Horseshoe is a fun neighborhood bar
My satisfaction with the Horseshoe Lounge extends beyond just the service. Other positives of the Horseshoe is a substantial beer selection for drafts, bottles, and cans, the music was awesome all night, and the crowd was much more to my taste than what I find at most dive or LoDo Bars.
here's only one pool table in the joint, but there really isn't much room for another, as they've decked out the place in fabulously kitschy vintage furniture - including a comfy couch made of that awesome fake-velvet material from the 70's.
The juke box, or music selector thingy (I'm old, so sue me), is not bad and has a decent collection of music.
We all gathered at the 'Shoe to watch the World Cup match between USA and England. There were great drinks specials, which of course is always an enticing and desired quality in any establishment. Several beers on tap, mostly domestic. Although I didn't hang out near the bar except to grab a drink, the bar side of the 'Shoe was very comfy and chill.
The drinks are wonderfully inexpensive, both during happy hour and not. There is always one really cool bartender and one ahole, but I think that is true of most downtown bars. The menu is primarily pizzas, so I took a pass on that and stuck with the brew.
There are fantastic old couches around, the thrift store kind that you sit on and practically sink to the floor in. The lamps are wonderfully garage-sale-style and you really feel more like you are in someone's basement or garage than in a bar.
We would have asked them to make the music a touch lower, but I'm usually the one enlisted to make such requests, and I had already made a gross remark to a bartender/id-checker guy, so I thought my rogue mouth drew enough attention for one night.