Enrique Jimenez is a man about town -- if you've been to more than a handful of local shows over the last several years, chances are you've crossed paths with him. His own band Atlas (formerly Panal S.A. de C.V.) is an experimental instrumental rock band par excellence and can be caught at Eslinger ... More >>
The Underground Music Showcase is underway. Last night's kickoff of the 400 band festival featured standout sets from the likes of Jux County and Homebody. But there's plenty more to see and here. We've picked out eleven of the sets we're most excited about. See also: Denver musicians talk about ... More >>
Jonathan Bitz says the process of opening Syntax Physic Opera has been heavy, it's been emotional and it's been by far the hardest thing he's ever done. He was hoping to have his music venue and eatery at 554 South Broadway (which most recently housed the Bar and the Atrium) open late last year, but ... More >>
As you can tell by this photo, Gary Lee's Motor Club & Grub boasts a rather large bar -- which should indicate the sort of intoxicant in which the venue specializes. Nonetheless, Israel Perez, who's racked up 48 charges, nineteen of them felonies, since 1993, allegedly chose this location to try se ... More >>
With the additions of everything from neighborhood taverns to high-end lounges, Denver's bar scene got even better in 2012. Residents and tourists alike have many more options when they're looking for fun after the sun goes down -- or even before that. Here, in no particular order, are Cafe Society ... More >>
Broadway continues to be one of the town's fastest-evolving areas, with the three blocks south of First Avenue seeing incredible changes in 2012. After numerous delays, Gary Lee's Motor Club & Grub finally opened this spring; after even more months in the planning, Punch Bowl - Social Food & Drink ... 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 >>
See Also: People of UMS 2011 Kicked off the first day of UMS by catching Bad Weather California in a very humid 3 Kings Tavern. People were packed in pretty tight in the middle of the room and mostly on the flanks. BWC played a loose, relaxed set like the guys had a group meeting beforehand and all ... More >>
After more than a year of planning and very hard work, Gary Lee Bomar finally opened Gary Lee's Motor Club & Grub last weekend -- and it looks like it was worth the wait. With Gary Lee's, this stretch of South Broadway has really gotten into gear.
After months of delays, both Adrift and Gary Lee's Motor Club & Grub opened last month on the same strip of South Broadway. But from new pizza joints to mo' pho, there's action all over town. Here's our restaurant roll call for April:
This, declares Gary Lee, standing behind the bar of his new, eponymous Motor Club & Grub, has "always been my dream." A dream, he continues, that's finally come to fruition after more than a year of blood, sweat and tears. "It's been a year-and-a-half process putting this together, and even four ye ... More >>
So much for family-friendly cola chicken at Coop de Ville at the Stingray, the Sunnyside restaurant that Leigh Jones and her partner, Margret Moore, reopened and re-conceptualized in February after closing Stingray, a neighborhood watering hole and pizza joint that the two had opened last year. Th ... More >>
Gary Lee Bomar first inked the deal on an abandoned garage on South Broadway last year, and since then, he's been working hard to overcome a series of liquor license fights that have derailed the opening of Gary Lee's Motor Club & Grub. There was light at the end of the tunnel a few weeks back thoug ... More >>
Gary Lee Bomar inked a deal on a dilapidated property at 176 South Broadway last year, intending to build a bar and restaurant that would serve up smoked meats and cheeses and also feature an expansive patio, which would frequently feature live music. Before the hammers started swinging, though, h ... More >>
Michael Cerretani, barman at Boulder's Bitter Bar, has been bartending off and on for about a decade, but he didn't start down the craft-cocktail path until he landed a job at Bitter Bar a few years ago.
Denver was slated to get a tiki bar, Mauka Tiki, in 2011, but when the ball dropped at the end of the year, the space at 218 South Broadway was still dark. Owners Jay Dedrick and Brett Kimball are moving ahead with their plans, says Matty Durgin, who'll be the beverage manager at the new spot (and h ... More >>
While residents of the South Gaylord Street neighborhood are still debating, and debating, Brown Dog Pizza's stymied bid to get a liquor license, on the other side of Washington Park, Gary Lee's Motor Club and Grub has finally gotten a green light on that project -- after making a few concess ... More >>
Gary Lee Bomar's dream of opening Gary Lee's Motor Club and Grub hit a snag last month, when the West Wash Park Neighborhood Association took issue with his plans to offer live music and off-street motorcycle parking at the Broadway spot -- and started campaigning against his application for ... More >>
Gary Lee is still weeks away from his liquor-license hearing with the city, but he's already retooled his plans to cool neighborhood opposition, as Laura Shunk reports in this update on Gary Lee's Motor Club and Grub. The ongoing fight -- coming right on the heels of all the barking over Bro ... More >>
Ever since Gary Lee Bomar's plans for a liquor license for Gary Lee's Motor Club and Grub came under fire by the West Wash Park Neighborhood Association, the restaurateur has been out canvassing, rounding up signatures for his petition and meeting with the Baker Historic Neighborhood Associat ... More >>
Gary Lee's proposed location: boon or blight?While East Washington Park is in a tizzy over the Brown Dog Pizza liquor-license application (the very long, very big hearing was Tuesday night; the city has not yet made its decision), West Washington Park is debating what Gary Lee's Motor Club an ... More >>
Gary Lee's Motor Club and Grub has hit a speed bump.Gary Lee Bomar has been active in the Denver restaurant industry for 27 years, starting as a busboy and then working his way through most of the jobs in the businesses, putting in ten years at the Skylark and four years behind the bar at the ... More >>
This old garage space looks shuttered now, but it's the future home of a new restaurant: Gary Lee's Motor Club and Grub. And while we're guessing the opening is still a ways off -- a deserted car lot flanks the front of the building and will require some serious clean-up -- the spot has appl ... More >>
The twisted life--and lethal secrets--of Gary Davis.