Cafe Society gathering at the Fainting Goat tonight

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Ten years ago this month Westword left LoDo -- where the paper had been housed, in an assortment of offices, for more than twenty years, since long before lower downtown even had a hip nickname. Moving to the edge of the Golden Triangle, we found the space and parking we needed -- but we left behind the watering holes where we'd conducted so much of our business. The Wazee Lounge & Supper Club. My Brother's Bar. McCormick's. And the Wynkoop Brewing Co., where we first became acquainted with bespectacled geologist-turned-brewer John Hickenlooper.

When we left the neighborhood to move to 969 Broadway, Hickenlooper promised to open a bar in the area. Instead, he became mayor of Denver. Fortunately, others stepped in to fill the void.

We've poured out a lot of conversation and cash at 846 Broadway, a space that housed the legendary Parlour when Westword first started, but has gone through a string of different identities over the past decade. Last November, it turned into the Fainting Goat -- and tonight, the day before the bar's official first birthday, we're going to celebrate its survival.

Join the scribes of Cafe Society from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Goat, where we'll be toasting our go-to bar -- and you, the readers of this blog. In the meantime, keep those comments coming.

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

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