Zagat - Day Trip: 6 Restaurants Worth a Drive From Denver
Let the tourists have Buffalo Bill's grave and Bent's Fort: This Buena Vista haunt is a day-drinking local's dream portal to the Wild West. Sarah Haughey’s atmospheric beer bar occupies the town clink circa 1880 (hence the name), and every rock, plank, cell bar and railroad spike within brings its Gold Rush–era history to life. Her rotating lineup of brews, however — heavy on cult brands like Casey and Scratch — beats the heck out of prison hooch, while the tap takeovers, concerts and other events rock too. In fact, on July 1, The Jailhouse will be presenting the first annual Rapids & Grass Beer Festival.