ON TAP: “Not Just a Pub”

THE BAR: Cluttered with empty bottles on the wall and faux-old tin signs, Alchemy is a bar that might turn people away at first for its rather ordinary atmosphere. Though it claims that it’s not […]


THE BAR: In the corner of a parking lot, string lights beam against a shadowed neighborhood backdrop. When I get closer, an open patio and garage-style doors appear, and music seeps through the walls. It’s […]

ON TAP: New School Year, New Alternatives

THE BAR: Imagine an open room with sand scattered around the entrance and a “no shirt, no shoes, no service” sign in front; next to the daily specials chalkboard. Ohana Kava Bar in downtown Colorado […]

ON TAP: Retreat from Baca Retreat

When I receive a syllabus for class, part of me always hopes that it will list a field trip, especially to the Baca Campus. I had not been to Baca until this semester, but I’ve […]

ON TAP: Brewer’s Republic

Brewer’s Republic, near Acacia Park, gets at the necessities of a bar instead of trying to be quirky. Though bar isn’t the proper term—I would call this a taproom, since they only have whiskeys and […]

ON TAP: Pub Vibes of Ireland

The Pub Half a country and an ocean away from the public houses of Ireland, Jack Quinn’s is an establishment constructed as an ode to the traditional atmosphere of Irish pubs. These themed bars are […]

ON TAP: An Odyssey through Cultural Mixology

Inside the entrance to Odyssey Gastropub, table lamps hang upside down on the ceiling. They illuminate the rough brick walls, where artwork is placed around a massive sign detailing the Front Range, and maps are […]

ON TAP: A Prohibition Public House

Next time you travel downtown, look for Brooklyn’s on Boulder St., one of the few haberdasheries listed in this town. Underneath silk ties hanging from displays, it seems like the strangest place to find yourself […]