The Denver music scene is growing and thriving thanks to its variety of great venues.
Want to see indie rock in a dive-y bar? It's there. Reggae in a converted warehouse? Sure thing. A big name on a big stage? You got it.
If there's something you're missing in Boulder, it's probably just a trip down 36 away.
Don't be lazy, and don't be afraid of the RTD. The music is worth the ride.
3317 E. Colfax Ave., Denver
The intimate-sized room brings in just about anything that will fill the space, from indie rock and pop, to EDM, to folk and homegrown Colorado rock.
Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom and The Other Side
2637 Welton St., Denver
The dual venues bring in hip-hop, EDM, reggae and jam bands. Every Thursday they host a bluegrass night.
1510 Clarkson St., Denver
Don't be fooled by appearances. The Fillmore doesn't present an impressive front, but it can draw big names in any genre, and it's one of the places in Denver to find punk and metal.
3263 S. Broadway, Denver
The Gothic is off the beaten path in both location and acts. It's worth the trip to Englewood if you're looking for more hip hop, punk, hardcore or metal.
7 S. Broadway, Denver
The hi-dive is one of Denver's favorite mid-sized rooms for checking out up-and-coming indie rock, and the spot hosts a lot of local album release parties.
It's earned a hipster reputation, but the vibe is way more friendly-hipster than snobby-hipster.
2721 Larimer St., Denver
The Larimer Lounge draws breaking and established indie rock, indie pop, hip hop and electronic acts. The mildly grungy, mid-sized venue gets loud and packed — in the best way.
Marquis Theater/Summit Music Hall
Marquis: 2009 Larimer St.
Summit Music Hall: 1902 Blake St.
Both venues are owned and operated by SodaJerk Presents. That means both clubs specialize in indie and alt-rock acts, with occasional classic rock thrown in.
935 E. Colfax Ave., Denver
The Ogden is one of Denver's best venues. They land major acts that could sell larger venues, though the Art Deco room is hardly small. The booking covers rock, blues, pop, indie rock, metal, country and EDM.
4335 W. 44th Ave., Denver
The Oriental brings in a little bit of everything. You can catch DJs, acoustic rock, hip hop and comedy nights.
2151 Lawrence St., Denver
Quixote's is the ultimate jam bar, but they also have plenty of shows for reggae, zydeco and blues fans.