Denver’s population is steadily growing, and new venues are popping up all over the city. From the expansion of Lodo to the booming RiNo district, there is much to see and do for date night. There are also plenty of old favorites that have withstood the test of time. With many different activities, restaurants, museums and more, there is no excuse to stay inside. Grab your date and check out the city at one of these venues for a fun and memorable evening.
1226 15th St.
Denver, CO 80202
A good sense of humor is an endearing trait, and there is no better place to show it off than in a comedy club. A popular venue for decades, the Comedy Works in Larimer Square attracts top talent, and there is always a good show, regardless of who is headlining. Upcoming acts at the Larimer Square location include Greg Proops, Clayton English and Bobcat Goldthwait. For those who’d rather not deal with the hassle of parking downtown, Comedy Works has a second location in the DTC, although the headliners will be different. Check the calendar to see when your faves are coming and enjoy a night of laughs.
1000 Chopper Circle
Denver, CO 80204
As home to three Colorado sports teams, including the Denver Nuggets, the Colorado Avalanche and the Colorado Mammoth, the Pepsi Center is the best place to take your sports fan for a date. All three of these teams have plenty of home games left on the schedule, and there are deals available for tickets for each team. Whether your date is into hoops, hockey or lacrosse, you will have a great time cheering on the home team. Its location is within walking distance of LoDo and the theater district, so you can go grab a late dinner when the game ends.
2930 E. Warren Ave.
Denver, CO 80210
Take your date to this observatory on the DU campus for an up close and personal look at the night sky. Tuesdays and Thursdays are public nights at the observatory, where you and your date can learn about space and observe it through one of the giant telescopes. The Chamberlin Observatory has been around since 1894, so it’s a great piece of Denver’s history as well. Admission is $4 per person, so this date will be informative and different without busting your bank account. Its location in the DU neighborhood puts it in close proximity to some excellent restaurants in both University Hills and Wash Park.
590 Downing St.
Denver, CO 80218
Take your date to Midnight Movies at the Esquire Theater for a bit of nostalgia. On Friday and Saturday nights at midnight, the theater pulls some old faves out of the archives so you can experience them on the big screen. Past shows have included Ghostbusters, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Die Hard and more. Some of these shows sell out, so you can make reservations online. The Esquire also plays indie movies on a regular basis, so if these movies are your favorite, check out the schedule.
1250 Bannock St.
Denver, CO 80204
Home to an extensive collection of work from Abstract Expressionist artist Clyfford Still, this museum offers the opportunity to learn about art and an interesting period in art history. Until May, the museum is showcasing a collection of early works along with its permanent collection. The museum also recently installed new, never before seen pieces and drawings that will be on permanent display. Open until 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and until 8 p.m. on Fridays, this museum is a good location at which to kick off your date.
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