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White Horse Bar

5130 W. Alameda Ave.
Denver, CO 80219
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Sarah McGill


  • ATM
The White Horse Bar has been pouring since the ’20s — and it looks it. The current owners bought it in 1974 and have made relatively few improvements. An obsolete dance floor in the middle of the room is surrounded by dingy floral carpet, and many of the theme-keeping white-horse statues, paintings and plaques are permanently stained yellow. While the red/green/yellow twinkle lights strung along the booths and the neon-backlit glass bricks below the bar are wonderful touches, our favorite detail is the Coors poster hung on the wood paneling behind the corner stool: It shows an apron-clad E.T. wiping a spotless bar with a rag and this message: “If you go beyond your limit, please don’t drive. ‘Phone Home.’”

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