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The Denver Nightlife Guide Everyone’s Talking About

How many times have you found yourself wondering what you should do tonight?

Denver is an incredible city, full of world-class nightlife options, yet we’ve all struggled to figure out what to do on a given night. Whenever you feel stick, give this list a one through and you’re sure to end up with at least a few viable candidates for any night out.

Bar Standard

A huge thanks to the super talented realtor Nick Voronkov

Address: 1037 Broadway Denver, CO 80203
Phone: (720) 416-6209
Yelp: 3 stars with 20+ reviews

  • They have different themes and genres everyday especially their Fridays. They have: 1st Fridays: Purgatory (Goth night), 2nd Fridays: Throwback (80s / 90s / 00s throwback hip-hop jams), 3rd Fridays: Black/Tuesday (Romanian techno), 4th Fridays: Deep Club Presents
  • Bar Standard boasts one of the best rooftop patios in the city, as well as an expansive main stage, VIP booth areas, and a side deck. Features some of the most legendary DJs in dance music.

Comedy Works

Big thanks to Charles!

Address: 1226 15th St Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (303) 595-3637
Yelp: 3.5 stars with 200+ reviews

  • Enjoy comedians performing while you enjoy modern American dishes
  • Breakfast & Lunch are served daily until 2pm, featuring specials Monday thru Friday.
  • Bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys

Grizzly Rose

A huge thanks and shoutout to the incredible Levi Hummon – check out his music!

And of course the always cool and super talented Jacob Morris

5450 N Valley Hwy Denver, CO 80216
Phone: (303) 295-1330
Yelp: 3.5 stars with 100+ reviews

The Grizzly Rose is known worldwide for hosting some of the best country concerts in Denver and across the nation.  They also feature concerts from all genres of music and they are the perfect place to get up close and personal with the bands people love. They are famous for presenting the most prestigious names in country music including; Garth Brooks, Chris Ledoux, Brooks & Dunn, Willie Nelson, Faith Hill, Taylor Swift, Chris Cagle, Waylon Jennings, Toby Keith and countless others.

  • Their 40,000 square feet of fun features a 2,500 square-foot floating hardwood dance floor, a 3,200-square foot private banquet facility, General Store, Arcade Room, Pool Room, Shoe Shine Shop, Smoke Shop with lounge and a 2,000 square foot dance room.
  • They have daily themes like: Cheap Beer Tuesday, Free Dance Class Wednesday, Ladies’ Night Thursday, Country Concerts Friday, Weekend Party Saturday and Family Night Sunday


Address: 2015 Market St Denver, CO 80205
Phone: (720) 878-2015
Yelp: 3 stars with 600+ reviews

Viewhouse is a chef-driven, casual eatery, bar & rooftop that delivers a superior, inclusive experience with a locally rooted vibe & fun energy. The original viewhouse was first conceptualized in 2010 & inspired by Coloradan’s fondness of sports, love for the outdoors & living a healthy lifestyle revolved around food, activities & all things local.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

A round of applause for the best bartender in Denver – Lauren Kowalski

Address: 2907 Huron St Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (303) 226-1540
Yelp: 4 stars with 200+ reviews

  • Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is a locally owned bar with over 90 whiskeys, 30 beer taps and handcrafted cocktails, which are complemented by a simple, craveable menu.
  • A custom-designed blend of music enhances the comfortable ambiance combining the grit of classic blues, rock, soul, and funk with modern day selections that makes up an upbeat atmosphere.
  • They have happy hour 3pm-7pm on Mondays to Fridays and 10pm-close on Sunday to Thursday. They also have whiskey Wednesdays where all whiskies available at ½ price for a ¾ oz. pour

Club Vinyl

Address: 1082 Broadway Denver, CO 80203
Phone: (303) 860-8469
Yelp: 3 stars with 70+ reviews

  • They have Fiesta Fridays where there are: 4 floors of dance music fueled with salsa, bachata, reggeton, cumbia & more, Latin-flavored HipHop/Top 40 Dance Mixes in the Main Room and Live Music Downstairs in the Wreck Room
  • Club Vinyl features a dance floor on each of its four levels, and different styles of music are featured on each floor! The rooftop indoor/outdoor patio is perfect for all seasons with heaters, fire pits, outdoor sound, and spectacular Denver mountain and city skyline views.
  • On Saturdays, they have TheHundred present top house, techno and underground dance music producers & DJs on the Funktion-One Sound and integrated LED light system on the Main Floor. In the basement, they have rotating nights featuring dubstep. They also play Retro/80’s with DJ Danny on the 2nd floor (glass lounge) and Top 40 Hip Hop Dance with Dave Peacock on the rooftop.

The Cruise Room

Address: 1600 17th St Oxford Hotel Denver, CO 80238
Phone: (303) 825-1107
Yelp: 4 stars with 200+ reviews

  • Opened the day after Prohibition was repealed in 1933, the Cruise Room at The Oxford Hotel is the original Denver cocktail bar. Made famous for its martini, this Denver cocktail lounge is popular among locals and visitors alike.
  • The Denver bar is shaped like a wine bottle and features 10 unique panels, all depicting “cheers” from different countries around the world. Originally opening the day after Prohibition ended, and never once closed, the Cruise Room is the longest continually open bar in Denver. Has a really unique vibe, cozy and is quite intimate.

Bar Fausto

Address: 3126 Larimer St Denver, CO 80205
Phone: (720) 445-9691
Yelp: 4 starswith 60+ review

FIRE Terrace at the ART Hotel

Address: 1201 Broadway St Denver, CO 80203
Phone: (303) 572-8000
Yelp: 3.5 stars with 90+ reviews

  • FIRE Terrace is a unique Denver rooftop bar and restaurant with a fourth-floor patio that overlooks the bustling life of the Broadway Street below with views of Denver’s thriving Museum District and the History Colorado Center.
  • The terrace’s fire pit creates a heART-warming experience, blending stunning views with a modern venue to liven up your hotel stay.
  • Their new American interpretations on classic craft cocktails are the perfect pairing with FIRE’s live entertainment and tasteful nibbles, redefining (and refining) Denver’s “rooftop” patio experience.

The 1Up on Colfax

Address: 717 E Colfax Ave Denver, CO 80203
Phone: (303) 736-2230
Yelp: 3.5 stars with 100+ reviews

  • The 1up – Colfax boasts the largest collection of pinball machines in the metro area and one of the largest in Colorado. Their arcade bar features more than 90 classic arcade games, 42 pinball machines, 6 lanes of classic Skee-Ball and multiple sets of Giant Jenga making it the largest arcade bar in the nation.
  • They feature 12 beers on tap as well as offer their Hall-of-Fame collection of classic beers in vintage cans, a solid selection of 40 oz bottles of malt liquor and a full bar.
  • They have happy hours on Monday to Friday, 3pm-7pm where you can get their hall of fame cans for as low as $2 and well cocktails on $2.75
  • They have monthy pinball tournaments hosted every 3rd Sunday of every month at 6pm
    with $5.00 entry fee plus cost of games and 100% of entry fees paid back to top four finishers

Green Russell

Address: 1422 Larimer St Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (303) 893-6505
Yelp: 3.5 stars with 500+ reviews

  • Speakeasy with solid drinks / great mixologists

Izakaya Den

Address: 1487 S Pearl St Denver, CO 80210
Phone: (303) 777-0691
Yelp: 4.5 stars with 200+ reviews

  • Great sushi and beautiful ambiance
  • Tall bamboo plants, skylights, and great design overall

La Rumba

A shoutout to the super talented Jenna Marie, Pierre Tchenawou & photo creds to Courtney DeAnda


Address: 99 W 9th Ave Denver, CO 80204
Phone: (303) 572-8006
Yelp: 4 stars with 70+ reviews

  • La Rumba has a great club atmosphere with fun bartenders, nationally known DJs and the best salsa bands; all supported by what many music-critics call the best live sound system of any venue its size in the state.
  • They have themed nights like on thursday nights, they start the weekend with Denver’s hottest salsa DJs heating up the dance floor. Then, La Rumba keeps the dance floor hot with Latin Fridays, featuring Bachata, Merengue, Reggaeton and more. Saturday night sets the stage for Denver’s best and largest live salsa Dance Party where live salsa bands keep the party going all night!

Williams & Graham

Address: 3160 Tejon St Denver, CO 80211
Phone: (303) 997-8886
Yelp: 4 stars with 600+ reviews

  • Speakeasy with great whiskey selection. You can choose from: Irish, Canadian & Japanese Whiskey, Scotch Whiskey, American Whiskey and many more.

Church Nightclub

Shoutout to Dr. Max Ezzati

Address: 1160 Lincoln St Denver, CO 80203
Phone: (303) 832-3528
Yelp: 3 stars with 80+ reviews


Address: 3500 Walnut St Denver, CO 80205
Phone: (303) 863-7326
Yelp: 3.5 stars with 90+ reviews

  • Tracks is Denver’s premiere LGBT nightclub. With a name that stretches back for decades, Tracks is deeply rooted within the LGBT community and continues to strive to be the best LGBT Nightclub in the nation.

1 Comment

  1. Cynthia Ord

    February 22, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    Love this! Another lesser-known idea for a fun night out in Denver is Sushi & Joint Rolling Class, every Thu, Fri and Sat at 7pm. Not to be missed before you hit the dancefloor.

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