To Grandma's House we go.
With more than 120 craft breweries in the Denver–Boulder area, standing out among the crowd can be tricky. Some breweries are relying on more than just their beer recipes to draw in customers—they’re focusing on a niche atmosphere and ambience. Citywide, it’s not hard for craft beer drinkers to...
March 6 2015, 2:30 PM
The Boulder Theater during last year's Boulder International Film Festival.
—Photo courtesy of Randy Malone
With tonight marking the start of the 11th Annual Boulder International Film Festival, the Front Range is slowly but surely asserting itself as a film mecca. The festival, happening March 5–8 at various locations in Boulder, will showcase more than 30 original films by both up-and-...
March 5 2015, 10:05 AM
The future home of Alpine Modern Café —Photo by Carol W. Maybach
Fresh pastries, great coffee, thoughtful nibbles, and a welcoming vibe are my prerequisites for a perfect neighborhood coffee shop. The Alpine Modern Café, slated to open in mid-May, promises to be that and more.
Owner Lon McGowan is in the process of a top-to-bottom remodel of the...
March 4 2015, 10:30 AM
Greensky Bluegrass, pictured here at Red Rocks in August 2014, will play three nights at the Boulder Theater beginning on March 12. Photo Credit: John Ryan Lockman.
Nashville may be known as Music City, but in my mind the honor goes to Denver: On any given night there’s a wealth of shows to choose from, it’s near Red Rocks and Madison House, and above all, it’s home to Rocky Mountain folk. In fact, it was music that drew me to Denver, first as a jumping-off...
March 3 2015, 10:00 AM
Axistence Athletics fitness and outdoor instructor Dan Jimenez speaks at a recent Fit Mornings event.
Coloradans like to talk about four subjects: the weather, the mountains, beer, and the Broncos (we’ll throw in the Rockies and Avs as wildcards). What they like to do is stay healthy, whether that involves shopping at Whole Foods, biking to work, or listening to fitness gurus discuss...
February 24 2015, 2:30 PM
Brasserie Ten Ten's moelle osseuse
There’s nothing like a great happy hour to take the edge off a tough day or to jump-start an evening out. But sometimes super-short timeframes, weak drinks, or less-than-satisfying bar snacks, take the “happy” right out of the equation. Not so at Brasserie Ten Ten, where from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p....
February 24 2015, 10:30 AM
This article is part of our Best Bars 2015 feature. Find the official 5280 list of the city's best watering holes, trending cocktail ingredients, essays on the makings of a good bar, drinking alone, and more at 5280.com/bestbars2015. Read part 1 of our roundup of new bars here...
February 18 2015, 11:01 AM
Boulder's spectacular backdrop from the Flatirons Vista North Trail.
Why we love it: This loop’s gentle gradient lets you focus on the eye-popping views of Boulder’s spectacular backdrop.
When to go: Whenever you feel like an open, sunny trail with grand vistas—or a mellow start to a much longer hike, run, or ride.
This flat 3.5-mile loop...
February 17 2015, 10:15 AM