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Where to drink on Thanksgiving in Denver

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There's no shame in giving thanks at the bar as opposed to the table, or in taking a break from the family to catch a quick buzz -- which is why many local watering holes will be open on Thanksgiving. Here's a rundown of some of the best spots in town to booze it up on Turkey Day. And if you know of any others, feel free to share them in the comments section below.

See also: -Thanksgiving Eve in Denver: Where to go, what to do on the year's second biggest party night -Seven reasons to give thanks on Thanksgiving Eve -Thanksgiving: Restaurants are still serving opportunities to dine out tomorrow -Let us give thanks for bars open Thursday, including the Fainting Goat

El Tejado, 2651 South Broadway, will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (sans its mariachi band, unfortunately); call 303-722-3987 for more information.

The Fainting Goat, 846 Broadway, opens its doors at 5 p.m.. Fair warning: the pub will be closed on Friday.

Wyman's No. 5, 2033 East 13th Avenue, opens at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow.

Highland Tavern, 3400 Navajo Street, opens at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving. The kitchen will be closed, but football will be on TV.

The Bar Car, 819 Colorado Boulevard, will be open according its Facebook page; call 720-524-8099 before heading that way.

Sputnik, 7 South Broadway, will open at 7 p.m. for regular service, and for those looking for more than food, the Hi-Dive next door is hosting a free Thanksgiving party with tunes from JJ.

And Zocalo Restaurant & Bar, 12 East 11th Avenue, will open at 6 p.m.; call 720-382-1940 to check seating availability.

For information on dozens of culinary events around town, visit our online Food & Drink listings -- and if you have information for a culinary event you'd like included in our online calendar, send it to cafe@westword.com.

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