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2007 Stories by Drew Bixby

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  • Ogden Street South

    published December 20, 2007

    I've been back to the bars in Iowa City — the town where I got my undergraduate degree — a number of times since I left three years... More >>

  • Micky Manor

    published December 13, 2007

    It starts out so normal, my inaugural trip to Micky Manor (2544 Federal Boulevard): warm greeting from a group of friends watching the... More >>

  • Thunderbird Lounge

    published December 6, 2007

    Something about the Thunderbird Lounge (721 Quebec Street) makes me want to take off my shoes and get more comfortable, maybe hang my... More >>

  • Lion’s Lair

    published November 29, 2007

    Fuck Man Law. You know what I'm talking about: those now-canceled Miller Lite commercials where a panel of dudes drunk on their own... More >>

  • Scruffy Murphy’s

    published November 22, 2007

    In this space, I've dehumanized Denver's homeless to a disgusting degree (The... More >>

  • Pat’s Philly Steaks and Subs

    published November 15, 2007

    Maggie and I arrive at Pat's Philly Steaks and Subs (1624 Market Street) just in time for fifty-cent beers. Except according to the... More >>

  • Atomic Cowboy

    published November 8, 2007

    During the two-plus years I've lived in Denver, I've watched the menu at Atomic Cowboy (3237 East Colfax Avenue) transform from a... More >>

  • Kurt's Mile-High Celebration

    published November 8, 2007

    Some of you may know that I am neither moralist nor ethicist, nor a particularly good person of any sort. I am a journalist, which means... More >>

  • Dixons Downtown Grill

    published November 1, 2007

    There's something to be said for an almost-empty bar. Actually, there's a lot to be said for it. For me, the benefits begin with being able to... More >>

  • Tarantula Billiards

    published October 25, 2007

    It's been almost ten years since I last puked. Ten years without a flu vomit, a binge-drinking barf or even so much as a little spit-up. I used... More >>

  • The Dugout

    published October 18, 2007

    No best out of three. No deliberation about what number we're going to count to before throwing. No time to over-think things. This is drunken... More >>

  • Star Bar

    published October 11, 2007

    I'm just starting to peel back the label on my third Bud when Terry slides onto the stool next to me at the last great dive on Larimer Street.... More >>

  • The Ginn Mill

    published October 4, 2007

    During my first two years as a Coloradan, I lived in Capitol Hill. Not the Wild Oats or Queen Soopers Capitol Hill; not the Bender's or... More >>

  • Poetry in Motion

    published October 4, 2007

    News flash: "Writing itself, but poetry in particular, doesn't pay the bills," says James Belflower, a local poet and organizer of Potlatch... More >>

  • Sports Column

    published September 27, 2007

    College was a very intoxicating time for me, as it was for many people I know, especially my brethren who went to Big Ten universities in... More >>

  • Nickel and Dimed

    published September 27, 2007

    "The best way to describe this issue," says Jake Adam York, editor of Copper Nickel, "is if you threw a rock into a body of water and... More >>

  • William’s Tavern

    published September 20, 2007

    This is how utterly shitfaced our bartender is: He's considerably more drunk than I am, and I'm in 1:30-a.m., slumped-over-the-bar,... More >>

  • Back to the Future

    published September 20, 2007

    It used to be that charities and fundraising organizations would use kickball to appeal to former playground warriors nostalgic for their... More >>

  • The Bounty of Beer

    published September 20, 2007

    In case you were wondering whether the 39th annual Oktoberfest Denver celebration will be worth the price of parking, consider that the... More >>

  • Mead Street Station

    published September 13, 2007

    I have a very simple policy about eating meals while drinking: I don't. Not, at least, when my goals for the night include over-inebriation.... More >>

  • Bounce With Me

    published September 13, 2007

    It takes me less than five minutes to soak through the front of my T-shirt, but I can't stop. With my hair clumped together and plastered to my... More >>

  • Marquis Theater

    published September 6, 2007

    The Photo Atlas is already into its second or third song by the time I get to the Marquis Theater (2009 Larimer Street). Adam Lancaster,... More >>

  • Three is a Magic Number

    published September 6, 2007

    "After years of people in Denver saying, 'God, we wish we could hear you guys,' and people going to absurd lengths to wrap wires around their... More >>

  • Arabian Bar

    published August 30, 2007

    We almost take the scooter from my place to Highland. But then Sean has last-minute reservations about riding without a helmet, and regardless of... More >>

  • Charlie Brown’s Bar & Grill

    published August 23, 2007

    I'm pretty well sauced on Guinness by the time Sean and I get to Charlie Brown's Bar & Grill (980 Grant Street). The eighty-odd-year-old... More >>

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