I have a friend that lives close to downtown, and have had the opportunity to visit several bars, and lounges I might not have found on my own. This would fall under that catagory. The main reason people seemed to be going in here was they could still get a drink after being cut off somerwhere else. Not trying to infer anything here, just heard more than one patron make that exact comment. The bartender was really quite professional, she had her hands full, but was efficient, and mixed a pretty good drink. No live music, limited food selection, rough crowd, all in all not a bad place to visit but would not want to be considered a regular here. Only room for a few cars behind the bar, but your on colfax, so there will always be somewhere to park.
We had left another bar in the neighborhood, and decided to stop in here for a nightcap. Not quite as rough as it looks from the outside, and the bartender is the main reason I have gone back several times since. WOW. Sh e makes you forget what drink you were going to order. The service was fast, and one of the locals was doing her best coyote ugly impersonation on one of the back pool tables. The drinks were as strong as you could want, and the prices reasonable. Not a romantic spot , or a first date kind of place, but still we had a good time here, and as I said.... if you are a single guy... (or attached but just looking) this a as nice a spot as any.
A friend asked me to meet him here for drinks one evening. I had never heard of the place so decided to give it a try. I passed it the first time and asked for directions at the ace hardware store (it was right across the street) They did have parking behind the bar, but I was almost afraid to walk around to the front, not well lit and kind of scarey. As I approached the door I was asked for the price of a drink by a "gentleman" standing right by the door, upnon entering I thought "dive" had been coined for this kind of place. No frills drinking here, with a rough crowd, and rougher drinks. Don't get me wrong, the drinks were strong, and the service was pretty good, just not my kind of drinking establishment.
We went to see Etta the last time she was in town. Found ourselves running out of time and didn't want to miss the first part of the show, so we stopped in the restauraunt right around the corner. The prices were a little high but not outrageous, and the beer selection was superb. The food was served quickly, hot, and tasted pretty good. We made it to the show with time to spare, and have been back once since then with much the same result. We like this eatery, and will be going there again. We originally thought the doors to the bar were the entrance to the theater, it looks like a set right out of the sixties. Great atmosphere, and if you sit on the patio, it is also a grat place to people watch.
I had never even heard of the swallow until a friend told me he was going to a show there and was I interested in joining him. I am not sure what their usual musical offerings are, but that night was country music night. A cozy setting and nice sound system made this an enjoyable evening. Parking was not a problem, and the tickets were rather inexpensive. I would like to see another show hear as soon as possible.
stopped in here recently to check out what they had available in dvd's. The storw was more geared for the music lover than the movie watcher, however they did still have a lot of movies to choose from. I thought the prices were high, and have found that going to a pawn shop (where movies sell for 3 for 10.00) is the least expensive way for me to find late run movies at the most reasonable price. This was an ok store for more, and I might have enjoyed it more were I shopping for music.
I think this may have been the driest sandwhich I have ever received at a public eating establishment. All seemed well when we got there, I think two or three patrons were in front of us. I regret ordereing this sandwhich to go, or I would have been able to comment on their customer service skills when I returned their fare. I am not sure what happened, but I could only eat a couple of bites before having to throw the rest of it away. I don't think I would return here just on g.p. but am not sure if this is a regular feature of their sandwhich, or I just lucked out. Maybe some people prefer this type of deal, but I would have to pass.
We wanted to try this place out as it had been well liked by a couple we hang out with. Perhaps our mistake was going on a friday night. We had to park a couple of blocks from the restaurant, I think just from a lot of local traffic, not just the Hornet. They had an excellent selection of micro-beers, and the food was pretty good. The downside of our experience was we felt rushed here. Looking to relax a little after eating, we actually were asked by a couple of different patrons when we were going to be done with our table. Not something that reflects on the management, I don't even think they were aware of the situation, however I would like to try again on a different night, when perhaps we could enjoy our coffee after our meal.... all in all a pretty nice place
I ate lunch here recently, and was pleased to see the oversized burger is still alive and well in denver. Ordered the daily special (big burger - french fries - and a soda) for about five dollars. While I was sitting there eating I saw a gentleman order and eat a triple burger, this seemed easily to contain a pound of meat. When you need a greasy burger (but not too greasy) this is the place to go. They have their own good sized parking lot, so no problems in that area. A good place to fill up for a reasonable price, with lots of variety available on the menu.
This was a great place for dinner. The gyros was very good and the spanokapita was delicious. The parking was a little tough but worth the time spent looking for one. The service was fast, and the food portions were good. Plenty of dishes available for the vegitarian. Prices were reasonable. A younger crowd for the most part... all in all a nice experience.