Tucked below fabulous Colt and Gray in LoHi, Saint Ellie is an excellent bar and lounge in its own right and the place to sample some of the stellar fare for which Colt and Gray is known. Like other bars on this list, it operates on a first-come, first-seated basis, so arrive early to avoid a wait. The cocktail list is seasonal but amusing names for the drinks, such as Fresh Quince of Bel-Air, are standard. For the best in creativity, go for the Bartender's Choice and let the staff create a cocktail that meshes perfectly with your flavor preferences. Depending on how hungry you are, you might choose a snack, small plate or large plate to accompany your cocktail. However you do it, you can't go wrong.
1553 Platte Street
Denver, CO 80202
Bars: "Make advance reservations for parties of five or larger."
Best for Bars Because: Sophisticated Saint Ellie complements the excellent Colt and Gray and stands on its own as one of Denver's best bars, too.