Lion's Lair

Lion's Lair Historic Dive Bar and Music Venue

$4 PBR and Bud Lite Drafts
$7 Guinness Pints
$5 Wells
$3 Root Beer Barrel

Serving Pizza
Serving Drinks To-Go!!

The Lion's Lair might be just a cub in Denver's club kingdom when it comes to size. But in terms of character, it's elephantine. Whether the live music is punk, alt-country or straight-up rock, expect the experience to be intimate. On packed nights, patrons are often within spitting distance of artists on the stage. Local and small touring bands dominate the calendar, but bona fide legends working

The Lion's Lair might be just a cub in Denver's club kingdom when it comes to size. But in terms of character, it's elephantine. Whether the live music is punk, alt-country or straight-up rock, expect the experience to be intimate. On packed nights, patrons are often within spitting distance of artists on the stage. Local and small touring bands dominate the calendar, but bona fide legends working

Price Range: $

Operating as usual

10/03/2021

We are open at 2pm today!
Join us for the game, we have it on all 3 screens plus our large projector! Then stay along for our weekly live podcast, Laxin' at the Lair, with a special guest!

It's Monday which means the fun starts all over again! Check out our calendar, we have a great week for you guys! Stop b...
09/28/2021

It's Monday which means the fun starts all over again! Check out our calendar, we have a great week for you guys! Stop by, loosen up and come have fun with us! Just pick your poison!

Ps. Genres are broad, please check out the event for links.

It's Monday which means the fun starts all over again! Check out our calendar, we have a great week for you guys! Stop by, loosen up and come have fun with us! Just pick your poison!

Ps. Genres are broad, please check out the event for links.

We have another packed line up for you tonight! Let’s party 🍻
09/26/2021

We have another packed line up for you tonight! Let’s party 🍻

We have another packed line up for you tonight! Let’s party 🍻

Come on by for the Showcase today!! 5pm Start 21+$6 Cover 10 BANDS!!! Support local music! Support your local dive!
09/18/2021

Come on by for the Showcase today!!
5pm Start
21+
$6 Cover
10 BANDS!!!

Support local music!
Support your local dive!

Come on by for the Showcase today!!
5pm Start
21+
$6 Cover
10 BANDS!!!

Support local music!
Support your local dive!

09/10/2021
TONIGHT! Come jam out with these two bands tonight!
08/26/2021

TONIGHT! Come jam out with these two bands tonight!

TONIGHT! Come jam out with these two bands tonight!

Don't miss out on this country/metal show happening TONIGHT! ...and yes you read that right! Country and Metal!Headbangi...
07/09/2021

Don't miss out on this country/metal show happening TONIGHT!

...and yes you read that right! Country and Metal!

Headbanging and line dancing!

Don't miss out on this country/metal show happening TONIGHT!

...and yes you read that right! Country and Metal!

Headbanging and line dancing!

TOMORROW!!! We have our first show back starting tomorrow night! We have quite the line up for you guys and it will be a...
07/01/2021

TOMORROW!!!

We have our first show back starting tomorrow night! We have quite the line up for you guys and it will be a party. Let's get live music back on Colfax and support local. So excited to be back to live shows!

TOMORROW!!!

We have our first show back starting tomorrow night! We have quite the line up for you guys and it will be a party. Let's get live music back on Colfax and support local. So excited to be back to live shows!

Check out Dressy Bessy’s new video!! 🔥 🔥
06/17/2021
Dressy Bessy - "I'm Still Here" (Official Music Video)

Check out Dressy Bessy’s new video!! 🔥 🔥

Dressy Bessy - "I'm Still Here"Written by Tammy EalomProduced by Tammy Ealom & John M. HillRecorded at Little Sounds, Denver, COVocals, guitars, keys, percus...

First open mic back was a blast! Let’s see what you got next Wednesday! 🍻
06/10/2021

First open mic back was a blast! Let’s see what you got next Wednesday! 🍻

06/07/2021

Monday Open Mic Comedy starts TONIGHT at 10pm!

06/02/2021

Open Stage Starts TONIGHT!!

Come on down it’s your chance to get back on the stage and share what you’ve been working on all year.

Sign up happens when you arrive and we go in order! Let’s party 🍻

05/21/2021

Lots of changes going on and we want to update you!

Lion's Lair currently opens at 6pm except for Thursday's and Friday's we open at 4pm!

Here is our nightly schedule!

MONDAY'S: Announcement Coming Tonight!
WEDNESDAY'S: House Band starting at 9pm! + Open Stage Starting back up in June! Look out for details!
THURSDAY'S: Laxin' at the Lair Podcast LIVE with a new guest each week!
FRIDAY'S: The Velveteen Rabbit Hole DJ Set @ 7pm!
SATURDAY'S: Dungheap DJ Set @ 6pm!

Bring your Vaccine Cards, ID's and Masks! Time to get the party started!

02/17/2021

WE WILL SEE YOU FRIDAY!

We are closing the next two days as we continue to make adjustments to the bar, but we will see you guys on Friday!

This weekend is the perfect time to come support your local dive, while staying safe! See you then 🍻

WE OPEN TODAY!!! (again!)Head on down to the Lair and join Tony for a drink and a great time on this freezing cold day! ...
02/13/2021

WE OPEN TODAY!!! (again!)

Head on down to the Lair and join Tony for a drink and a great time on this freezing cold day! We have warm pizza and delicious beverages to warm you up for your walk home!

Bring your mask, follow the rules and let's party safely!!

Don't forget Dungheap will start playing some tasty tunes starting at 5pm!

WE OPEN TODAY!!! (again!)

Head on down to the Lair and join Tony for a drink and a great time on this freezing cold day! We have warm pizza and delicious beverages to warm you up for your walk home!

Bring your mask, follow the rules and let's party safely!!

Don't forget Dungheap will start playing some tasty tunes starting at 5pm!

Join us this Saturday for our Re- Re- Re- Opening! Bring your mask!With the community's help we were able to survive to ...
02/11/2021

Join us this Saturday for our Re- Re- Re- Opening!
Bring your mask!

With the community's help we were able to survive to this point and are re opening once again! We will be taking every precaution to keep everyone safe and will be enforcing rules so that we can keep the party rolling this time!

We will have great music starting on Saturday at 5pm from the one and only Dungheap, so come join us for some drinks and tunes.

We want to thank everyone again that donated to our Go Fund Me and helping your local dive survive.

Things are starting to look up, but we aren't quite there yet..We are gearing up to open soon. We will be strictly enfor...
01/19/2021
Save the World Famous Lion's Lair, organized by Lions Lair Denver

Things are starting to look up, but we aren't quite there yet..

We are gearing up to open soon. We will be strictly enforcing all COVID regulations to keep our customers safe. In the meantime we are still collecting donations as it won't be easy going forward just like so many other local businesses. If you can help give us a last push to help us make our goal as it will be awhile before things are back to normal.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/save-the-world-famous-lions-lair

The Lion’s Lair is Denver’s oldest consistently operating independent music venue… Lions Lair Denver needs your support for Save the World Famous Lion's Lair

Thank you too 9NEWS (KUSA) for doing this piece on us! Cannot believe all the support!
12/29/2020
9NEWS (KUSA)

Thank you too 9NEWS (KUSA) for doing this piece on us! Cannot believe all the support!

The Lion's Lair has been a well-known music venue in Denver since the 90s when the pandemic shut them down for months. Now, the community is coming together to help.

Lion's Lair's cover photo
12/28/2020

Lion's Lair's cover photo

UPDATE!Lion's Lair is completely blown away by the response by our community to keep the historic venue alive. We were a...
12/28/2020
Save the World Famous Lion's Lair, organized by Lions Lair Denver

UPDATE!

Lion's Lair is completely blown away by the response by our community to keep the historic venue alive. We were able to surpass our original goal of $25,000 that will help cover back expenses from the 8 months we were closed this year. This was made possible due to over 540 donations made on our go fund me!

Due to the overwhelming response, we decided to increase our goal amount and continue to fundraise! The money now being raised will help cover ongoing bills such as utilities, insurance, and maintenance as we are still not allowed to open. It will also cover our upcoming liquor license renewal fees and advanced payments that have been taken out to keep the bar afloat. Additional funds will cover rent going forward as shutdowns continue and our ability to make a profit remains extremely restricted moving forward in the upcoming months.

We cannot thank each of you enough for your generosity and support so far for your local Colfax dive music venue!

https://www.gofundme.com/f/save-the-world-famous-lions-lair

The Lion’s Lair is Denver’s oldest consistently operating independent music venue… Lions Lair Denver needs your support for Save the World Famous Lion's Lair

The support we are recieving is amazing. Thank you guys, check out our segment below. https://www.thedenverchannel.com/n...
12/24/2020
Christmas miracle: crowdfunding campaign aims to save oldest concert venue in Denver

The support we are recieving is amazing. Thank you guys, check out our segment below.

https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/christmas-miracle-crowdfunding-campaign-aims-to-save-oldest-concert-venue-in-denver?fbclid=IwAR0gIhOwlndgXfjlVdKTb4ST2WtHwsnWQmZl-mKZ3b5MbetMxx2DcCWvS3c

For decades, there was a familiar roar after dark between Race and Vine Streets on Colfax Avenue in central Denver. But, like every other live music venue, the COVID crisis has silenced the Lion’s Lair's roar as of late.

Wow! We are already over half way to our goal! We cannot thank everyone who has donated enough for your generosity durin...
12/23/2020

Wow! We are already over half way to our goal!
We cannot thank everyone who has donated enough for your generosity during these hard times. You guys are amazing. If you are interested in donating to save Lion's Lair you can do so here:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/save-the-world-famous-lions-lair

Bars weren't given the best hand in 2020 and we are asking for your help to keep the legendary Lion's Lair alive. LONG L...
12/21/2020
Save the World Famous Lion's Lair, organized by Lions Lair Denver

Bars weren't given the best hand in 2020 and we are asking for your help to keep the legendary Lion's Lair alive.

LONG LIVE THE LAIR!
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The Lion’s Lair is Denver’s oldest consistently operating independent music venue… Lions Lair Denver needs your support for Save the World Famous Lion's Lair

Due to the new order we will have to close our doors on Friday once again. We do not have any patio seating and indoor s...
11/18/2020

Due to the new order we will have to close our doors on Friday once again. We do not have any patio seating and indoor seating will not be allowed in Denver starting Friday.

That being said, we have two more days to support your local businesses and your Colfax dive!

We are still strictly enforcing the rules, so when stopping by for your last bar drink for a while be sure to:

WEAR A MASK! Unless your ass is actually sitting in a seat.
Wash your Hands
Stay home if you're sick or have a fever
Stay 6ft + away from others
You know the drill just don't be lazy about it.

We hope you'll stop by and send us off on a positive note as we roll out for a little longer.
SUPPORT LOCAL, IT'S MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER!

....and most importantly LONG LIVE THE LAIR!

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Opening Hours

Monday 6pm - 2am
Tuesday 6pm - 2am
Wednesday 6pm - 2am
Thursday 4pm - 2am
Friday 4pm - 2am
Saturday 4pm - 2am
Sunday 6pm - 2am

Telephone

(303) 320-9200

Services

  • Groups
  • Walkins

Specialties

  • Drinks

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“The Lion's Lair might be just a cub in Denver's club kingdom when it comes to size. But in terms of character, it's elephantine. Whether the live music is punk, alt-country or straight-up rock, expect the experience to be intimate. On packed nights, patrons are often within spitting distance of artists on the stage. Local and small touring indies dominate the calendar, but bona fide legends working the small-room circuit sometimes show up, too. The beer's cold , the jukebox is soulful and solid.

MONDAYS:Comedy Night with Roger & Byron -No Cover WEDNESDAY Night is Lion’s Lair Open Stage Every other night is Always LIVE MUSIC! SHOW RELATED QUESTIONS: Email: [email protected] EVERYTHING ELSE: Message this page

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Just in time for Thanksgiving!
Pretty sure you folks qualify!! 45% of pre-pandemic revenue available!
A song for drinking as it's about finding love and hoping it returns. Appreciate a listen.
Simon Sez at the Lair mid 90s
Good morning. Please check your DM. I have a proposition for you and would like to help you raise money for the Lair.