Word of Mouth

Reader: It's Not Easy Running a Bar Here...That's the ’Fax

The former Hangar Bar will reopen as EastFax Tap.
The former Hangar Bar will reopen as EastFax Tap. Patricia Calhoun
As the city continues to boom, Denver is losing a lot of its longtime watering holes...for better or worse. Last summer, one of the longtime mainstays on our Best Denver Dive Bars list, the circa 1938 Hangar Bar, was closed by the city as a public nuisance.

Now new owners are taking over the spot, but per their agreement with Denver officials, they're changing the name, the hours and  the atmosphere. When EastFax Tap opens (the target date is March 1), it will be a casual, welcoming water hole with windows onto Colfax and a doorman.

The plan has both fans and foes. Says Tony: 
Yuppied-up remix?...no thanks.
Responds Sam: 
This is great news for the neighborhood. East Colfax needs more places where people can just hang out for a beer with friends and watch the game.
Asks Mark:  
Are the new owners going to leave the 'bullet hole' in the ceiling, it's the only one in the history of that bar??
And Joe wants to know:
 What about that airplane that hung over the bar? That's the only thing I'm going to miss about that place. Running a bar in this neighborhood can be hard...and that's the ’Fax.
Concludes Lou: 
Bring back the Hangar!
Keep reading for more on the former Hangar Bar.

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