Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Grand Opening of the Colfax Museum!

 
Great news! The Colfax Museum, dedicated to Schuyler Colfax, Historic Route 40, and the longest, wickedest (as in awesome) street in North America that bears his name, Colfax Avenue, opens 11/18/2017! Join us 2:00-5:00pm on Saturday to celebrate the accomplishment, at 6109 E. Colfax Avenue in Denver. Please also join us on our Facebook page for our hours and the latest information.

We have an extensive collection of rare and one-of-a-kind items, and a very good friend of ours has offered up a lovely space for us to begin the genesis of what will become the Ultimate Colfax Museum Experience. The call went out the length of Colfax and the only one to step up to the plate was Lydia Mary of Ed Moore Florist and More, who offered the museum its' first home. We had to start out relatively small, but there is still a ton to see! Write us if you have photos, film, video, stories, postcards, memorabilia, etc. that you are willing to donate to the cause at info(at)colfaxavenue.com. Thanks!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Charlie Chan Village

Today a great mystery was solved. For years I had been trying to track down an old East Colfax motel called Charlie Chan Village. In my mind, I saw something mythical, like Grauman's Chinese Theater. The good news is Jennifer and Bonnie at the Aurora History Museum found something about it today! The (not so bad I guess) news is that it was a laundry service...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Ms. C's

By Daniel M.

Are you kidding me that no one has Yelped C's yet? (7900 E. Colfax Avenue)

For shame Denver.  For shame.

This place is the most shit-kickin', ghetto-fabulous, country western(ish), lesbian dive bar in the world.  Ok, that's a pretty grand claim, so I'll limit the scope to Denver.  This place is the most (see above) in Denver.

Make no mistake, the place is a hole but that adds to its charm.  There are pool tables, darts, pitchers, and line dancing, (natch) and the place can get crazy busy.  Prepare for a truly random listening experience as you'll hear everything from Barry White to The Dixie Chicks.  They also take requests.  (I found it handy to add an extra L and E to the end of my name.  Do with that what you will.)

For the most part the clientele is laid-back and chill to be around.  To be fair, I have been attacked by angry lesbians who don't understand this 'mos deep love for the 'bos.  But that's ok, the cool chicks came to my rescue and then they played 'Let's Stay Together' so everything was better.

In the world of gay Denver you have to experience C's at least once.  It's little, it's funky, it's way the eff out on east Colfax, and it's a part of our history.  Viva C's.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Black is the New Orange

Black is the new Orange? I know Colfax Avenue is down in there somewhere...

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Guido's Nickel Bar

You haven't lived until you've made Guido's Nickel Bar a part of your West Colfax Crawl! 
Still pouring drinks at 9500 West Colfax Avenue.