Denver >Bars & Clubs > Cruise Room
1600 17th St, Denver, CO | Directions 8020239.752131 -104.999337
Neighborhoods: Union Station, LoDo, Northwest Denver
How the greats have fallen – Finding herself out of the particular gin I was drinking the Bartender brazenly downpoured (substituted a cheaper liquor for the one I ordered) my gin martini in the hopes I wasn't watching. Forget ordering a drink not off their vodka soaked 'specialty cocktail' menu, an inquiry for an Americano is only met with blank stares from the staff. It's unfortunate, you really want to like this bar, you want the staff to be passionate about their jobs, you want your lemon twist to spray oil all over your drink and not have the texture of a desiccated hangnail. A bar that rests on it's laurels is going to stay where it is which would be great if this one was back celebrating the repeal of prohibition where it belongs; alas this one is stuck in hotel-bar cliche hell.
No Better Than This – I love this place. With 20 years of bar hopping in Denver, this is one of my favorites. Perfect for meeting before you go out. Perfect place to end the night and a perfect place to meet some interesting people. If there is a bar in Denver where you have an opportunity to meet celebrities, this is it. Most bands stay at the Oxford, so they end up in the Cruise Room. Have Fun.
a good date bar – One of my first dates in Denver(bad date...great bar) took me here and I have been back many times since. I just love the fact that I feel kind of like I'm in a little secret spot. It's not however, but for one evening, it can be you and your pals or you and your dates own Private Idaho if you're lucky. Almost as if you are in another time zone, a little bit flirty with the mood lighting, great cocktails and a little menu to match, the Cruise Room lets you sit back, enjoy your martini and chilllllllll.
Attached to the Oxford Hotel, this is an elegant hotel bar James Bond would love. – In Short
With a name like Cruise Room, it makes sense that the decor here resembles that of an ocean liner: Red lights emanate from the walls while large, comfortable booths welcome the passengers. You'd expect to see James Bond at the bar sipping a Glenlivet and water, or maybe an extremely dry Ketel One martini. Instead you'll find hotel guests and locals, ranging from 20-somethings to baby boomers.
Great atmosphere, HORRIBLE wait staff – The Cruise Room definately had a romantic atmosphere and a great list of martinis. However the only waitress seem to be to busy getting her own groove on in the corner with a couple guys and servicing us seemed to be more of a burden then her job. Definately turned me off from wanting to return with future dates as the customer service was really that bad.
The Best in Town – Best Martini in town, barnone, served by pros. Ask the bartender to tell you about the history of the bar while you sip a Vodka highball with extra olives.
Lovers Drawn – If you were to stumble across the Cruise Room on a Romantic evening out with the one that warms your heart and revs your engine, it would become the stage for one of your favorite memories. The Cruise Room has an unparalleled enviance that invites you to feel sexy, and far removed from any boring reality. They have great coconut shrimp too!
Oh so Cosmopolitain!!!! – The most enjoyable bar I have ever frequented - you are the bar by which I measure all others now!
A place where you don't have to re-order your drink, just let them know when to stop!
Coziest bar in town – When you walk in to the Cruise Room, the first thing you notice, of course, is the pink glow of the room. Then your eyes wander to the Art Deco engraved images on the walls of various cruise destinations. After that, your eyes wander down to the delicious lemon-drop martini you just ordered, served in the Cruise Room signature crooked stem martini glass with a shaker full of your next pour and a half. The Cruise Room is a Denver original and serves up some of the best martinis in town. The service is good, though limited to a short staff, but hey it's a small bar. If you're hungry, you can order some goodies to your table from McCormick's Fish House next door. The Crowd tends to be 30-somethings, but that doesn't stop me (though I'm not too far behind.) Don't miss this cozy little gem.
Best in town – I have been going to the Cruise room for several years and have received very consistant service, product and a great environment.
I suggest this bar to many friends for a relaxing evening of great conversation. The environment is by far one of the best in Denver although it is a very small bar.
I also go to the Cruise room often with business associates as well as visitors from out of the country.
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