Ernest Hemingway once famously wrote about "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place", a short story describing the small niceties of sitting in a clean and quiet bar at night. Reading it invokes in one the sense of a specific setting, feeling, and mood. The holiday season for many is a great time to get out and soak up the nightlife of a city and see what kind of feelings are in the air. In Denver, there are many clean and well-lighted places serving up the tastiest of specialty seasonal libations. These places, just minutes from the Holiday Inn at Cherry Creek, know how to decorate for the holiday season and invite their patrons to join them for a cozy evening during the most wonderful time of the year.
For the ultimate in seasonal ambiance, Bar Red, a quaint and quiet cocktail lounge on Colfax Avenue is a premier destination. This intimate establishment has years of history dating back before prohibition and is a local favorite among the happy hour and late night crowd.
Perfect for a big crowd or an intimate conversation, The Living Room offers the best of both worlds. Their naturally holiday-esque décor invokes a sense of warmth. Sit down by the fireplace and sip on one of their signature cocktails while live piano music plays in this cozy bar.
Prohibition era themed bars are huge these days, and Green Russell, nestled up on Larimer Street, is the perfect speakeasy for your night out. Enjoy their seasonal selection of cocktails and be sure to use their private phone booth if you need to make a call!
We hope you enjoy your time in Denver during this holiday season. And hey, don't forget we've got our very own top-notch bar right here at the Holiday Inn!