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El Chapultepec

1962 Market St, Denver, CO (Five Points)
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Ranked #6 of 142 nightlife in Denver
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Jazz Bars
Traveler Description: Don't be put out by the often commercial surroundings of Market St. This place rocks (in a jazzy sense of the word)! It's legit, has a sense for... more »
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San Antonio, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Do not go for the wine list or for the ambiance or for the clean bathrooms. The jazz is authentic and right in front of you.

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Dolores, Colorado
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

We like going here before the Rockies games as the drinks are about half the price of the surrounding bars. It is a colorfull clientel which keeps the tourists away. The green chili is great and cheap. Most people dont even know they have it. The locals will help you get tickets if you need them. After the game the... More

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Weymouth, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Went in here after an Avalanche game. We were from Boston and made more friends in this place. Met all sorts of people and listened to a jazz band. We had an absolute great time! If any of you read this, give me a shout!

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San Diego, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Don't expect candlelit tables, a gorgeous hostess, or a wide wine variety! What you should expect is An iconic jazz club synonymous with great music, atmosphere, and lots of history. The alcohol is (not cheap) but affordable. The place hasn't been renovated since it was first built . . . there is a leather liner above the bar, circa.1970s (if... More

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Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
29 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

We wandered in here having heard the stories of its jazz history, and all the legends who have performed here. We were the only customers on a Wednesday night. The bartender was gruff, the beer was flat and the only music was rap on the juke box. The place lived up to its "dive" reputation, but not in a positive... More

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Lincoln, NE
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316 reviews 316 reviews
17 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012 via mobile

Lloyd the bartender is awesome! We heard great jazz music being played over a couple drinks. The place is a dive but the character is awesome. I'll go back for sure!

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San Diego, California
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86 reviews 86 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

This was a total spontaneous stop -- I saw 2 homeless guys loudly arguing on the sidewalk by the front door, thought the placed looked like a total dive (really out of place in this trendy area) and we decided we had to check the place out. It's a step back in time - just an old bar and a... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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97 reviews 97 reviews
32 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012 via mobile

Great spot for a drink and great jazz!! My boyfriend and I drove by a few different places our first night in Denver, and decided that El Chapultepec seemed like the best spot for us! Our first visit ever to Denver and am very glad we chose to go here!! the bartender was extremely nice, as was the band! Great... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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103 reviews 103 reviews
41 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011

My husband and I stopped in after a Rockies game to hear the live music we know is regularly playing. The main part of the bar is pretty small and was so crowded that we went to the other side. There was a server there who was right on top of things, so we never had to wait to order.... More

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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2010

After reading all the positive comments here I was looking forward to passing a night here. Visited on a Monday night, totally and absolutely dead! Two people in and one was the barman. Music far too loud and obviously no atmosphere. Not in a particularly attractive area of Denver. At least the local hobos after asking for money wished you,... More

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