Drink of the Week

The Uptown neighborhood, which was one of Denver's wealthiest in the late 1880s and one of its grungiest eighty years later, has made a strong comeback, attracting an eclectic mix of fashionable restaurants, bars, markets, condo-dwellers and dedicated homeowners fixing up those old Victorian houses. Last summer, it also acquired a comfy, local hangout: the Tavern Uptown, which serves a mean, green Key Lime Martini ($6). Made with Stoli Vanilla, pineapple juice and sours mix, and served straight-up and garnished with a cherry, the martini tastes just as sweet and fruity as a slice of its namesake pie. It's the perfect Valentine's Day nightcap to share with your sweetie while you cozy up on one of the Tavern's plush couches by the stone fireplace or slide into a dark booth to watch the neighborhood bustle on by. There's also a large back patio that's covered and heated for the winter, but cuddling for extra body heat is also completely appropriate.
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Julie Dunn
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