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Bread Bar: An Old-Time Cocktail Bar in an 1800s Bakery in the Mountains

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Bread Bar: An Old-Time Cocktail Bar in an 1800s Bakery in the Mountains

December 20, 2018

Bread Bar is an unlikely cocktail bar in an unlikely place: an 1800s-era bakery at the base of the Rocky Mountains, in the old mining town of Silver Plume, Colorado. We recently spotted this “fine mountainside drinking establishment” on Instagram; here’s a look at its old-time alpine style.

Photography courtesy of Bread Bar, except where noted.

The original bakery entryway, at an angle. Photograph by Lauren DeFilippo.
Above: The original bakery entryway, at an angle. Photograph by Lauren DeFilippo.
Inside, tall windows look out at the town and let in light, even in winter. &#8
Above: Inside, tall windows look out at the town and let in light, even in winter. “We kept it very close to the original design,” says Sam Alviani, one of four young co-owners. The small front bar is original. Photograph by Sam Alviani.
The added furnishings are eclectic: a faded couch with an original scale suspended from the ceiling. Photograph by @meggagnard.
Above: The added furnishings are eclectic: a faded couch with an original scale suspended from the ceiling. Photograph by @meggagnard.
The original front bar; behind, black-painted shelves hold spirits. Photograph by Lauren DeFilippo.
Above: The original front bar; behind, black-painted shelves hold spirits. Photograph by Lauren DeFilippo.
Vintage books are on hand. Photograph by Nick Annis.
Above: Vintage books are on hand. Photograph by Nick Annis.
The black interior. Photograph by Sam Alviani.
Above: The black interior. Photograph by Sam Alviani.
Delicate globe pendant lights hang along the bar. Photograph by @meggagnard.
Above: Delicate globe pendant lights hang along the bar. Photograph by @meggagnard.
This is a community bar: A resident dog keeps warm on the settee. Photograph by Anna Boardman.
Above: This is a community bar: A resident dog keeps warm on the settee. Photograph by Anna Boardman.
In the back room, the team built a new bar, and Alviani wallpapered the space in a design by UK-based designer Abigail Borg. Photograph by Lauren DeFilippo.
Above: In the back room, the team built a new bar, and Alviani wallpapered the space in a design by UK-based designer Abigail Borg. Photograph by Lauren DeFilippo.
 A vintage icebox now holds beers. Photograph by Lauren DeFilippo.
Above: A vintage icebox now holds beers. Photograph by Lauren DeFilippo.
A tabletop, with lush wallpaper. Photograph by Anna Boardman.
Above: A tabletop, with lush wallpaper. Photograph by Anna Boardman.
Not bread, but refined cocktails, are served, all &#8
Above: Not bread, but refined cocktails, are served, all “inspired by famous figures of Silver Plume and the region.” Also on offer: live music. Photograph by Anna Boardman.
The bar&#8
Above: The bar’s Old West exterior. Photograph by @leisurelylu.

Headed to Silver Plume? Follow these directions to Bread Bar: “Head into town and let the adventures begin. When the road forks, take a right and head east. The gravel roads will lead you to us.”

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