The awards are piling up for one of Denver’s oldest surviving waterholes, the Star Bar. Among its awards as “Editor’s Choice: Top of the Town Best Dive Bar” by 5280 Magazine and “People’s Choice: Best Dive Bar” by Denver Magazine, Star Bar was most recently declared “People’s Choice: Best Karaoke” by Westword Magazine’s Best of Denver 2013. Despite the awards, Star Bar’s divey, unglamorous, simple appearance has helped the Star Bar to remain one of Denver’s best kept secrets.

Just as Star Bar is considered one of Denver’s best-kept secrets, the Star Bar has a tendency to feature some of the hardest to find beers from Colorado and the rest of the U.S., revealing the best kept secret brews to those who are lucky enough to stumble upon the Star Bar. Beyond hard to find beers, Star Bar also has a penchant for hard to find beers in cans. Showcasing 20 of the best beers you will find in cans, Star Bar’s devotion to cans is right in line with its old, classical bar style. Star Bar goes another step further to keep that old nostalgic vibe alive with Classic Cocktails your grandfather probably drank.

If you prefer something novel, Star Bar will mix you up a “Beer Cocktail” made with locally and regionally distilled spirits. Even wine at Star Bar comes locally and keeping with Star’s Bars “canned” motif, in cans! Denver’s beloved winery the Infinite Monkey Theorem makes this canned wine that comes slightly sparkling in the form of a “Back Alley Moscato” and a “Back Alley Rose.”

Since Star Bar is a classic bar, no food is served. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own food like in the olden days. If you forget, you can grab a bite next door at Marco’s Coal Fired Pizza or across the street at Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs. Pizza and dogs should provide you with ample fuel for Star Bar’s Battle of the Non-tenders that takes place Thursday nights on the back patio. All non-bartenders are encouraged to enter. Find more details on this Non-tenders Battle here.

Whether you are looking for a chance to enjoy a canned suds like in the olden days, or are looking for a place to showcase your voice skills or maybe even your bartending skills, Star Bar is your secret to a fun and relaxing afternoon or evening. Star Bar makes drinking like the olden days fun and pleasurable, revealing to its patrons the pleasures of canned local happiness one beer or wine can at a time. In this way, Star Bar is Denver’s local dive bar classic that is here to stay.