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Gindi Cafe starts weekly (musical!) happy hour celebrations

Gindi Cafe, 3601 Arapahoe Avenue #181 in Boulder (in the Peloton's retail area), already has a decent happy hour that runs from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. daily and includes special pricing on red and white wines, margaritas, martinis and mojitos, plus certain small plates.

But they're upping the ante starting tonight from 5 to 7 p.m. and continuing every Friday. It's called "On the Patio @ the Peloton," and here's what to expect:

Owner Francine Gindi was inspired to create On the Patio @ the Peloton by her customers. "We have a beautiful patio out here," she notes. "We are on Arapahoe, but we're higher up, not street-level. And there's a beautiful water feature out here, and we have a view of the Flatirons. And as it turns out, it's a beautiful day, too.

"A lot of my customers and people that live here said they'd like to have something like this. Early music, because it is a residential area as well as commercial, so they really wanted to do that. It really is beautiful. How lucky can you get?"

Gindi will be offering two-for-one Pelotinis (the Peloton's signature cocktail, comprising Kurant vodka, raspberry vodka, cran-raspberry juice and a squeeze of lime). There will also be live, acoustic music on the patio, starting with Peter Mitzelfeld tonight; Gindi says they're booked every Friday through April 2 with a different musician, "and many more people have expressed interest," she notes. "There's a lot of talent around here."

Gindi hopes to continue the Friday night happy hour through September. "And there's a very strong possibility that we'll bring it indoors in the winter," she adds. Fingers crossed!

It should be an excellent way to bid farewell to your work week and kick off a weekend of fun. For information, call 720-242-8961 or visit www.gindicafe.com.

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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