It's not quite the blizzard predicted by those omniscient weather forecasters, but that hasn't stopped the safety police from urging all of us to stay housebound. We have a better idea -- and so do several Denver bars and restaurants. Get your boots on, your earmuffs and your pink parka and get your butt out the door. Go out! Eat, drink and be merry. And to give you incentive, numerous watering holes and restaurants are offering snow day deals. Here's what we've unearthed. If you know of others, post them in the comments section below.
Jonesy's EatBar, 400 Wast 20th Avenue, is hustling $3 spiked hot chocolates and any beer of your choice, plus a lamb slider, for $7.
Cafe|Bar, 295 East Alameda Avenue, will keep you lubricated -- and warm -- with $2 Irish coffees and free hot chocolate.
Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs, 2148 Larimer Street, is offering a buck off any order if you tell the cashier that you "love the snow " and/or "Biker Jim's wiener" -- whichever rolls off your tongue first.
If I lived in Arvada, by butt would be parked at Mannekin Frites, 5616 Olde Wadsworth Boulevard, which is offering 10 percent off your entire order if you trek to the joint in skis or snowshoes. Because, you know, this is why we live in Colorado.
Not surprisingly, Don's Club Tavern, 723 East Sixth Avenue, is getting an early start, pouring cheap booze all day (and night) long, but if you stumble in before 2 p.m. and ask for a shot of Sauza Gold tequila, you'll get one -- for free.
If you head to Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar, 1512 Curtis Street, for lunch, the kitchen will reward your efforts with a complimentary cup of French onion soup with the purchase of any entree.
Happy Hour at El Diablo, started bright and early this morning with a litany of drink specials, and the Mexican joint is also pimping two-for-one breakfasts.
The brew crew at Denver Beer Co, 1695 Platte Street, is pouring $2 beers throughout the day -- as long as the flakes continue to fall.
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Lola, 1575 Boulder Street, already has a killer happy hour featuring a slew of food and drink deals, and while it normally goes from 4 to 6 p.m., it'll continue throughout the night as long as the snow flies.
Here's another good reason to live in the Highland 'hood: Highland Tap & Burger, 2219 West 32nd Avenue, has free WiFi, seventeen HDTVs and $3 Colorado craft brews till 6:30 p.m. Cheers!