Top Choice Jazz in Denver

El Chapultepec

This smoky, old-school jazz joint attracts a diverse mix of people. Since it opened in 1951, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Ella Fitzgerald have played here, as have Jagger and Richards. Local jazz bands take the t…
Top Choice Performing Arts in Denver

Denver Performing Arts Complex

This massive complex – one of the largest of its kind – occupies four city blocks and houses several major theaters, including the historic Ellie Caulkins Opera House and the Seawell Grand Ballroom. It’s also home t…
Live Music in Denver

Grizzly Rose

This is one kick-ass honky-tonk – 40,000 sq ft of hot live music – attracting real cowboys from as far as Cheyenne. The Country Music Association called it the best country bar in America. If you’ve never experience…
Cabaret in Denver

Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret

Bawdy, naughty and strangely romantic, Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret is a wild-child standout among LoDo’s rather straight-laced (or at least straight) night spots. A table right up near the front will get you in the …
Live Music in Denver

Quixote's True Blue

Fight some windmills at this geeky-meets-freaky space kitted out with a quality PA system and a good bar. Most nights it’s free, but sometimes there’ll be a modest cover charge.
Live Music in Denver

Larimer Lounge

This dive is a proving ground for acts from across the indie rock spectrum – last time we checked in, metal heads in clown makeup were sound checking. With shows seven nights a week, it’s a reliable bet for upcoming…
Opera in Denver

Opera Colorado

Founded in 1983, Opera Colorado is based in the Denver Performing Arts Complex.
Dance in Denver

Colorado Ballet

The Colorado Ballet company has 30 professional dancers who come from all over the world. Most performances are staged at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House within the Denver Performing Arts Complex.
Live Music in Denver

Howl at the Moon

This lively dueling piano bar is popular with bachelorette parties. It fills up quickly, so arrive around 6:30pm to score a table near the pianos. It’s pretty noisy (don’t expect much talking) but the atmosphere is …
Cinema in Denver

Landmark Mayan Theater

Even without the fancy sound system and enormous screen, this is the best place in Denver to take in a film. The 1930s movie palace is a romantic, historic gem and – bonus! – it serves beer.