Union Lodge No. 1

1543 Champa St.
Denver, Colorado 80202
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Arvada Tavern owners Lenka Juchelkova and her husband, Mike Huggins, took over the small space at 1543 Champa Street and opened it as Union Lodge No. 1 in May 2015. The room already had plenty of antique charm: high ceilings, exposed brick and a large foyer with tall wooden doors that open out to the street. Accordingly, when creating a drink menu for this classic American cocktail bar, the pair dug into pre-Prohibition recipes, since the building was built in 1889. There are classics like the Sazerac, the Vieux Carre, the Knickerbocker and the Sherry Cobbler, and in keeping with the era, no Coke or Pepsi products or any other modern-day mixers are used. Ice is chipped by hand, and the cocktails, served in vintage glassware, are all made by hand while you watch.

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