1. Miners Saloon

This modern-day bar is reminiscent of an old Western saloon, complete with the decor and drinks to match. There are 24 taps as well as 50 bottled beers. There’s also a house-made menu including venison, boar, and bison sausage. As winter is coming up, there are two fireplaces to keep you warm and toasty while you make new friends.

Drinks to try:

Huckleberry 44N Vodka Lemonade/ Who’s your huckleberry? Huckleberry vodka with fresh lemonade, on draft

All Of My Vices/ famous grouse, laphroaig, midnight espresso liqueur, xocolati mole bitters, musscovado, donut

Hudson ‘baby’ Bourbon

2. Golden Moon Speakeasy

This speakeasy style cocktail lounge features a distillery and a tasting room with all drinks made with Golden Moon spirits. There is also live music weekly, and if you enjoyed your drink, they offer bottles for purchase to take home with you to make your own cocktails.

Drinks to try:

Bad Joel (Spicy!!)
Gin, Picon, Grapefruit, Lemon, Burnt Honey,
BBQ Bitters, Jalapeño

South Pole Swizzle
Kümmel, Gin, Passion Fruit, Honey, Lemon, Aromatic Bitters

To Be Drank Often
Apple Jack, Lime, Cucumber, Orgeat

3. Ace-Hi Tavern

This vintage 1961 dive bar is in an old opera house. Per their website, “With the “Best Happy Hour in Jefferson County”, Ace Hi is a go-to for Colorado School of Mines students and other locals looking for great value and a great time.” Thursday nights are the best band for your buck as its ladies night and karaoke night with $1 tap and well drinks.

Kaylee was raised (but not *technically* born) in Colorado. She graduated from Regis University with a bachelor of arts in English. During her time at Regis she worked as a teaching assistant in a freshman classroom setting and in the writing center helping students on a variety of topics. While there, she discovered Cura Personalis, or care for the entire person, leading to her love of feminism and desire for equal rights for all. Kaylee is the managing editor for AboutBoulder, OnDenver, and a key member of the OnMetro team, launching this platform in cities across the United States.