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Eleven Hidden Gem Bars Suggested By Denver's Mixologists

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Where are the best hidden gem bars, nice or dingy, in Denver? Eater did some digging and asked 11 bartenders to share the bar they would enjoy a drink at. Melissa Durant from Acorn suggest Barolo Grill for solo drinking and Kade Gianetti from Linger suggest Local 46. Here is a map of the bars you can find bartenders at.


—By Kelsey Colt

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Berkeley Inn

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3834 Tennyson St
Denver, CO 80212
(303) 495-3508
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Chad Michael George of Williams & Graham suggests the Berkeley Inn for a drink. "Cleanest dive bar in town with friendly bartenders and cold beer."

2. Barolo Grill

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3030 E 6th Ave
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 393-1040
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"The Barolo Grill...especially if I'm dining alone," advises Melissa Durant of Acorn. "I love Italian food, red wine & Ryan O'Brien."

3. The Berkshire

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7352 E 29th Ave
Denver, CO 80238
(303) 321-4010
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Bartender Audrey Smith from Punch Bowl Social suggest kicking back and grabbing a drink at the Berkshire. The all-things-pig restaurant and bar is a neighborhood spot to drink a cold one.

4. Dark Horse

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2922 Baseline Rd
Boulder, CO 80303
(303) 442-8162
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Want to get away and have a drink to yourself? Glenn Pollak of Oak at Fourteenth recommends Dark Horse for that. "Your not there to see anyone, and no one is there to see you."

5. My Brother's Bar

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2376 15th St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 455-9991
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Noah Heaney, formerly of Coohills but currently a free agent, suggest the locals spot My Brother's Bar. Enjoy a beer or whiskey at the old fashioned corner bar.

6. Historians Ale House

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24 Broadway Denver Colorado 80203
Denver, CO 80203
(720) 479-8505
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"I go to Historians Ale House to drink beer alone on the roof," shares Christina Andrews of Green Russell. "But I only just got here to Denver two months ago so I'd like some recommendations myself!"

7. The Millsite Inn

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44365 Colorado 72
Ward, CO 80481
(303) 459-3308
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Ian Harris from Bitter Bar suggest grabbing a drink at the Millsite Inn's "old copper bar with only seven seats." Proceeds from their Monday night music shows go to help rebuild Jamestown.

8. Local 46

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4586 Tennyson Street
Denver, CO 80212
(720) 524-3792
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Local 46 is the suggestion from Kade Gianetti of Linger. "It's an awesome little spot that’s tucked away on Tennyson Street and they have a mini dog park in the back."

9. PS Lounge

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3416 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 320-1200
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Williams & Graham bartender, Jason Patz, suggest PS Lounge as his ideal bar. "I don't get there often any more but if I were ever to open a bar that would be it."

10. Star Bar

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2137 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205
(720) 328-2420
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"Star Bar has more talent working than perhaps any place in town," declares Parker Ramey formerly of Trillium but currently a free agent.

11. Scratch Burrito & Happy Tap

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4262 Lowell Boulevard
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 477-3000
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The young restaurant and bar, Scratch Burrito & Happy Tap, is the place to grab a drink say Gerard Collier of TAG.

1. Berkeley Inn

3834 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212
Chad Michael George of Williams & Graham suggests the Berkeley Inn for a drink. "Cleanest dive bar in town with friendly bartenders and cold beer."
3834 Tennyson St
Denver, CO 80212

2. Barolo Grill

3030 E 6th Ave, Denver, CO 80206
"The Barolo Grill...especially if I'm dining alone," advises Melissa Durant of Acorn. "I love Italian food, red wine & Ryan O'Brien."
3030 E 6th Ave
Denver, CO 80206

3. The Berkshire

7352 E 29th Ave, Denver, CO 80238
Bartender Audrey Smith from Punch Bowl Social suggest kicking back and grabbing a drink at the Berkshire. The all-things-pig restaurant and bar is a neighborhood spot to drink a cold one.
7352 E 29th Ave
Denver, CO 80238

4. Dark Horse

2922 Baseline Rd, Boulder, CO 80303
Want to get away and have a drink to yourself? Glenn Pollak of Oak at Fourteenth recommends Dark Horse for that. "Your not there to see anyone, and no one is there to see you."
2922 Baseline Rd
Boulder, CO 80303

5. My Brother's Bar

2376 15th St, Denver, CO 80202
Noah Heaney, formerly of Coohills but currently a free agent, suggest the locals spot My Brother's Bar. Enjoy a beer or whiskey at the old fashioned corner bar.
2376 15th St
Denver, CO 80202

6. Historians Ale House

24 Broadway Denver Colorado 80203, Denver, CO 80203
"I go to Historians Ale House to drink beer alone on the roof," shares Christina Andrews of Green Russell. "But I only just got here to Denver two months ago so I'd like some recommendations myself!"
24 Broadway Denver Colorado 80203
Denver, CO 80203

7. The Millsite Inn

44365 Colorado 72, Ward, CO 80481
Ian Harris from Bitter Bar suggest grabbing a drink at the Millsite Inn's "old copper bar with only seven seats." Proceeds from their Monday night music shows go to help rebuild Jamestown.
44365 Colorado 72
Ward, CO 80481

8. Local 46

4586 Tennyson Street, Denver, CO 80212
Local 46 is the suggestion from Kade Gianetti of Linger. "It's an awesome little spot that’s tucked away on Tennyson Street and they have a mini dog park in the back."
4586 Tennyson Street
Denver, CO 80212

9. PS Lounge

3416 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206
Williams & Graham bartender, Jason Patz, suggest PS Lounge as his ideal bar. "I don't get there often any more but if I were ever to open a bar that would be it."
3416 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80206

10. Star Bar

2137 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
"Star Bar has more talent working than perhaps any place in town," declares Parker Ramey formerly of Trillium but currently a free agent.
2137 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205

11. Scratch Burrito & Happy Tap

4262 Lowell Boulevard, Denver, CO 80211
The young restaurant and bar, Scratch Burrito & Happy Tap, is the place to grab a drink say Gerard Collier of TAG.
4262 Lowell Boulevard
Denver, CO 80211

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