From the extravagant to the cozy, Northern Colorado is known for its bars.

While we can all enjoy a fancy cocktail from Social, there's something special about a timeless local dive bar. The term sometimes has a negative connotation, but I like to think of it as a beloved, go-to hangout — think Central Perk from Friends (if they sold booze).

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That's how I'll be judging the "dives" on this list. Take it or leave it, but I think you'll find yourself a new summer hangout.

Without further adieu, here are 8 beloved Northern Colorado dive bars to check out this summer:

8 Beloved Northern Colorado Dive Bars to Check Out this Summer

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