Ever wanted to see Drag Queens? Now is your chance! See these lovely ladies dress up in outrageous costumes and sing popular songs old and new! They walk through the crowd collecting dollar bills and serenade you. It's a really entertaining show. It's fun for a girls night out!
Dress Code: Anything goes!
Maybe it's because I am over 30, or maybe it's because I'm jaded, but I hated this place, a lot. I found the music to be pretty standard, the decor was boring, it was uninspired with a really high cover charge (10 dollars just to let me come in and get drinks spilled on me and wait in line for their bathroom and to wait in line for drinks) - I hated it. I know that cover charges are necessary to keep "the element" out - but when someone approaches your establishment and appears to be an established professional who obviously does not have a criminal record, a posse, and will not likely be starting any fights, you shouldn't be charging them to come in when they are likely to be buying premium cocktails anyway. I was turned off from the moment I walked in the door. If you are a 20 something who still likes generic techno and rot-gut vodka, this is likely your place, but if you are over 30 and can tell the different between house gin and Bombay Sapphire - stay away.
Dress Code: Anything but thuggish attire.
The Loft is the first intimate nightclub in Denver. What makes this Denver venue significant, elemental and profound is that you can choose the experience -- the décor, the music and the atmosphere. Choose a sophisticated big-city vibe or an eclectic surround-sound buzz, whichever suits your evening mood ... at THE LOFT DENVER.
Whether you choose the upstairs' vibe or the downstairs' buzz, you'll find it's all good at The Loft. Splurge for a comfortable V.I.P. booth. Lean way back and then into a drink made just the way you like it and delivered by our dedicated and professional wait-staff team ... at THE LOFT DENVER.
Dress Code: Upscale Casual to Upscale Attire-Designer Jeans & T-Shirt OK. Tennis Shoes OK but new or clean look.
DJ's Michael Trundle and Tyler Jacobson
Hip shaking, drunken fumbling, frantic and wild dancing, arm swinging, spine tingling, hop around fun. Friday's fun on February 9th, was definitely a blast with mesmerizing music favorites. Indie - Brit Pop - Electroclash - 80's - Alternative - Pop. Fun was had by all. DJ's Michael and Tyler made La Rumba shake. Guest DJ Mike Joyce of the Smiths, enchanted with his musical spire. His sets were fantastic and kept the dancefloor phenomenally moving. What a great night! If you're ever in Denver, never miss this night. The Denver3.com. Rating: 5 stars out of 5.
Denver's only full service Cyber Cafes ... an incredible hotspot of local activity from dancing, art gallery, poetry readings, a full bar, a full service restaurant, poolhall, the best jukebox in Denver, free wireless, and a venue for many events. Definitely a must-visit and must-hangout place to go in Denver's downtown. Conveniently located and home to a friendly and great staff, you won't be disappointed with this great place. Rating: 5 stars out of 5.
Located in a artsy art-deco cathedral, this multi-roomed/ multi-bar club has an ambience worth dying for. With a delicious sushi bar in one of the back rooms, this bar has it all. I originally visited the venue during the Colorado Dark Arts Festival and had an incredible time at their establishment. From 2007-2009 on Sunday nights they had a Goth night in the basement and hiphop or techno up above. Both rooms downstairs were goth/industrial/ebm. At that time the place was often crowded, with yet enough room to still find a space to dance. As of 2009-2010, the Goth night has been moved up into the cathedral room with all three bars open, and the Sushi bar flowing with great sushi and Japanese treats. The music is great and there is plenty of room for dancing on the dance floor without rubbing elbows. Extroadinarily improved ambiance for the night. They did away with the hip hop / techno night above and now is only a Sunday Goth club. Much better improvement and major Kudos to the management. Great staff and incredible DJ's. It's a good Sunday night escape. Rating: 5 stars out of 5.
Enter into a very classy and ambient bar with a very friendly staff and drinks of the potency I miss from L.A. and Seattle days. Four rooms, 3 floors ... two floors open for this event - The Shelter has an incredible venue space for concerts, dancing, and entertainment. I'm looking forward to exploring this nightclub some future weekend ... as my first visit was with the 2006 Colorado Dark Arts Festival where I was mesmerized by such incredible acts like "Zombie Girl", "The Siren Project", and a plethera of performance art and dance. I was impressed by my first visit .... 5 stars out of 5.
When researching Denver, I wanted to find a unique club to go to. The Church nightclub seemed to fit the bill since it is a club inside a decommissioned church. I know there was a similar one in New York but I never got to go.
Inside the church there is gothic architecture and stained glass windows combined with several bars, three dance areas, a couple of lounges and even a sushi bar. We sat in the Vip area for a few minutes snapped a few pictures and walked off. There is a coolness factor in ordering a drink and dancing the night away in a former church. The drinks themselves vary the bartender made mine well however, my friend said hers were watered down
The club attracts crowds of goths, mods and club kids depending on the room and night. Sound bounces off the stone walls and cavernous high-arched ceilings creating some less-than-stellar acoustics. The club features techno music and hip-hop. Upstairs there were club kids with glow sticks and those glow gloves and later that night there were dancers on stage. The downstairs/basement is a bit crowded and gets pretty hot and it where hip-hop is played. In another area downstairs, they played music I would listen to. I didn’t know they were danceable until I saw the weird dancing going on downstairs. They played She Wants Revenge, Placebo and Jem. After a few drinks, we joined in the mayhem. We missed the rooftop since we couldn’t find out how to get to it. It would have been nice to get a breath of fresh air after all the heat.
I wouldn't say there's anything spectacular or even particularly noteworthy about Goosetown Tavern, but it's a nice little local place with good food and good drinks. The prices are reasonable, the service is never lacking, and it's a good location right in the thick of things on a nice stretch of East Colfax (which, as you may know, can be difficult to find). I go there frequently when I visit friends who live in the area, and I never leave disappointed.
Dress Code: Casual - Just come as you are
Atomic Cowboy is a cool bar with good drinks, good service, and good music. In addition to standard bar food, there's also a good pizza place inside that sells pizza by the slice (huge slices actually). There's also a small outdoor seating area. Did I mention it's good?
Dress Code: Anything goes
A large selection of delicious homemade beers and scotches, and some of the biggest chicken wings I've ever eaten. A great place to hang out. Free parking across the street. Be sure to pick a designated driver because you're going to want to sample more than one drink!
Dress Code: Casual
This is truly one of the most eclectic places I've ever been in my life. Located on the ground floor of an old hotel, Rockbar used to the the hotel's lounge, and it doesn't look like it has changed one bit since its glory days in the 1950s (or 60s or 70s - it's hard to say). On any given night you might hear pretty much any kind of music and see people wearing pretty much anything you can imagine. It's a place where anyone can feel comfortable doing whatever they please. Some patrons even show up decked out in costumes. And where else can you purchase a can of Pabst Blue Ribbon that the bartender retrieves from a cooler on a table? It's just a crazy place full of all kinds of people. In other words, it's fun.
Dress Code: Definitely dress as you please. Anything goes in this place.
Cervantes Masterpiece Theater/Ballroom
2637 Welton Street, Denver, CO 80205 * 303.297.1772 *
Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom is a spectacular little concert hall in the heart of historic Five points in downtown Denver. A two-floor venue with a main dance/concert floor, stage, tables, and booths; upstairs being a wrap-around balcony with tables, chairs, and comfy couches. The Ballroom is located in the old historic Casino Cabaret that dates back to the Cotton Club days of the 1930's when jazz greats such as Duke Ellington, Count Bassie, and Benny Goodman toured and played. Through the years greats such as Ike and Tina Turner, BB King, Jimmy Smith, and many others performed. With space to hold over 700 patrons, with great space, easy flow access to the bar and bathroom, and a well ventilated, non-smoking space. Incredible murals of various artistic styles speckle the walls. Incredible sound systems, and lighting, and hanging from the ceiling is claimed to be the nation's largest disco ball measuring approximately 5 feet in diameter. The staff and bar are friendly and courteous, and the drinks good and well priced. Every concert I've attended here has always been a fabulous experience. Thank you Cervantes! Rating: 5 stars out of 5.
The Shelter and MILK Night Club * Wednesdays/Saturdays * 1037 Broadway * Denver, CO 80203 * (303) 534-0222 *21+ * www.myspace.com/sheltersat
Every Saturday @ The Milkbar is one of Denver's most infamous Goth clubs - Shelter/Milk. DJ MFR (Mike Rich) spins retro 80's in the milk bar while DJ's Fleisch and Ivo spin Dark Alternative, Ebm, Electroclash, and Industrial in the Jazz Bar. Both rooms, downstairs of Bar Standard. Strong and great drink specials with $2 wells until 11:00pm. It's free cover till 10:00 pm, and only $5 after. Has an outdoor smoking patio. Downstairs is a basement decor with exposed brick walls, vaulted ceilings, wood and tile floors with steel surfaces throughout the house. They have a state-of-the-art sound system that often projecs house/electronica/hip-hop upstairs, with rock and goth downstairs. Occasionally the upper smoking patio has DJ'ing too. Also has a roof-top patio (not often open) upstairs with great views of the Denver skyline. Goth Saturdays and Wednesdays are fabulous with some of the best music being spun in Colorado. Rating: 5 stars out of 5.
Housed in the infamous Sugar House, which normally has two floors, two bars, 5 party suites, lots of beds, and lots of sexy to go around ... 8,000 sq feet of unique VIP ambiance without price and attitude. It's Denver's only venue with exclusive hotel-like party suites. Plus they serve Lucid Absinthe! (as well as a plethera of great drinks) The venue is to die for ... and the Venue is rated 5 stars by us.The fetish night I attended on Sept 12th (2008) was intriguing, fun, and adventurous, but lacking in a bit of what I'm used to for Fetish nights - the advertised body painting was lacking, not much play as you find in other Gothy Fetish nights, and while the racks and crosses were comparable and in some regards better than other Fetish nights, the dance floor for the event was tiny and Wasn't as active as one would expect for a Fetish Night. The Human buffet table was fun and cute, and lots of eye candy around. Certainly had a blast and will be back. The night definitely has promise! Fetish night Rating: 4 stars out of 5.