Historic Category

Denver, Colorado is rich in history, a legacy built straight out of tales from the Wild West, one based on riches brought down from the mountains west of Denver. Gold and silver rushes shaped Denver in the late 1800s, and a rogue mining spirit can still be found in some of the historic bars in Denver. Barhop through these landmark locations, and in most of them, you’ll still feel the spirit of gunslingers and miners and Western characters.

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Ship’s Tavern – Brown Palace Hotel

321 17th Street, Downtown Denver • 303.297.3111 Wood, antiques, and elegance define the Ship’s Tavern, a Denver bar located inside the historic Brown Palace hotel in downtown Denver.

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Buffalo Rose Saloon

119 Washington Street, Golden • 303.278.6800 It’s worth a trip to Golden, a town just outside of the Denver city limits, to visit the Buffalo Rose Saloon and check out the classic Western back bar. Step inside, and you’ll think you just stepped into the 1800s, into the Wild West.

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Buckhorn Exchange

1000 Osage Street, Denver • 303.534.9505 The Buckhorn Exchange earns its title as the most historic bar in Denver, given it was founded in 1893 and has the distinction of owning liquor license Number One in the state of Colorado. The building is designated as a historic landmark, and five U.S. presidents have dined at…

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Brooklyn’s At The Pepsi Center

901 Auraria Parkway, Downtown Denver • 303.607.0002 You can’t get much closer to the sports action in Denver (most notably the Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche) than Brooklyn’s, a sports bar next to sports central, the Pepsi Center. Don’t worry if you can’t get tickets, you can still enjoy the games on one of Brooklyn’s…

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Cruise Room – Oxford Hotel

1600 17th Street, LoDo Denver 303.825.1107 The Oxford Hotel has the distinction of being the oldest hotel in Denver. It was built in 1881 and is an icon of Denver History. Not wasting any time – the day after prohibition was repealed, the Cruise Room opened. The décor was modeled after a 1930s bar aboard…

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The Wynkoop Brewery

1634 18th Street, Denver • (303) 297-2700 The Wynkoop Brewery Company lays claim to being the oldest brew pub in Colorado, having opened in 1988, inside a beautiful mercantile building in lower downtown Denver. The second floor houses Wynkoop Billiards, with 22 pool tables, dart lanes, and private rooms. Or, reserve one of the two…

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My Brothers Bar

2376 15th Street, Denver • 303.455.9991 My Brother’s Bar, in Denver’s Riverfront District, near Confluence Park, enjoys the distinction of being the oldest bar in Denver to continuously serve liquor on one site. But that’s not what really makes it famous. My Brother’s Bar has some of the best hamburgers in Denver, plays classical music,…

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El Chapultepec

1962 Market Street, LoDo Denver • 303.295.9126 A Denver Icon for over fifty years. The best blues players of all time have played here and live blues bands continue to play several times a month. Bring cash and arrive early to get a booth, or stop by after a Rockies game.

Historic

Historic Bars In Denver Denver, Colorado is rich in history, a legacy built straight out of tales from the Wild West, one based on riches brought down from the mountains west of Denver. Gold and silver rushes shaped Denver in the late 1800s, and a rogue mining spirit can still be found in some of…