What a year for
Herman’s Hideaway, 1578 S. Broadway!
The ultimate neighborhood bar turned music
mecca is celebrating half a century of quenching the thirsts of local consumers
of adult beverages – or as
their website says, “getting S. Broadway drunk since 1962.”
In addition, owner Allen Roth and son Mike
are celebrating 30 years of presenting great live music on the Hideaway stage.
Herman’s – founder Herman Roth passed away in 1997 – has hosted
more than 25,000 bands, ranging from up-and- coming unknowns to notable bands
with local roots like Big Head Todd and the Monsters, the Subdudes
and Opie Gone Bad, as well as nationally renowned headliners including The
Fray, Dave Matthews Band, Widespread Panic, Phish, Brett Dennen,
Tab Benoit, Doug Kershaw and others.
Look for anniversary events in the coming
months, culminating with major festivities planned for early winter. For
information, visit hermanshideaway.com or
A few doors up from Herman’s, our good
friend John Ludwig has announced his intention to close the doors on Birdsall & Co. Home & Garden Collection,
1540 S. Broadway, after 23 years in business.
Birdsall has long
been known for top quality garden tools and accessories, as well as
outdoor/patio furnishings, fountains, etc. Ludwig will begin a Retirement
Clearance Sale on July 5 with savings of 20 percent off the entire inventory.
Discounts will increase as time goes on and remaining inventory diminishes.
Ludwig expects Birdsall to close for good sometime in
late summer or early fall.
For information, call 303-722-2535 or visit birdsallgarden.com.
The evolution of S. Broadway continues in
earnest, as longtime foodie Alex Waters has completed the transformation of his
restaurant at 1294 S. Broadway from Bistro One to 3 Monkeys Cantina.
Waters’ new eatery aims at a more
broad-based audience, featuring spicy Tex-Mex cuisine and refreshing
margaritas, in addition to other fine adult beverages.
Currently open for dining and/or drinking
from 4p.m.-to-close daily, 3MC offers inside dining or a comfy streetside option. When the weather is right, kick back on
the expansive patio facing onto Louisiana Ave., which makes an excellent spot
for people-watching thanks to newly-arrived Buffalo Doughboy Bakery and
longtime Broadway anchor Pasquini’s Pizza within easy
For information, call 720-974-0602 or visit 3monkeyscantina.com.
Up north on that strip of Broadway dividing
the Baker and West Washington Park neighborhoods – or perhaps, finally,
bringing them together – party fiends are embracing the words of one of
our favorite troubadours – John Hiatt – who sings:
Thank God the tiki
bar is open
Thank God the tiki torch still shines
Thank God the tiki
bar is open
Come on in and open up your mind.
Adrift is, in fact, open at 218 S.
Broadway. This is good news for local revelers who wondered, when the property
– apparently built out – sat motionless for many months, no
doubt awaiting some sort of behind-the-scenes gyrations.
things come to those who wait,” says the old saw, and early reports on Adrift
are quite good. Evoking images of Hemingway’s Key West, patrons are greeted
with tactile bamboo walls, bright colors, subdued lighting and servers as
effervescent as the cocktails they put forth.
Exotic drinks with tiny umbrellas are the
reason most folks make the pilgrimage to Adrift. The Missionary’s Downfall, the
Zombie, the Painkiller and the Scorpion Bowl await you. The kitchen –
guided by chef Wade Kirwan – puts forth a
tempting selection of small plates/tapas to keep hunger at bay quite nicely.
Adrift is open 4p.m.-2a.m. nightly. For
information, “Like” their Facebook page or call
Kudos to our friend Steve Shurack and the musical crew at Broadway Music School, 1940
S. Broadway, as they raise a glass in honor of their 7th anniversary of
teaching people to make the music that “has charms to soothe the savage
seven days a week for several years renovating the two buildings that house the
school, while coordinating the schedules of some three dozen teachers as well
as teaching and performing himself – whew – Steve, you rock!
Music offers classes in guitar, bass guitar, piano, electric keyboard, voice,
saxophone, clarinet, flute, oboe, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, french horn, orchestral strings, drums and percussion, as
well as summer camps for kids. All kinds of student ensembles have been
nurtured by BMS – check out the possibilities for your inner musician at
303-777-0833 or broadwaymusicschool.com.