of old Denver dries up, the neon sign of Sam’s shines like a beacon.

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