36 Best Bars in Denver

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The Mile High City has a lot to offer, especially when it comes to food and drinks. Denver has come a long way and now boasts a wide array of fantastic bars. Depending on what types of drinks you are looking for, what ambiance you want, or the kind of food you want to go with your libations,  there is something for everyone.

We chose the following bars as the best ones in Denver based on the quality of drinks, friendly staff and overall quality of the place. You might find that some of these bars may become your next regular hangout place or the unique bar you were trying to find for a special occasion.

 

         

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List of Denver’s Best Bars


Blanchard Winery

Blanchard Family Wines Denver

1855 Blake St. Ste 120 Denver, CO 80202

(720) 990-9092
https://www.blanchardfamilywines.com/

Located right in the heart of downtown Denver at the dairy block, their unique concept of pairing premier Sonoma wines with Denver’s best cheeses, desserts, and meat is fast becoming everyone’s favorite! Be sure to taste both the white and red flights of wine paired with their delicious charcuterie.

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Barcelona Wine Bar RiNo

Barcelona Wine Bar RiNo best bars in denver
2900 Larimer St Denver, CO 80205
(303) 816-3300

https://www.barcelonawinebar.com/

Serving tapas and small plates, this Spanish themed wine bar is a great destination when you’re craving Spanish food. You should definitely order it with their flights of wine that they offer.

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Union Lodge No.1

Union Lodge No.1 best bars in denver1543 Champa St Denver, CO 80202
(720) 389-0447

https://www.unionlodge1.com


If you’re looking to taste 19th century inspired craft cocktails then try Union Lodge. They’re one of the best venues for drinks in Denver! Try their Mint Julep, Gin Fizz, and Green Swizzle.

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Hudson Hill

Hudson Hill best bars in denver619 E 13th Ave Denver, CO 80203
(303) 832-0776

http://www.hudsonhilldenver.com/

A cocktail, wine, coffee bar, and tea house all rolled into one. That is what Hudson Hill is. They can serve you a heavy brunch and cold brew in one place. Now, that’s definitely a winner!


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Bear Creek Distillery
Bear Creek Distillery best bars in denver

1879 S Acoma St Denver, CO 80223
(303) 955-4638

http://www.bearcreekdistillery.com/

Bear Creek Distillery is known for its live music, awesome cocktails (liquor distilled in-house) and they have some of the friendliest staff.


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Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club

Nocturne best bars in Denver1330 27th St Denver, CO 80205
(303) 295-3333
http://nocturnejazz.com/

Check out Denver’s modern jazz and supper club, and cocktail bar. Enjoy live jazz music played on stage while sipping your drink of choice for the evening.

 

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Society Sports and Spirits

Society Sports and Spirits best bars in denver
1434 Blake St Denver, CO 80202
http://www.societydenver.com/

Sports bar in Downtown Denver known for the best game day and pregame experiences.


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Upstairs Circus Lower Downtown – LoDo

Upstairs Circus Lower Downtown - LoDo best bars in denver1500 Wynkoop St. Ste 100 Denver, CO 80202
(720) 722-2105
https://upstairscircus.com/

Upstairs Circus is a full social bar where you and your friends can gather together to create unique do it yourself art & design projects while sipping your drinks.

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10 Barrel Brewing

10 Barrel Brewing Best Bars in Denver2620 Walnut St Denver, CO 80205
(720) 573-8992

https://10barrel.com/

10 Barrel Brewing is one of the larger breweries in the immediate that has a cosy, yet lively setting where you can order. The brewery was started by three friends in Oregon and since then it has made its home in Denver.

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First Draft Taproom & Kitchen

First Draft Taproom & Kitchen best bars in denver1309 26th St Denver, CO 80205
(303) 736-8400

http://www.firstdraftdenver.com/

First Draft brings the largest self-serve draft system in Colorado, you can choose from a selection of Ales, Ciders, Wine, Lagers and Stouts. This is a cool concept since you simply pay for a card and then pour your own beer of choice as much or as little as you want.

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Jefferson Park Pub
Jefferson Park Pub best bars in denver

2445 Eliot St Denver, CO 80211
(720) 328-2982

http://jeffersonparkpub.com/

The place is small but cozy, just perfect to grab a beer or two and watch some football. They have a very fun and friendly staff, great local regulars and good prices for their drinks and food.

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Williams & Graham

Williams & Graham best bars in denver
3160 Tejon St 
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 997-8886

https://williamsandgraham.com/

Williams & Graham styled their bar as a prohibition-era cocktail bar with a full kitchen serving delicious traditional American food to go with your drinks. Their whiskey cocktails are some of the best we’ve tried in Denver.

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Dive Inn

Dive Inn best bars in Denver1380 S Broadway Denver, CO 80210
(720) 242-6157

https://www.facebook.com/diveinndenver

The Dive Inn is one of Denver’s typical dive bars, decorated with a nautical theme, complete with mermaids and marine nostalgia galore.  There’s off-street parking located in their lot and free neighborhood parking close by so it’s very convenient.

 

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Goed Zuur

Goed Zuur best bars in denver2801 Welton St Denver, CO 80205
(720) 749-2709
https://goedzuur.com/

Taste craft-brewed specialty beers paired with sophisticated food in a striking bar backdrop at Goed Zuur.


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Bar Max

Bar Max best bars in denver2412 E Colfax Ave Denver, CO 80206
(303) 333-0003
https://barmax.co/

You’ll definitely love the minimalist vibe of Bar Max. Their bistro style bar menu with an emphasis on organic food, a twist on classic cocktails with a variety of boutique spirits, and a wine and beer list with local offerings that you’ll love!!

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The Cooper Lounge

The Cooper Lounge best bars in denver - Edited1701 Wynkoop St Denver, CO 80202
(720) 460-3738

https://cooperlounge.com/

Cooper Lounge is on the upstairs balcony in the Union Station building. It is a snug spot for you and your friends to have a drink. Be sure to reserve a spot though, as they’re booked solid on the weekends!


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The Infinite Monkey Theorem

the infinite monkey theorem best bars in denver2501 Dallas St Aurora, CO 80010
(303) 726-8276

https://theinfinitemonkeytheorem.com/

The Infinite Monkey Theorem is a blend of manor Holmesian library, lounge, or coffee shop with its eclectic artsy ambiance. They have a variety of wine on tap, bottled, or canned for your sipping pleasure.

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Postino LoHi
Postino LoHi best bars in denver

2715 17th St Denver, CO 80211
(303) 433-6363

https://www.postinowinecafe.com

An amazing place to visit for happy hour. An amazing place to enjoy happy hour for $5 glasses of wine or $5 pitchers of draft beer.

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Seven Grand Denver


Seven Grand Denver best bars denver1855 Blake St Ste 160 Denver, CO 80202
http://sevengrandbars.com/denver/

If you love whiskey, especially if it’s local homegrown whiskey, this is the place to go. Sample from their 700+ whiskeys or enjoy one of their happy hour $5 Old Fashions until 8 pm.

 

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Bar Helix

BAR HELIX Best bars in Denver

3440 Larimer St Denver, CO 80205
https://www.insidethehelix.com/

Taste the best drinks from their extensive by-the-glass wine selection, and craft cocktails paired with sumptuous tapas and small plates!

 

 

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Beckon

Beckon best bars in denver2843 Larimer St Denver, CO 80205
(303) 749-0020
https://www.beckon-denver.com/

Beckon is more than just a restaurant and wine bar, it is a dining experience. They feature an eight-course dinner with wine pairings for each course.


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The Cruise Room

The Cruise Room the best bars in denver1600 17th St Denver, CO 80238 | Oxford Hotel 
(303) 628-5400
https://www.theoxfordhotel.com/

They’ve got an awesome selection of perfectly crafted, yet reasonably priced, cocktails.

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Retrograde

Retrograde best bars in denver530 E 19th Ave Denver, CO 80203
(720) 772-7843

Want to go get some ice cream and walk into a not so hidden bar? Definitely check out this speakeasy hidden by a novelty ice cream shop up front.

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The Owl Saloon

The Owl Saloon best bars in denver5026 E Colfax Ave Denver, CO 80220
(720) 379-5085
https://www.theowlsaloon.com/

This hip bar with an awesome mountain pub feel is a must try. Especially, since they also serve some fantastic food and all the items on the menu are reasonably priced.

 

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Bigsby’s Folly

Bigsby’s Folly best bars in denver

3563 Wazee St Denver, CO 80216
(720) 485-3158
https://www.bigsbysfolly.com/


You’ll love the cozy feel from this restaurant and wine bar/tasting room. They have a wide variety of food and drinks and ample space for events/private parties/and large groups.

 

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Scissors & Scotch – Denver


Scissors & Scotch - Denver best bars in denver7600 Landmark Way. Ste 107 Greenwood Village, CO 80111
(720) 372-7859

https://www.scissorsscotch.com/

Talk about a multi-purpose bar. Not only is it an awesome bar, but it’s also a great place to get a haircut.

 

 


 

La CourBistro and Art Bar

La Cour Bistro and Art Bar best bars in denver - Edited1643 S Broadway Denver, CO 80210
(303) 777-5000

https://denversartbar.com/

This bar is a charming little spot on Broadway, if you love your drink with good food and art then this is your spot. Plus, if you’re into jazz music this might just be the perfect bar for you!

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Death & Co.


Death & Co best bars in denver - EditedThe Ramble Hotel 1280 25th St Denver, CO 80205
https://www.deathandcompany.com/location/death-and-company-denver/

The atmosphere in this bar inside The Ramble Hotel is elegant and hip. The cocktail list is both extensive and impressive and is a bit on the pricier side. However, every drink is handcrafted to perfection! So you won’t be disappointed.

 

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Lady Jane

Lady Jane best bars in denver2021 W 32nd Ave Denver, CO 80211
(720) 328-9288
https://www.ladyjanedenver.com/


Lady Jane is a posh and private modern lounge. It is perfect to impress a date or just have a conversation with someone over drinks. All drinks are reasonably priced too!

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Archetype Distillery

119 S Broadway Denver, CO 80209Archetype Distillery Best Bars in Denver
(303) 999-0105

http://www.archetypedistillery.com/

Archetype Distillery is nestled in a beautifully renovated, century-old building housing a state-of-the-art distillery, tasting room, event space, and host gallery rolled into one.

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Corridor 44

Corridor 44 Champagne Bar Denver

1433 Larimer St Denver, CO 80202 Lodo, Northwest
(303) 893-0044
http://www.corridor44.com/

 

Corridor 44 has a wide array of champagnes cocktails to choose from. If you are a fan of bubbles, this is the place to go. Don’t forget to try out their excellent food options!

 

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Green Russell

Green Russell best bars in denver1422 Larimer St Denver, CO 80202 Lodo, Northwest
(303) 893-6505
https://www.greenrussell.com/


One of Denver’s coziest bars, this speakeasy pre-prohibition themed bar is popular among the hip crowd. It’s the kind of place to slow down, relax and enjoy some amazing hand-crafted cocktails. After all, perfectly made drinks, food, and charcuterie plates shouldn’t be hurried.


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Improper City 

Improper City best bars in denver3201 Walnut St Ste 101 Denver, CO 80205
(720) 666-0043
http://www.impropercity.com/

Improper City is an awesome bar with food trucks on the patio and a huge beer selection! This location is massive with plenty of seating and areas for large groups. You and your friends will definitely enjoy your time here.

 


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Poka Lola Social Club

Poka Lola Social Club best bars in denver1850 Wazee St. Denver, CO 80202
(720) 460-2725
https://pokaloladenver.com/

Located in the lobby of the Maven Hotel, Poka Lola Social Club’s soda bar retro theme is a refreshing sight for adventurous drinkers!


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Morin

morin best bars in denver 1600 15th St Denver, CO 80202
(303) 623-0534
http://morindenver.com/

Check out this posh bar that features French-themed offerings and modern comfortable space right in the heart of LoDo!

 

 

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The Clocktower Cabaret

The Clocktower Cabaret best bars in denver1601 Arapahoe St Denver, CO 80202
(303) 293-0075
http://www.clocktowercabaret.com/


The Clocktower Cabaret, formerly Lannie’s cabaret, is such a great date spot. They feature old fashioned burlesque shows, fantastic martinis and their comedians are hilarious.

 

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