The 9th Door / Denver / Reservations
The 9th Door in Denver is a great place if you cannot decide whether you want a go-to restaurant. This tapas bar has the best of both worlds. Tapas – which originated in Spain – tease the taste buds of anyone in search of a snack to accompany drinks. The 9th Door offers a selection of both the old tapas favorites in addition to new-style tapas. Both are oozing with intense flavors and a rich variety of textures. The 9th Door actually has some history behind its name. On Spain’s Costa del Sol, located between Malaga and Marbella, sits a quiet little mountain village called Mijas. During the summer of 1969, after having been made famous by James Michener’s novel The Drifters, Mijas had become an expatriate community of writers and poets.
On lazy afternoons, these expats would gather at their favorite bar – one without a name, recognizable only by the number nine that was carved into the door.Behind the 9th door, they would imbibe on the local wine and brandy and share the tapas of the house, trading stories and reciting poetry to the local women until the early hours of the morning. So if you find yourself in downtown Denver on one of your Travel Joint vacations, we highly recommend this spot.