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Our thirtieth Best of Denver issue will bring a new cow to your newsstand in a little under two weeks. In the issue, you'll find several hundred of the best ways to spend time in our city, whether you're looking for fine art or cheap booze, whether you've got three days to kill or twenty minutes.

In addition to our suggestions, you'll also find in the Best of Denver the opinions of you, our readers, on several topics. There's a poll where you can participate in that part of the issue, and we're down to five semi-finalists, which, and we cannot stress this enough, were also selected via completely open public vote. Today is the last day to cast your vote.

Don't let those jokers who read Cafe Society have all the fun. We've listed the music-related categories below for your perusal, but you can also go straight to the poll to vote.

Best of Denver 2014 Readers' Choice: Music Category Semifinalists

Best Blues Club El Chapultepec Dazzle Ziggie's Herb's Bushwackers

Best Club Night Lipgloss Beta Denver Disco Milk Tracks

Best Club Patio Vinyl Beta Bar Standard Meadowlark The Tavern Downtown

Best Club Smoking Area Beta iBake Denver Tracks Vinyl Herman's Hideaway

Best Concert of the Year Pretty Lights Reggae on the Rocks The National at Red Rocks Bruno Mars John Legend

Best Dance Club Beta NORAD Tracks Beauty Bar The Church Vinyl

Best Jazz Club Dazzle El Chapultepec Jazz @ Jacks Black Crown Lounge

Best Karaoke Bar Armida's Star Bar El Charrito Ogden Street South Bar SOBO 151

Best New Band SPELLS The Dead End Drivers Somerset Catalog Chrome Drones Confluence

Best New Club Monkey Barrel Cold Crush Donkey Viewhouse Sidewinder

Vote now!

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