5 to Try: Classic Cocktails

Forget the low-carb beer and go retro instead. From a classic martini to a timeless Manhattan, find the best 1950s-era cocktails in Denver.

Updated: March 19, 2004

5 to Try

Red Room Restaurant And Bar

320 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80203

The Rob Roy is a sultry scotch-and-vermouth mixture, a fabulous drink at this scarlet Colfax lounge.

Cruise Room

1600 17th St, Denver, CO 80202

Designed to look like the lounge on the Queen Mary, this bar's timeless opulence provides a great backdrop for a sophisticated Manhattan.

Magnolia Hotel-Denver

818 17th St, Denver, CO 80202

This ultramod and hip hotel bar offers the perfect swanky setting for a sidecar.

Herb's Hideout

2057 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205

The bartenders at LoDo's most storied dive mix a gimlet to die for.


501 16th St, Denver, CO 80202

Pair a meaty plate with one of their specialty martinis, like the Orange Crush or the Ultimate Cosmopolitan.

More Denver Bars

The Funky Buddha Lounge

776 Lincoln St, Denver, CO 80203

Mynt Lounge

1424 Market St, Denver, CO 80202

Tryst Lounge

1512 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202