Happy fortieth birthday to My Brother's Bar

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On January 12, 1970, Jim and Angelo Karagas opened my My Brother's Bar, which forty years later is still one of this town's best watering holes, despite having never had a sign out front.

When the brothers bought the building at 2376 15th Street, it had already been a bar for close to a century. According to historian Tom Noel, since the 1870s there's always been one saloon or another operating at this address -- some more legally than others (Prohibition put a damper on the pub business), some with more famous customers than others (there's a letter on the wall of My Brother's from Neal Cassady, asking a chum to take care of his tab at what was then known as Paul's Place), but none turning out a burger as delicious as the JCB at My Brother's.

So make a note to stop by My Brother's tomorrow to soak up some history (and beers), and toast a true Denver landmark.

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