Denver's ten hippest bars, or ten biggest hipster bars. Hipsters.

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Britt Chester

10. Rooftop Cafe at MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany Street

Coming in at number ten is the cafe at Denver's Museum of Contemporary Art, where you can sip a cappuccino or craft beer poured by an edgy bartender after checking out the latest exhibition. The rooftop atmosphere is a hidden downtown gem, plus they book live music most Sundays during the summer. Tell your friends about this one; your status will rise almost immediately.

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9. Williams & Graham, 3160 Tejon Street

Williams & Graham comes in at number nine for the prowess and knowledge of its bartenders -- rather than its clientele. The imbibing elite show up not just for the best Prohibition-era cocktails in the city, but for the long, detailed history behind every single ingredient involved in its creation. If facial hair is your thing, you'll want to come here for the waxed mustaches and prize-worthy beards alone.

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Jim Wills

8. The Matchbox, 2625 Larimer Street

Located in NoDo, a sparsely populated part of town that is slowly gaining momentum, Matchbox is home to many a jorts-wearer as well as an outdoor area in the back for vintage lawn games. (This bar was also one of our "Denver's ten best new bars" of 2011.)

Location Info

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MCA Denver

1485 Delgany St., Denver, CO

Category: General

Williams & Graham

3160 Tejon St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

The Matchbox

2625 Larimer St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Star Bar

2137 Larimer St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

The Thin Man

2015 E. 17th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Illegal Pete's

1530 16th St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Lost Lake Lounge

3602 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Meadowlark

2701 Larimer St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

City, O' City

206 E. 13th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Sputnik

3 S. Broadway, Denver, CO

Category: Music


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53 comments
Suzanne Slinger
Suzanne Slinger

I keep meaning to read this...I just can't make myself spend the time...I would think I would miss the hipster places anyway.

stang
stang

quite sad that both lancer lounge and old curtis are gone. they were the best.

Michelle Uthoff
Michelle Uthoff

yeah, I only went there for Mile High Soul Club and Casual nights. Get this aging bootie dancing. Look up Hipster Jack.

Michelle Uthoff
Michelle Uthoff

which bar? It says "Hipsters". Jack, do you know what a Hipster is? I ain't it!

Jack Gormley
Jack Gormley

One of your bars made the cut Michelle. I'm so happy for you. I'm happy for me that none of mine did.

Margie Midge
Margie Midge

Star Bar? Really? I agree with all the others, but I am not sure about that.....

Matt Corry
Matt Corry

Those bars are so September 2013!

Colleen Luckett
Colleen Luckett

OK, if I were still in Capitol Hill, I'd roll my eyes at this. But I moved to Japan a month ago, and it just makes me tear up. Denver!

Perry Martinez
Perry Martinez

If you have to publicly declare yourself a "hipster bar" more than likely you are just some bar filled with four-eyed, tattooed, hairy dorks with blown-out ear lobes who look forward to 50% off Saturday's at Goodwill.

Dustin Booth
Dustin Booth

Justin - Stinkin Squire will be on this list now. All charm will be ruined...the Matchbox people are re-doing it.

Justin Lewis
Justin Lewis

Dustin Booth #4 we are a little over due for a visit to lost lake

Grant Haygood
Grant Haygood

Miri Plough - The writing is on the wall. www.globalbem.com , www.siriusdisclosure.com

Erin Quinlan
Erin Quinlan

Dirty Denim Dude!!!! N fedoras galore-a!!!! Leather motorcycle boots n scarves with holes in them...

Grant Haygood
Grant Haygood

I hate having to go to several different pages. Not hip.

Miri Ladenburger
Miri Ladenburger

I nearly wet myself laughing at things needed at a hipster bar "a sometimes intimidating staff". That is why I never went to these places....I never felt cool enough to be there, but we did City O' City the other day and it was actually really good ;) I did leave a nice quote on the bathroom stall too. Teach those hipsters a thing or two while they're using the restroom :)

Evan Mathis
Evan Mathis

Quite proud that Sputnik took #1. I gave them a lot of my money when I lived in the area...

Brian Aldrich
Brian Aldrich

Wow...I would have thought the Dive Inn would have been on there.

Armando Provencio
Armando Provencio

Once I hear the words hipster, elite and descriptions of places that the privileged want to seem like regular people, i pretty much know I'm not going.

Kiko Woelfel
Kiko Woelfel

I agree: PS Lounge is a fantastic bar, but it's NOT a hipster bar. I think they pretty much nailed it with this list: if one were poaching hipsters, these would be the fertile hunting grounds...

Alec Revelle
Alec Revelle

P & S Lounge on Colfax is better than any of these d-bag hangouts...

jh_731
jh_731

Nothing is more obnoxious than pretending to not know what a hipster is.

Bigbuns69
Bigbuns69

So where's the list you fucking morons?

dvd
dvd

You have failed the Turing Test, my friend. That was decidedly spam.

Jathro
Jathro

the "graffiti" they make is hilarious!!!!! "arm the homeless"??!!! lol

Denver Ultigirl
Denver Ultigirl

I'm ecstatic that they didn't make the list.  Bar Bar or Old Curtis Street are definitely not Sputnik.  It's not the crusties fault that current fashion trends are their style.

Awesometron
Awesometron

When did Denver get hip? Oh, it didn't? They just ran out of things to hate on in LoDo for a second? Ok nvm...

Stupid Scott
Stupid Scott

Unfortunately, Sputnik recently revamped its menu. Their mac n cheese now comes in a dixie cup, topped with cheez its. Hipstergastrofail.

Donkey Hotay
Donkey Hotay

Sounds like a Disqus glitch, contact their tech support.

pete
pete

Remember to bring nose plugs 

brooxpulford
brooxpulford

I can't believe that Bar Bar, Old Curtis St., The Squire, Streets of London and Shag Lounge didn't make this list. 

BoredAtWork
BoredAtWork

Great. Now all of these places are OVER.

monopod
monopod

No Vine Street Pub? Oh, you said hipSTER bars.  Got it.

Guest
Guest

 I lather my pubes with PBR......before they can it.

stevenwright
stevenwright

@Denver Ultigirl 
Old Curtis street is gone since last year and well i dont know when the lst time you went to bar bar was.
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