Skip the $12 cocktails at tourist-slammed hotel bars in favor of the affordable local scene. Loaded Joe’s is a coffeehouse by day, bar by night, with a raucous karaoke night on Fridays and open mike on Sundays. Expect mostly solo acoustic artists, with a healthy dose of angst and $3 well drinks. Or settle into a Lay-Z-Boy at The George (295 E. Meadow Dr.; 970-476-2656), a loungey pub favored by townies for its high-end happy-hour specials, like $3.75 Ketel One martinis (daily 3 to 7 p.m.).
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Published on Oct 7, 2010 as a web exclusive.