On the edge of a residential neighborhood and just a stone's throw from I-70, the bar known as JD's for the past few years has existed as a neighborhood drinking spot for the better part of three decades. The place is clean, bright and certainly friendly: Patrons are offered a free paper tray of popcorn upon entering -- once they've been properly ID'ed, of course. The bar also serves up nachos, hot dogs and pizza to go with its cocktails and domestic drafts. The wide-open, green-carpeted room hosts karaoke and Texas Hold 'Em tournaments throughout the week, while a live DJ brings the music and flashing lights on Fridays and Saturdays. A huge side patio, open year-round for smokers, is where regulars can be found when they aren't staking their claim at the bar top.
When the It'll Do Lounge closed its doors last year after 27 years in business, regulars wondered what would happen to the small structure at 2001 West 48th Avenue. Two months ago, JD's Neighborhood Bar happened, and if Deb the bartendress's word... More »