From Vesper Lounge and Green Russell to the NoMad Bar, Adam Hodak and Alex Lerman had helmed the bar or led beverage programs for some of Denver and New York City’s most impressive cocktail outposts. Yet when they sought to collaborate on what would become South Broadway’s first true craft cocktail bar, they weren’t looking to replicate the vibe of their previous places of employ.
In developing The L Cocktail Bar, their concept was to deliver a menu of world-class drinks in an environment more suited to Denver’s low-key social scene. In particular, Hodak — a longtime South Broadway resident — wanted to craft a concept that would seamlessly blend into the neighborhood’s colorful, eccentric history.
Housed in a 100-year old, converted brick building, Hodak and Lerman personally demolished the modern drywall to expose the bones of the space. The pair then collaborated with local firm Koch | Covostos … Read more