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The Bear/Leather community's answer to Badlands, Bar 440 (formerly Daddies, just to give an idea of the clientele/vibe) is a bar that attracts a primarily older, furrier, scruffier crowd (and their admirers). That isn't to say that it's not a pretty awesome bar. A bar where youth and the 90's pop-gay ideal of a 'twink' aren't the standard... Check those assumptions at the door.
This is a pretty standard chain hotel. It's pretty frills-free, but it gets the job done well enough. It's clean, it's comfortable enough, feels safe, and I would definitely stay here again. It's a little bit of a pain to get across i-25, if you're on foot, but if you have a car it's close enough to everything in downtown c-springs (or near Colorado College) to be very, very convenient. There's a heated pool on the main floor, and they provide a free breakfast every day, which is nice if you've got to eat and run. For the location and price, it's a pretty good value.
Ate here last night on a whim. This neighborhood tapas restaurant has charm, it has great food, and it has friendly service (the owner/chef? came out to say hello, introduce himself, and chat at the end of our meal). I'd say the oddity of the dance recital being projected onto the wall in front of me lost its novelty after about 5 minutes, and is a shame of a gimmick in a restaurant that doesn't need to resort to distractions; its food generally speaks volumes by itself. The only thing I wouldn't order again is the croquetas, but that's only because they were super rich and the last thing they served (by that point, I was already in over my head). Definitely, however, order a flat bread. The tuna empanada and the meatballs were also both great. I have no idea whether it was made in-house or not, but I also loved the flourless chocolate cake.
Overall, this is a nice meal. It's a little pricey, but I think that comes with the tapas territory. It's not a restaurant I'll be going back to weekly, but it's the perfect place for a more-than-casual meal, dinner date, parental-visit, or out-of-towner tour-of-the-neighborhood. Additionally, it's a more-than-welcomed addition to a neighborhood whose nicer-than-casual options are somewhat lacking.
Neat little bar in an interesting part of town... they have a great happy hour special and, as is always high on my list of important-things-a-bar-can-have, ample seating. Love the little touches, like the bill coming as a bookmark in some torn up edition of a spectacularly hipster book.
This is a surprisingly decent hotel, as far as comfort inns go. Certainly the rooms are more updated and modern than any other 'budget' hotel I've stayed at before. Between that and its central Denver location, just a block from the 16th St. mall and walking distance to a number of other great areas in Denver, this hotel can't really be beat for the price.