Whether your friends from Ohio are spending the weekend pondering a move here, your folks are visiting from Iowa, or you just miss a little of back home Indiana, spend some time at the following locales that appeal to Midwestern sensibilities.
On Division Street sits Reel M Inn, the unbecoming answer to one of life's more challenging existential questions: Who has the best fried chicken and jojos?
Cold beers, friendly faces and cheap fried food await at this rock-adorned cavernous bar on North Denver. Happy Hour is a joyful time indeed, when draughts are only a dollar.
Summertime remains the best time to visit, when drag races move off the main drag and on to the Portland Raceway. Watch supped up hearses battle against county sheriff cruisers for the best time. Next, wander over to the rear grounds to the classic car and bike show the size of four city blocks. Cut your jean shorts a lot shorter, grab a Bud Light and party with the best of them.
First established in 1978, Sloan's has changed little since, and that's a good thing. There's a sweet cougar behind the bar with a mean G&T.
Saraveza, bar and bottle shop, really has something going here. Numerous drafts and six packs ensure a tasty night of drinking.
Not for every race, but there are a couple in which you can bet a ten cent superfecta (top four horses). Spend $2.40 and box the bet to increase your odds.