The bar features just a few tap handles, including two from Locavore Beer Works in nearby Littleton, as well as a selection of house cocktails with spirits that lean toward small-batch distillers. Phil Zierke has previous experience at both upscale establishments (Mercantile Dining & Provision) and dive bars (the Candlelight Tavern); his new place splits the difference, with a certain amount of elegance but without complicated drink menus or elaborate ingredients. Food will come in the form of simple crock-pot dishes.
The Grand is exactly what the Zierkes envisioned: understated, warm and unpretentious. Bar stools and bench seating welcome guests at the front of the space, while several high-backed booths offer more private accommodations. Beyond that, there's shuffleboard in the long, narrow back room.
If you're stopping in, be sure to check out the restrooms; they're some of the nicest you'll find in any straight-up bar in town. Keep reading for more photos of Englewood Grand.