Guys who live in DENVER,CO!!! enlighten me B)

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    Apr 10, 2012 2:55 PM GMT
    I'm moving to Denver, CO in little over a month! I'm pretty stoked, its going to be my first time living in a city! I am finally going to live the lifestyle I want(at the beginning of coming out of the closet). Tell me everything I need to know about Denvericon_exclaim.gif

    I am moving alone, so I am worried about meeting people. Do you have any suggestions?? I wont be attending college for a year or so, so there goes that network(plan on attending Boulder in a year or so)! I also checked out meetup d0t com and that looks promising...so thats basically everyone meeting up at random? Can I pretty much ride a bike as transportation in Denver? What areas do you suggest to live in(I am trying to find a room in the capitol hill area)?

    I have read Denver is a gay-friendly city...right? I am excited to start hitting up the gay bars(though weary of going alone), what bars do you recommend(I'm 21)? I am considering trying to get a job at a gay bar though I have no bartending experience. GYMS- what gyms do you prefer...any gyms with a decent gay demographic? I read theres a few 24/7 gyms I believe, tis true? Are there any cool festivals/events going during the summer?

    I appreciate any suggestions/advice about living in Denver. I had the move planned for a while now, and its just crazy in a month I will be starting my adventure!icon_cool.gif
  • bischero

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    Apr 10, 2012 9:00 PM GMT
    Well, for some odd reason, I can't see your profile, but whatevs.

    As a Colorado native, I welcome you to Denver!!! icon_cool.gif Congratulations, you are moving to one of the best cities in the nation.

    If I told you everything there is to know about Denver and Colorado it would be a freaking novel, and there's a lot of stuff that's better to discover on your own once you reach the city. icon_smile.gif

    Nonetheless, for living locations, Cheeseman park is the gay neighborhood (close to Capitol Hill). While I live in north Denver for the majority of the year, I have to admit that it's in the dorms of my campus so I haven't really looked at real estate. I know that some parts of Denver are pretty economical while others are super expensive. Either way, you'll be living in Denver so that's automatically awesome.

    Gay things to do... well, Tracks is the "premier" gay club and is a hell of a lot of fun. There are also some pretty cool gay bars such as JR's, Swallows, and the Wrangler (depending upon what you're in to). Hamburger Mary's is a fabulous place to go eat and is most definitely delectable.

    General things to do in Denver... the city has a million things to do. Denver has the second largest performing arts center in the nation (second only to the Lincoln center in NYC), so be sure to go check out a musical/play/ballet/opera/symphony. If you like sports - while our sports teams aren't necessarily the best - the fans have got passion and our stadiums are pretty cool. If you like outdoor malls check out 16th Street. LoDo is also great for nightlife; there are plenty of lounges and bars to go to.

    Denver loves live music. We have live musical festivals and you must go see a concert up at Red Rocks (best amphitheater ever). Obviously if you ski or snowboard... you picked the right state. If you live in Colorado you have to like the outdoors in my opinion. There is always something to do up in the mountains. Biking, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, camping, rafting, off roading, shopping, relaxing, exploring, eating...

    Speaking of eating, Denver has a shit ton of great restaurants. Oh! And you must try out the local specialty: Rocky Mountain Oysters. icon_biggrin.gif


    I think that's enough for now. Cheers! icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 12, 2012 4:02 PM GMT
    Ahh, makes me even more excited to live there!icon_cool.gif

    I've been trying to find a place around Capitol Hill bad, though I'm thinking of getting a sublet then look at apartments. How do the gay bats differ? Different themes, various demographics? Just curious, I have only been to a gay bar once before for like 5 mins lol.

    Thats awesome to hear about entertainment, I am deff looking forward to live shows this summer, I hope most are outside! And yeah, one of the main reasons I chose Denver was because I love the outdoors! I'm so stoked to hike and bike this summer. Are there any lakes/ponds with a beach? Or waterparks? I've read there arent many lakes and pondsicon_neutral.gif

    Thanks for the feedback bischero, cheeers !!icon_biggrin.gif
  • bischero

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    Apr 12, 2012 4:19 PM GMT
    friendlyfiree saidAhh, makes me even more excited to live there!icon_cool.gif

    I've been trying to find a place around Capitol Hill bad, though I'm thinking of getting a sublet then look at apartments. How do the gay bats differ? Different themes, various demographics? Just curious, I have only been to a gay bar once before for like 5 mins lol.

    Thats awesome to hear about entertainment, I am deff looking forward to live shows this summer, I hope most are outside! And yeah, one of the main reasons I chose Denver was because I love the outdoors! I'm so stoked to hike and bike this summer. Are there any lakes/ponds with a beach? Or waterparks? I've read there arent many lakes and pondsicon_neutral.gif

    Thanks for the feedback bischero, cheeers !!icon_biggrin.gif



    So, yes, the gay bars differ in terms of demographics. JR's is a good ol' mo bar while the Wrangler is where a lot of the bears go.

    During the summer (and even the winter) there is plenty of outdoor entertainment. If you're looking for a beach in the Denver-Metro area, you can find a "beach" at the Cherry Creek Reservoir; there is also a really good bike trail near there as well. Obviously we are a mountain state (in my opinion, our mountains are the best) and landlocked, so one of the cons to living in Colorado is no really good beaches. We're also fairly dry so we don't have a HUGE amount of lakes, but there are still plenty of lakes, especially in north Denver.

    You're welcome! Anytime!