Before Dana Crawford got the idea of turning the 1400 block of Larimer Street into Larimer Square, the place was full of bars -- bad bars, since this was Denver's skid row. Today, Larimer Square is still full of bars, but the old denizens of the neighborhood wouldn't recognize the place -- or the rest of the street, for that matter. Larimer Square is now just the start of a twenty-block stretch of some of this town's best restaurants and best bars -- some plain, some fancy, some upscale, some definitely down and dirty. And there are more coming every day. Last week we served up Larimer's twelve best restaurants; now it's time to celebrate the fifteen best bars on Larimer.
See also: Twelve best restaurants on Larimer Street