What makes an awesome bar?

Neighborhood appeal is often important, together with professional staff, friendly and a well-rounded list of drinks. Mostly, it’s that indefinable feeling as you are set on a bar stool, instantly feel at home — and never want to leave again. Whether you call for a clever craft cocktail or a pint of beer, the best bars will encourage conversation among fellow patrons and your pals — or assist you feel at ease if you are stopping in for a drink by yourself. Englewood Grand bars in Denver welcomes everybody.

englewood-grand02Downtown Englewood is now more and more, a destination for dining and drinking. Phil and also Erika Zierke in March, added the Englewood Grand to South Broadway mix, providing the neighborhood the required meeting place for socializing and sipping. The Grand is a straightforward and simple bar with little in the manner of distractions. For sure, there are some house craft beers and cocktails from nearby breweries, however you don’t have to be a professional on mixology to take pleasure some rounds with friends in the joint, that evokes saloons of days that are gone by. You need food? This Grand runs specials occasional such as a shot of Japanese whisky which is paired with a certain cup of noodles, “crocktease” having a night with favorites from crockpot, or food trucks out front occasionally. Live cocktail theme nights (such as a tiki takeover) round out of the experience.

With a few of the most best food in Denver and also one of the ideal beer lists to select from, it’s no wonder Englewood Grand is quickly now becoming the ideal beer bar in the country. Each brewery in the country today knows who really they are. If you want a few delicious comfort food and even some of the perfect beer this world has to give then you have to stop by Englewood Grand when next you visit Denver, Colorado.

 

Are you ready to Party?  Denver Colorado has many beautiful places to see but they also have places to relax and have a few brews-keys.  Are you looking for a night out on the town or maybe nice bar to relax at?

Hops and Pie

This was the first bar I was introduced too.  If you are looking for a place that serves great draft beer along with amazing pizza this is by far the best spot in Denver Colorado.  I’m Italian so maybe I have a bias opinion but I think there pizza is hands down one of the best.  It is all home made from the crust to the sauces.  Not only there pizza is great but there beer selection is magnificent.  They have discovered I believe over 20 beers.  I’m not much of a beer drinker but I tasted the “Mighty Mouse” and I thought it was a smooth beer.  Pizza and beer are the best together.  If you are looking for both Hops and Pie are the place.

William and Gram

If you want some crazy mix cocktails this would be your kind of pub.  Whether you want a Jack and Coke or appreciate fine whiskeys there are many options to choose from.  They have so many cocktails I don’t even know where to start.  They do have food there but I would suggest you go there just to look at there cocktail menu.  I tried some cocktail that was fruity.  I thought it was a girls drink.  By all means by the end of the drink it was enough for me.  Go to William and Gram if your willing to check out new cocktails.

Peaks Lounge

This view is breath taking.  This is a cool view to watch the sun rise. This is probably one if the best views in Denver to wake up too.  This would be perfect to wake up to with a flavorful breakfast and a cup of coffee.  It could also be ideal for an appetizer and a glass of wine.  Peaks and Lounge has many different bottles of wines and beverages to choose from.  Come to Peaks Lounge if you want a beautiful view.

The Irish Snug 

Last but not least.  The Irish Snug serves food and drinks.  They have great Jazz and Swing Music.  Great food.  This is a great place to hang out with friends and family.  If you are looking for more of a mellow crowd and want to hang with a few friends this is your place.

 

There are many bars to check out in Colorado.  Depending on what you are looking for; these are a few bars that I would recommend.  From pizza, cocktails, or a moderate bar you have many option.  Denver night life can be very crowded.  Please don’t drink or drive!  Law enforcement watches closely especially down town.  Take an Uber, limo, cab, bus, or have a friend pick you up.  It is not worth someones safety.  Enjoy your time in Colorado and let it be an awesome experience.  Contact me for more info on bars or any other places to eat.

 

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The title describes it all.  The Great Sand Dunes is filled with sand to say the least.  This park has the tallest sand dunes that covers about 20 miles.  The Sand Dunes have been there for more then 440,000 years some scientist have predicted.  Sand particles pick up from the lake are what partially makes the sand dunes.

These sand dunes get very windy and hot.  Hikers will tell you that it is so windy that you will get sand thrown at you constantly.  I had a friend who does roofing in the windy city of Chicago.  He said “the Dunes were at least 5 times as windy then being on top of a tower building a roof.”  You can only imagine how windy it gets.  Reaching temperatures of 95 degrees in July and August are fairly common.  In the winter the temperatures can reach into the negative’s.  You will see a big change in temperature in the dunes.

Wildlife in the Sand Dunes  is a awesome part of going to visit.  Sheep, Bears, Mountain Lions, Badgers, Beavers, and Bison are common to see.  Along with mammals and spectacular tress there are fish and over 200 species of birds.

Just like most places in Colorado there are places to camp.  There are places to swim which is only seasonal.  April through June are the time that people can swim.   You can also hike in different places including the following: Montville Trail, Mosca Pass Trial,  and Wellington Ditch Trial.

Among on these things there is so much back country that can be explored.  My wife and I went up there for this part. Sand Ramp, Medano Lake, Music Pass, and Liberty Gate are some of the great trails you can hike on.  When you get far in back country it will start getting “real.”  There is know one around and you are just by yourself.  I think for my wife and I we realized that it was a good way to escape everything and be present in the moment.

Tips to take with you.  If you are planning to hike make sure you drink plenty of water.  Make sure you are accumulated to the climate change.  Make sure you tell someone where you are planning on to travel encase something were to happen.  Double Check the weather before going.  Stay Safe and be prepared.  Check out my other articles. 

Wow!  I do not even know where to start.

Colorado’s Black Canyon is one of the most beautiful things you can see.  It almost looks like it’s out of a start wars movie.  My wife and I couldn’t believe what we were experiencing.  The dark canyon along with the solid granite was oBlack Canyonne of the first things we noticed.  It is so hard to describe until you actually experience it for yourself.  My wife and I were so immersed in it we did not want to leave.  I don’t like saying “Best” but I believe this was the best scenery I have ever seen.

Some of the attractions for the summer at Black Canyon are a highway that give you a scenic view while driving your car.  The park also includes camping, rock climbing and nature walks.  You can also raft or kayak.  I would only raft if you are experienced because that water is powerful and could be very dangerous for someone who just want to try it out for there first time.

Winter attractions could be skiing or snowboarding.  There is also backpacking and snowshoeing which give you the ability to explore more of the terrain.  Make sure you are bundled up because it can get very cold.  Be prepared for all circumstances.  My wife and I snowboarded at this park and the powder was so light it made is so easy to carve into the snow.

Things to remember!  Make sure you are fully present because you want to absorb every moment.  I would recommend you take this experience for a vacation so you can do everything possible at Blacks.  If you plan on driving it will take a few hours.  The park is open year around.  If you plan on camping or getting a hotel it would be smart to make reservations ahead of time.  Bring your hiking boots and back up your bags and Visit Black Canyon.

Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park

 

Mesa Verde National Park is known for it archaeological sites.    Some archaeological sites that are must to see are: Badger House, Cedar Tree Tower, Far View, and Sun Temple.  Badger House was amazing to see man made Basketmaker Pithouse.  Cedar Tree Tower is a tower that was build in A.D. and is unknown why it was built.  Far View  possibly had 50 different villages there at one point in time.  Sun Temple is very interesting to imagine how much effort and man power it took to build the Temple.  You have to see this if you are in Colorado.  Check out visitmesaverde for more information.

Mesa Verde has many cliffs dwellings, farming terraces, towers, reservoirs, and check dams.  Balcony has 40 rooms and can be seen climbing up a ladder.  When my wife and I went we had a tour guide that showed this magnificent site.  You have to hire a tour guide to see this.  Cliff Palace has more then 150 rooms.  When you look at these rooms there is no word to describe this knowing that people could build such a beautiful structure with little technology. Long House is a 12 mile winded road that has a fire trail that was at one point a major fire.  Spruce Tree House is the third biggest cliff dwelling.  This dwelling was know to have 130 rooms and a possibility 80 people here at one time.   The last but not least is called Step House.  The Step House is found by driving a 12 miles road.  The cliff dwelling took us one hour to get through the whole tour.  If you drive up to Mesa Verde National Park make sure you get the best window tint so you not baking in the sun.

Here are some things you should bring on your trip.  Sun screen, hiking boots, map, extra jacket, flashlight, matches, snacks, water, and a tarp.  These are the things my wife and I brought.  I’m not saying you have to bring all these.  My motto is “better be safe the sorry.”  Having these essential items can safe your life if you possibly would end up stranded.  Be safe and enjoy your trip if you decide to go to Mesa Verde National Park.  If you want any advice or questions about the park just contact me.  

Are you thinking about a vacation?  Pikes Peak is a outstanding place to take a family vacation.  You can hike, bike, train, or even drive to the top of the mountain.  I promise if you visit Pikes Peak you will take this memory with you for the rest of your life.  There are so many Pike Peak attractions.  From bars, cliff dwellings, river expeditions, zoo, and many more.  Trust me go to Pikes Peak and you wont regret it.

Pikes Peak is a beautiful scenery and I would recommend anyone to see.  It is a gorgeous site to be seen.  When my Wife and I first hiked the mountain and reached the peak it was a WOW moment.  Being up so high and looking down on the valley felt a since of freedom.  Everything was picture perfect from the tress, mountains, air, and the way the snow settled on the peaks it was a breath taking moment that will always stay with me. Visiting different parts of Colorado is why I love it here.  There are so many places to see. Stay Tune!  Here is a video below of Pike Peak.

 

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