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With an active gay community and popular LGBT events, Denver has a host of gay friendly bars and clubs that are welcoming and fun. Some are well known and have been around for decades, while others are new and provide the gay community with something different. For members of the community who want a fun place in which to hang out, these are some of the most popular bars and clubs.
3500 Walnut St.
Denver, CO 80205
A staple of the LGBT scene since the mid-90s, Tracks attracts some of the best entertainment in the city. Local personalities, like Nina Flowers, appear regularly, along with other well-known DJs. With two separate dance floors featuring different types of music, regular themed nights, roller skating and much more, it’s no surprise that this club is a popular place to dance the night away. Tracks also hosts one of the most popular drag acts in the country, Drag Nation – a must see for fans of the genre.
The Denver Wrangler
1700 Logan St.
Denver, CO 80203
With excellent drink specials and a casual atmosphere, The Denver Wrangler is a great place to relax, hang out with friends, watch a game, or kick back a couple of beers. Having served Denver for more than 16 years, this bar has perfected its drink game with a great selection of beers and signature cocktails that hit the spot. A popular hangout, the bar tends to get crowded on the weekends, and it is host to regular events, like trivia. poker games, pool tournaments and more. Stop in for the drink specials and stay for the casual vibe.
Blush & Blu
1526 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80218
Blush & Blu is a coffee shop, a fitness center, a bar and so much more. A popular hangout for the LGBT community, the shop also hosts weekly events, like yoga classes, special events, and capoeira classes. Like many of Denver’s gay bars, all are welcome and the crowd here is diverse as well. Blush & Blu provides a friendly atmosphere, and its eclectic mix of special events makes for a fun time for everyone. Excellent drinks, open mic, stand up comedy, slam poetry and more make Blush & Blu a must-visit.
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Li’l Devils Lounge
255 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
As part of a slew of bars on South Broadway, Li’l Devils Lounge offers a fun neighborhood feel. Its patio is a fun place to hang out in the summer, and the bar’s unique cocktails make this a must-stop on any pub crawl. Offering fun events like Cards Against Humanity tournaments, holiday theme nights, and viewing parties for games and shows, Li’l Devils is a great time for all. Its clientele is as varied as the neighborhood in which it is located. All are welcome, so it is a great place for mingling. Pop in on a spring night and check out the drink specials while meeting some of the neighbors.
900 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80218
As one of the oldest and most well known LGBT bars in the city, Charlie’s attracts patrons of all types. It is known for events like line dancing lessons, karaoke, open mics, and Denver Divas. The events crew at Charlie’s is fun and creative with unique themed events that are fun for all. It’s also popular for those who like line dancing with country music in rotation. Anyone in the city who wants to have fun line dancing but doesn’t want to drive out of the city will have a blast dancing at Charlie’s.
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Alaina Brandenburger is a freelance writer living in Denver. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.