Craft breweries and related companies love April Fool's Day and each year, they skewer their fans, their competitors, big breweries and themselves with jokes. But these breweries are also innovators, and a couple of years ago, one of these jokes actually became reality when Wynkoop Brewing produced ... More >>
The nineteenth annual Westword Music Showcase -- affectionately known otherwise as the hottest party of the summer -- is here! This year's Showcase features more than 150 artists performing on sixteen different stages. In addition to the usual must-see local acts, we've got a killer roster of headli ... More >>
It's coming. You ready? Save the date: Saturday, June 22. That's when we'll be taking over the Golden Triangle once again for the nineteenth annual edition of Westword Music Showcase presented by Miller Lite. You know the deal. More bands than you can consume in one sitting, spread across a dozen st ... More >>
It's on your mind. You can't stop thinking about it. Your blood starts to pump. Your mouth begins to water. And while the buildup lasts for days, the actual live action (from start to finish) only lasts about ten minutes. No, I'm not talking about sex; I'm talking about the Super Bowl, baby. And whi ... More >>
Welcome to another week! Plenty of goodness awaits you. As always, we've got all of this week's shows listed in our concert calendar if you'd prefer to get a full view of what's going on. Otherwise, we've narrowed it all down and picked out the best shows that are the most worth checking out this we ... More >>
This year's Great American Beer Festival played temporary home to 580 breweries -- and with more than 2,700 beers poured, the fest's professional judge panel had its hands (and mouths) full when making decisions on the winners of all 84 categories. Continue reading for the full list of the weekend's ... More >>
The last few days, Village Voice Media's indefatigable music staff has been regaling you with stories of the best from SXSW 2012. In the midst of these discoveries, we've been culling another list: the worst shit. The acts that ranged from huge bore-fests to downright lame. Below, you'll find our cr ... More >>
Madison Street is a good-looking restaurant, made better by its wine list. Why is it that so many of Denver's more moderately priced (referred to in the industry as "fast casual") restaurants have wine lists that make the oenophiles among us want to just give up and order a beer? It's as if t ... More >>
Until 1 p.m. today, the Canadian consulate is hosting Canada Day festivities on the 16th Street Mall between Cleveland and Court streets. Which got us to thinking: What is most worth celebrating about Canada? And what deserves a special musical attack from the South Park boys? These probing q ... More >>
While most folks go to festivals like the Capitol Hill People's Fair mostly for the bouncy-castle and the shirtless ambiance, Bree Davies is partial to the finer points of festival vending, like hats for dogs and paintings of sheep in trench-coats; in her recap of the fair yesterday, she brou ... More >>
Happy Place: The Lobby, 2191 Arapahoe Street, 303-997-9911 The Hours: Monday through Saturday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The Deals: $3 Colorado microbrews, Miller Lite, and well cocktails; $5 house wine; $6 specialty cocktails; $4-8 food specials. Were we happy? Flip the page to find out.
Gary A. Vasquez/NFLThe big game is in Texas, but we know where to eat, drink and watch locally.Football fans aren't too picky about the watering holes where they watch the Super Bowl; their requirements typically include multiple large televisions; lots of beer, preferably cheap and cold; and ... More >>
Lori Midson Last we heard, Monday was meant to be the opening day for Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen, Jennifer Jasinksi's new tavern at 1314 Fourteenth Street, but Jasinksi, her business partner Beth Gruitch and chef de cuisine Jorel Pierce quietly opened the doors today with minimal fanfare. "We ... More >>
The Trampolines are just one of 65 acts on today's lineup.It's that time again, and somehow it sort of snuck up on us this year: Time to whip out the sunscreen, bring beer money and ear plugs and head over to Civic Center park for the 39th annual Capitol Hill People's Fair. From the looks of ... More >>
Spoon • Deerhunter • Michachu and the Shapes 04.6.10 | Ogden Theatre There are so many people crammed into the Ogden that it's difficult to see the stage. The guy in front of me is rubbing against me so often I'm wondering if his girlfriend is going to get jealous. If the place is stil ... More >>
Prickly Pete's, which bills itself as Denver's "newest outdoor sports bar," opened June 16 at 5151 Leetsdale Drive, in the space formerly occupied by Oli's Café. And what is an outdoor sports bar? The main qualifier appears to be a massive patio that seats about a hundred people. That patio is cur ... More >>
It's American Craft Beer Week - seven days that even the United States Congress felt should be set aside for drinking micro brews. But Colorado's beer culture is worth a deeper look, since 100 craft breweries operated here in 2008, producing 75,000 barrels of delicious beer. Of particular interest ... More >>
A recent benefit ends up helping no one.
A trip back in time for this tipsy Hawkeye.
Girl's night out
Chopper's Sports Grill
Super Bowl Party
Shop till you drop
Breckenridge has a bad-boy image, but is there truth in advertising?
Coors loves the young male demographic -- and twins!
For Lieurance and Shirley Sullivan, the lights went out last Christmas, when Polly died.