January 2014

There are 17 blog entries for January 2014.

The Cruise Room - Image Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/13963375@N00/138733013/Sometimes an older bar with plenty of history is the right place for a beer or cocktail. Historic bars dent to have quite a bit of character and you never know what type of story they will tell you. Denver is full of history and some of the best history you will find is in the bars. Here are the top historic bars to add to your list for 2014.

Ship Tavern - 321 17th Street

The history here is found in the Brown Palace Hotel, which is where the Ship Tavern is located. This famous hotel was started in 1892 and just about every president made a visit. The par is full of eloquence and filled with ornate items. It's a vintage pub with plenty of microbrews on tap, great food and a very long wine list.

The Buckhorn Exchange - 1000 Osage Street

History

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Image Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnuf/3662889538/Whether you're headed out with friends or on a romantic date, finding a restaurant with a special tasting menu is a great option. Denver is full of fine dining restaurants offering these types of menus. Here are some of the best places in Denver for your tasting menu experience.

Omakase at Sushi Den - 1487 South Pearl Street

If you're after a Japanese tasting menu, the omakase menu at Sushi Den is one of the best choices not only in Denver, but also in the entire country. They get their fish daily and provide both five and six course tasting menus. The omakase menu is $100 and includes green tea.

Chef's Tasting at Mizuna - 225 East 7th Avenue

Chef Stephen McCarry is responsible for creating the five-course and eight-course prix fixe menus. The

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Denver is full of great places to go and things to do for Valentine's Day in Denver. Whether you're planning a great night out with a restaurant or a couple’s massage, you can find the right choices for your romantic needs. Here are some of the best choices for your night out.

Top Valentine's Day Restaurants

Choosing the right restaurant for your dinner is vital to your romantic night. Top choices in Denver include:

  • Cuba Cuba - 1173 Delaware Street
  • Vesta Dipping Grill - 1822 Blake Street
  • Bang! - 3472 West 32nd Avenue
  • Zengo - 1610 Little Raven Street
  • Angelo's Taverna - 620 East 6th Avenue
  • Cherry Creek Grill - 184 Steele Street

All of these restaurants provide a romantic atmosphere perfect for your big date.

Take a

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Image Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hine/1086683117/Finally, the Stem Ciders Cidery & Tap Room is open and providing delicious cider to the Denver area. They held a grand opening on January 10th with live bluegrass music and plenty of fun. The cidery is found at 2811 Walnut Street and provides ciders by the glass and growler. They are also working on bottling their ciders, as well.

Of course, this isn't the type of cider for kids. It's a hard cider and provides the perfect apple beverage for adults. The flavors are complex and it's much like a well-made craft beer.

Eric Foster and Phil Kao are responsible for opening the cidery. They both come from Michigan, where cider is well known and found throughout the state due to the many local apple orchards. Stem Ciders will be getting most of their apples

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Denver is full of events and February will be a very exciting month. Since the Denver Broncos are playing in the Super Bowl, many sports bars will be hosting Super Bowl parties. Celebrate as the Broncos take on the Seahawks on February 2nd, and then, enjoy the many other events of the month.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science Free Day

Sunday, February 2nd will be the free day as the museum from 9am to 5pm. Admission is free to all Colorado residents.

Free Day at the Zoo

Denver Zoo will also provide free admission for Colorado residents on Sunday, February 2nd, Monday, February 3rd and Thursday, February 20th. Come out and enjoy all the zoo has to offer without paying for admission.

Other free days include:

  • Children's Museum of Denver -
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The Colorado Convention Center holds many events throughout the year. Some are private, while others are open to the public. Here are some of the upcoming events you can enjoy at the convention center.

Disney Junior Live - January 31st and February 1st

Four shows will be performed and will provide plenty of fun for kids of all ages. This event will provide a look into many of the Disney tales and there's even a special pre-show.

Colorado Garden and Home Show - February 15th through February 23rd

The annual Garden and Home Show will provide plenty of interesting fun for the Denver area in February. Admission is $12 for adults and kids 12 and under get in free.

Colorado State Spelling Bee - March 8th

The annual Colorado State Spelling Bee

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Antique ShopDo you love finding old treasures or adding something new to your collection? Whether you prefer first edition books or you'd rather find a beautiful antique lamp, there are plenty of places in Denver for treasure hunting. Here are some of the top choices for your hunt.

Hampden Street Antique Market - 8964 East Hampden Avenue

This antique market doesn't look like much from the outside, but once you step inside, you will realize there are a number of rooms and nooks full of great items. They provide all types of antique furniture, paintings, china, silver, glass and more.

Antique Exchange - 1500 South Broadway

Found in the center of Antique Row, this is the place for dealers and buyers. About 20 quality shops are found here and they provide all

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Image Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rayb777/7102682453/If you're not familiar with Voodoo Doughnut, you're missing out. This incredible doughnut shop will soon make a huge change to their hours. They opened on December 13th of 2013 and many crowds braved the cold to wait in line for the doors to finally open to this shop.

Since opening, they have had a cult-like following and have kept very strange and inconsistent hours. However, this changed on January 15th. Voodoo Doughnut is working towards becoming a 24 hour a day, seven days a week doughnut shop. This isn't going to last forever, though.

From Wednesday, January 15th until Monday, January 20th, the shop was open 24 hours. After that, they will take two days off and reopen again on Wednesday for another five straight 24-hour days.

It started on

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Experiences Denver while staying in one of the many historic bed and breakfast inns is a great way to see what the city really offers. Even residents can enjoy a weekend get-away without going far. Many of the top B&BS in Denver have received a number of awards. Here are some of the best choices.

Capitol Hill Mansion - 1207 Pennsylvania Street

Capitol Hill Mansion - Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/larry1732/8222013839/As one of the older bed and breakfast choices in Denver, this is a National Landmark. The Capitol Hill Mansion as constructed in 1891 and was given the "Best of Business Award" from Trip Advisor. It provides updated private bathrooms, a spa partnership, beautiful suites, an outdoor terrace, balconies, fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, wine in the evenings and breakfast in the mornings.

Patterson Inn - 420 East

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Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/shoshot/5214247848/The very popular Denver Restaurant Week will be back for 2014. This will be the 10th-annual event of this type and it won't just be for one week. Two weeks of 2014 will be labeled as "Denver Restaurant Week" and will provide plenty of fun throughout the city.

The original week will still be February 22nd to 28th, which will provide a great opportunity for residents to get to know some of the area restaurants. For $30 per person, diners can enjoy all types of dishes from different restaurants.

Summer Denver Restaurant Week Added

Along with the normal Restaurant Week in February, Denver has added a second week in August. This will help to add more meal options to the menu, along with outdoor dining options. Summer menus feature more local produce,

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