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Coolest Bars in Denver | The Best Denver Bars

Looking to grab a drink in the Mile High city? Denver has tons of bars to check out. From speakeasies to rooftops with mountain views, you can drink at some of the coolest bars in Denver. Check out some of the best places to drink in Denver here.

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Coolest Bars in Denver

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Drink at a Mortuary at Linger


LoHi Neighborhood
2030 W 30th St

Linger is a former mortuary, turned restaurant. That’s right, this Denver bar and restaurant used to have dead people inside it. In fact, it once held the body of Buffalo Bill Cody for six months in 1917! Now it’s packed with Denver locals and is one of Denver’s coolest bars. You can still see the huge “Olinger Mortuaries” sign on top of the building right above the rooftop. It’s a great place to grab a drink and say you drank in a mortuary.

Sunsets and Sparkles at 54thirty

54thirty Rooftop

Downtown Denver
1475 California St.


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If you’re looking for an exceptional rooftop bar to chase sunsets and see the city lights twinkle then head to 54thirty Rooftop Bar. This bar is located in the heart of Downtown Denver and has glorious city views and you can also see the beautiful mountains. Even when temperatures take a dip 54thirty has you covered with heat lamps and fire pits. And dance the night away every Thursday with a live DJ.

Whiskey Tasting at Stranahan’s

Stranahan’s Distillery

200 South Kalamath St.
Baker Neighborhood

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Stranahan’s is Colorado’s first legally-made whiskey. It was first distilled in 2004 and bottled in 2006. If you like hand-crafted whiskey then a visit to the distillery is a must. Stranahan’s Distillery offers tours, tastings, classes, and more! You can also grab a drink as you’re waiting. But do book in advance as spaces tend to fill up quickly at this micro-distillery.

Sip in Style at Death & Co

Death & Co

1280 25th St.
Ballpark Neighborhood


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And the most beautifully decorated bars in Denver is Death & Co is located inside The Ramble Hotel. But this bar isn’t just “pretty” it serves up killer drinks as well. It opened in 2018 and is in the RiNo neighborhood. This bar may be “newer” but is definitely one of the coolest bars in Denver. Death & Co was founded in New York and also has a location in Los Angeles.

Go Back in Time at Cruise Room

Cruise Room

1600 17th St.
LoDo Neighborhood


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Head to Cruise Room is you’re looking for a speakeasy. Located inside The Oxford Hotel is Denver’s first bar post-prohibition bar. It opened in 1933, the day after prohibition ended! This hidden gem is well-preserved and definitely one of the coolest bars in Denver. Step into history as you walk through an Art Deco designed iconic landmark and sip on a martini to gimlet.

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Enjoy your time sipping through Denver! Please drink responsibly.

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