The Dirty Duck Bar

From the looks of this friendly neighborhood dive that survived a fire in 2016, it's hard to imagine the place having anything to do with Shakespeare. But the bar's name was actually inspired by a pub in Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare's old stamping ground. It's a far cry from a traditional pub — Denver's Dirty Duck is more of a low-key sports bar that serves cheap drinks, has Guinness on tap and offers a number of weekly specials. With a slightly older crowd, it’s a nice alternative to the DU bars farther west on Evans Avenue when you’re looking for a low-key place to sip the hours away.