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The Pub on Penn is now pouring in the former Cafe Netherworld

Andrew's on Lincoln closed last summer for a quick remodel that split the space into two areas, one with a brand-new stage. But that transformation wasn't enough to save Andrew's, which closed in May. Now the venue, at 1111 Lincoln Street, is being transformed into an entirely new spot: Stoney's Bar & Grill, which will be a sports bar with a rustic Colorado theme when it opens in August.

One-hundred-and-fifty-year-old barn wood will line the walls, antique skis and bicycles will hang from the rafters, a gondola chair may be turned into a photo booth, and near the front, there will be a pond with trees, rocks and a miniature campsite. "Everything we're using, we're trying to use reclaimed," explains William Trautman, who owns the place with Stoney Jesseph and two other partners. "We're trying to be as green as possible and as sustainable as possible. And use as much local product as possible — a Colorado-local kind of bar."

That means Stoney's will serve mainly Colorado brews — on draft or in the can, but no bottles (the owners want to recycle the cans and then give the proceeds to a local charity). Trautman says they also want to feature local meat — lamb, beef, elk, venison — in some of the ten to fifteen kinds of sliders they anticipate serving.

Trautman and Jesseph, who used to work together at the British Bulldog, plan to celebrate Stoney's grand opening on September 4, the first day of college football. While sports — whether football or snowboarding and skiing — will be a feature at the bar (with a 120-inch projection-screen TV and multiple flat-screens), they want to bring in live music on Thursdays and Fridays. They also plan to have a bicycle valet to encourage people to ride their bikes, and they'll even store them overnight if someone gets too drunk to ride.

Welcome to the neighborhood, Stoney's.

Club scout: Some of the folks behind the venerable The Pub on Pearl (1101 South Pearl Street) recently opened The Pub on Penn in the newly remodeled former home of Cafe Netherworld, at 1278 Pennsylvania Street. A grand-opening bash is set for Sunday, August 1.

From noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 17, Twisted Pine Brewery (3201 Walnut Street in Boulder) will throw a fifteenth-anniversary party with live music from Danny Schafer, Peter Brothers Band, Longest Day of the Year, Holden Young and Chicken Noodle Funk. Cover is $20, which includes a commemorative cup and five five-ounce samples chosen from more than thirty beers, including Hoppy Knight India Black Ale.

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Jon Solomon writes about music and nightlife for Westword, where he's been the Clubs Editor since 2006.
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