The view at Lakeview Lounge at 7:14 a.m. SaturdayLakeview 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 >>
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 >>
Drew BixbyThere'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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Letters from the week of 5/22/2008
Letters from the week of 4/10/2008
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 >>
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 >>
Letters from the week of 2/21/2008
Get a pizza the action.
For the ultimate drinking game, look no further than Mt. Fuji Japanese Sushi and Hibachi.
Smoke em while youve got em.
The last last call
Backfield in motion.
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 >>
A cure for the common code.
Another liquid asset on Larimer.
What goes down must come up.
The gangs all beer and the bathrooms full.
I drink, therefore I am.
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 >>
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 >>
From the week of 7/26/2007
Fast reviews of recent releases
From the week of April 6, 2006
Longmont breaks out the bikes for winter.
Freedom & Liberties probes political postures.
There are vampires galore at Starz.
Denver's First Thursday Moto Rally gets in gear.
The Secret Circus brings in the (offbeat) clowns.
Dance for democracy -- and KGNU.