Museums • reader picks

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Bar-X • A speakeasy theme, cocktails made with care and celebrity co-owner Ty Burrell are just some of the reasons the new and improved Bar-X is a local favorite. The bar dates back to 1933, established after Prohibition was repealed. Once cash and beer-only, Bar-X is now known for its handcrafted cocktails that start at $9. The care the bartenders take in making the drinks leads to a longer wait and on weekends when the bar is crowded. The lines can be long and laborious. But it's worth the wait, as there isn't a bad drink at Bar-X. The Moscow Mule is the signature offering, but requires a security deposit on the copper mug.

First runner-up

The Garage on Beck • (See Editors' Choice.)

Second runner-up

Green Pig Pub • This pub offers the works: good food, live music and a rooftop patio with great city and mountain views.