Situated in that special part of downtown that's nowhere near the touristy Fremont Street Experience, this iconic dive bar has been open 24/7 since the early 1960s, offerings its loyal fans Hamm beer for $1.50, specialty shots, and decent bar food. Fans flock to this longtime favorite for the prices that verge on free, the friendly staff who ensure your glass is never empty, and the unpretentious crowd -- from young professionals getting off work to old timers having a drink while waiting for their prescriptions at the pharmacy next door.
If you’re really serious about wanting to drink like a local, like really serious, then you need to head to the Huntridge Tavern. It is a glorious dive bar; teeny-tiny (for now…) and located away from the touristy areas of Fremont Street and the Arts District in the Huntridge Historic District. It’s open 24/7 and is the place all the bartenders from all the hip DTLV joints go to drink PBRs and do shots when their shifts are over. This place attracts quite the cast of characters, from the aforementioned post-shift bar crowd to the grizzled old drunks who are part of the furniture. The beer is cheap, there is often live music, and it is thoroughly a classic dive bar (dating back to 1962 and not much has changed since, aside from the video poker). Locals love this place, and when the Huntridge Theater reopens in a couple of years, expect to see a lot more people discovering its charms (please don’t kill the vibe!).