Greeley OktoBREWfest – October 2-3

Photo courtesy of Downtown Development Authority

Photo courtesy of Downtown Development Authority

What do you get when a classic autumn celebration meets Colorado? Greeley’s OktoBREWfest of course! This fall festival combines great brews with vendors, games and entertainment for a two-day affair you won’t want to miss. Here is everything you need to know about the OktoBREWfest:

Logistics

The festival kicks off Friday, Oct. 2 from 5-10 p.m. and continues on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. It is located in Lincoln Park at 8th Street and 9th Avenue in Greeley.

Entertainment

Live music and performances will grace the festival for the whole weekend. Twirling Zucchini Trio and After the Fire will hit the stage Friday evening. UNC Jazz Band, Polka Mates and Volkstanzgruppe German Dancers are only a few of the performers who will be showing off their talents on Saturday.

Brews

It wouldn’t be an OktoBREWfest without the brews! Regular and specialty brews will be available Friday and Saturday. Those who are festival-going VIP style will receive two beer tokens for use in the General Area, a complimentary tasting glass, samples from local breweries exclusive to the VIP tent and more.

Food and Vendors

Delicious food from more than 12 different vendors will be served all day. Attendees can also stop by the crafts area to check out the creations of local artists.

Games and Activities

As if great music, brews and food wasn’t enough, the event will feature numerous activities for the whole family. Kids can enjoy face painting, an obstacle course, WOW Bubbles and more. Adults can play life-size beer pong and enter in pie eating contests and stein lifting contests.

For more details, visit Downtown Greeley online .

High Country Beverage is a proud supporter of Greeley OktoBREWfest.

Friday Fest in Greeley is back!

Greeley Downtown Signature Event

 

May 2nd marks the beginning of this year’s Friday Fest fun in Greeley, where you can enjoy live music and entertainment all summer long!

Head to downtown Greeley Friday, May 2nd, and EVERY Friday through September 19th, with your friends and family for some of the best entertainment around.  The 9th Street Plaza will be hosting a variety of musical acts throughout the next few months for both young and old to enjoy.  Bustling with music lovers and those just taking in the beautiful Colorado summer night, you’ll be sure to have a great time!

And in case you don’t already know, Friday Fest is the first and only “GO CUP” entertainment area in Colorado.  This allows patrons of legal drinking age (21 years old with valid ID) to purchase a beverage of their choice from participating establishments and enjoy them in the designated area of the 9th Street Plaza.  All you have to do is enter an establishment, order your drink of choice in the establishments special “GO CUP”, then head out to listen to the music!

Mama Lenny and the Remedy will be kicking off the fun this week, playing a little rhythm and blues to cure your week’s ailments.  You can catch other favorites like Moses Jones Band, The Tropical Coyotes, Funkiphino, and many more, over the next four and half months at no cost to you at all!

High Country Beverage is a proud sponsor of this amazing weekly event!

You can catch the full lineup for 2014 on the Greeley Downtown website or click HERE.

Last week to catch the action at The Greeley Stampede!

Join the thousands of spectators and participants that have already been to the 91st Annual Greeley Stampede this year!

Originally started to celebrate and honor the potato farmers in the area back in the in the 1800s, this festival has turned into one that is now internationally known.  Named the Greeley Spud Rodeo in 1922 and then the “Go West with Greeley” Rodeo shortly after that, it wasn’t until 1972 that it became known as The Greeley Independence Stampede.  Attracting upwards of 250,000 people from all over the world, this is truly one of the biggest events to take place in Colorado.

This world class event has something for everyone to enjoy!  With concerts that have already included Josh Turner, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Los Lobos, you can still catch big name country music stars Jerrod Niemann with LoCash Cowboys and Trace Adkins with Chase Rice.  These last two shows will take place on July 5th and 6th, respectively, and music will start at 8 p.m. on both nights.

The PRCA (Professionals Rodeo Cowboys Association) Pro Rodeo and PRCA Xtreme Bulls will be making a stop in Greeley to show off their talents in the arena.  Featuring eight different events like saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, and bull riding, you’ll be able to see these professionals take on the biggest and baddest in the business.  Listed in the top 25 of professional rodeos, due to its prize money, the action at the Greeley Stampede is sure to impress all who attend.

Taking the kids with?  There are plenty of activities for them to do as well at the Kids Korral and there’s even a petting zoo where they can meet and pet some gentle animals.  Carnival Americana will be there as well, so you can enjoy various rides and games, winning prizes and of course classic carnival food like funnel cake and popcorn! Join in on some heavy hitting and crashing in the 2013 Demolition Derby that’s taking place on July 7th starting at 2 p.m. This event that includes over 100 drivers and multiple heats will sell out so be sure to get your tickets soon!

Get out and enjoy this Independence weekend with friends and family!

Welcoming the New Year!

Now that we have all made it through the end of the world it is time to start firming up those New Year’s Eve plans!  Whether you plan on dressing up in your Sunday’s best or just throwing on whatever you can find on your floor, you should celebrate with your closest friends and family!

Still trying to figure out your plans for New Year’s Eve?  Well, there are lots of great local options right here in Northern Colorado!  Paying for overpriced hotel rooms and bar covers can take the fun out of the whole celebration, so staying in town allows you to save some money and make it home safe and sound to your very own bed.

Fort Collins:

  • You can head to Ace Gillette’s if you’re looking for something a little more upscale, for just $45 you can eat, dance to live music by Soul Proprietor, and win door prizes!
  • The Rio Grande in Fort Collins will be hosting a party upstairs in their Agave Room.  There you can enjoy appetizers, live music and a complimentary champagne toast, all for $25.
  • TI’s Lounge and Du’ Tell Events are hosting an evening of dancing, celebrating, light Hors d’oeuvre, champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight. 1st well drink on them, $10 dollars in advance $15  at the door, FIRE and ICE theme dress attire is encouraged …… Ladies, red or white….. Gentlemen black slacks.
  • Washington’s Sports Bar & Grill is hosting a party with Nufusion Productions, there will be all kinds of party favors, cash drop, and of course a champagne toast at midnight.
  • If you’d rather head to a show, check out Elephant Revival at the Aggie Theatre or Fierce Bad Rabbit at Hodi’s Half Note.

Greeley:

  • Cactus Canyon in Greeley is hosting a huge New Years Even Time Machine party with $1.75 longnecks and wells until 9 pm! They are currently taking table reservations and tickets to their party are on sale for a discount now!
  • Whiskey River in Greeley has FREE drinks and drafts until 11 pm, a FREE champagne toast at midnight and all of the party hats and noise makers you could ask for!

Know of a good party this NYE up in Northern Colorado? Be sure to tell us about it on Facebook, www.Facebook.com/NoCoNightlife!

If you plan on hitting the bar scene sans RSVP,  be sure to head out a little early so you don’t get stuck counting down the New Year while freezing outside in a line!  Be prepared, while most bars will be operating as usual, some will have covers for the festivities so be sure to have a little extra cash to get in.

Does the looming “fiscal cliff” and tighter budget after the holidays have you second guessing your New Year’s Eve celebration plans?  You can still ring in the New Year in your own grand fashion by throwing a house party!  Instead of spending money on a cover, or buying drinks at the bar, pick up a couple cases of seasonal beer (there are still quite a few great options on the shelves), a few appetizers, party hats and noise makers, and a celebratory bottle of champagne to pop at the stroke of midnight.

When all is said and done, be sure to plan ahead and figure out a safe and sober ride to and from all destinations!

Happy New Year everyone!

What Time Is It?

Where will YOU be watching the Bronco’s this year?
Here are our picks for the first game:

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Fort Collins
Beach House Grill – 125 S. College Ave.

Loveland
Sports Station – 409 N. Railroad Ave.

Greeley
Pitcher’s Brewery & Sports – 2501 11th Ave.

Longmont
Pumphouse Brewery & Restaurant – 540 Main St.

Brighton
Copper Rail Bar & Grill – 174 S. Main St.

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Saturday is St. Patty’s Day! Let’s Drink Green Beer!

NoCo Nightlife is here to let you know what’s goin’ down on St. Patty’s Day this year. Not only is there a parade in Old Town Fort Collins, but once again, St. Patty’s Day falls on a SATURDAY!!! Get wild, get crazy, make your beer green and have some fun at the following spots for some awesome specials, good food and even better people!

Here’s where we will be, with awesome specials and a lot of sick shwag on Sat. March 17, by city, pick a few- do a pub crawl, whatever! Just come say what’s up.

Longmont

  • 7 West in Longmont at 526 Main St. from 3-3:45 p.m.
  • Dickens Tavern in Longmont at 302 Main St. from 4-4:45 p.m.
  • Mike O’Shay’s at 512 Main St. in Longmont from 5-5:45 p.m.
  • Fusion in Longmont at 1900 Ken Pratt BLVD from 6-6:45 p.m. for some GREEN Coors Light
  • T-Bone in Longmont at 3815 HWY #119 from 6-6:45 p.m.

Firestone

  • Parrotts at 6030 Firestone BLVD #206 for some GREEN Coors Light from 5-5:45 p.m.

Erie

  • Snow Cap in Erie at 615 Mitchell Way #100 from 7:15 -8:00 p.m. for GREEN Coors Light

Brighton

  • Jordanellies in Brighton at 25 N. Main St. from 8:30 – 9:30 p.m.
  • Copper Rail in  Brighton at 174 S. Main St. from 9:45 – 10:30 p.m.

Greeley

  • Tavola in Greeley at 807 9th St. from 2-3 p.m.
  • Tavern @ St. Michaels in Greeley at 2918 67th Ave. from 6:15-7:45 p.m.
  • Whiskey River in Greeley at 618 25th St. from 10 – 11 p.m.
  • The Library (not to read!!) in Greeley at 807 17th St. from 11 p.m. – 12 midnight
  • Penalty Box in Greeley at 822 9th St. from 10 p.m.-12 midnight
  • Old Chicago in Greeley at 1436 Hahns Peak Dr. from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Fort Collins

  • Ryan’s in Fort Collins (the old Jackson’s spot) at 925 E. Harmony Rd. #10 from 7-8 p.m.
  • Taps in Fort Collins at 165 Boardwalk Dr. from 8:15-9:15 p.m.
  • Tap and Handle in Fort Collins at 307 S. College from 5:45-6:05 p.m.
  • Mo Jeaux’s at 2203 S. College Ave. from 4-6 p.m.

1- Fort Collins Old Town Pub Crawl for St. Patty’s Day!!!!!

  • Drunken Monkey at 151 S. College Ave. from 6:10-6:35 p.m. (this place just opened!)
  • Old Chicago (Old Town location) at 147 S. College Ave. from 6:40- 7 p.m.
  • Beach House  at 125 S. College Ave. from 7-7:20 p.m.
  • Trail Head at 148 W. Mountain Ave. from 7:25-7:40
  • Steakout Saloon at 152 W. Mountain Ave. (right next door!) 7:40-8 p.m.
  • Washington’s (Washbar) at 132 LaPorte Ave. from 8-8:30 p.m.

2- Fort Collins Old Town Pub Crawl for St. Patty’s Day!!!!!

  • Crown Pub at 134 S. College Ave. from 6- 6:30 p.m.
  • Town Pump at 124 N College Ave. from 6:30-6:50 p.m.
  • Lucky Joe’s (IT’S FOR THE OCCASION!) 25 Old Town Square from 6:50-7:20 p.m.
  • Yeti (brand NEW!) at 23 Old Town Square #152 (next to 100 Octane) from 7:20-7:40 p.m.
  • Bondi Beach Bar at 11 Old Town Square from 7:40-8 p.m.
  • Wallstreet at 214 Linden St. from 8-8:20 p.m.
  • The Forge Publick House (behind Luscious) 232 Walnut St. #7 from 8:25-8:40 p.m.

3- South Side to West Side of Town Pub Crawl for St. Patty’s Day!

  • Mulligan’s Pub at 2439 S. College Ave. from 6-6:30 p.m.
  • Pitchers at 1100 W. Drake St. from 6:35-7 p.m.
  • Sliders at 1006 Spring Creek Ln. from 7:05-7:30 p.m.
  • Road 34 at 1213 W. Elizabeth St. from 7:35-8:15 p.m.

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What IS Fat Tuesday?

Today is the date: Mardi Gras 2012!

Mardi Gras, “Fat Tuesday”, is the last day of the Carnival season as it always falls the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent.

While we love ANY excuse to go out and party on a Tuesday, here is a little bit of information on the New Orleans holiday known as “Fat Tuesday,” “Shrove Tuesday” or Mardi Gras… if you don’t know much about the holiday, the following information might just catch you off guard!

The terms “Mardi Gras” in English, refers to events of the “Carnival” celebrations, beginning on or after Epiphany and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday. Mardi gras is French for Fat Tuesday, referring to the tradition of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday; in English the day is sometimes referred to as Shrove Tuesday, from the word shrive, meaning “confess.”

Most all of the traditions from Mardi Gras are associated with it being just before the fasting and religious obligations associated with the season of Lent. Popular traditions (which we’re sure you already know) include wearing masks and costumes, overturning social conventions, dancing, sports competitions, parades, etc.

Now, would you have guessed that Mardi Gras (or Pardi Gras as many call it in Fort Collins) was developed as a result of Lent?

At any rate, Happy Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras or Pardi Gras- which ever you find the most suitable to your day today!