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…
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…
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

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…
Concert Venue in Denver

Paramount Theatre

Lots of red velvet and gold trimming deck out the Paramount, one of the premier midsized theaters in the West. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, its recent acts include Rufus Wainwright, Margaret C…
Theater in Denver

Denver Center for the Performing Arts

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is the theater wing of the huge Denver Performing Arts Complex. Productions have included Shrek the Musical, Billy Elliott, Les Miserables, The Lion King and West Side Story…
Baseball in Denver

Coors Field

Denver is a city known for manic sports fans, and boasts five pro teams. The Colorado Rockies play baseball at the highly rated Coors Field. Tickets for the outfield – the Rockpile – cost $4. Not a bad deal.
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

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.