Econo Lodge Thornton - Denver North
12101 Grant Street
Thornton, CO 80241
Phone: (303) 280-9818
Fax: (303) 280-6361
If country music is your thing, this massive spot is the place to be. It has been recognized by the Country Music Association as one of the top clubs in the country, and in the past has featured such artists as Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks and Faith Hill. Live music hits the stage seven nights a week, with the crème de la crème flocking here to let their hair down. You will not look out of place when you saunter in wearing boots and a cowboy hat! Free country dance lessons offered every Wednesday night.
Tracks, located in LoDo neighborhood, is Denver's largest and most popular LGBT club. In recent years, Tracks has been transformed from a popular local outfit to a popular national icon. Although Nina Flowers is the prominent face of tracks, other DJs are regularly featured. Live bands like Deathwish and Devotchka also perform and host events at Tracks. They also have special events on the first Friday of each month for local artists as well as ladies nights and subculture theme nights. Tracks welcomes anyone, gay and straight, and offers party goers a more fun, exciting clubbing experience in Denver.
For some of the best blues talent and roots rock in town, visit Ziggie's Saloon. This tiny north-Denver venue hosts top local and regional talent seven days a week. The cover charge is minimal, the atmosphere is no-frills, and the music plays for a typically standing room-only crowd. Stop by for open stage acoustic jams on Sunday afternoons. If music is not your thing, wait in line to shoot pool on one of the saloon's pool tables.
One of Denver's best new venues, Casselman's, located in NoDo, is an ideal spot for both work and play! With a full-sized bar, happening kitchen and an incredible sound system, Casselman's can suit almost any need: it hosts live concerts, dj nights, comedy nights, mixers...and is also available for private parties, weddings and corporate events!
Quixote's True Blue is dedicated to Jerry Garcia and interestingly opens at 4:20pm everyday. The cafe itself is named after Grateful Dead song written by Jerry Garcia. It is a laid back cafe with live music six days a week which brings local as well as national bands. There is a cover charge which varies with the band that is playing. But do remember smoking pot is illegal!
Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom is an inspiration drawn from the legendary author of Don Quixote. The owner of the venue affirms, the creative panache this literary figure held was way above most of his generation writers. No wonder the design of Cervantes reflects a stark influence from the Masterpiece. The venue is known to hold several events, social gatherings and hippie trade shows.
Like many of its Lodo neighbors, Herb's transformed with the opening of Coors Field from a dingy hole in the wall to an upbeat music lounge. The old, uninviting doors still stand as a dilapidated reminder of the bar's not so distant past, though they are no longer in use. The new entrance is around the corner in the alley, illuminated by a trail of blue lights. The varied schedule features live music almost every night with an emphasis on jazz, blues and big band.
El Chapultepec, at first glance, is just another aging dive bar serving up traditional Mexican tastes on paper plates in downtown. But even though the great green chili draws plenty of patrons, it is the jazz performances that hold prominence in this place. Local as well as some national legends crowd into the small dining room filled with old vinyl booths and play just about every night of the year. Since the LoDo revitalization, this has become a trendy nightspot, so expect a big crowd.
Don't go by the name Marquis Theater - there is nothing elegant about the place. It is, however, one of the best punk rock venues in town. There are regular performances by various indie and rock bands. Marquis Theater is an informal venue where you can catch a show and party at the same time.
Looking for a spot to let go of your inhibitions and have a wild time? Norad Dance Bar has all the right ingredients required for a memorable night out. Put on your dancing shoes, because the choice of music will include techno, bass, electro, house, indie and the all time favorite: disco. Patrons will need to be 21 years and above to gain entry to the club and will require to produce an ID. For those who wish to get there by car, there is parking available free of charge.
A unique concept bar, Mario's Double Daughter's Salotto, is a must visit Denver destination. A prime location for local artists to showcase and creative community to do some networking in style. Lit with dim red and blue lights, eccentric artwork adorning the walls and whimsical furniture, the place is an unusual combination of live-music space and cocktail lounge. Try drinks which are as unique as their names are, the Fall of Man, Six-Toed Kitten or their award winning drink, Succo Vafanculo di Mario. An unusually memorable night-out is guaranteed!
When it comes to socializing with friends, catching up on old times, or generally hanging-out with close pals, Tryst Lounge is second to none. Each evening the club devotes itself to a separate theme such as hip-hop and girls night. Drinks are ever available. The service is courteous and quick. Only red herring being when the place gets crowded, the dance-floor gets cramped for space. Yet, all in all, this Tryst can't go wrong (pun intended).