Pool. Karaoke. Poker. Live music. While The Office regularly hosts events like these, they're always secondary to the sports bar's twin passions: sports and beer. The latest games play on a variety of TVs, including one 120-inch viewing screen, and the bar always has more than 24 craft beers on tap, including Dubhe hemp beer, as well as a wide selection of martinis and everything from mussels and shepherd's pie to cheeseburgers and wings to munch on. What's more, it's a dog-friendly spot with two large dog-friendly patios, which means that owners and canines can watch soccer?or "dalmatian ball," as dogs call it?together.
Recognized by Examiner.com as one of Denver's top five hidden theater gems in 2010, the intimate John Hand Theater seats guests close enough to the action to absorb every line and offer hugs to actors after particularly emotional scenes.
Derby was reborn in the early 2000s as a ferociously fun sport. Nearly all modern leagues are composed of female, DIY-spirited bands of punky costumed, vicious-monikered rascals who shove each other on traditional quad roller skates. The Rocky Mountain Rollergirls, Denver's original all-women flat-track roller derby league, is operated by the more than 40 skaters who makeup its six teams: home teams Red Ridin' Hoods, Sugar Kill Gang, Dooms Daisies, Kill Scouts, and traveling teams, Fight Club and the Contenders. These fearless athletes leave bouts with sprained shoulders, bruises, and hematomas, which is nothing compared to the competitors' pain (the ladies took home second place in the 2009 Women’s Flat Track Derby Association regional tournament and fourth in the national tournament).