This 4 Mile House ain't exactly like its namesake, the historic park and prime destination for grade-school field trips that sits just a few miles down the road. Jack Casey's is a trip in itself: The carpetless, cavernous interior looks as though someone accidentally put a drinking spot inside an abandoned warehouse or airplane hangar. It is something of a "house," though, complete with a patio and stairs, and the staff is as welcoming as your mother, spooning out bowls of hearty homemade green and red chile to dudes watching Broncos and Nuggets games on Jack Casey's large televisions. It's just another place that makes Glendale one of the more unusual spots in the state and, quite possibly, the nation.
Four Mile House started life as a barn, back in the days when what's now Glendale was filled with dairy farms dedicated to quenching Denver's thirst for more wholesome beverages. But by the time Jack Casey bought the place in the '60s, it was already a venerable tavern. Four decades later, it continues to provide its fans with many happy hours. The happiest, though, run from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, when the appetizers are absolutely free. So, of course, is the unbeatable camaraderie. More »