Nightlife in Denver
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Q&A: Big Head Todd Back on the SceneBig Head Todd is back in Denver after spending a few years in the Chicago.
Denver locals are customarily a friendly bunch—all that sun and natural splendor create obvious reasons to be cheerful. Add wine, beer and liquor to the mix, and Denverites can be positively jolly. A historical mining town with a long history of drinking and saloons, Denver nightlife is today a varied scene. Legend has it that first building ever constructed in Denver was a drinking establishment and with a high brewery count per capita, Denver specializes in select microbrews and authentic breweries with a local, Western flavor. LoDo, or Lower Downtown, is a hip enclave of see-and-be-seen bars alongside packed sports bars. And saloons still have their place, albeit in this century they sport names like Martini Ranch.