HAWLEY'S TAVERN AND GRILL Thur.12.18.14

This week for Liquid Therapy we are getting out of the Boulder Bubble. 

Its a good old fashion road trip into Denver's Dive Bars.  Founding Member Matt Stark, lead architect in our First Place for Sculpture in Kinetics,has been working with the new owner Jason Hawley.   Jason and Stefanie are following their dreams by opening up there own watering hole.  Let's check it out in its first week on Thursday.

6pm - Hawley's
2601 W Hampden Ave
Sheridan, CO 80110

See ya there!   Jim- 303/819.0053 cell

Why leave the bubble?  Dive bars:    

"Dive bars are unpolished, imperfect places filled with unpolished, imperfect people, just like us. And that's just one of many things things that make these establishments the best.

Here are some more...

Any and all pretentiousness is left at the door.

Come just as you are. Dress however you want. Eh, within reason. Overdress, and you may get some glares. But even if your clothes stick out, if you're nice and polite, the regulars will probably warm up to you anyway. Only after giving you some good-natured ribbing.

There are no huge crowds to contend with.  This way you can relax, enjoy your personal space and you won't have to yell over the loud masses of people.

That also means...

There's a short wait for drinks.

And of course the drinks are cheap!

If you can't walk in with a few dollars, buy a beer and leave a decent tip, you're definitely not at a dive. Though, depending on your location, dive bar rates may vary.

Wine? Sure, which color would you like?

Fancy glasses not guaranteed.

Coasters? Cocktail napkins?

You have the chance meet your bartender one-on-one.

A smaller crowd means more one-on-one time with the person who has your drink destiny in his or her hands. Cherish that time.

There aren't many tough decisions to be made.

The toughest decision: pool or darts?

You might actually learn something from the older clientele.

Listen, they've lived it. You're not telling them anything new, but they're probably willing to listen. And they might have something interesting or helpful to tell you.

There's a lot of character to it.

It's not some cookie-cutter bar. The owner and staff personalities come through just by taking a look around.

Short waits for the bathroom.

And probably an interesting adventure once you're in there.

You have no need to impress anyone.

The regulars don't care who you are.

But regulars will probably be happy to throw one (or more) back with you.

As long as you respect their bar and you're not a loudmouthed jackass. And if you are, steer clear of your local dive. We won't be held responsible for what might happen."
-hp

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