With the Fourth of July holiday landing on a Friday this year, Colorado will be home to patriotic celebrations full of music, food, fun and fireworks (of course) all weekend long. We've rounded up twenty of the best family-friendly spots to celebrate, whether right here in the city, on the plains or ... More >>
Black Crow, the outdoor extension of the Rio Grande in Lodo, is hosting a Maestro Dobel Tequila tasting event from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight -- and there are still a few $15 tickets left. Tequila isn't the only thing you'll be able to taste; there will also be an array of appetizers including lamb sliders ... More >>
Mark Manger, the creator of the GrOpener one-handed bottle opener (and a former Westword photographer) is back with a new twist on his invention -- and has already raised enough with his second indiegogo campaign to move things along. The Grab-K is a thinner keychain version of the original. Althoug ... More >>
Hidden under the fancy Hotel Boulderado, literally below tourists dining on the patio was one of the best college bars Boulder had to offer -- Catacombs. Sadly, no new college kids will get to wander to that often overlooked end of 13th Street, stumble down the windy stairs and explore the cave-like ... More >>
Two22 Brew wasn't supposed to open on 2/22: "It was kind of funny. When we started building, people were telling us that we could open on February 22, and I said, 'No way! We'll be open way before that, probably in early January," says Paige Schuster, who owns the new brewery in Centennial with her ... More >>
Every Sunday is a funday at Viewhouse Eatery Bar and Rooftop, and there's a good reason why: games like dunk tank and yard sports like corn hole and giant Jenga. In the spirit of unusual sports and games -- that are typically only enjoyed with a drink in hand -- here is a list of ten "sports" you p ... More >>
Update: Congrats to AliP11 and banannarama! You've each won two wristbands to tonight's opening. Check your email for details on how to claim them. Original post: Blake Street Tavern's Underground Social game room officially opens at 3 p.m., and we've got four free wristbands to give away so you ca ... More >>
When Blake Street Tavern moved a block down Blake Street three years ago, it took over a big space with a great view of the Ballpark neighborhood -- and a really big basement. After several attempts to brand that underground area, it looks like Blake Street has finally come up with a winner: Undergr ... More >>
The seven-day, 683-mile USA Pro Challenge cycles into the home stretch this weekend: Stage 6 take place tomorrow with a route from Golden to Boulder, and the race concludes on Sunday here in Denver. Cheer the racers to the finish line as they pass by some of our favorite watering holes in town.
Jourdan Adler, the owner of the 1Up, the hip arcade/bar in LoDo, has opened a second outpost of his video game-centric bar in the former Pete's Monkey Bar space at 717 East Colfax, the 2Up. Last night, the 2Up -- complete with 35 games, eight pinball machines and three skee-ball lanes -- had a soft ... More >>
Jourdan Adler, the owner of The 1Up, the hip arcade/bar in LoDo, now has a second outpost of his video game-centric bar in the former Pete's Monkey Bar space at 717 East Colfax. the 2Up. Last night, the 2Up -- complete with 35 games, eight pinball machines and three skee-ball lanes -- had a soft ope ... More >>
This has been a helluva week for buffets, what with a guy in Wisconsin picketing a restaurant that cut him off from an all-you-can-eat fish fry, and a Chinese buffet in the U.K. where management has instituted a new policy of "clean your effin plates or get charged $20." Do people eat like hogs at b ... More >>
Strange Brewing, which opened during American Craft Beer Week two years ago this Saturday, will debut its new patio this weekend.
The metro area gained so many liquid assets in 2011, we had to do a lot of drinking before we could choose the winner of our Best New Bar award for the Best of Denver 2012. And even then, the awards kept spilling out for other new spots, including Best Neighborhood Brewery, Best Place to See a Grow ... More >>
It took two and a half years, but Robert Thompson, the restaurateur behind Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar, the former Argyll and Punch Bowl Social, finally got his wish: Anika Zappe, one of the most respected and high-profile bartenders in Denver, Thompson told me today, is now the beverage director f ... More >>
This year was a banner year for new restaurants -- as we noted in this week's Year in Review, nearly 300 new places have opened since January 1. Dozens of them included bars, and many more new dives, cocktail lounges, pubs and piano bars gave us still more reasons to go out drinking. Here, in no pa ... More >>
In the Best of Denver 2011, we named Common Grounds the Best Coffeehouse for Finding a Date, thanks to the constant crowd of young professionals who mingle there over cappuccinos. And because we're big proponents of ditching online dating and blind set-ups every now and then in favor of meeti ... More >>
David Lang / Red Bull PhotofilesBoonie Mayfield (top) and Xperiment BeatsThe term "producer" has very different connotations in the worlds of rock and hip-hop. Although they're both instrumental in shaping the sound, they serve very different functions. Generally speaking, in rock, a produc ... More >>
The king of Hollywood takes on the small screen.
There's nothing more than what reaches your eye in this crash-and-bang flick.
Just in time for the holiday, two blockbusters are hitting screens today: Transformers and License to Wed. Here's a cheat sheet on which one to choose when beating the Fourth of July heat.
Winners of our "My Worst New Year's Eve" essay contest.
The Highlands House Concert Series makes its mark.
For Tilly and the Wall, there's no place like home.
A clipboard and a camera will get you anywhere -- even on The Real World.
The Milk of Human Kindness (Domino)
Christmas Day has plenty for the restless to unwrap.