Denver gained many liquid assets in 2011, and although Williams & Graham ran away with our Best New Bar award in the Best of Denver 2012, the city gained many more worthy watering holes last year, as shown by our list of Denver's ten best new bars.
Even if regulars at some of those bars aren't particularly good-looking, notes one commenter. And in the case of the Matchbox (shown above), they may sport wispy moustaches.
Don't worry about what patrons look like at the start of the night, advises eCurmudgeon:
Actually, all of those bars have good-looking patrons; you just need to order enough drinks first.
What was the best bar to start pouring last year? Post your favorites in the comments section below; see our list of the ten best new bars here.
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