Does brunch, an art class, crafting, and a movie sound like a busy day? It is but you will find yourself enjoying every minute of this South (-ish) Broadway agenda. The official classification of South Broadway is anything south of Alameda, but this excursion is just north of Alameda, in the Baker neighborhood.
The Hornet - 10 am
76 Broadway, (SE Corner of 1st & Broadway), Denver, CO 80203
The Hornet has amazing comfort food that is good any time of day and any day of the week. However on the weekend for brunch, they have a fun $2 ‘make your own Bloody Mary’ bar. Granted, you will inevitably end up making several different Mary’s, but more than likely you’ll enjoy each one. For brunch, try the homemade Pop-Tart, Breakfast Tacos, or the classic Broadway Breakfast.
The Art Students League of Denver - 11 am200 Grant Street, Denver, Colorado 80203
The Art Students League of Denver (ASLD) opened its doors in 1987 starting with 100 students and now growing to over 800 students a month. ASLD teaches a variety of classes and workshops in several different disciplines including: ceramics, sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, and jewelry making. Classes are offered in various skill levels from beginner to advanced skill sets. You can either sign up for an ongoing class, drop-in for figure drawing, or attend one of their Demo and Dialogue events.
Lowbrow – 2pm
250 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Now that you have picked up some technical artistic skills at ASLD, time to visit some other forms of art. By that I mean it’s time to find some really cool coloring books, stickers, Munny dolls, workshop, and gallery. The Denver shop also has monthly workshops ranging from screen printing to nail art and every month it’s different. While you are there, make sure to check out the gallery walls at the back half of the shop, which usually rotates art every month or so.
Punch Bowl Social – 3pm
65 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
At this point you have probably worked up an appetite and ready for a snack. Not to worry, it’s happy hour! If you are looking to have a snack and kill a little time, I suggest heading over to Punch Bowl Social (PBS). Their happy hour is from 3-6pm and has both food and drink specials. The deviled eggs and the Paper Tiger punch may just hit the spot. However, if you are hungry for more, try the Cast Iron Burger or Cauliflower Nachos. Once you have had your fill, explore PBS to find bowling, shuffle board, darts, Ping-Pong, and classic arcade games.
The Mayan Theater – 4 (or 7pm)
110 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Most of the movies at the Mayan Theater start around 4 or 7 pm, give or take 15 minutes, however view their website for the most up-to-date movie time. Most of the films, at this 1930s Art Deco theater, are independent or foreign release. The Mayan Revival movie house only has three screens – One large and two smaller screens, so it is a good idea to get tickets ahead of time for popular releases. Popcorn, pretzels, candy, and beer can usually be found at the concession stand.