Top 15 Things To Do At Night In Denver, Colorado - Updated 2021

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Pei Leng 
Updated

Denver is a city in Colorado that’s also known as the Mile High City because of its one-mile elevation above sea level. The city is not only famous for its outdoor adventures but also for its cultural attractions. It has some of the best museums, music venues, top restaurants, amazing bars and craft breweries. Denver, being one of the hippest cities, has some of the coolest and hidden spots where you can spend an evening. Feel like creating a craft piece for your best friend while enjoying a glass of craft cocktail? Or perhaps you’d want to experience Denver at night? Here’s a list of the things to do at night in Denver that you can try out. Keep reading to find out more.

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1. Catch the city's best events at Ball Arena

Pepsi Center (Denver CO)
Source: Photo by Flickr user mark6mauno used under CC BY 2.0

If you’re keen on catching the latest major events in Denver, chances are it’s happening at Ball Arena. Formerly known as Pepsi Center, this multi-use arena is home to the city’s biggest sports teams such as NBA’s Denver Nuggets and NHL’s Colorado Avalanche. You may be lucky enough to catch a ball game in season during your visit. Concerts and live performances from bigger artists, and even WWE wrestling shows, are also held at the arena from time to time.

Ball Arena

Address: 1000 Chopper Cir, Denver, CO 80204, United States

Website: Ball Arena

2. Glide and slide through Downtown Denver Rink at Skyline Park

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Downtown Denver Rink at Skyline Park on Monday, February 17, 2020

Nightlife in Denver doesn’t have to be all about the clubs. If you’re looking for a family-friendly activity in the city at night, come to Downtown Denver Rink at Skyline Park and go ice skating with your loved ones! The rink regularly hosts special events which can be enjoyed by guests of all ages. Skate rental is available at the rink, but you are advised to bring multiple pairs of socks, as well as gloves or mittens. Guests are not allowed to bring in their own food but are free to purchase from the on-site food stalls.

Downtown Denver Rink at Skyline Park

Address: 1601 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO 80202, United States

Website: Downtown Denver Rink at Skyline Park

3. Immerse yourself in a magnificent light show (from USD 25.0)

Illuminate your night out in Denver and sign up for this BEYOND Light Show & Meditation from Viator. It will take place at the International Chuch of Cannabis. You will have a one-of-a-kind experience with guided meditation against a unique, laser-filled surrounding. This peculiar trip is offered every hour, so you can pick a time that best suits your schedule. After your session, you may feel free to explore the arcade and media room on-site. We’re telling you, this may be one of the most memorable experiences you’ll have in Denver!

BEYOND Light Show & Meditation

Duration: 1 hour

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4. Dine and solve crimes in a murder mystery theater (from USD 78.0)

Have a knack for solving crimes and murder mystery shows? Well, this Viator tour might just be the best experience for you. Sign up for this Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show which will allow you to help in cracking the case while partaking in good food. Now, if that’s not unique, we don’t know what is. This interactive tour is a friendly competition, too, since you’ll be contending with other diners for the Top Sleuth prize. Make your night out in Denver a memorable one and book this tour with your friends now!

The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show - Denver

Duration: 3 hours

5. Have a laughing fit at RISE Comedy

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Posted by Rise Comedy on Wednesday, March 8, 2017

No harm can be done from having a little laugh with your friends. If stand-up shows are your thing, Denver’s best hangout spot for you is RISE Comedy. It is the city’s only full-time comedy bar and theater. Formerly named Voodoo Comedy, the club hosts various improv shows, sketch and stand-up acts, and cabaret and karaoke nights. If you’re a fan of this particular art, RISE Comedy regularly hosts comedy classes and workshops so you can continue working on those funny chops!

RISE Comedy

Address: 1260 22nd St, Denver, CO 80205, United States

Website: RISE Comedy

Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 6:30pm - 11:45pm (closed from Sun - Thu)

6. Sign up for the amazing haunted Denver food tour (from USD 73.0)

Don’t know what to do at night in Denver? This approximately three-hour tour brings you on an exclusive food experience in the city. You will stop over for food sampling at the market of Larimer Square and the iconic champagne bar Corridor 44 as well as visiting the Tivoli Brewery. The tour will also cover the history of Denver and interesting stories of Union Station, the haunted Oxford Hotel, and the historic Larimer Square. You can also add on cocktail pairings for a complete food tour experience.

Haunted Denver Walking Food Tour

Duration: 2 to 3 hours

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7. Visit Urban Putt, an unconventional mini golf course

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Posted by Urban Putt Denver on Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Urban Putt is an unconventional indoor miniature golf course located in downtown Denver. It has two separate nine-hole courses with six iconic Denver and Colorado-themed holes, and a full bar all housed within an old spaghetti factory. Another highlight is the iconic Denver No. 54 red streetcar that’s repurposed for dinning use and private parties. The bar serves a range of favorite bites such as sliders, tacos, pretzels knots, seared tuna, lamb kibbeh and a range of local craft beers and custom cocktails. You can now enjoy your drinks while putting the greens without any worries! Small tables are now provided at every hole for you to place your drinks.

Urban Putt

Address: 1201 18th Street, Denver, CO 80202

Website: Urban Putt

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 4pm - 12am; Fri: 4pm - 1am; Sat: 11am - 1am; Sun: 11am - 12am

Price: 11 - 19 USD

8. Have a drink while learning crafts at Upstairs Circus

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Upstairs Circus fuses DIY jewelry making, woodworking, leatherworking with a craft cocktail bar. You can now reserve and DIY from over 30 craft projects such as butcher boards, leather card wallets and bracelet stacks, while indulging in a range of cocktails, mocktails, beer and wine at Upstairs Circus. If you are looking for something different to do in Denver, head over to Upstairs Circus and you will not be disappointed!

Upstairs Circus LODO

Address: 1500 Wynkoop St #100, Denver, CO 80202, United States

Website: Upstairs Circus LODO

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 3pm - 10pm; Fri: 3pm -11pm; Sat: 11am - 11pm; Sun: 11.30am - 6pm (closed on Mon)

Price: 37 - 40 USD

9. Experience indoor axe throwing at Axe Whooping

fun things to do at night in denver
Source: Axe Whooping

Feeling stressed out, frustrated or you’re just looking for a different happy-hour hangout? Go ax tossing at Axe Whooping, an indoor ax-throwing bar located in Broadway Denver. It has multiple lanes just like bowling alleys, for individual or group tossing. More thrill? The bar has a rage room that lets you smash plates, cups, old electronics, or your own stuff with baseball bats or sledgehammers. This is a perfect way to de-stress!

Axe Whooping - Axe Throwing Denver Co

Address: 437 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203, United States

Website: Axe Whooping - Axe Throwing Denver Co

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 12pm - 9pm; Fri - Sun: 12pm - 11pm

Price: 30 USD

10. Dance the night away at Milk

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Milk Bar on Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Looking for the best night things to do in Denver? Milk is an underground nightclub located in the historic Jonas Bros. Furs building is a haven for music and dance lovers. You can dance freely on the large dance floor in The Clockwork Orange Room or relax on the couches while enjoying different types of music, depending on the night of the week. Check out the different music genres ranging from goth, hip hop, techno, retro and many more, that are played in the Green, Jazz and Clockwork Orange rooms. And, dress up in costume if you are going to hang out at Milk, to enjoy the different theme events.

Milk

Address: 1037 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203, United States

Website: Milk

Opening hours: Wed - Sat: 9pm - 2am (closed from Sun - Tue)

11. Admire the Denver zoo lights during winter

Denver Zoo - panoramio
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user arthursmello used under CC BY 3.0

Denver zoo lights are a yearly illumination event that attracts all age groups! Come explore the compound that has more than 2-million lights. You will see glowing animal sculptures hiding in bushes, swinging through trees or jumping across the lawn, and roaming Amur tigers, giraffes and thousands of other animals wandering around in the lit compound. Check out other nightly entertainment that includes the First Light Musical Holiday Tree Show, Hula Hoop Dance Party, Holiday Shopping Bazaar and the Santa Meet, in this one-month-long winter event!

Denver Zoo Lights

Address: 2300 Steele St, Denver, CO 80205, United States

Website: Denver Zoo Lights

Opening hours: 5pm - 9pm (daily in November & December except Christmas day)

Price:18 USD

12. Blow off steam at SMASH*IT Breakroom

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Posted by Smash It Breakroom on Thursday, July 9, 2020

Smash all you can! Head down to SMASH*IT if you are looking for somewhere to relieve your stress, anger, or frustrations. This is a break room where you can wreck glass cups, ceramic plates, electronics and furniture safely using baseball bats, hammers, crowbars, and you don’t have to worry about clearing up the mess. If you want something that is not so hardcore, check out their wet room to smash up stuff like apples, watermelons, and pumpkins. So, head over for some de-stressing fun!

SMASH*IT Breakroom

Address: 790 W Evans Ave, Denver, CO 80223, United States

Website: SMASH*IT Breakroom

Opening hours: 12pm - 9pm (daily)

Price: 45 USD

13. Watch improv comedy shows at Voodoo Comedy

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Posted by Rise Comedy on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Go to Voodoo Comedy, which is located in the Ballpark neighborhood, for some of the best improv and stand-up comedy shows! Watch comedians taking suggestions from the audience and creating a show from scratch. Every show featured at Voodoo is original with unscripted or improvised content. The shows are usually an hour long. The club also runs comedy classes and occasional karaoke nights. It has a full bar of local brews, wines and cocktails, which can be brought into the theatre.

Voodoo Comedy

Address: 1260 22nd St, Denver, CO 80205, United States

Website: Voodoo Comedy

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 7.30pm - 11.30pm; Fri - Sat: 6.30pm - 11.45pm (closed on Sun & Mon)

Price: 8 -13 USD

14. Pump up your adrenaline at Unser Karting

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Dialing in the last few things before we re-open THIS Friday at Noon! Get ready to come race your GAS off!

Posted by Unser Karting & Events Denver on Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Unser Karting & Events is a place for indoor go-kart racing and also an event venue for corporate, team-building events, and birthday parties. You can pump up your adrenaline at Unser Karting by riding gas-powered go-karts at a high speed, on thrilling tracks! It can take up to 10 karts at any one time, going at a speed of 50mph (80kph) on an 11-corner track. Chill out at Trackside Tavern in between or after races, for some snacks and craft beer. This is a great place for some karting excitement!

Unser Karting & Events

Address: 7300 Broadway, Denver, CO 80221, United States

Website: Unser Karting & Events

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 10am - 10pm; Fri: 10am - 11pm; Sat: 11am - 11pm; Sun: 11am - 8pm

Price: 20 USD

15. Shoot some arrows at No Limits Archery

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We’re ready to stop shooting foam and head out for the real thing! @mlrichie

Posted by No Limits Archery on Saturday, August 7, 2021

No Limits Archery, one of the best and the largest archery spots in America, has both an indoor and outdoor range. In addition, it has the D.A.R.T. Archery video system - a virtual simulation system designed for animal target shooting in different unique shooting scenarios. No Limits conducts different archery classes, workshops, organizes shooting leagues and does online coaching for both beginners and professional archers. This is a place to check out if you are looking at honing your archery skills.

No Limits Archery

Address: 3050 E 78th Ave, Denver, CO 80229, United States

Website: No Limits Archery

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 10am - 9pm; Sat: 8am - 5pm; Sun: 10am - 5pm

Price: 8 - 10 USD

Experience the nightlife

Denver is, no doubt, a vibrant city that offers lots of things to see and do, both day and night. If you’re a night owl, the list above should give you enough ideas of things to keep you busy when the sun goes down. Experience Denver’s thrilling nightlife and see a different side to this lovely city.

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