Denver's ten hippest bars, or ten biggest hipster bars. Hipsters.
4. Lost Lake Lounge, 3602 East Colfax
Lost Lake can be a hike, but it's worth every inconvenience to get there: It's
arguably the best hipster dive bar in our fine city. Great bartenders, cheap, strong drinks and an incredibly curated rotation of bands, all crammed into a glorified log cabin basement. Try the $5 beer-and-shot special and make some terrible decisions for best results.
3. Meadowlark, 2701 Larimer Street
O, Meadowlark. The bartenders are full of angst and general indifference -- but who isn't these days? -- and the secluded back patio makes Meadowlark one of the best outdoor destinations and one of the most intimate live-music venues in Denver. The inside is cramped and dive-y, with old-school woodwork and art by local artists. Plus they have a free photo booth that posts to their website, so feel free to embarrass yourself.
2. City, O' City, 206 East 13th Avenue
If you like to get your hipster on sans animal products, City, O' City is part bustling vegetarian restaurant, part great bar and 100-percent grass-fed, Capitol Hill hipster. The staff is fun, friendly, tattooed and generally chest-hair bearing. Style statements run rampant, and often a resident DJ will spin the classics alongside something you've probably never heard.
1485 Delgany St., Denver, CO