What’s worth knowing in Denver this week September 23 – 30, 2016? More marketplace news, a life-size walk-symbol guy wanders the city streets, and a marriage of beer and weed at the Great American Beer Festival.
I know, I know…I’m feeling a little guilty about the fact that I’ve only managed to crank out one measly weekly post these last two weeks. But, it’s for good reason…I’ve been working on a couple of other locally focused projects that I’m excited to share with you soon, so stay with me, people! In the meantime, here’s a round-up of local tidbits you’ll want to know…
Will you be joining the droves at Central Market’s grand opening Sunday? I can’t wait to check it out! It seems all of Denver is pretty excited…Westword offered a first look into Central Market and 303 Magazine tells you everything you need to know about visiting Central Market.
Speaking of marketplace openings we’re eagerly anticipating…Stanley Beer Hall, the star of Stanley Marketplace, should be opening late September or early October.
It’s time to say goodbye to a few more Denver institutions this week. But you still have time to get in at least one more last call. Celtic Tavern and sister bar Delaney’s are closing their doors after this weekend after a 16-year run. I can’t say I’ve been there in years, but for a period in my late 20s, it was our target evening destination. Perhaps even more surprising…Bonnie Brae’s 40-year-old Campus Lounge will close its doors on Monday. The new owner is the vegetarian restaurateur behind City O’ City. No word yet on what the new spot will be.
Didn’t score tickets for the Great American Beer Festival? You can still feel like one of the crowd by celebrating just slightly off-stage from the main event. Here’s where you can find Great American Beer Festival-ish events beyond the Convention Center. But, if you are at the main attraction, try to check out Colorado’s own General Washington’s Secret Stash, “the first federally approved, cannabis-infused craft beer.”
Every October 5280 Magazine releases its much-anticipated Best Restaurants issue. Eater spilled the beans on four of 5280’s best restaurant picks here. But you’ll have to wait for the issue to hit the stands for the other twenty-one.
If you’re into local food (and, really, who isn’t?), get your tickets for Harvest Week events now.
Did you happen to see a life-size, walk-sign guy roaming the streets? Yeah, that would be Fred Estrian.
What are you up to this weekend? Besides exploring Central Market, I mean. Here are a few other things worth checking out…Oktoberfest Denver (starts today!), Sweet William Market, Handmade in Colorado Expo, and Renegade Craft Fair. Plus more September events and what to do with your kids this weekend.
Enjoy the weekend!
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