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Live Music, Cajun Food Denver, Co

There’s a lot going on at Ghost Donkey, the spin-off of the now-defunct New York tequila and mezcal bar. Imbibe magazine’s Cocktail Bar of the Year 2020 opened our Denver outpost last spring, bringing its frisky energy, bright lights, and eponymous donkey with it. The neon explosion of a space whips up original cocktails like the huitlacoche infused margarita and mole spiced negroni. La Bouche is the Parisian-Denverite love child we all need. Part chic French glamour, but also part relaxed Coloradan sensibility, the new wine bar features a carefully selected wine list, offering the best of the US and France.

Located a block east of Coors Field, Herb’s has long been a hot spot for jazz (it’s owned by jazz saxophonist Laura Newman, who leads Alive on Arrival) and other genres such as rock, blues and funk. Jazz pianist and organist Glad Girshevich holds court on Mondays, trumpeter Gabe Mervine on Tuesdays, Diana Castro with a funk jam on Wednesdays, bassist Dave Randon on Thursdays, and a mix of acts on the weekends. Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row Denver is a modern, American, gastropub that delivers amazing food, live music, and an elevated nightlife experience. Boasting a from-scratch kitchen, over 30 draft beers, and weekly promotions, Whiskey Row is the new premier venue in Denver. Probably the only bar on this list that you enter through a bookshelf, Williams & Graham set the standard for Denver cocktails bars when it opened a decade ago. Just as important today, the dark speakeasy is the place to go for a good, stiff drink.

The power of live music to make folks feel good is on full display at a host of Denver night clubs. If listening to bands and vocalists show off their skills is how you like to spend an evening, you’ll find that Denver does things right. Multiple options let you tap into the venues that 10Best readers favor, like El Chapultepec, or you can get a taste of the city’s offerings by visiting places like Charlie Browns, which is known for its Piano music.

The stage previously hosted rock legends like the Beatles and the Grateful Dead among others. Make this landmark a destination for hiking and biking as well. Its panoramic trails in the surrounding park are well worth the journey. on celebrity iou who pays As home turf for Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche , Denver’s largest, state-of-the-art arena also hosts big-name touring acts throughout the year . TheBall Arena, in fact, puts on more than 225 events annually.

On any given night, you’ll find local and national artists playing a vast array of genres in clubs throughout the metro area. From the chic lounges and happening hotspots in Larimer Square and LoDo to the pulsating dance floors of the South of Colfax Nightlife District, The Mile High City knows how to let its hair down and party in style. Guests at Beta move to a wide spectrum of music played on the main floor and in the Beatport Lounge–house, techno, dubstep, trance, hip-hop, trap and everything in between. Beta is by and for DJs though there are live acts as well, which might include vocalists, instruments, turntablism or controllerism.

Beyond the quirky, lesser-known bottles, the sommelier-owned Riot teaches you all about the juice at Wine School and boasts a fried chicken-filled food menu. Ask the crew about their spirit grapes, because this crew has put a lot of thought into their spirit grapes. If you were just pondering why Denver doesn’t have a goth dive bar/vegan eatery, well, ponder no more.