New bar alert: Hayter's moves into former Lizard's space

Near the end of last year, Lizard's Bar & Grill at 1920 Blake Street closed after a short run. Mike Hayter and his business partner Mike Refling moved to town from Bozeman, Montana, and took over the space at the beginning of August. Dubbed Hayter's, the new spot will be a sports bar with photos from the days of Babe Ruth and Willie Mays adding a throwback feel. Hayter says it will be a sports by day and early evening, but once the games are over, the plan is to get DJs in there. Hayter says they're looking to be open within the next few weeks.
KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Jon Solomon writes about music and nightlife for Westword, where he's been the Clubs Editor since 2006.
Contact: Jon Solomon