25 things you never knew about Dwight Long, bartender at My Brother's Bar

Categories: Booze


As Westword's Ask the Bartender columnist, I've talked with many bartenders for Cafe Society's "Behind the Bar" series, posing numerous questions to Denver's top bartenders...and often receiving the same answers: "I love chartreuse," or "I'm really into smoked cocktails/barrel aging/bottled cocktails."

See also: A bartender by any other name...is still a bartender.

Some time ago, a Facebook friend posted 25 things about himself that most people weren't aware of -- and then he tagged me in the post, at which point I was supposed to do the same: rattle off 25 little-known facts about myself and ask someone else to follow suit. Instead, I'm asking Denver's bartenders to get up and close with Westword readers and share 25 lesser known tidbits about themselves -- and then name the next bartender that I should interview.

My Brother's Bar is easily one of my favorite bars in Denver. It's the oldest saloon in the city; you'll find great beers and whiskies; the burgers, served until 1 a.m., are excellent; and the bartenders are topnotch. One of the mainstays behind the wood is Dwight Long, a real barman in a real bar -- a bartender's bartender, which is high praise. On any given night, you can look across the room and see an assortment -- or motley crew -- of hospitality industry employees. It's a place where the front of the house and the back of the house come together after work over beers and shots. And, they all love Long.

In the interview that follows, Long shares his distaste for Fernet Branca (unusual for a bartender these days, but I don't like it either), his son's aspirations to be a car thief, as well as his shortcomings when it comes to parallel parking.

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My Brother's Bar

2376 15th St., Denver, CO

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Rican James
Rican James

Nice to see ya read far enough into the article to find that out.

Rican James
Rican James

I actually had the pleasure of attending one of this gentleman's personal BBQs, real cool guy. And he also happens to bartend one of the best bars this city ever will know. It's good to see another hometown hero getting some well due respect paid.

Matt James
Matt James

Dwight is the best...hands down.

Luke Nelson
Luke Nelson

awe.. sweet.. dwight has 13 nieces and nephews

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