Beer Beer Beer. I love a good beer, especially a good micro brew or something imported. And I love it when the place I am enjoying these great items has awesome atmosphere. It isn’t hard to find and I bet you can tell me about a few yourself, but, like art, it is all subjective to a persons taste. And I am no better at this judgment than you. But here are three of the best bars that Denver has to offer. I have written about this subject before and I am truly interested in what I am about to write.
Denver has a nice assortment of nightclubs to choose from and there are plenty of restaurants to occupy your lunch time with. But what I love is a great bar, with great beers, and great employees to serve you. The first one is called Appaloosa Bar and Grill, located on the 16th St. Mall in Downtown Denver. I used to come to this place often with a fellow photographer friend of mine and I owe it to him to show me this great place. They boast two happy hours each day and nightly live music with no cover. The employee owned establishment started in 2001 and has been a staple in Denver’s night life ever since.
With their nice assortment of beers to choose from they also have a nice selection of happy hour products. Three dollar micro drafts and import drafts, well cocktails, four dollar house wine and Irish whiskey (Jameson and Tullamore), and five dollar Colorado Whiskey and Casa Noble Blanco. But not only do they have a nice selection of alcoholic beverages they also boast a great menu for food.
You have more than just a bar menu to choose from, you get food freshly prepared to your likings and all of the meat is 100% natural as well as a variety of vegetarian choices. Their kitchen is open til 1:30am, so, if you’re there late and you get that hunger in your belly you’ll have something to cure that feeling.
You can choose from a Manchego Fondue for $10, a serving of Truffle Garlic Fries for $9 and various salads for your palette.
Another great place is called the Paramount Cafe. It is on the same block as the Appaloosa on the 16th St Mall. This place has been around for several years and even has something of a haunting feeling at times. Employees, the ones that I have spoken to when I would go there regularly, have mentioned the spirits that sometimes enter from the Paramount Theater, (owned by the same people). The pool tables at this place are well taken care of and, if you’re good, you’re surely to have some competition when you strike that cue ball.
They have a great selection of alcoholic beverages for you that range from your average beer to some exotic concoctions they have created themselves. Iggy’s Rastafarian Punch for $8.95, a Pearl Pomegranate Cosmo for $7.25 and a nice Cherry Bomb for $6.95 (a Red Bull beverage).
You also have a great menu here, and that is also something should keep you coming back to this establishment. With the award winning patio setting for some awesome summertime entertaining for your clients you are surely going to have a great time. Let alone the atmosphere of this place you’ll definitely like the prices for the food they offer; New England Clam Chowder for $5.75, Won Ton Juans for $7.50 and some awesome Skillet Nachos for $8.25.
The last place on this review is called Cap City Tavern. I have only been to this place once, but I truly enjoyed the time that I spent there with my friends. It was during one of Denver’s many summer events I was hired to photograph, so, I was there with a bunch of other photographers as well; I end up at a lot of bars with other photographers. Cap City is located two blocks south of Colfax avenue on Bannock St. and the busy city life seems to drift away when you enter the place. The staff is friendly and the owners are always available as they are also there serving you. Parrot Bay Rum, Smirnoff Vodka, Jose Cuervo Tequila and a nice selection of American Beers to choose from. And, if you’re interested in eating, you have a nice selection for your hunger. A Diablo Burger for $9.25, the Sinatra for $9.25 and a plethora of other burgers to choose from. But don’t stop there, the have a nice selection of pizzas as well; a Tomato and Basil pizza, BBQ Chicken, and the Guido all for $9.95. And if they don’t have the pizza you’re looking for you can build your own starting at $8.50 and up. This is truly a Denver pit stop and worth the while to dine or drink at.
You can go to many places in Denver, but these three places are some of the best that Denver has to offer. Don’t forget to tip your server and have a great time while you’re out drinking in a responsible manner. Enjoy your life and enjoy these places as you do.