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The Ten Best Dive Bars in Denver: 2018 Edition

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Scott Lentz
Bar Bar, 2060 Champa Street: Even as downtown threatens to swallow up what's officially called the Carioca Cafe, it keeps pouring.
Denver’s dive bars are an endangered species. You can't create a dive; a bar earns that label over decades as it pours out beers and collects memories. As developments continue to move into formerly forbidden territory around town, though, many of our lowbrow watering holes have dried up. With the Hangar Bar now closed, we've updated our list of Denver's ten best dive bars, with a new inductee at the end.