Karl Christian Krumpholz is a historian of the most seamy, lurid thoroughfare in Denver: Colfax Avenue. His medium is his webcomic, 30 Miles of Crazy! where he trawls the street for stories of drunkenness, depravity, and insanity. Now he's rolled the archives of the comic into one handy paperback: t ... More >>
Are Denver's dives an endangered species? Over the past year, dives featured on our 2013 list of the dozen best dive bars in Denver have lost their divey status or disappeared altogether. The latest casualty is the Thunderbird Lounge, which just closed in east Denver; the owners of the property, La ... More >>
We're building up to our annual Best of Denver issue, and we need your help. Click to nominate your faves for Best of Denver 2014 in our readers poll. As you'll see, the poll includes our most popular categories in food, music, nightlife and more. But which are the toughtest to win two years in a r ... More >>
While much of northern Colorado was concentrating on seceding from the state last fall, ">Garden City continued to go its own way -- and that way was focused squarely on the future. And yesterday, Cloud 9 Caregivers opened in that tiny town (population 241 in 2012) -- the first retail marijuana shop ... More >>
Are Denver's dives an endangered species? Over the past year, two of the dives featured on last year's list of the dozen best dive bars have lost their divey status -- one, the Hill-Top, closed and just reopened this past weekend as the Rocky Top Tavern, and the Squire, while still open, has been re ... More >>
More and more, you've probably noticed an influx of Internet jukeboxes, the kind that offer a seemingly endless assortment of songs, cropping up in bars. But there are still a handful of spots rocking old school CD jukeboxes that require a bit of taste-making. Here's the ten best, including this yea ... More >>
Several of our favorite dives have dried up over the past few years. Fortunately, the Denver area still has an abundance of old-time dives, which we visited while researching the Best of Denver 2013. But who are we kidding? We'd be bellying up to these bars, anyway. Here, in no particular order exce ... More >>
The 2013 Best of Denver issue is on stands now, and in its 196 pages you'll find Westword's picks for the best people, places and services in Denver. Along the way, we asked you to nominate and then vote for your favorites online, via paper ballots and through text messages during a poll that lasted ... More >>
After prowling for more than a year to find the perfect space to open his first restaurant, Mario Nocifera, a former Frasca Food & Wine alum who commanded the front of the house at the nationally recognized Boulder restaurant for two years, finally dried the ink on a space last week at 2020 Lawrence ... More >>
For the first time in the thirty-year history of Westword's Best of Denver, we've split the Best of Denver Readers' Poll into two rounds, giving you the chance to look at the leading vote-getters and then vote again for your favorite entertainment and entertainers in metro Denver. And the results of ... More >>
Just as music collections say a lot about people, a jukebox can do the same for a bar; it often reflect the place's personality. A lot of times, variety is key to a well-stocked jukebox, and 3 Kings Tavern, this year's winner in the Best of Denver, had that with balls, to boot. Here's a look at the ... More >>
Happy Place: Pete's Satire Lounge, 1920 East Colfax Avenue, 303-322-2227. The Hours: Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. The Deals: $1.25 draft beer, $2.75 well drinks, $1.50 tacos, $4 nachos and burritos. Were we happy? Flip the page to find out.
Inside the Kentucky Inn, Denver's best dive bar.Denver is littered with dive bars, all boasting at least a handful of loyal regulars who while away the hours while they nurse a drink....or twelve. In the Best of Denver 2011, our pick for the Best Dive Bar in the city was the Kentucky Inn, a s ... More >>
Westword writers recently covered a day at the Nob Hill Inn, a classic dive at 420 East Colfax Avenue, from open to close. Here's Jason Sheehan's nightcap to the project. Sitting at the bar, off-duty weekend bartender Randy Malone pointed out the regulars, the friends, the off-duty employees ... 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.â€‹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 >>
"It's cool. I mean, not right now. But when the time is right, the view is amazing." I was standing out in the back parking lot -- the smoking lounge of the Nob Hill Inn, the classic dive at 420 East Colfax Avenue that Westword writers staked out for a day -- and Randy Malone, weekend bart ... More >>
Last week I spent some time at the Nob Hill Inn, a great dive at 420 East Colfax Avenue, chatting with the regulars -- some of whom have irregular hobbies. Doctor Ray takes care of the homeless in the neighborhood. Outreach, he told me. Getting them into shelters for the night when the tempe ... More >>
Here are some things I know about the Belgians: They invented French fries and waffles -- two vital food groups -- but the French stole both of them. Every other country in the world has had its national foods co-opted by the French, but for some reason, the Belgians never got over this. ... More >>
Like Little Anita's, Il Vicino is one of the few Albuquerque chains to survive the trip to Denver. But while Little Anita's has never been a top-tier spot back home (though it has some of the best chile I've found here in Denver), Il Vicino has always been one of the better fast-casual places in eit ... More >>
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