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The ten best smoking sections at Denver's music venues

If you smoke outside at EXDO, you might hang out with these fine people. They may or may not smoke with you.
If you smoke outside at EXDO, you might hang out with these fine people. They may or may not smoke with you.
Aaron Thackeray

In spite of its jogging and vegetable addiction, plenty of people in Denver still smoke. No, the other kind. The one you can get in gas stations. Some music venues are better equipped to serve smokers than others, so we've put together a roundup of the best places in town to light up. Remember, pot is still completely illegal to consume in these places. No one should even consider smoking pot at a concert. Not even for a second.

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The lower floor of Beta's smoking section lined with artificial turf.
The lower floor of Beta's smoking section lined with artificial turf.
Antonio Valenzuela

Beta The patio of Beta is a cool, cozy place with two floors, making it certainly one of the biggest smoking sections in Denver. Surrounded by brush on the lower level, patrons just like to cool out on the lounge and converse, especially at night, when it is illuminated with glowing, strung-up lights and wonderful music. One of the best clubs in the nation has one of the best smoking sections in town.

An empty patio during the day at Certanves Otherside.
An empty patio during the day at Certanves Otherside.
Cervantes

Cervantes/Other Side The outside patio behind the Other Side is a nice little private gem. With a six-foot privacy fence, chairs and often accompanied by food served on the patio, the smoking area is perfect for a quick break from the action inside. The section is also a good place to catch up with others at the show without having to yell over music.

Third floor of City Hall.
Third floor of City Hall.
Co Clubs

City Hall When City Hall does feature shows in its three-story venue, the roof retracts to offer a view of the sky and the top floor usually doubles as a smoking section. Aligned with couches, tables and chairs, the view is high and offers a great view of the stage. Another smoking section that offers the comfort of a bar so you don't have to go up and down the stairs all night is also a perk.  

The glowing lights beneath the benches illuminated the Vinyl rooftop.
The glowing lights beneath the benches illuminated the Vinyl rooftop.
Co Clubs

Club Vinyl One of the most frequented establishments in Denver, Vinyl not only offers the side stairwells as a smoking area, but the third floor room top serves up a skyline view of the city that is relaxing enough. So if you have bottle service or are just dropping in for a particular DJ of the week, sit on the third floor so you can smoke and enjoy the view. They also just added hookah service as well.

The ten best smoking sections at Denver's music venues
Ken Hamblin

Exdo The building is huge, serving multiple purposes and events but always makes for a entertaining smoking section. Different chairs, lights and set-ups arise, especially in the summer when a myriad of diverse events are booked, like the current run of the Inkmonster Pool Parties where the beach serves as great place to enjoy the sun and smoke.

The Living Room's
The Living Room's
Westword

Living Room Sit by the fireplace and kick up your feet while taking a smoke break at Living Room. The cushioned wicker couches serve as a cozy spot to hang out on a warm summer night. The wine selection and ambiance are warm and word is if you order a scotch or whiskey flight you get a free draft beer.  

People watch the World Cup outside around the bar at Meadowlark.
People watch the World Cup outside around the bar at Meadowlark.
Antonio Valenzuela

Meadowlark Probably one of the most comfortable and shaded patios at a live music venue, Meadowlark's patio has a nice mist machine and usually serves as a quiet backdrop for a drag of a smoke during their other events. There are plenty of tables, chairs and places to sit, while looking at the cool stuff hanging from the roof like bikes and seasonal lights. Also the patio has its own bar so you don't even have to go far to refill.

Musa Bailey is interviewed with a patio full of customers on the patio.
Musa Bailey is interviewed with a patio full of customers on the patio.
Cold Crush

Cold Crush The patio on Cold Crush is not large, but it makes up for it with the entertaining diverse crowd that congregates there. You never really know who is going to pop up on the patio from legendary DJs, professional athletes to politicians, the smoking section is lively. Also catch frequent Sunday events on the patio like domino sessions or record swaps.

Casselman's patio fills up quickly.
Casselman's patio fills up quickly.
Antonio Valenzuela

Casselman's If the gated patio at Casselman's is full when you drive by, it's a good chance the party inside is rocking as well. Since they have hosted a variety of shows since their inception, the patio is known to many as a networking spot as well. During lighter shows there are tables and chairs but the patio has known to fill quickly.

Quixote's True Blue patio before a show.
Quixote's True Blue patio before a show.
Antonio Valenzuela

Quixote's True Blue The outside patio is easily one of the most decorated. The walls are covered with art and the whole section wraps around the backside of the venue making it deceptively roomy. Nestled in the heart of Capitol Hill, Quixote's has stayed "True Blue" to the decor of psychedelic, vintage art and in the summer time expect a late-night packed venue and smoking area.




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Beta
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EXDO Event Center

3500 Walnut St.
Denver, CO 80205

303-468-5443

www.exdoevents.com

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The Living Room
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Meadowlark

2701 Larimer St.
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303-293-0251

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Cold Crush

2700 Larimer St.
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www.coldcrush.net

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Casselman's Bar & Venue

2620 Walnut St.
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720-242-8923

www.casselmans.com

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Quixote's True Blue

314 E. 13th Ave.
Denver, CO 80203

303-366-6492

www.quixotes.com


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