Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Farewell Stonewall Motel

Photo by Jonny B.
Colfax Jack just told me they are going to tear down the Stonewall Motel. Ah, progress... had to grab a shot when I was out there today. I'm so glad their rooms include AIR!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Starjammer - Avant-Garde Dub Reggae - at the Goosetown Tavern

Come hell or high snowfall, the sound continuum calls. The Starjammer is locked and loaded, and ready to seek out new grooves and new vibrations!

Monday, September 25, 2017

7 Things to Do While You're in Denver

The following came from Elevationists.org's list of 7 Things to Do While You're in Denver:

#7. Crawl Colfax

Colfax Avenue was once described by Playboy as “the longest, wickedest street in America.” At 26.8 miles, that’s long enough to stage a marathon. However, we don’t recommend doing all that running. Instead, we suggest doing a pub crawl along the most decadent stretch from Capitol Hill Books to Voodoo Doughnut Mile High — an easily walkable distance of around half a mile.
Having already pre-gamed on White Russians, and having reached just east of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, we spilled from our UBER and into Prohibition, a faux-feeling bar with dark wood and some good beers. The best part is the hipsterrific children’s adventure book within which we were presented the check.
We stagger into LGBT hotspot X Bar. The window side of the bar is quite short, but we appreciate that it’s likely helpful to the differently-abled, and order drinks. The 2-4-1 beers during Happy Hour is a great deal. Cool place if it’s your scene.
On to 1Up Bar, and it’s awesome. It has the world’s biggest Pac-Man arcade game, tons of drink choices, dozens of classic arcade games (although no Asteroids. Bummer).
At Kinga’s Lounge things started to get messy — we had a couple more beers, and a delectable $25 carafe of cucumber and jalapeno vodka. Amazing. Things are falling apart.
The Irish Snug seemed like a great place for a Guinness and trivia night. After, we accidently walk into Kavasutra and order something without alcohol. There is a mild moment of panic.
Food happens. A calzone from D.P. Dough hits the spot. A cone from Ice Cream Riot slays.
Everything is right with the world again — punk rock and beer at the Streets of London Pub.
The group is breaking. Going home. Time to call UBER.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Seeking Investor for Colfax Museum

Colfax Avenue has come such an incredibly long way and the amazing history of the street is finally being told. (Be sure to check out our "History of Colfax Avenue" link if you haven't already...) We are happy to see the community embracing the street with love, and newfound enthusiasm.

When we first started ColfaxAvenue.com in 2004, we were the only website and social media page related to Colfax in existence. Our page on myspace.com had over 35,000 friends, and actor Johnny Depp had us in his top friends, right next to Keith Richards! We pioneered a lot of the techniques that people take for granted today. But times sure have changed! By my last count, there are now at least 50 websites and Facebook pages covering Colfax Avenue today. Business Improvement Districts have sprung up all along the street, and new development is really kicking into high gear. Our work is almost done here.

Except for one thing: we want to make a major contribution to the people of Denver and the World and create a Colfax Museum to house our vast collection of artifacts and artwork. We have registered the trade name and own ColfaxMuseum.com. We have been offered potential locations, but what we really need is an investor with vision to buy the collection and house it in a way that will draw tourists from all over the world.

Please write us at info@colfaxavenue.com if you, or someone you know, would be interested in helping us make this a reality. Sincere thanks to all of the Colfax lovers out there that have supported us over the years.

Very respectfully,

Jonny and Anistacia Barber

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Sid King's Drive Thru Shoe & Boot Repair

The Sultan of Striptease Sid King, one-time proprietor of Sid King's Crazy Horse Bar on East Colfax Avenue, spent his post-club days working at his drive thru shoe & boot repair shop. How nice of one of the girls from back in the day to drop by for a quick high heel repair!