This is not your grandmother's polite summer excursion: The Dead Beat Walking Tour leaves Union Station at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, August 17, for a trip through some of Denver's most colorful history. During the one-mile trek, you'll follow in the footsteps of such bad boys as Neal Cassady and Jack Kerouac, and learn how the Beat poets influenced both Ken Kesey's Magic Bus trips and the shape of the modern Mile High City. “I wanted to create something that pays homage to what makes Denver unique,” says Summer Waters, guide and owner of Colorado Walking Tours, who's offering this inaugural trip for just $15. The tour will include a stop at My Brother's Bar, Denver's oldest watering hole, and will end at Carbon Cafe, just steps away at 1553 Platte Street. For more information, go to coloradowalkingtours.com.