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After a long run, Cricket on the Hill closed in 2008, and the place was sadly missed by denizens who frequented the spot. Fortunately, the Gabor's is still up and running next door -- and chances are good you'll probably run into someone there who used to hang out at the Cricket. This Capitol Hill mainstay has pretty much everything a neighborhood dive could ever want, from cheap drinks to cool bartenders to a decent set of regulars. Plus it sports one of the city's best jukeboxes, which is free most of the time and is loaded with a kitchen sink of artists and styles, from Tom Waits and Lou Reed to the Ramones and the Clash to Miles and Monk.
The comments keep coming about Gabor's, the classic neighborhood bar whose closure was the biggest bombshell of the new year; the space is slated to become Marion Street Tavern this summer. In the mea... More »
Of all the restaurant/bar closings that have been announced recently, none have caused the outpouring of comments that followed the relevation that Gabor's, a Capitol Hill institution, will be closing... More »
The news broke yesterday that Gabor's, the beloved joint on East Thirteenth, will close a few months from now to make way for the Marion Street Tavern, a new bar by Sam Roots, who owns the Providence ... More »
The jukebox at Gabor's is one of our favorites for price alone, since the staff fills it with credits so often it's as good as free. But this juke also holds some killer platters: from staples like Johnny Cash's Live at Folsom Prison and the Stones' Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! to Tom Waits's Rain Dogs and Lou Reed's Transformer. And in between, there's jazz by Miles, Monk and Dinah; newer alt-discs by Nick Cave, Grizzly Bear and Sonic Youth; and punk by the likes of the Clash and the Ramones. With... More »
Nothing sucks more than getting drunk to crappy music. But at Capitol Hill mainstay Gabor's, there are no worries: The bar's jukebox is stocked with a passel of discs that make the firewater slide down all the easier. From the twang of Patsy Cline and Neil Young to the shiver of Joy Division and Massive Attack, the selection is as varied in time as it is in tone, with Muddy Waters rubbing elbows with hip new stuff like the Arcade Fire. There's even a handful of homemade mixed CDs to spice... More »
When the first Dada Manifesto was ratified in Zurich on July 14, 1916, little did Hugo Ball and company know that one day their revolutionary aesthetic philosophy would wind up being applied to the grimy wall of Gabor's men's room. In perfect accord with the Dadaists' credo of contradiction and nonsense, some patron used the popular Capitol Hill watering hole as a blank canvas upon which to scrawl the sublimely absurd phrase "Super organisms are responsible for 99% of kung foo [sic]." Just... More »
A women's restroom must always give a little bit more. For the ladies, it's a place not only to take care of business, but to seek refuge when the guys are going over the score of last night's Avs game for the umpteenth time. Gabor's offers a collage-crazy restroom that mostly resembles an introverted teenage girl's bedroom. The walls are covered with a mishmash of old Life magazine photos, Vogue fashion ads and poetry - not dirty limericks -- scratched on the walls. Portraits of beefcake... More »
One of my favorite bars in Denver. Great dive-y atmostphere where you go slide in to one of the booths and listen to the best jukebox of any bar in the galaxy. They usually have tons of prepaid credits in the jukebox so you can go up and choose songs from all kinds of artists like Johnny Cash, Arcade Fire, Wilco, My Bloody Valentine, Muddy Waters, etc. Love this place.