Cafe Society

Reader: Nothing says sexy like jalapeno poppers

After generations as the Border, a beloved University of Denver neighborhood dive that served Mexican food and showed all the games, this space at 2014 South University has been rechristened Merchants Mile High Saloon.

It not only has a new name, it has a new look; the new owners are going for a "dark and sexy" feel.

See also: - Merchants Mile High Saloon opening tomorrow in the former Border space - The Border is back in business

Says Jim Rome:

Nothing says Dark and Sexy like Karaoke and Texas Hold 'em and Jalapeno Poppers.

Did you ever visit any of the incarnations of the Border? What kind of bar does the DU area really need?


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