The Dog Bar Cuchara Colorado by Debra Martz The Dog Bar is known as the "Heart and Soul of Cuchara" and for good reason. They've been serving up burgers, pizzas, sandwiches, salads and drinks since it was established in 1980 and this place continues to be a staple in the Cuchara Valley. Located on scenic byway 12, aka the Highway of Legends, it is just a short drive south of La Veta, CO. I've enjoyed some good food and good live music there. It does have an outside dining patio, also, where dogs are actually welcome.