Food & Drink

Dress like Gatsby, drink like a Denverite

pool exhibit by Jen Lewin
Jen Lewin

Thursday, May 30th Parallel 17's already amazing bottomless brunch (Northern-style pho and chilaquiles share space on the menu) is now available every single day from 9a-3p, so start your weekend right. Take a gander at the menu At 8p, get ready to have your eardrums softly caressed by sexy words slipping out of the mouths of studly Denver comics like Ben Roy, Adam Cayton-Holland, Troy Walker, and more as part of a night of Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction. This sounds weird! Mmm, get those tickets Friday, May 31st Take off work early and join the costumed masses at Denver Comic Con starting at 3p when the exhibit hall opens. Cop tix now, nerd Post 6p, walk around RiNo as sweet spots like MegaFauna, Larimer Lounge, and Jake's host "open jam sessions and interactive street media/video performances" as part of Final Friday. There'll be plenty of food too, so get the deets here Boulderites should hit up the CU Art Museum from 6-8p for a reception celebrating artist Jen Lewin's awesomely trippy interactive art. See it to believe it Saturday, June 1st Wear all white (you're still allowed because it's not after Labor Day) to this fancy Gatsby party thrown by the cocktail masters at The Bitter Bar in Boulder. Just $20 gets you a cocktail, passed apps, and a live 1920s jazz band presumably raised from the dead specifically for this event. Class up your weekend If you'd rather drink outside, Lyons hosts the Burning CAN Beer Festival (part of the Lyons Outdoor Games), where 30+ breweries, like Oskar Blues and Sierra Nevada, pour craft beer from the can. Dress down. For those who enjoy drinking with a side of cycling, a free bike crawl celebrating Imbibe Denver starts at Denver Beer Co at around noon and makes its way to spots like Star Bar, Billy's Gourmet Hot Dogs, and Our Mutual Friend. Like these dudes on Facebook, they know what's up Sunday, June 2nd Finish your boozy weekend by brunching at TAG Burger Bar and sipping on one of their new '90s-inspired 'tails, like the Dawson's Cherry Creek with Avery White Rascal, lychee juice, mint, and Luxardo. Pair it with an "Elvis pancake", and you've got a good Sunday