Denver >Food & Dining > Spot Bar & Grill
98 S Pennsylvania St, Denver, CO | Directions 8020939.714762 -104.981511
11am - 2am
Neighborhoods: Speer, Southeast Denver
Great corner neighborhood bar – Don't let the Spot's size fool you, this little bar packs a ton of character. Great food and friendly service, the Spot makes me wish I lived in the neighborhood as it seems like the kind of place people walk down to and meet up with friends. But I'll still be back a bunch as everyone there was really chill and welcoming.
not politically correct, and loving it. – Let's get real here. This is a bar. Real people smoke in bars, unless they were born after 2000. And real people would rather run than get a DUI. Not condoning either activity, mind you, but some people actually grew up before the govt. had to treat us like children, and we were left to make our own decisions. Worked out better that way, trust me. You learned from your mistakes, which is the best way to learn. Good food , service, atmosphere, etc. Have fun in politically correct-ville, you idiots.
Meh – Just back from a quick neighborhood dinner. The food is passable (Sysco standard, mostly) but I was put off by how much the place stinks of cigarette smoke. The "patio", enclosed because of the bad weather, isn't fully closed off from the rest of the bar and the smoke in here is awful. I haven't come home from a bar stinking of smoke in ages. Next time I'll walk the few extra blocks to go to the Hornet. The food is better and it doesn't smell.
Fun neighborhood place and pretty good food! – Always fun on a weekend night - if you want a table make sure you get there on the earlier side. The staff is always quick to make sure your drink is full and their food is quite good...I've had the pulled pork, cole slaw and onion rings - all delicious!
angry vibe with beligerent clientel – I live across the street and I feel this place is a hazzard. I've witnessed many fights happening here. The nighttime crowd gets out of control on a regular basis. I've even witnessed one of the customers crash his car right after leaving (he was very drunk) and then flee the scene in hopes he wouldn't get a D.U.I.
If you're going to go here I'd do it during the day.
Fun local bar – I live across the street, and I definitely go quite often. The food is good, not the absolute best burgers in Denver but great for the price. As for the "parking" fiasco....there isn't even a parking lot anywhere near the Spot OR Carmine's (the Italian place next door that has the Valets). The person whose vehicle was towed probably parked in a lot that belonged to one of the apartment buildings and took someone's space (this happens to me A LOT). But anyway, I like The Spot, but probably wouldn't travel across town for it. It's a nice, divey, local place with pretty good food. I am sure there's one in everyone's neighborhood.
great happy hour and nice neighborhood pub....with no vallet parking – My husband and I really enjoy going to the Spot. It is a nice neighborhood bar and pretty chill except during gametime. The happy hour is great although they don't have a wide beer selection on tap (mostly 3.2 beer). I love the grilled cheese and my husband always gets the spicy cajon chicken sandwich. Nice and friendly service although it can be inconsistent in regard to speed. We live two blocks away so we don't really have to worry about parking. I would disregard the two comments posted about the vallet parking and dingy atmosphere. This is a neighborhood pub, not LoDo. Plus, the vallet service is for Carmines, not the Spot. Two separate restaurants. Two separate owners. No pointing fingers, just stating facts. We tend to go only during happy hour as it can get pricy. But if you order a mixed drink, you will certainly receive a nice pour.
Not sure why you would listen to the two negative reviews – First of all, I do not trust anyone who defends someone else's right to park on private property. Guess what? If it's not an on street parking spot, you shouldn't park there! Whoever this idiot was, they clearly parked off street and thought they could get away with it.
Second: the Spot doesn't even have valet! That is Carmine's next door. No one drives to Spot. It is a neighborhood bar and most of us walk there. If the Carmine's valet yelled at some lady (perhaps the heather of the first valet review) for parking in their lot, that is Carmine's perogative and Carmine's problem.
Finally, the Spot is a very nice Neighborhood bar. It's not fancy, but it is comfortable. The food is not 5-star, but it is rock solid. The staff is always friendly, although they do occasionally get swamped when the bar is packed. Most of us regulars actually pitch in and help out on those rare occasions when they can't get through to us. Beer selection is small but strong. Cocktails are generous. What's not to like?
Don't listen to these two bellyachers...except to come check it out for yourself. You'll see it's just a classic little bar on an out of the way corner. I would advise the valet twins to take their business elsewhere. We don't need pretentious, valet-at-a-bar whiners in our neighborhood anyway.
Awesome burgers – The Spot has one of the best bacon cheeseburgers in town. Yes, it can get loud and crowded during games, but it's basically a neighborhood sports bar, so that's to be expected. Avoid it during games if you want to have a quiet conversation. If you have a problem, the servers/bartenders will be quick to fix it. The Valet parking is actually intended for the Italian restaurant next door, but there's plenty of free, on-street parking.
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