Denver's most popular gay video bar and after-work hangout, the bi-level JR's
(777 E. 17th Ave.
, 303-831-0459) is part of a little nightclub empire (the other JR's bars are in Dallas, Houston
, and Washington, DC). The city's quintessential see-and-be-seen pick-up joint, favoring a largely 20- to 40-something professional crowd, is brightly lighted, handsomely decorated, and has an attractive patio and upstairs balcony. Theme nights include Tuesday and Sunday karaoke and a Thursday beer bust. It's a good bar to begin an evening of revelry, or to hang out with friends.