Word of Mouth

Squealin' Pig silenced

Another Irish bar bites the dust. The Squealing Pig has shut its doors at 2700 East Third Avenue, and its phone number is disconnected. While the Pig wasn't a classic Irish bar, as described by Jason Sheehan in How to Create a Great Irish Bar, and didn't even come as close as the Auld Dubliner, which closed last month, it was a comfortable, casual spot in Cherry Creek -- and there aren't many of those left.

One remaining option on the edge of the 'hood: the Irish Hound, at 575 St. Paul Street.
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