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Top Latin Music And Salsa In Denver

May 3, 2012 6:00 AM

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Photo Credit: Qué Bueno via Facebook

Photo Credit: Qué Bueno via Facebook

Denver is a wild crossroad of music and flavor. Latin music, salsa dancing and delicious Tex-Mex permeate the verdant surroundings of our fine city. There are some fantastic clubs and restaurants that cater to Latin style music and culture. You had better bring your appetite as well, because all of these locations provide excellent food, amidst vibrant entertainment.
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Mezcal 
3230 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80206 
(303) 322-5219
www.mezcalcolorado.com

Price: No cover charge
Hours: Mon to Fri  – 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., Sat to Sun – 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Click here for a calendar of events

Mezcal boasts an excellent menu, a multitude of tequila and mescal mixes and great live entertainment in the heart of the East Colfax bar scene strip. This quaint Mexican establishment has a slightly Moroccan feel is one of the friendliest bars in Denver. Latin music lovers can enjoy live entertainment twice a month, every other Saturday from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., by the Tito Del Barrio Malaga band. Combined, the band has more than a 50 years of musical experience, and their blend of musical melodies created by the guitar, sax, piano, flute, bass and bongos will be music to your ears. Also be sure to catch ladies night every Thursday with DJ Max Renn from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

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La Rumba
99 W 9th Ave.
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 572-8006
larumba-denver.com

Price: $7 – $10
Hours: Thur to Sat – 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Click here for a calendar of events

Get your dancing shoes on because La Rumba is one of the most popular clubs in Denver for the spicy combination of salsa dancing and Latin music, including bachata, cumbia and merengue. Live bands play on Saturday nights and the first Thursday of every month, and outdoor seating and drinks are available to cool you down when you’re not on the dance floor. Good news for newbies: from 8 to 9 p.m., salsa instruction is available every Thursday on Salsa Night.

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Qué Bueno 
10633 Westminster Blvd., #600
Westminster, CO 80031
(303) 464-1171 
www.quebuenomexicangrill.com

Price: No cover
Hours: Mon to Wed – 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Thu to Fri – 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., Sat to Sun – 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Click here for a calendar of events 

Qué Bueno is one of the most enjoyable, inclusive salsa clubs, which makes it the perfect Denver area hotspot for beginners. Located in Westminster just 20 minutes northwest of downtown Denver, Que Bueno offers salsa classes every Sunday evening at 6:30, and Salsa Sundays run from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Dancing divas and gents will find Salsa DJ Harry Jay spinning and mixing all of the Latin hits, plus half price drinks, appetizers and $2 drinks from the well, wines and yummy sangria.

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Pisco Sour 
8501 E. Colfax Ave.
(303) 322-7777
piscosourco.com

Price: $5 cover for men (after 9 p.m.)
Hours: Mon to Thu – 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., Fri to Sat – 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Pisco Sour has live music from time to time, but a jumping dance floor all the time. If you’re looking for live entertainment, be sure to call ahead to see what’s on Pisco Sour’s agenda for the night. The Peruvian food is delicious and the atmosphere is festive, especially on Friday nights. This is a fun place to take groups for amateur salsa/Latin dancing with a scrumptious dinner.

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D-Note
7519 Grandview Ave.
Arvada, CO
(303) 463-6683
www.dnote.us

Prices: $3 – $10
Hours: Mon to Thur – 3 p.m. to 12 a.m., Fri, Sat and Sun – 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Click here for a calendar of events

D-Note is perhaps one of the Denver area’s most unique and exciting locations for a decidedly musical feel–the food specials are even named for musicians, albums and songs. The food is tasty, the music–which is occasionally of the Latin variety–is live and the prices are reasonable. This is one of the few venues that allow children under 18 for reduced cover charges. D-Note is available for special events and is a great spot for special occasions. Those at the other end of the Latin music experience who are interested in performing can sign up on the website to get booked at the venue.

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