We can face facts: Denver is definitely known for its daytime activities: hiking, skiing, biking, going on day trips — you know, all the things that make people wanna move here in the first place. But, as more and more young transplants and transients alike flow into the Mile High City, their thirst for late-night activities is increasingly being quenched.
Once the sun sets, there are a host of ways to fill your time, your mind, and your stomach. And it’s not just bars — although Denver does sport many fine establishments of that order.
Herein you will find a variety of options to keep busy late into the night – but not that late – Denver does NOT stay up all night!
- Best nightclubs in Denver
- Best hip hop clubs in Denver
- Best EDM clubs in Denver
- Upcoming nightlife events in Denver
Looking for more information on Denver nightclubs? Check out our club guides below.
Don’t forget – we also have a free mobile app that you can download here. Use the app to see who’s spinning, sign up for guestlists, buy tickets, and book bottle service!
Denver Nightlife FAQ
What are the hottest clubs in Denver?
The best clubs in Denver currently are Beta, Temple, The Church, Vinyl and Black Box.
What are the best EDM clubs in Denver?
The best EDM Clubs in Denver include: Temple Denver, Black Box, Bar Standard, and Vinyl.
What are the best hip hop clubs in Denver?
The best hip hop clubs in Denver include Milk, Dorchester Social, and the Church.
What are the best day drinking spots / dayparties in Denver?
The best spots for day drinking in Denver:
- Denver Beer Company
- Banncock Street Garage
- Horseshoe Lounge
- Three Lions
- Sancho’s Broken Arrow
- Snooze at Union Station
- Pinche Taqueria
- Nob Hill Inn
- Great Divide Brewing Co
What part of Denver has the best nightlife?
RiNO – The Hip and New Nightlife Destination
The new hip-scene-central amongst Denver neighborhoods, visit RiNO for unique bars that are very now. Handcrafted cocktails, locally brewed beer, and trendy noshes await!
LoHi – Take Your Nightlife with a Serving of City Views
Bar hop in LoHi for the matchless views of Downtown Denver! Situated just West of (and above) the heart of the city, most nightlife spots take full advantage of the view with rooftop patios. If you’re a patio lover, check out LoHi’s nightlife – pronto!
LoDo – Clubs, Bars, and Lounges – Oh My!
Denver’s quintessential nightlife spot, LoDo offers many of the city’s most popular dance clubs and bars. The ideal place to spot-hop, grab a pedicab between drinks to give those tootsies a break. From packed dancing joints to high-end cocktail lounges, LoDo has it all.
What are the best gay clubs/bars in Denver?
The best LGBTQ friendly bars in Denver include:
- Denver Wrangler
- X Bar
- Tracks Nightclub
- Charlie’s Nightclub Denver
- Compound Basix
- Blush & Blu
- Lil’ Devil’s Lounge
- R&R Lounge Denver
What time is last call in Denver?
Last call is usually between 1:30 – 2 AM.
What time do clubs close in Denver?
Most clubs close at 2 AM on weekends.
What are the best music festivals in Denver?
Some of the best music festivals in Denver include:
- Sonic Bloom
- Arise Music Festival
- Global Dance Festival
- Polo Fest
- Telluride Bluegrass Festival
- Denver Day of Rock
- Seven Peaks Music Festival
- Juneteenth Music Festival
Is weed legal in Denver?
Recreational marijuana is 100% legal in Colorodo! As long as you are 21 years or older, you have a constitutional right to possess and consume marijuana in Colorado.
Previously, tourists in Colorado were restricted to purchasing 7 grams or less, while Colorado residents could purchase up to 28 grams. This law changed in June 2016, and now both tourists and residents can purchase 28 grams in a single transaction.
Currently, the state allows marijuana stores to operate from 8am until Midnight. Having said this, cities are allowed to establish their own rules within the allocated timeframe. For example, Denver stores must close by 10pm. If you’re looking to purchase marijuana in Denver after 10pm, head to Edgewater and Glendale (two cities bordering Denver), which both allow stores to stay open until 12am. Another great option is Aurora, which allows stores to stay open until 10pm as well.
Can you drink in public in Denver?
You can drink full strength beer, wine and champagne in Denver’s public parks. If you bring in wine, it has to be in a box or something else. Kegs are also not allowed without a permit.