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Bill Ward

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    The ten best stoner metal bands

    No other musical genre (aside from reggae) has a stronger connection to the cannabis lifestyle than heavy metal, hence the term 'stoner metal.' But of course, this term describes a subgenre that can encompass different types of metal music and mean different things to different folks; whether you'r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2012

    Ten things your Lollapalooza outfit says about you

    BY REED FISCHER Now more than ever, Lollapalooza is a mélange of different fashion decisions to accompany the varied musical offerings crammed together throughout Chicago's Grant Park. When EDM butts up against metal, alt-country, and whatever the hell you'd call Die Antwoord, there's really ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    MiniBar shutters in Cherry Creek

    MiniBar opened in Cherry Creek nearly three years ago, when Bill Ward, the Denver club owner who once ran now-defunct Below Bar and Slim 7 in Larimer Square, picked up the space below the old Village Inn and installed a lounge.

  • Music

    September 9, 2010
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    September 9, 2010

    Bill Ward has big plans for miniBAR

    ​Bill Ward learned a hard lesson in Larimer Square, where he owned Below Bar and Slim 7: At most clubs, you only have a small window -- say, from 10 p.m. until closing -- when you can make money. But now that he's out of Larimer Square altogether, Ward's planning to open that window wide at mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    Below Bar at Larimer Square went dark over the weekend

    ​After opening the subterranean Below Bar at 1422 Larimer Street nearly two and a half years ago, owner Bill Ward did a bit of remodeling to the place, switched around some of the furniture, added a lot more mirrors turned it into a gay bar near the end of April. But we've received word that t ... More >>

  • Music

    May 6, 2010
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    April 29, 2010

    Below Bar re-opening as gay bar tonight

    Rockstar Aaron spins at Below Bar's grand re-opening tonightBelow Bar is re-opening tonight as a gay bar with Rockstar Aaron at the decks. Bill Ward has revamped his two-year-old, subterranean spot at 1422 Larimer Street -- from changing out some furniture to adding a lot of mirrors -- and turned it ... More >>

  • Music

    December 31, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    Tonight: "Mini" party at miniBar

    ​ Take a break from shopping tonight at Bill Ward's miniBar, the well-named watering hole at 222 Columbine Street, which will be hosting a "Mini" holiday party from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. tonight with free samples of food, wine and champagne. And if you need to escape the mall before then, miniBa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2009

    Michel Wahaltere exits MiniBAR to open a sports bar

    ​ Just got word from Denver chef/restaurateur Michel Wahaltere that he's been bought out of MiniBAR (222 Columbine Street), the five-month-old miniature lounge (and unofficial viewing headquarters for ABC's Cougar Night) in Cherry Creek. According to Wahaltere, MiniBAR owner Bill Ward is "taking f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    MiniBAR's patio party and Denver Nuggets stimulus package go hand-in-hand

    MiniBAR, the subterranean Cherry Creek hot spot recently opened by Bill Ward and Michel Wahaltere at 222 Columbine Street, is holding its patio launch party tonight from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., but the tiny bar with the really big patio is also doubling as a Denver Nuggets fan bar and TV viewing pad for g ... More >>

  • Music

    May 14, 2009
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    May 12, 2009

    miniBAR is a big deal for Cherry Creek

    Nancy Levine Stopped in at Bill Ward's miniBAR Friday night, for an early look at the start of its grand-opening festivities. It's tucked below the old Village Inn at 2623 East Second Avenue. And although the place is tiny, it's definitely big on style.

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    MiniBAR mini-opening; grand opening this weekend

    miniBAR opened on Cinco de Mayo, serving specials and drinks, of course. "We are ramping up throughout the week," promises miniBAR's e-mail announcement, "serving food and our full menu starting this Friday." The grand opening is May 8 and 9 -- and since this spot tucked under the old Village Inn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    MiniBar to open next week

    When I ran into Bill Ward at Houston's in early April, he said that his MiniBar, a new watering hole that will be tucked into space under the old Village Inn in Cherry Creek, was moving slowly but steadily along. Now comes news that Ward has set a date fora a grand opening party of May 5, with regul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2009

    Houston's, we have a problem

    An hour after getting all the appropriate permits, the long-awaited Houston's finally opened this past weekend at 303 Josephine Street. This sibling of the Cherry Creek Grill and other restaurants in the Hillstone chain has an expansive, sleek dining room and an inexplicable eleven seats at the bar ... More >>

  • Music

    January 22, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 25, 2008

    Shut your Pie Hole...it's now Abode

    Abode takes a slice out of Larimer Square. At one point this year, Bill Ward had three joints in Larimer Square: Slim 7, Below and Pie Hole, the late-night pizza spot he originally wanted to call Pi, but had to rename when the new Hilton Garden Inn at 1400 Welton Street named its restaurant Pi. ... More >>

  • Music

    September 25, 2008
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    November 15, 2007

    Maloneys Tavern

    The feeling of nostalgia is thick at this new LoDo destination.

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    October 30, 2007
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    October 30, 2007

    Pie Hole in the Wall

    Bill Ward, the club guy behind Slim 7 at 1443 Larimer Street and owner of Denver’s new, and until recently unnamed, pizza restaurant in the alley between 14th and 15th streets on Larimer Square, has finally settled on a moniker: the Pie Hole. Ward had been fighting for his right to use Pi as a na ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 18, 2007

    Champagne Dreams

    There’s lots of activity bubbling below the surface.

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2007
  • Music

    September 20, 2007

    This Just In

    Denvers Pi fight, and more nightlife news.

  • Music

    September 20, 2007

    Heaven and Hell

    Tuesday, September 25, Coors Amphitheater, 303-830-8497.

  • Music

    May 17, 2007

    Slim 7

    Giving back in a big way.

  • Music

    July 8, 1999

    More Songs of the Century

    Part two of a pre-millennial trek through a hundred years of pop music.

  • Music

    December 3, 1998

    The Major and the Minor

    A roundup of big-name recordings that live up (or down) to expectations.

  • Music

    July 3, 1997
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