Denver's ten hippest bars, or ten biggest hipster bars. Hipsters.
7. Star Bar, 2137 Larimer Street
Star Bar: This is love. Built in 1959, it still manages to keep its vintage, dive-y feel without offering the same old buckets of cheap beer. With an ever-rotating and impressive draft selection of beers from breweries like Ska and Great Divide, plus live music, karaoke and a 50-cent jukebox, Star Bar is the most tolerable bar in the LoDo/Ballpark area and has the most eclectic mix of people you'll find in the neighborhood. (Star Bar was also named one of "Denver's ten best karaoke bars" in 2011.)
6. Thin Man, 2015 East 17th Avenue
Thin Man, the hipster hangout of Uptown/City Park, is like the low-key vacation spot where celebrities go to avoid being noticed. Hipsters who are settled comfortably into their identities will enjoy the dark and sultry atmosphere, the mix of people and the dazzling selection of infused vodkas and serious cocktails.
5. Illegal Pete's, 1530 16th Street
Illegal Pete's on the 16th Street Mall (there are several locations) has emerged from the woodwork as one of the coolest places to drink downtown. Grab a cheap (or craft!) beer and some tacos and watch some live music: Pete's hosts up-and-coming local bands as well as more intimate sets with established artists coming through town. Plus, the owners have their own record label. I repeat: The owners have their own record label!