The Best of Denver 2014: Music category winners

The Best of Denver 2014: Music category winners

Westword's annual Best of Denver issue is on newsstands now. Within it, you'll find several hundred of our favorite things about this city, everything from best handcrafted signs to best tater tots. Go find yourself a copy to earmark and keep in your car or bicycle basket or whatever.

It's not all junk food and arts and crafts, of course. Some 50-plus of this year's best things/places/people/events in Denver come from the world of music, covered here every day on Backbeat. For ease of perusal, we've spotlighted those below. Click on any of the category titles to read about this year's winner. And let's start some healthy debates in the comments or on Facebook or Twitter. It's already time to start looking for next year's best.

Best Jukebox

Skylark Lounge

Best Karaoke Bar

Armida's Mexican Restaurant & Lounge

Best Open Mic

The Meadowlark

Best Jazz Jam

The Meadowlark

Best Blues Jam


Best Blues Club


Best Jazz Club

Dazzle Restaurant & Lounge

Best Dance Club


Best New Club


Best Dance Party of the Summer

Global Dance Festival

Best Club Night

Mile High Soul Club

Best Dance Party of the Year


Best Disco Revival

Denver Disco

Best DJ Party

DJ Ktone's Birthday Bash 6: Denver Got Next

Best Beach Parties

Inkmonstr Pool Party Series

Best Theme Parties

Crowdsurf Concerts

Best DJ Set

DJ Muggs

Best DJ Showcase

Electronic Tuesdays

Best Hip-Hop Hangout

Cold Crush

Best Hip-Hop Brunch

Table 6

Best Club Patio

Bar Standard/Milk Bar

Best Club Smoking Area


Best Cocktails at a Music Venue

The Soiled Dove Underground

Best Metal Brewery

TRVE Brewing

Best Metal Fest

Denver Black Sky

Best Mic Stand

Lola Black

Best Vending Machine

Larimer Lounge

Best Bathrooms at a Music Venue

Red Rocks Visitor Center

Best Experimental Mix

Watt? Amplified and Supercharged Music Expression

Best Musical Mix

Colorado Symphony Orchestra

Best Mix of Music and Comedy

Greater Than Social Club

Best Underground Venue

Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret

Best New Venue

The Sidewinder Tavern

Best Place to See New Bands

Seventh Circle Music Collective

Best Unexpected Place to Hear Local Music

Untitled at the Denver Art Museum

Best DIY Promoter

Zach Smith

Best Underground Talent Promoter

The Hundred/Home

Best Reunion Show

40th Day

Best Album-Release Show

Chimney Choir

Best Album-Cover Design

Scavenger, The Raven and the Writing Desk

Best Flier Art

Ethan McCarthy

Best Stage Art

FaceMan's shark stage

Best Music TV

Sounds on 29th

Best Music Video

"Culture Over Currency Vol.1" Collective Culture Cypher

Best Band Name Change


Best New Band

Inner Oceans

Best Concert of the Year

Prince and 3rd Eye Girl


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