Although Labor Day has come and gone, that doesn’t mean Summer is over. This week Denver is hosting a multitude of fun activities including a night of food and booze at the Denver Zoo, a restaurant tour of one of the city’s most loved neighborhoods and a celebration of Denver Public Library’s 125th birthday (beer included). This week you can also check out a new DU joint and grab a slice of cheap cheesy pizza. Who needs Summer, when you have events like these?


Uptown Sampler

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Denver’s Uptown. Photo by Roman Tafoya

Where: Denver’s Uptown neighborhood on E. 17th avenue between Logan and Race Streets

When: Tuesday, September 16 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Cost: Advanced tickets, $20 online or at all metro area King Soopers. $25 day of the event

The Low Down: Denver’s Uptown, one of our city’s fastest developing neighborhoods, is turning 27 next week. This 14 year tradition will highlight the area’s ever changing culinary landscape with selections from 27 different eateries. The sampler will provide attendees with a chance to explore Denver’s very own “Restaurant Row”– a portion of Uptown that is chock-full of classic neighborhood joints that all locals should know and love. Check it out and find out what you could be missing.

Overdue: Beers, Books and Bands

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Where: McNichols Building, 144 W Colfax St. , 80202

When: Thursday, September 11, from 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Cost: $35.00. Ticket includes beer & a cupcake. Food trucks like Meatball and OT GO Mobile Cafe will also be present

The Low down: Calling all nerds! Overdue, an Imbibe Denver event, is here to satisfy your deep love for all things beer and books. The event, celebrating the Denver Public Library’s 125th birthday, will host Denver’s best urban breweries with selections from Great DivideProst BrewingStation 26  and Jagged Mountain. There will also be live music in honor of the Library’s new online collection of local music.  Bands like Ian Cooke,  Pure Fiction and Plat Maravich will perform. So grab your pocket-protectors and your bookish quirks and meet us on Thursday to celebrate one of Denver most cherished institutions.

Brew at the Zoo 

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Where: Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St. Denver, CO

When: Friday, September 12th 7:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Cost: $85  Tickets available until 5 p.m. Thursday, September 11th. No ticket sales will be available at the door. 

The Low Down: The ever-popular Brew at the Zoo is back for another year and tickets are going fast. For one night only, attendees will receive after hours access to the Zoo accompanied by unlimited beer, food  and live entertainment. Over 40 Denver breweries will be in attendance along with and 20 restaurants. Weather forecasts predict a perfect late Summer eve (temperatures reaching 80), so if you’re willing to shell out the $85, Brew at the Zoo could be a perfect plan for your Friday night.


Asbury Provisions

Photo Courtesy of Asbury Provisions

Photo Courtesy of Asbury Provisions

Where: DU neighborhood 2043 S University Blvd, Denver, Colorado

When: Opened Monday, September 1st

The Low Down: DU gets another upscale addition this month with the opening of Asbury Provisions. The establishment, occupying the old Renegade Publik House, is designed to create an “imbibing” culture with a heavy emphasis on craft beers and spirits. With over 25 taps and a curated beverage program, Asbury isn’t meant to be a college hangout. So if you’re looking for something a little more elevated than your traditional DU fare check out Asbury Provisions before all those undergads do.

Protein Bar– 16th Street Mall

Photo by Glenn Ross

Photo by Glenn Ross

Where: 1600 Glenarm Place, Denver CO

When: Late 2014

The Low Down: Adding onto its Union Station location, Protein Bar will open its fourth Colorado location on the north-end of 16th street mall. This fast-casual, hyper healthy eatery specializes in on-the-go healthy lunch and breakfast options such as wraps, bowls and shakes. This establishment goes above and beyond in terms of nutrition by making sure everything that comes out of their kitchen is meticulously constructed for optimized health benefits. Want to know more? Read our full review here. 

 Deal of the Week

Anthony’s Pizza Celebrates 30 Years with $0.84 slices

Photo Courtesy of Anthony's Pizza & Pasta

Photo Courtesy of Anthony’s Pizza & Pasta

What: All Anthony locations 

When: Wednesday, September 10th

The Low Down: To celebrate their 30th anniversary Anthony’s pizza will be selling slices of Neapolitan pizza for only $0.84 in honor of their opening back in 1984. Customers will also have a chance to win prizes, such as free pizza for a year. So if you’re looking for a tasty cheap lunch tomorrow, Anthony’s is the place to be.