Top Happy Hours On Colfax Avenue

Top Happy Hours On Colfax Avenue

Lost Lake(credit: Lost Lake)

Colfax may be the longest street in America and it’s also the most alive street in Denver. The bars that don the massive road encapsulate the area’s diversity and represent all levels of the scale. From dingy dive bars to classy lounges, Colfax bars run the gamut, and their clienteles represent that. Here are five of the iconic street’s best bars.

Squire Lounge
1800 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 333-9106
www.facebook.com/thesquirelounge

Delightful dives are a Colfax staple and the Squire Lounge embodies the dingy dive. This no-frills haunt boasts a 360-degree bar that is fully stocked and often has live music, comedy or dancing in the dark, with a large dance floor. The beers are cheap and the staff is friendly enough, ensuring that a night at the Squire will be an adventure. Happy hour is enjoyed daily from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. so pop in and treat yourself to a great time.

Streets of London Pub
1501 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 861-9103
www.facebook.com/streetsoflondonpub

Streets of London Pub could easily be considered a dive, but its themed ambiance, well-equipped jukebox and cheap drinks ensure that it’s a lively one. Punk seems to be the name of the game at this English-themed joint but all are welcome. Making a stop in to catch a soccer game or play a round or two of pool before heading elsewhere is easy due to the pub’s central location. Tuesdays seem to be the most crowded days, probably due to the $2 “you call it” special.

Prohibition
504 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 832-4840
www.prohibitiondenver.com

Prohibition is one of the fancier venues on East Colfax, but the reasonable prices and cool ambiance definitely make it welcoming nonetheless. Making a nod to the prohibition era, the speakeasy-esque atmosphere is charming and comfortable. The eclectic and challenging drink menu paired with the decadent gastro-pub menu ensures that Prohibition can start and finish a night out on the town. The very reasonable happy hour menu is a draw to the neighborhood bar, but the delicious cocktails are what keeps patrons coming back. Try its famous Moscow Mule to get your evening started on the right track.

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Satellite Bar
308 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 832-3488
www.facebook.com/pages/Satellite

Satellite Bar’s nod to the dive lounge is apparent in its vibe but its clean interior and upbeat clientele ensure that it’s on the higher end of the scale. Cheap drinks, friendly staff and the comfortable atmosphere ensure that most patrons are regular ones. Right down the street from the Capitol, Satellite Bar makes for great people watching and the free shuffle bar is down to eat up a few hours.

Lost Lake Lounge
3602 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 333-4345
www.lost-lake.com

The newly renovated Lost Lake Lounge is quickly topping the Colfax charts for best bar for live music. The rustic, charming, two-sided venue boasts a full bar and duel, newly crafted stages. The fireplaces, homey atmosphere and expert booking ensures that a night at Lost Lake offers full entertainment. Try a Lost Lake beer, or any of the other reasonable priced libations, and kick back and enjoy the vibe.

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Nicole Cormier is a hip-hop head with business ambitions who stumbled awkwardly into journalism in 2007 as Colorado Music Buzz’s hip-hop editor. She is the publisher and editor of the Colorado hip-hop e-magazine. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.