Nightlife » Denver, CO

Nightlife in Denver, CO

Vibrant is an understatement when it comes to Denver’s nightlife. Whether you want to belly up to the bar or cut a rug, these locales won’t let you down.
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Colorado Ballet

If your man’s not a fan of tutus or pointe shoes, no worries. This 50-year-old dance company produces contemporary dance as well as traditional ballet during its six-month season, so he’ll appreciate the athleticism of modern dance. If not, ditch him and go with girlfriends to see top professional dancers from around the world performing such full-length classics as Swan Lake, Dracula, and of course, The Nutcracker, an annual event beloved by Denver audiences during the holidays. Sets and costumes are stunning! Most performances are at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in downtown’s cultural arts district, with one annually at the Newman Center on the University of Denver campus. 

Corridor 44

Who said Champagne is just for special occasions? Anytime you want to imbibe the bubbly, get thee to this sexy intimate Champagne bar for Dom Perignon, straight up or sharing a glass with, say, raspberry vodka and Godiva chocolate liqueur. Or try the Italian Twist with Limoncello and Champagne. You’ll sit on white leather under a crystal chandelier sipping your cocktail, feeling as sensual as the surroundings while you flirt with the cute guy who followed you down the corridor into the private lounge from the bar. Order caviar or a cheese plate to share, or stay for a hardier meal and dessert, and then. . .?

Southglenn Stadium 14

The classic dinner-and-a-movie date is simplified at this Hollywood Theatre chain. Instead of gulping down the last of your wine, driving like crazy to the theatre only to stand in line and miss all the previews, try this one-stop-shopping evening out. Eat dinner leisurely before or after the flick in the SkyboX Bar and Grill just outside the auditorium doors. Or order your food that they’ll serve to you (with drinks) at your seat so you can dine in style while watching the next Academy Award winner. If you gotta have popcorn, they have that too! 

The Tavern Downtown

After the night game at Coors Field (or anytime), your man will love it if you take him to this joint named “Sports Bar of the Year” for 2011. Plenty of HD TVs and two giant screens will keep him updated; then challenge him in the game room or take him on the dance floor. Don’t miss snagging a spot on the huge year-round rooftop patio overlooking lower downtown (LoDo) nightlife district that Playboy named one of the “10 best rooftops” in America. Belly up to the bar in this historic warehouse for Fat Tuesday, a house specialty frozen drink made with grain alcohol and OJ. 

Comedy Works

On a date, nothing breaks the ice better than a good laugh. That’s what Comedy Works dishes up nearly every night with standup comedians. We’ve howled at some of the funniest people in the biz, as well as big-name talent like Jerry Seinfeld, Roseanne and Chris Rock who have made this club one of the top five in the nation. Its trendy Larimer Square site (since 1981) is ideal for after-dinner giggles, and now you can belly laugh in the burbs at its Landmark location in Greenwood Village (720-274-6800) south of Denver. Think bachelorette party, birthday roasts and girls' night out.