The once and future El Charrito
The once and future El Charrito

Dive time on Larimer Street

You could once find the city's best dive bars along Larimer Street, but gentrification has claimed most of those, leaving only the Star Bar at 2137 Larimer and now El Charrito, which has made a comeback at 2100 Larimer. This longtime Larimer haunt is only open after 7 p.m., and a sign on the door reserves the right to change hours at whim -- but when that door's unlocked, it leads to one of Colorado's classic dives.

(For the record, although we love Herb's, just across and down the street at 2057 Larimer, in no way does this live music and martini mecca qualify as a dive, as its fans suggest.)

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