When it comes to good, old-fashioned fun, Punch Bowl Social knows how it's done. After converting a 24,000 square-foot former big lots into a mecca of entertainment, Punch Bowl Social opened last year with three bars (punch a specialty); the Elevated Diner serving breakfast, lunch and dinner; a coff ... More >>
With around 2,700 beers to taste, Great American Beer Fest attendees have to burn off the calories somehow. One great, alcohol-friendly way to do it: play some table tennis. On Wednesday night, representatives of 32 breweries gathered at Ace for a Left Hand tap takeover and ping-pong tournament. If ... More >>
Shawn Lee's music can be heard in everything from snowboard films and video games to documentaries and TV series. Over the course of his career, the Whicita, Kansas, native has released dozens of albums, both on his own and with Ping Pong Orchestra. Tonight, he stops by the Marquis with AM in suppor ... More >>
This weekend Ace, the eatertainment sibling of Vesta Dipping Grill and Steuben's that opened a year ago, threw itself a real party -- a ping-pong battle royale. And on Saturday night, anyone who was up for the challenge could take on Killerspin professional table-tennis players Biba Golic and Ilija ... 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 >>
Josh and Jen Wolkon and their talented crew put plenty of time and planning into Ace, the ping pong hall/bar/restaurant in a renovated 9,000 square foot garage next to Steuben's, their second restaurant. (They opened the first, Vesta Dipping Grill, fifteen years ago.) And when Ace opened in August, ... More >>
Cheers erupt from the back table. A thirty-something, slightly sweaty in dark jeans and collared shirt, pumps his fist, Tiger-style, celebrating a zinger that caught the corner and kept on going. High-fives are given, drinks are spilled -- but in the rush of victory, no one cares, just as no one min ... More >>
With out-of-town guests beginning to trickle in for the holidays, it's a relief to know you won't have to house, feed and entertain them all by yourself. Well, make that "yes" on house, but with restaurants that double as entertainment zones, there's plenty of help in the other two areas. Some of t ... More >>
Ace, the ping-pong parlor/restaurant/neighborhood hangout that opened this summer at 501 East 17th Avenue, is hosting the first in a weekly table-tennis tournament this evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. All matches will be singles, and the event is limited to sixteen participants; registration begins a ... More >>
A cursory listen to its repertoire, which has a sound akin to some unlikely admixture of Molly Hatchet and the Cult, suggests that Calder's Revolvers could be yet another band to have hopped on the classic rock bandwagon of recent years. But these guys aren't just copying what someone else has alrea ... More >>
Ace Eat Serve, the Asian restaurant and ping-pong palace that will open Wednesday next to Steuben's, is the latest restaurant to tap into a nearby brewery for its own house beer.
By night, Beta is Denver's best dance club and North America's number one dance club. By day, though, apparently Beta doubles as a set for music video shoots. Yesterday, DJ Ishe and Dirt Monkey teamed up with John Hunt of Grimey Gatsby to shoot a video for "Slow and Low" from the pair's forthcoming ... More >>
By this time next month, the Lowry Beer Garden -- the first bona fide beer garden in Denver -- will be pouring suds, most of them local, from the confines of a new kitchen and bar that's part of a larger 8,000 square-foot project in the new Hangar 2 project in Lowry.
Tarantulas, Fireballs, and Doppelgängers - SWSX Day One: I had heard a story from a friend of mine about driving through west Texas in the pre-dawn hours. He recounted that after about nine hours on the road heading south from Denver, just before sunrise, he and his co-pilot encountered hundreds, m ... More >>
In the almost-six months since Vesta Dipping Grill and Steuben's restaurateur Josh Wolkon and his cohorts -- including wife Jen, Matt Selby, Brandon and Emily Biederman and Jeff Bustos -- took over the old Storz Garage space next to Steuben's, they've been busily drawing up plans to convert the addr ... More >>
It's always onward and upward for Josh Wolkon, the restaurateur who brought this city Vesta Dipping Grill, Steuben's and the Steuben's Food Truck (better known as "Pearl") with the help of his wife, Jen, and other cohorts, including Matt Selby, Brandon and Emily Biederman, and Jeff Bustos. Now Wol ... More >>
Other than possibly your grandpa's basement, there aren't too many places to drink swill beer and play ping pong in this town -- and that's a damn shame, especially considering it's an excellent sport for hipsters. Luckily, hardly any sooner had we pointed that out than the clever folks down ... More >>
Not a world-record holder.Deepak Sharma Bajagain already holds four Guinness records, and tomorrow, he'll attempt to add two more to that illustrious legacy: Most Envelopes Torn in Half in 30 Seconds and Most Grapes Eaten in Three Minutes by a Small Plastic Teaspoon. Yes, these are actual ent ... More >>
Since it finally feels like winter, it seems appropriate to begin throwing "official" holiday parties. Consider the Gorinto Pedicab Holiday Party the first one of the new year, going down tonight at the Mercury Cafe. $5 gets you in the door for a night of bands, booze and jug music, while another ... More >>
Sunday, November 29, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.
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