The Wazee predates all the hipness, all the gentrification of LoDo. But the bar has aged so well, no place works better when you need a place to crash-land for a couple of hours, a couple of years, a lifetime. It's seen some famous faces (and has even been owned by one, John Hickenlooper), but has also served 10,000 times as many nobodies. And the food here, especially the burgers and pizza, is far better than you'd expect, exactly the sort of grub that goes perfectly with a beer, a shot and a long night out with friends. A major renovation in 2012 gave the place a big new kitchen and expanded the dining area in the bar, but the dumbwaiter remains, as does the down-home atmosphere that makes this such a great neighborhood bar. Here’s to forty more years at the Wazee.