Posted on: 12/20/19


Are you a resident of Denver who is looking for somewhere new to check out? Are you maybe new to the area and hoping for some places to add to your list for places you can go to?

We’ve got you covered! Denver has plenty of things to love, dive bars being one of them. Keep reading for 7 dive bars in Denver to check out!

1. Nobb Hill Inn

Located in Capitol Hill, Nobb Hill Inn is a Colfax establishment. This bar has a lot of personality and it has been around for over 40 years.

It is run by generations of the Plessinger family. The traditions have been passed down and even Bob Dylan has spent time at the bar! Who doesn’t want to hang out at a bar that Bob Dylan has frequented?

2. El Chapultepec

Also known as “the Pec”, El Chapultepec is located in LoDo. It has been open since 1933 and is known for its strong drinks and jazz.

Bill Clinton, Frank Sinatra, and Mick Jagger have all visited this cash-only establishment. You need to try their signature shot made of tequila, creme de mint, and an edible grasshopper.

Yes, you read that right. They put a grasshopper on it to pay homage to their name which means “the hill of grasshopper.”

3. Candlelight Tavern

Located in Washington Park West, the Candlelight Tavern is known for having the cheapest bar burger special. It’s also the best bar burger special in town!

The burger is $4.00 or $4.50 with cheese. It will remind you of the classic burger you grew up with. It also has bar games and classic drinks. Every day there is a $4 drink special. $4 burger, and a $4 drink special?

You could go for dinner and spend less than $10 in total! Talk about a bargain, and that’s precisely why we love dive bars like the Candlelight Tavern.

4. Hi-Dive

Located in South Broadway, this dive bar is known for being a great live music venue. The venue is so intimate, it feels like having a concert in your house.

Hi-Dive is also known for having cheap drinks and there is great food next door. Sounds like a win to us!

5. Lakeview Lounge

Located in Edgewater, Lakeview Lounge is a dive bar with an amazing view. They have $2.50 mystery shots in paper brown bags (for the daring) and $8 pitchers.

With good drinks, views from the patio, jukebox music, and a pool table, this is the ultimate dive bar. The Lakeview Lounge is cash only, so make sure to hit up the ATM before stopping in.

6. Star Bar

Located in LoDo, Star Bar meets all your classic dive bar needs. The drinks are strong, and the bartenders are extremely knowledgeable.

You can ask them about cocktails or craft beer and get great responses. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, there is karaoke, if you like to sing and want the world around you to know it!

There are skeeball games and an outdoor bar area that has adult slushies.

7. PS Lounge

This has been a staple in East Colfax for years. It is a cash-only bar, so make sure to stop by the ATM before coming here.

While you can get a classic drink, the PS Lounge is more about the community. The staff are super friendly and will welcome you into their family.

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