Dressy Bessy of Denver, One of our Favorite Acts

Weed is legal in Colorado!

Aspen, CO

Takah Sushi, 420 Hyman Avenue Mall-Gee, sushi in a place hundreds of miles from the ocean?  Recommended dishes here are Smoked squid salad and Atomic Shrimp.
Paradise Bakery and Cafe, 320 South Galena Street-Homemade muffins and gelato
Explore Booksellers and Bistro, 221 East Main Street-cool bookstore with vegetarian restaurant

Double Diamond, 450 South Galena Street-featuring music of national acts.
Maxfields at the Grand Aspen Hotel, 515 South Galena Street-Dive bar for the young, as far as that can get in Aspen

Woody Creek Tavern-2858 Upper River Road  Woody Creek, CO 81656
(970) 923-4585-a rare trashy spot in Aspen.  Recommended.

Belly Up Aspen, 450 S Galena St, Aspen, CO, 81611
(970) 544-9800

Boulder, CO

The Local Alternative weekly for Boulder is the Boulder Weekly.

Record Store-
Wax Trax -13th & Washington, Boulder, CO (303) 444-9829



Gold Hill Inn-401 Main St, Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 443-6461-Prix fixe super cheap frontier restaurant that is family run.
Planet Sub – the best sandwiches – about 40 varieties-1215 13th St. Quite possibly the best subs ever, Planet Sub offers a diverse menu with unique sub combinations. $7 will buy a small sub, chips and a drink.
Lucille’s – great breakfast or lunch, Cajun food.
Beau Jos-Boulder, 2690 Baseline
Boulder, CO 80305  PH: 303-554-5312
actually a mini chain, specializing in gigantic monstrosities called mile high pizza that are like chicago style on steroids.
the Buff Restaurant-1725 28th Street, Boulder, CO, USA, 80301  Specializing in breakfast where they cook your eggs and meat into the pancake, etc called saddlebags

Jimmy & Drew’s 28th Street Deli– (28th & Valmont, Villa Shopping Center) 2855 28th Street, Boulder, CO 80301 (303) 447-3354  Jewish style deli.  One specialty is the jimmys favorite, a reuben served on potato pancakes rather than bread.

Colorado Springs, CO

The Local Alternative weekly for Colorado Springs is theColorado Springs Independent.


Green Line Grill-amazing burger and coney dog joint-Cheap as heck-230 Pueblo Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (719) 964-1461

Regional Specialty called a slopper here and in Pueblo is a burger enchalada hybrid.  Available at:

Crave Real Burgers-7465 N Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80920, United States

Mason Jar-hunting-lodge-style space with a fireplace  2925 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80904 (719) 632-4820 Since 1982



The Black Sheep – punk- & indie-rock shows: 2106 E Platte Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80909  (719) 227-7625


The Local Alternative Paper is the Westword, owned by the New Times Organization.
When in town, check and see if Dressy Bessy is playing.
Nobody in Particular Presents books a lot of shows here.


The cheeseburger was invented in Denver at the Humpty Dumpty restaurant, now long gone but honored with a plaque at  2776 N. Speer Blvd., (a block west of Zuni Street)


Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys – 1880 N Gaylord St, Denver, CO 80206: (303) 322-1053


Habit Doughnut Dispensary -Donut shop in a weed dipsensary or vice versa: 1553 Platte St #130, Denver, CO 80202 (720) 428-8565
My Brother’s Bar- 2376 15th St, Denver, CO  (303) 455-9991.  At Platte Street.  Strange bar with classical music playing and the Jonnyburger, a burger with swiss, american and jalepeno cream cheese.

Cherry Cricket – build-your-own burgers, great sign and mash puppies – mashed potatoes, bacon, jalapeños, and fried  2641 E 2nd Ave, Denver, CO 80206 (303) 322-7666

Columbine Steak House & Lounge -300 Federal Blvd,Denver, CO (303) 936-9110-Cheap, been here forever, locals only fast food style steakhouse.

Davies’ Chuck Wagon Diner-9495 W. Colfax Ave.
Lakewood, Colorado 80215 303-237-5252  Old diner on the National Register of historic places.  Amazing Sign.

Hamburguesas Don Jesus-800 Decatur St, Denver, CO 80204-Mexican burger joint with some unusual combos.

The Original Chubby’s – 1231 W 38th Ave, Denver, CO 80211 most days · 6AM–2AM (303) 455-9311-Famous for a wrapped chili smothered burger

Mickey’s Top Sirloin – 6950 Broadway, Denver, CO 80221 (303) 426-5881-Recently renovated classic budget steakhouse.

Roaming Buffalo BBQ -2387 S Downing St, Denver, CO 80210 (303) 722-2226-Quick serve bbq similar to NYCs Mighty Quinns but with items like bison ribs and lamb shoulder

White Fence Farm -6263 W Jewell Ave, Lakewood, CO 80232 (303) 935-5945-Crazy Family style chicken place with a duck pond and petting zoo.  Now a mini chain. Famous for pickled beets?

Record Stores-
Twist and Shout-300 East Alameda Avenue
Wax Trax-638 East 13th Street-(303) 860-0127

Vintage stores-

Regal Vintage -1866 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80210 (303) 830-0216

More bookstores-

Kilgore Books -Comic & used book purveyor with indie titles, sci-fi & fantasy and events : 624 E 13th Ave, Denver, CO 80203  (303) 815-1979

Live Music-
Hi Dive-7 South Broadway and food too, at the Sputnik
Ogden Theater-935 East Colfax Avenue, Capitol Hill, Denver,  303-830-2525, venue for mid level bands.

Bluebird Theater-3317 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, 303-322-2308
Colorado Music Hall-2475 East Pikes Peak Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Globe Hall-4483 Logan St, Denver, CO 80216

Lost Lake Lounge– dive bar with local and touring bands: 3602 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206 (303) 291-1007

Mutiny Information Cafe– 2 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80209 (303) 778-7579 Coffeeshop used bookstore with punk shows.  Near the lovely Mayan Theater, the chain bowling game emporium punch bowl social and more.

Fillmore Auditorium-1510 Clarkson St, Denver, CO (303) 837-1482-3000 seat music venue.  Has acts like Elvis Costello.  for tix.  Sister to the Fillmore SF.U
Skylark Lounge-140 S Broadway, Denver-not a ton of bands, but some good stuff in this cool bar
The Larimer Lounge – 2721 Larimer Street, in between 27th and 28th on Larimer Street, just north of Coors Field
15th Street Tavern-623 15th Street-Denver, CO 303-572-0822
Alice Cooper will be opening a restaurant/bar called Cooperstown in Spring 2001.

Beau Jos has locations throughout Colorado.  They offer many unique types of pizza including a 14 pounder for 50 bucks that is free if you and one other person eat it in one sitting.  They give you honey to dip the crust in for dessert.
Soiled Dove – 1949 Market St, Denver,  (303) 299-0100, Smaller venue with patio.
Lions Lair-2022 E. Colfax Ave , Denver CO.  303-320-9200
The Climax Lounge-They have been booking some great indy bands of late.  2217 Welton St. Denver, CO 80205

Squire Lounge – 1800 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80218 (303) 333-9106

Moe’s Original Bar B Que -part of a chain that does Alabama (white sauce) bbq but they have cool bands playing: 3295 S Broadway, Englewood, CO 80113: (303) 781-0414


The Cruise Room -Historic, upscale Art Deco martini bar in the Oxford Hotel modeled after a lounge on the Queen Mary. 1659 Wazee St, Denver, CO 80202 (303) 628-5400
Horseshoe Lounge-414 E 20th Ave, Denver, CO 80205 (303) 832-1180  They have a bar made out of dice!

Tiki Bar-

ADRIFT. tiki bar in the Baker neighborhood -4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Saturday.  218 S. Broadway; 303-862-5749

Amusement Parks-
Six Flags Elitchs Gardens-299 Walnut Street, Denver, CO  (303) 595-4386 -another six flags park.
Lakeside- 4601 Sheridan Boulevard, Denver, CO 80212 – (303) 477-1621- The little park that will not die.  Support this baby.

Other Cities-


Evergreen, Colorado 


Tin Star Cafe & Donut Haus  -28025 Colorado 74, Evergreen, CO (303) 679-1155 BBQ restaurant and donut house where they even do a dish serving smoked meat on an apple fritter

Englewood, CO (Greater Denver)

Live Music-

Gothic Theatre – former movie theater turned music venue: 3263 S Broadway, Englewood, CO 80113 (303) 789-9206

Fort Collins, CO

Live Music-

Surfside 7-238 Linden St, Fort Collins, CO 80524  (970) 221-4281 Til 2 am.



Big Al’s Burgers and Dogs-140 W Mountain Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524 Most Days 10 to 9 pm, Friday Saturday10AM–11PM   (970) 232-9815 Famous for its 60/40 burger which is 60 percent beef and 4 percent bacon ground up in the patty. Also Chicago dogs.

The Colorado Room – 642 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524 (970) 682-1163 Bar with slow cooked meat slider sandwiches and poutine, the Canadian french fry, cheese curd and gravy concoction.

Ever Open Cafe & Gas Stop-1422 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524  (970) 221-3183-Open since the 50s, theres no gas anymore and its hours are 6 am to 10 pm.  Even though its old it doesn’t really look it.  Good looking burgers.

Silver Grill Cafe -218 Walnut St, Fort Collins, CO 80524  (970) 484-4656-Actually the oldest restaurant in town since the 30s but doesnt look it.  They have famous cinnamon rolls and use them in everything, Cinnamon roll french toast, Cinnamon roll toast sundae, and even a blue cheese burger on a cinnamon roll (gross, but glad it exists)

Charco Broiler -1716 E Mulberry St, Fort Collins, CO 80524  (970) 482-1472 Since 1957 when it started as a coffee shop and burger joint, now a moderate priced steakhouse that does some weird stuff like put chex on their salads.


Loveland, CO


Dairy Delite -3080 W Eisenhower Blvd, Loveland, CO 80537 (970) 667-2111-Great burgers, onion rings, fries and ice cream.

Monte Vista, CO

Drive In Theater-
Star Drive In/Movie Manor Motel-2830 W. Hwy. 160, Monte Vista, CO 81144 (719) 852-2613-Playground, snackbar and in room movie watching of the big screen outside.

Morrison, CO (greater Denver)


Eats-The Fort -Wild game, steak & other food in a replica fort: 19192 CO-8, Morrison, CO 80465
(303) 697-4771

Penrose, CO

Goose Berry Patch Restaurant- 660 CO-115, Penrose, CO 81240 (719) 372-3910-Family restaurant with pies, burgers or buffet including a sloppy pocket, a chili smothered burger


Pueblo, CO

Regional Specialty called a slopper here and in Pueblo is a burger enchalada hybrid.  In Penrose the burger is called the Sloppy Pocket.

Available at:

Gray’s Coors Tavern-515 W 4th St, Pueblo, Colorado, 81003
Rojas-877 E Enterprise Dr, Pueblo, Colorado, 81007, This Mexican restaurant is located in an old log cabin model home from the 1970s and serves the slopper.

Sunset Inn-2808 Thatcher Ave, Pueblo, CO 81005 (719) 564-9841-Dive bar with the Slopper and other mexican food.

Gold Dust Saloon-217 S Union Ave, Pueblo, CO 81003 (719) 545-0741


More Eats-

Schlep’s Sandwiches -612 N Main St, Pueblo, CO 81003  (719) 924-9255-super rare jewish style deli for the area with homemade challah on certain days.

Pass Key Restaurant -518 E Abriendo Ave, Pueblo, CO 81004  (719) 542-0827-Older sandwich place with a unique sausage specialty sandwich.

Joe Tomato Italian Market-707 S Main St,Pueblo, CO 81004 (719) 584-3007-Good sandwiches on good bread.

Sedalia, CO (Greater Denver)

Bud’s Cafe and Bar-5453 Manhart St, Sedalia, CO 80135  Amazing burger.  No fries!  Chips only.


Superior, CO


Wayne’s Smoke Shack – in Superior Marketplace: 406 Center Dr, Superior, CO 80027 : (303) 554-5319 Lunch only texas bbq open til 3 pm, closed Sunday and Monday.



Turquise Motel, Cortez, Colorado “finest in four corners”