Colfax is notorious -- not just here in Denver, but across the nation. But while the longest continuous street in America has enjoyed a somewhat shady reputation in the past, today Colfax offers an incredible blending of cultures and some of Denver's most unusual culinary experiences. Tasty ones, t ... More >>
Colfax Avenue may be the longest street in America, but until Mu Brewery opened last weekend in Aurora, none of its 26 miles was graced with a craft brewery. The last beer-maker with a Colfax address was an outlet of the Florida-based Hops Grill & Brewery chain, but that company pulled out of Colora ... More >>
The members of Steele and Colfax are indebted to one of Denver's most unique stretches of road. Indeed, it only takes looking at the title of the quartet to get a sense of their local roots. The place where the band played their first rehearsals is right there in the name. The band started fusing vi ... More >>
It wasn't a complete shit-show for weed everywhere in Colorado yesterday. Aside from a handful of phone calls about whether or not the shops were selling recreational weed and the occasional stop-in from a confused would-be recreational buyer, regular medical marijuana dispensaries had a slow, norma ... More >>
A year after opening the 1UP in LoDo, owner Jourdan Adler took over the former home of Pete's Monkey Bar in the summer of 2012 and put his second arcade-themed bar, the 2UP, in that space. Last April, Adler secured the space next door, which once housed Kitty's East for decades. After completely ren ... More >>
The original Atomic Cowboy rode onto East Colfax Avenue a decade ago, and the bi-level bar lassoed a wide range of regulars when it added to its corral with Denver Biscuit Company, serving early-morning eats, as well as Fat Sully's, for lunch and late-night slices. Fat Sully's already had a walk-up ... More >>
We usually think of street shootings taking place late at night, when darkness cloaking the figures is illuminated only by muzzle flashes. But yesterday, guns blasted in broad daylight, at one of the busiest parts of the city: Colfax between Broadway and Lincoln. As a result, both the State Capitol ... More >>
Colfax Avenue was once a neon jungle. The longest street in America had an electric vibe that could only come from the bright, smoky glow of true neon. It was more than just signage -- it was art. But times have changed. Neon is expensive to maintain and a new generation of more modern signs have ta ... More >>
When I was in high school, I had a friend whose dad called all porn shops "the fuck book store." Mostly, though, he was referring to the joint next to the Bluebird Theatre, because he was very suspicious that we went to that venue so often -- although for seventeen-year-old, third-wave rude boys and ... More >>
Smiley's Laundromat has been hung out to dry, taking with it yet another (sketchy) Colfax institution. So what's next for this spot? The building was purchased from Triton Properties by Slipstream Properties last year, and the owner is now giving the structure a floor-to-ceiling makeover and mainten ... More >>
This Saturday, April 6, Hooked on Colfax will donate its wall space to Local Goes Global, an evening devoted to raising money through art for a global health-focused nonprofit, Comunidades Unidas Peru. A student-run organization, CU Peru comprises volunteers from various schools at the University o ... More >>
I drove by Smiley's Laundromat last night and felt one of those annoying sighs cross my chest -- a chest pain caused by the sight of possible improvement to a place that I used to enjoy for its utter sketchiness. Smiley's is closed right now for "remodeling," its windows papered over. Could we be lo ... More >>
It's amazing that somebody hasn't already thought of this: A Colfax-themed compilation filled with songs about...wait for it... Colfax. Leave it to local music man and ColfaxAvenue.com webmaster Jonny Barber to beat everybody to the punch. This gem features tunes by Five Iron Frenzy ("Where Zero Mee ... More >>
I would love to say there was another reason for my visiting Nature's Cure III on Colfax, but there just isn't. The shop isn't really known for much more than rock-bottom pricing on their buds, and there's often a line to get in -- so I figured I'd finally make a stop and see just how far $25 could ... More >>
Hooked on Colfax -- the popular and eclectic coffee shop at 3213 East Colfax Avenue -- has been jonesing for more room, and with the recent expansion into the space next door, the cups (and cocktails) are flowing freely. Here's a look at the makeover: See also: -A big expansion is in the works for ... More >>
In the past decade, South Broadway has turned into a thriving hub for music and nightlife in Denver with a variety of options to whittle away your evenings, whether you're taking in a show at places like 3 Kings Tavern, the hi-dive, Gary Lee's Motor Club, the Skylark or getting your groove on Blue I ... More >>
While Paul Reilly, the former executive chef/owner of Encore on Colfax, continues to search for a new pad to perch a restaurant, the space he left behind at 2550 East Colfax Avenue, will soon have a familiar tenant: Udi, Etai and Robin Baron, of the Udi's empire, which includes seven restaurants, a ... More >>
Colfax Avenue has always been Denver's main thoroughfare. Created after the Rush to the Rockies of 1859, the Gateway Road flourished in the decades that followed as both a business district and a social hub, right up through the 1950s, when touristy motels lined both sides. But like Radiator Springs ... More >>
See Also: (Photos) Free Wyclef Jean 420 show at CU in Boulder draws unbelievably paltry crowd There's a silence that falls over the crowd somewhere between 4:19 p.m. and 4:21 p.m. It's not in memorial of anyone. And it's not because of anything anyone on stage said -- most people in attendance cou ... More >>
I've been eyeing the CCF sign on Colfax for years now. It's one of the most prominent MMJ signs on Colfax, while at the same time being relatively modest. Just three big letters on an old neon marquee. I always assumed the sign was probably the best part about the otherwise discount-looking shop.
Patricia Calhoun's item about a Denver City Council food fight over building a new Sunflower Market on Colfax sparked a strong take from one of our most regular commenters after the project was approved. Here's what he had to say.
Teal NippAt lunchtime on Saturday, I dragged a couple of friends east on Colfax, eager to sate my curiosity about Bourbon Grill, the walk-up window under a red awning that seems to always have an eclectic line of people waiting for an order.
Fourteen restaurants are participating in tonight's Tasty Colfax bash, which features five bands, a tap-dancing troupe and food from the latest addition to the neighborhood, Uber Sausage -- and Hooked on Colfax, Fat Sully's, Denver Biscuit Company, Annie's Cafe, Encore, Bastien's and others. ... More >>
Every so often, usually in more (ahem) modestly incomed neighborhoods, you see them: businesses who offer weird and somewhat dubious combinations of services (my personal favorite of yore: The Quik Stop & Bail Bonds that used to be on South Federal). In an effort to highlight the brave practi ... More >>
Mark MangerColfax is the longest street in Denver, and it's also one of the most culinarily diverse, home to everything from Belgian fare to burgers, Ethiopian timatim fit to Mexican tacos al pastor. And not just tacos al pastor, but the traditional kind -- the kind that feature pork roasted ... More >>
Location: Next to the Office Depot lot on Colfax and Pearl. Number: Unknown. Status: Operable. Price: 50 cents for local calls. Photo taken: 2:55 p.m. on February 10.
Four different people have told me that they either circled the block or walked right past Good Chemistry on Colfax numerous times before locating the rather nondescript dispensary. I did both. The pot shop is in a narrow space in an old retail building, a block east of the capitol between Hi ... More >>
Location: Outside of the Blockbuster on Colfax and Corona. Number: Unknown. Status: Operable. Cost: 50 cents for local calls. Photo taken: 2:35 p.m. on February 10.
Location: outside of Pho-natic Vietnamese on Colfax and Grant. Number: (303) 831-9702 Status: Operable. Cost: 25 cents for local calls. Photo taken: 1:10 p.m. on February 10
It may be that the powers-that-be of Civic Center Park have Denver Big Air, which starts tomorrow, locked down tighter than a low-income high school, but that's not going to stop the determined winter sports enthusiast from seeing it for free. It is, after all, an enormous ramp in a public pa ... More >>
Man, being in a band is hard. Sometimes it's so hard that in order to eat, you need to stand on Colfax and Speer to get people into your show. That was apparently the reason why the bands decided to utilize the cardboard box to advertise their show this Saturday, or so we're assuming.
Channel 7 recently stopped by the 5300 block of East Colfax Avenue, to talk to Jill Warner and Erick Roorda, the owners of Mod Livin', about the neighborhood dispute that's gone "ballistic," as Roorda says, since they opened Deluxe Burger with restaurateur Dylan Moore, then launched the Littl ... More >>
The re-introduction of streetcars is guaranteed to reduce automobile congestion and invigorate redevelopment on East Colfax Avenue! Especially if the project is built as a public/private partnership that includes the use of these seven "hopper" trolleys that promote Colfax businesses... In a ... More >>
"What is the 'medical' in medical marijuana?" asks MyColfax.org. "There's been a lot of talk about dispensaries and medical marijuana as of late. And because there are very strong feelings on all sides of this issue, not all of the information has been accurate or helpful." And a lot of that ... More >>
Taylor Bolyston My fiancee just moved to Denver, and she's doing a lot of that thing people do after they move here: "Wait, is this the same Colfax as the Colfax where we saw that bum riding a unicycle?" "Colorado? I thought Colorado was the street with that strip club you like so much?" "Ala ... More >>
It would be really easy to simply divert you to the Youtube video above and leave it at that, but the constant bleeping of the F-bomb gets annoying -- fast -- and the dude in the video doesn't actually have the fax facts. I do. And here they are: Tonight, from 5:30 to 9 p.m., fifteen restaurants ... More >>
While the Denver Broncos held tryouts for their 2009 cheerleading squad, photographer Aaron Thackeray took in the majesty of Colfax, and came up with a two-part slideshow. See photos from the weekend at westword.com/slideshow.
If you didn't just completely float away on St. Patty's Day, here's a last chance to get caught up by a last bit of seasonal Celtic backwash: Scottish guitarist/singer/songwriter Dougie MacLean will bring his singular sound to town tonight with a show at the Colfax Events Center, the new kid on the ... More >>
Those "Best Burger" banners over CityGrille, at 321 East Colfax Avenue, got plenty of play last week when TV newscasts reported on a Colfax car accident November 24 that sent a car careening into the doorway. The bar/burger joint had to close for the night to assess the damage, but it reopened the ... More >>
My ticket. Shortly after watching Slumdog Millionaire, the first-rate flick detailed in the blog "Slumdog Millionaire makes for a Big Night at the Denver Film Festival," I walked with my wife from the Denver Center for the Performing Arts to the lot where I'd parked my fine 1994 Geo Prizm prior to ... More >>
There's action in the 2600 block of Welton Street, with a new sign suddenly appearing on the outside of the 725 Club. But as it turns out, the real action is around the corner on 26th, just past Zona's. Because after a long delay, Encores on 26th is now getting ready to open. It has a concept, it ha ... More >>
On Tuesday evening just after 5 p.m., the time that Tickle Me Pink was originally slated to make an in-store appearance at Independent Records on Colfax to commemorate the release of Madeline, its eagerly awaited Wind-up Records debut, fans gathered together to pay their respects to Tickle Me Pink b ... More >>