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Nightlife & Music

Top Lounge Bars In Denver

July 18, 2013 6:00 AM

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(credit: frontporchdenver.com)

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Front Porch Denver(credit: frontporchdenver.com)

The Denver nightlife scene boasts many classy establishments to drink, dine, dance and lounge. If you’re looking for a more comfortable and laid-back location to enjoy a few libations in good company, the below bars are some of the best offerings in our city. The casual ambiance doesn’t by any means compromise the upscale decor and service which make these lounge bars the perfect destination for your night on the town.

Peak’s Lounge at Hyatt Regency
650 15th St.
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 436-1234
www.denverregency.hyatt.com

Located floors above the downtown Denver’s streets, this rooftop lounge is head and shoulders above the rest. With lofty views of the Mile High City and the Rocky Mountains, Peak’s Lounge at Hyatt serves up as much by way of visual decadence as it does with its signature beverages and menu. It has been voted one of Denver’s Best Scenic Sixteen and offers guests an expansive variety of alcohol to indulge in including more than 40 red and 40 white wines as well as beer and cocktails.

Mynt Mojito Lounge
1424 Market St.
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 825-6968
www.myntmojitolounge.com

Mynt Mojito Lounge is nestled in the heart of LoDo, just off of the 16th Street Mall. Priding itself on being the exception to Denver’s bar scene, rather than the rule, it offers a variety of unique and delicious mojito concoctions. With candlelit tables, couches and cozy corners, it is the ideal destination for co-workers, friends and the more romantically inclined. And after 10 p.m., it turns the lights down and the sound up, transforming the lounge into a vibrant late-night stop.

Lavish Lounge
1448 Market St.
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 880-0237
www.lavishdenver.com

Centrally located on the corner of 15th and Market downtown, Lavish Lounge is at the hub of Denver’s nightlife. With an expansive space that includes a patio and a luxurious setting, it is an attractive backdrop for your evening of socializing. Hosting weekly events, drink specials and some of Denver’s best DJs, Lavish caters to nightlife and always draws in an eclectic and robust crowd.

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Shag Lounge
830 15th St.
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 825-7424
www.shagdenver.com

Shag Lounge boasts that it’s a “Downtown bar that isn’t a ‘Downtown bar.’” With reasonably priced drinks and a laid-back ambiance, it serves up casual fun and beverages from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily. Weekday specials and events include the likes of Champagne Thursdays which offers ladies free champagne and cosmos all night, further strengthening Shag’s reputation for serving up class on a casual dime.

The Front Porch
1215 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 840-6156
www.frontporchdenver.com

Recently ranked as one of Denver’s Five Best Looking Bars, The Front Porch isn’t only easy on your eyes but on your budget as well. Its daily happy hour always guarantees you a great deal but it runs specials like “Flip Night” where the correct calling of the flip of a coin determines if your drinks are on the house or not. Or on “Name Night Calendar,” if your name is on the calendar that night, you drink for free. Its generosity is equaled by its elegance in decor and style, making The Front Porch a destination you will want to frequent as often as your own porch.

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Marian is a freelance writer with a passion for music, entertainment and nightlife. She writes regularly on assignment for Examiner.com as their Pop Music Journalist. You can view her page here.
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