10 Best.com's Top 10 Denver Nightlife Bars to Kick Back and Relax
If your idea of nightlife includes hitting a bar for drinks and socializing, then our Denver guide is just what you want. Capitalizing on first-hand experience and extensive research, we've located the best bars in Denver for hanging out and kicking back in. Our 10Best Nightlife bar gets a start with long-lived mainstays like Wynkoop Brewing Company that started the brew pub craze, and take to the streets for several more popular and busy brewpubs, including the Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery and the always fun Sport Column, all earning lots of 10Best reader approval. Get your groove on by dancing to DJs at the iconic Read more »
Local Expert Tip: "The Wynkoop Brewing Company was the first to usher in the brewpub craze, and one of the Wynkoop's owners is Governor and former Denver mayor John Hickenlooper."
Local Expert Tip: "The Rock Bottom's primo location on the 16th Street Pedestrian Mall is a good reason to stop and order a brew."
Local Expert Tip: "Probably the friendliest bartenders in town with equally friendly pours. Tell bartender Alicia and the gang that 10best.com editor Diana Rowe sent you to Sports Column."
- Type: Lounge
- Neighborhood: Golden Triangle
Local Expert Tip: "Make Funky Buddha your nightlife stop where there's never a cover but always great music."
Local Expert Tip: "Make Churchill Bar your last stop, when overnighting at the Brown Palace and enjoying your stoogie and night cap at your hotel."
Local Expert Tip: "More than a place to hang out before or after Rockies game, Jackson's also features record-spinning DJs who will keep you dancing all night long."
Local Expert Tip: "Whether a festival fall evening or a hot summer post-Colorado Rockies game day, the rooftop of the LoDo's Bar & Grill is the perfect setting to cheers any celebration."
Local Expert Tip: "Hello marvelous mixology and get a look at that spectacular view of the Colorado Rocky Mountains and the Denver Skyline at Peaks Lounge!"
Local Expert Tip: "With 85 or so continuously rotating beer handles, owner Chris Black's mantra "No Crap On Tap" is present in every pour."
Local Expert Tip: "The Cruise Room Lounge is an elegant nightlife stop, yet the bartenders and servers are friendly, not uppity. Order the hand-shaken Key Lime Martini for an explosion of flavor and energy."
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