Esquire puts two Denver bars on its "18 Best Bars in America" list

A pair of Denver watering holes made "Esquire's 18 Best Bars in America" list: Occidental and Shelby's.


Shelby's Bar & Grill

Where it is: 519 Eighteenth Street, Denver, Colorado

Why you're here: Because you'll stand in the little smokers' corral in front of Shelby's and you'll look around -- all the way around -- and you'll remember that Denver used to be an ornery frontier town, full of crust and character. And then you'll step back inside and call for another round, and the bartender will tell you to shut up and wait your damn turn like a human being.

What you're having: Jameson.

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Eric is a Denver-based tech writer and guidebook wiz. Contact him here.
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