"I love Charlie Brown’s because of the sheer classy atmosphere. Cozy up next to the fireplace and heated patio, and enjoy some fine cocktails and food while a pianist plays for you in the background."
Here is my top 5 list of top bars in downtown Denver:
1. Charlie Brown’s Bar & Grill
An old-time lounge where locals sing tunes at the piano & tip back classic drinks on the covered patio.
2. Union Lodge No. 1
Slinky speakeasy serving 19th-century-inspired cocktails in glam, Prohibition-era environs.
3. Williams and Graham
Prohibition-era speakeasy in a corner bookstore with handcrafted cocktails, small plates & desserts.
4. My Brother’s Bar
Laid-back haunt with no sign serving up burgers & beers while classical music plays on the speakers.
5. Green Russell
Stylish underground lair devoted to custom libations & small plates from chef-partner Frank Bonnano.
The reason I put Charlie Browns first is that there is a legend that it actually was a real speakeasy, not one of these modern speakeasies that act like they have been around since prohibition. It has true mystique and history. It is an essential bar in Denver.