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Drew Bixby

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    Lakeview Lounge hosts unofficial sunrise service

    The view at Lakeview Lounge at 7:14 a.m. Saturday​Lakeview Lounge, a classic dive at 2375 Sheridan Boulevard in Edgewater, is a great place to drink any time of the day or night, as Drew Bixby reported in this recent Drunk of the Week. But the best time of all might have been this past Saturda ... More >>

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    August 18, 2010

    Photos: The bars of Larimer Street

    Star Bar, 2137 Larimer Street.​Drunk of the Week columnist Drew Bixby just profiled Star Bar, and all the changes that have taken place since the old owner left and the new owners took over. Here's a nightlife tour by photographer Eric Gruneisen not just of Star Bar, but the other bars along ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    Swallows goes upscale, ditches brunch

    Drew Bixby​There's good news and bad news about Swallows Video Lounge & Bar, the pre-party/happy-hour gay bar now occupying the former Tosh's Hacienda/Kiva space at 3090 Downing Street. The good news is that - six months after launching and three months after I expressed "high hopes" for its s ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 25, 2010
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    November 20, 2009

    Tonight: A Decade of Decadence and Belgian Quadrupel Beer

    ​Head up to the Avery Tap Room, 5763 Arapahoe Avenue in Boulder, which is hosting A Decade of Decadence: Ten Years of the Reverend Belgian Quadrupel Beer Dinner and Vertical Tasting. The meal, which starts at 7 p.m., includes five courses and lots of beer; admission is $60. Drew Bixby rhapsodi ... More >>

  • News

    November 12, 2009
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    November 6, 2009

    Join the club visiting Denver's best dives, starting at the 404

    ​ How do you know you're in a classic dive? It helps if the owner stands up and welcomes you to his place -- the place he's had for 58 years, and bought before he was old enough to own it legally. Jerry Feld bought the bar at 404 Broadway back in 1951, and he's run Club 404 ever since -- eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Last Night: The Denver's Best Dive Bar release party at Club 404

    ​Westword and Drunk of the Week columnist Drew Bixby celebrated the release of Bixby's book, Denver's Best Dive Bar: Drinking and Diving in the Mile High City, at Club 404 on Thursday night. See Aaron Thackeray's photos from the party on the slideshow page, and read about Drew's ten favorite d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Cafe Society: Week in review

    John Plessinger in a booth at the Nob Hill Inn, the bar his father put in his name back in 1969, when he was 21.​What you may have missed this week on Cafe Society while you were hanging on every last word of our hi-larious stories about the time we spent getting up close and personal with the reg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Dive into Club 404 tonight

    ​Celebrate the town's best dives at 8 p.m. tonight, when Club 404, the joint at 404 Broadway that Jerry Feld has owned for more than fifty years, hosts the launch party for Drew Bixby's Denver's Best Dive Bars: Drinking and Diving in the Mile High City. Bixby will be on hand, of course, as will so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Dive in to Denver's Best Dive Bars this week

    ​ Drew Bixby, Westword Drunk of the Week columnist, has dedicated countless hours -- and his liver -- to researching the town's true dives.The result is a new book, Denver's Best Dive Bars: Drinking & Diving in the Mile High City, which will be toasted at a series of events this week. First u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Dive in to our dive-bar essay contest

    Is this the best dive bar in Denver?​Last week we asked for your favorite dive (among the nominees: El Chapultepec, Lancer Lounge, Squire, PS Lounge, BarBar, Berkeley, Charlie Brown's Lion's Lair). Now it's time to prove your devotion: Write a love letter/tribute to your favorite dive bar, pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    What's the best dive bar in Denver?

    Club 404, one of Denver's top-ten dives.​What's your favorite dive bar in Denver? Drew Bixby, our Drunk of the Week columnist, features nearly a hundred great lounges, taverns and saloons in his book Denver's Best Dive Bars: Drinking and Diving in the Mile-High City, due out November 3. But wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2009

    Westword.com's Map of the Bars

    View Westword.com's Map of the Bars in a larger map Because we are, by and large, a bunch of drunks, every week we feature at least one bar. One week, it's Drew Bixby braving some unchartered watering hole with his "Drunk of the Week." The next, it's Nancy Levine discovering some creatively poured, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2008

    Lancer Lounge kitchen is on the rocks...again

      The Lancer Lounge at 233 Seventh Avenue is one of this town's great dives, a spot where you can always count on a collegial evening of drinking, as Drew Bixby recently reported in Drunk of the Week. What you can't count on is finding food there. The most recent tenant of the Lancer's kitchen, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2008

    I drink, therefore I am...confused

    With the Great American Beer Festival opening the taps tomorrow, the time is right to clear up some lexiconic confusion we're having with Drunk of the Week columnist Drew Bixby. Says he: "Shitcanned is just one of many adjectives I use for drunk." Says we: "Shitcanned" means cut off -- if not kick ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 18, 2008
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    September 11, 2008
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    August 24, 2008
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    July 28, 2008

    Idle Thoughts about Denver International Airport

    The City of Denver just loves to stare at itself in the mirror and marvel at how green it has become. “Mirror, mirror on the wall: Who’s the greenest of them all?” it asks, while turning around to see how its ass looks in these new post-consumer-material jeans. No matter that it’s not wearin ... More >>

  • News

    May 22, 2008

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters from the week of 5/22/2008

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    April 10, 2008

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters from the week of 4/10/2008

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 14, 2008

    Ask a Bartender: Most Authentic Irish Pub?

    While Denver itself frequently ranks in national polls for having one of the biggest St. Patrick's Day celebrations, none of our local Irish pubs ever get so much as nod from out-of-towners. Whatever, we don't need some national booze critic to tell us where to get soused. For a town this size, we h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2008

    Get Your Kickball On, Denver

    After a winter of hibernating, the Denver Kickball Coalition (DKBC) is rinsing up with mouthwash, wiping that crusty green shit from its eyes and slicking back its unwashed hair with a fresh coat of pomade in anticipation of its eighth season as the Front Range’s most dynamic coed kickball league. ... More >>

  • News

    February 21, 2008

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters from the week of 2/21/2008

  • Dining

    February 14, 2008

    The Thin Man

    Get a pizza the action.

  • Dining

    February 7, 2008

    Mt. Fuji, the Pinnacle of Absurdity

    For the ultimate drinking game, look no further than Mt. Fuji Japanese Sushi and Hibachi.

  • Dining

    January 31, 2008

    Uptown Tavern

    Smoke ’em while you’ve got ’em.

  • Dining

    January 17, 2008

    Satire Lounge

    The last last call

  • Dining

    December 13, 2007

    Micky Manor

    Backfield in motion.

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2007

    Monday Morning Hang Over

    I'm no meteorologist, but I do know this: it was really, really cold out this weekend. We would have more for you this morning, my fellow Denverites, but several of us, after having bundled up to head out to enjoy the amazing culture of this town, decided that the roads were just too slick to ventur ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 6, 2007

    Thunderbird Lounge

    A cure for the common code.

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    November 22, 2007

    Scruffy Murphy’s

    Another liquid asset on Larimer.

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    October 25, 2007

    Tarantula Billiards

    What goes down must come up.

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    October 18, 2007

    The Dugout

    The gang’s all beer – and the bathroom’s full.

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    September 20, 2007

    William’s Tavern

    I drink, therefore I am.

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2007

    Irony and Booze Reign at the Kick Ball

    Slide Show The 2007 Denver Kickball Coalition (DKBC) officially ended its sixth season in style on Saturday night with its annual Kick Ball, a prom-themed awards ceremony and dance party at the Hi-Dive, 7 South Broadway. The night, besides being fantastically drunken, was predictably bittersweet fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2007

    The Boys and Girls of Summer Live On

    Team Rarebird was depressed. Sitting around crying in their beers about yet another season of the Denver Kickball Coalition gone and the inexorable march toward death weighing heavily on their rolled-up pants and sideburns, they had an epiphany: The Denver Volleyball Coalition. The Commish would b ... More >>

  • News

    July 26, 2007

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of 7/26/2007

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2007
  • Music

    August 17, 2006

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

  • News

    April 6, 2006

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of April 6, 2006

  • Calendar

    November 24, 2005
  • Calendar

    November 17, 2005

    Peel Rubber

    Longmont breaks out the bikes for winter.

  • Calendar

    November 3, 2005

    State of the Art

    Freedom & Liberties probes political postures.

  • Calendar

    October 13, 2005

    They Vant to Suck Your Blood

    There are vampires galore at Starz.

  • Calendar

    October 6, 2005

    Rolling, Rolling, Rolling

    Denver's First Thursday Moto Rally gets in gear.

  • Calendar

    September 29, 2005

    Cirque du Something

    The Secret Circus brings in the (offbeat) clowns.

  • Calendar

    September 22, 2005

    Radio Free Denver

    Dance for democracy -- and KGNU.

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