Just over a year ago, the neighborhood bar sold to a new ownership group that included restaurateur Richard Salturelli, who made a few changes at the time but kept the place open while bigger plans were being drawn up. The ownership group now includes Jim Armstrong, Fred Cooke, Neel Sahni and Greg Socha, who kicked off the remodel and expansion in July, including taking over an old dry-cleaning shop next door. Inside, decades of cigarette-smoke stains were scrubbed away, new floors and wood paneling were installed, and a billiards room was added at the back.
CityPub and has past or current ties to CityGrille, the Cherry Cricket and the Blake Street Tavern, so burgers and green chile are part of the Inn's repertoire. But there's also pimento cheese, smoked wings and a Kentucky hot brown sandwich (an open-faced turkey sandwich smothered in brown gravy or your choice of queso or green chile).
Denver's best dive bars (as it had in years past), but as the neighborhood has evolved and attracted young families, its watering holes must keep up with the changes.
The Kentucky Inn is now open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. seven days a week. Call 303-778-9600 or visit the bar's website for more information.