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200 WEST 48TH AVE
Denver, CO 80216
Phone: (303) 296-4000
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Bars & Cafes
Crash 45 is a versatile venue that puts on many hats and is successful at everything that it tries out. A restaurant/bar that also doubles up as an art gallery is fast gaining popularity. The funky lighting system and generous use of red and bright golden colors all over the place adds a lively vibe to it. Designed by Shane Evans, Crash 45 is made from recycled and old stuff including parts of old trucks, bicycles and vintage bikes, that further adds to its coolness quotient. Its menu is a typical pub fare including dishes like Asian Dan Wings, burgers and so forth. And last but not the least are the unique events hosted here; motorcycle nights, art openings, DJ sessions and other events are a regular feature here. You can also hire Crash 45 for private events and celebrations. For more details, call ahead or check its website.
Set in a historic bricked-building that dates back to 1894, The Sidewinder Tavern continues the legacy of the Golobvich and Slogar Saloon. This site was always a watering hole and was used for private events as well. Cut to the 21st Century, it is now a modern tavern where you can enjoy beers during happy hours, watch a game and dig into some pub grub. It is also where you can tap your feet to live music and have a fun time out with your friends.
The cute little music note over a walnut makes for an impressive logo for this hip music club, The Walnut Room. There's every reason to relish the audio-visual treat that Walnut Room offers each night. And if the cheering gets you tired and you need some boosting, do try one of their signature pizzas or a modest sandwich. Their delicious quick bites and appetizers won't leave you dissatisfied. The club also plays host to private parties and social or corporate events.
Black Eye Coffee Shop is based in what was a middle class area of Denver. This cafe has chosen to retain that factoid, which reflects in its classic decor and distressed wood tables, adding a layer to your overall experience. The staff is polite and friendly, pay great attention to detail and personalize the order as per your needs. But the standout factor at this place is its coffee. They serve some of the most amazing brews that focus on the quality of the coffee over anything else. One can also try their teas or order a doughnut or pastry to accompany their coffee.
In 1934, Denver's most notorious family, the Smalldones opened up an eatery in the North Side to become the heart of both Italian cuisine and an illicit operation. While drawing the neighborhood's attention to their famous pasta, they also drew the attention from police as Denver's only mafia operated in the basement. It's not quite the hoodlum hangout as it used to be as the Smalldone Empire has fallen and Denver's mayor bought Gaetano's, but the food hasn't changed and Chauncy Smalldone still stops by for lunch. Open Monday to Saturday 11am onwards.
At Crema Coffee House you can get a great cup of coffee anytime. They work with a variety of high quality roasters to make the best product possible. Plus, if you're hungry, you can get something from their food menu, like the delicious sweet potato waffles, with walnuts, hazelnut whip cream and maple syrup.
Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew is a microbrewery in Denver's Five Points neighborhood, that opened its doors in 2012. The brews are made from freshly sourced ingredients, even the malt is made in-house using local grains. This process ensures that patrons get an opportunity to taste flavorful local brews. Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew aims at being more than a brewery, it is a space where people can get together and sip on brews, or even make new friends.
Situated in the LoDo area is the Larimer Lounge, which is the place to see some of the latest artists in the music world. Established bands and emerging artists appear regularly for live performances. Take time off and immerse yourself in soulful music. Check the website for details of upcoming events.
Denver's Five Points neighborhood is host to many great live music venues including the ever popular Meadowlark. It has bundles of charm, from the slightly small interior and rustic bar, to the open patio, with big stage and pretty views of the city. Patrons will be entertained in all manner of ways, from the great variety of live music to the possibility of seeing fire-dancers. The bar is host to a legendary happy hour. During the summer you can enjoy cheap beer on the patio. The interior is also host to plenty of unique artwork, adding to the warm, eclectic feel of the place. Visit the website for details of upcoming events.
With an entrance through a bookshelf door, intriguing cocktails and master mixologists, Williams & Graham isn't your typical watering hole. Voted as one of the best bars in Denver, this dark and sultry establishment features a whole novel of cocktails that you can read from the charming Edison lightbulbs. Some of its finest concoctions include the The Wolf, Green Acres and Folly Smash. Don't be afraid to ask for guidance here as the mixologists will happily make suggestions for you and will most likely explain their craft in earnest. Reservations come highly recommended for weekend affairs.
Located in a spacious renovated warehouse, this popular brewpub is a mere baseball throw from Coors Field and is a good place for pre-game festivities and post-game celebrations. Carrying on the tradition of its original mountain location, the pub offers a sporty atmosphere with friendly service. The menu features all of the pub classics including burgers, salads and steaks. In addition, guests can watch the brewing and bottling process at work and sample a selection of the five home brews, including the ever popular Avalanche Ale and Oatmeal Stout.
Established in 2010, Highland Tap And Burger delights with its fantastic beer selection, delectable burgers and a relaxed space to enjoy it all. The interiors are a cozy affair, with mellow hues on the walls and thoughtful lighting for a warm effect. Sports enthusiasts won't miss on any of the action, thanks to the large screens throughout the bar. The outdoor patio, complete with umbrellas, is one of the patrons' favorite. The dinner menu starts off with a selection of sharing plates like artisan cheese board and sliders. The burger choice is varied and offers such delights as HTB Turkey Burger, Tap Burger and Mother Earth. Apart from this, there are dinner-only entrees including Angus Skirt Steak 'n' Fries as well as Kalbi Grilled Ahi Steak. The drinks list offers an exhaustive choice of draught and bottled beers as well as wines. Drop by during happy hours for some great deals. Check website for more.