WHY HERE: At this dive-bar-meets-cocktail-den, you’ll find cassette tapes lining the wall, a clean yet well used bar and a list of cocktails that run the gamut from classic to creative. This latter aspect isn’t surprising given the venue is owned by same people who run Williams & Graham, the high-end speakeasy-style bar next door.
WHY NOW: Meshing quality cocktails with greasy bar food is an art, and the folk at this Denver joint have it down. Pair your blackberry bramble with plate of fried cheese curds, or go for a Frito pie and the Rev, a house cocktail made with bourbon, peach, mint, honey and lemon. The bar gets constantly packed with neighborhood folk looking for tipples, as well as drinkers passing the time as they wait to get into the intimate bar next door.