Denver >Bars & Clubs > Broadways
1027 Broadway, Denver, CO | Directions 8020339.732656 -104.987611
Neighborhoods: Golden Triangle, Southwest Denver, Civic Center
Not exactly a bargain or much fun – Came into town for Pride March and did the loop of bars. This is the low point. Can't wait until our community loses its taste for cocaine and meth. Guy behind bar and half the patrons were grinding their jaws. Saw plenty of handshakes with cash, so the place is full of powder maybe thats the draw for the 15 people that were there.
Drinks pretty weak overall but the tender tried to explain that he had to charge for every drop because of owners who arent bar people what ever that means. Met one and he seemed like a penis and not in the good way.
Not worth the $$$$ for drinks or the time to try and find a parking spot and if I want to hang out in a rat hole full of drugs, there are plenty that pour a stronger drink than this place.
I liked it.... – Its a little hole in the wall bar. Great place for a cheap drink.
The crowd was a good mix of down to earth local people.
Could use a remodel, but what dive couldn't?
I got what I expect an then some...
Can't say I wasn't warned – Should have stuck to Mo's or realized when nearly no one in place looked like they were having a good time but the kicker was when I ordered my drink the bartender apologized for how weak it would be before I served it and he was right. He explained the owner is an idiot and their system makes them pay for any extra booze.
I have never gotten a weaker Gray Goose, or paid !!! that much to get it and not be able to taste a thing.
This dive desperately need a remodel, and to find whatever is dead back by the bathrooms.
Scuzzy, druggy, disgusting – that last review had to be written by someone on staff desperately tryin to drum up bizness. was in twice the week of pride and only went back to make sure i wasnt immagining how pitiful it was
It is easily the nastiest gay bar Ive ever been and im young but I dont know what you could do to make a place more disgusting. The few regulars who actually manage to stomach the place get treatment approaching civil. Others? uh--not so much.
Greeted by the bartender? Does that mean when he says what are you drinking? Didnt see any manager or anyone who seems like they would have cared to address either the weak drink i got, the parade of sucked up faces running in and out of the bathroom to either im guessin smoke rock or do lines or that open door which allowed one homeless guy to constantly stagger in and beg for change.
if theres food i didnt see it.
im laughing reading hillgirls pros about great staff and all that and no cons. this is obviously an employee or owner. if you got the time to be on here then clean up that nasty bar and hire someone who doesn't grind their teeth when they work.
worst bar ever been in.
hillgirl let me know when you need someone to show you around. ill even meet you at broadways. im guessing you dont exist and you work there. just sayin
Friendliest bar in town – When you walk in to Broadways you are immediately greeted by the bartender as well as the patrons who beat you to a bar seat.
That in itself is pretty refreshing!!
Alot of other bar tenders in this town do not do that!!
If either of the managers are there they welcome you as if they knew you.
They have a fantastic juke box and sound system along with a dance floor for when you get the urge to shake it up!!
They offer free food for some events and hoildays that is normally homemade by family members or friends.
The food is better than any other bar food you will find.
Bronco season you are sure to get a good meal during the games.
The patio is great for those who want to smoke or just mingle.
All in all Broadways is a comfortable bar where you will be sure to meet new friends and have a great time.
I consider myself a regular now and I LOVE IT!!!
Drive on by--not worth your dollars – When the loaded staggering bartender finally showed up 15 minutes after i was standing there, he was rude and concerned only with doing shots with his friends rather than customers who were actually paying. I have never gotten this lousy of service in all of Colorado. The bar itself has a stench (best word) like urine. Sat for the 15 minutes I could stomach it and watched a parade of the same men go in and out of the ladies room and mens room obviously on meth or something. This place is like a musuem of what a skanky 80s cocaine bar must have been like. Im sorry I spent the 8 dollars I did in there and you will be too. I may be just a kid in the gay life, but I would think the community would have more pride and not support a place like this.
Should have read the reviews. – Hey folks this ain't the Brown Palace. My first and only time I'll step inside here. Do they have to import such a horrid stench in the men's room? Even with no door. We had to wait almost 15 minutes for the bartender, he showed up from somewhere in back. I was told that he was out on the deck having a cigarette. We waited for refills as well. Four drinks were $22.00. Pretty high for a "DIVE" bar. As soon as the bar opened up next door we moved our business there. If the bartender was upset about not recieving a tip, he should look up what T.I.P. stands for. The only reason they got 1 star is you can't leave zero stars.
Don't Go There...Just Don't Do It!!! – I used my credit card to open a tab and my friend and I went in and had two drinks $8. The bartender was drunk really drunk and when I asked to cash out my tab was $63. My friend and I protested. He insisted it was my tab. We asked for the break down receipt and it was obvious it belonged to the only other group of people in the bar. The bartender was flusterred and confused. I even thought for a moment he was going to start crying. He said not to worry about it and tried to give me $15 of his tips. I did not take it. We left cash for the drinks and I signed nothing taking my charge slip and receipt with me. Today the $63 charge posted to my account. I disputed it with the bank, and am looking for the liquor board so I can put in a complaint with them. There was no manager on sight...just one drunk bartender. I am furious that I am having to take my time to go through all these steps and refuse to stop until proper action is taken against the bar for the processing of the charge I did not sign nor authorize, and for the bartender being drunk.
Bad service, bad energy, bad everything – You have got to be kidding me. I have lived in Denver 14 years and never have I dealt with lousy prices, bad service, and an owner like that-I'm assuming he was the owner, he acted like a spoiled brat who thought his drinks and friends were more important than the few customers there were.
Four of us accidentally went into this dump on a bar tour on Friday of Pride and what a waste of trying to find a parking space. Wasn't ever a real regular before, but remember it at least being fun and having some energy. Remember the Broncos games were fun. Now? Looks run down, from the taste I'd think they use an eyedropper to measure out the liquor, price and socalled specials were either high or lousy (much like the staff). And the one straight guy with us was once the bartender found out he was straight, given the worst service of all.
Add in nasty bathrooms, a so-called deck that's falling apart and smells like they might have a dead animal under it.
NOT WORTH YOUR TIME.
Can't keep their staff – As most of the other reviews commented the owners (Melanie) especially are not well liked. I was advised the bar was for sale. The best thing that could happen would be for her to drop the price and sell it to someone who understands what it takes to run a neighborhood tavern. I used to stop by two or three times a week after work and was often greeted by friendly atttentive staff (Odie, Scotty, Buddy and the like) who tried hard to make this tavern more than just a place to have a beer or two. I don't know what happened other than Melanie fired all the staff and continues to do so. It is like a revolving door with bartenders and managers. If you don't mind searching for the staff (usually they will be out back smoking a cigarette) then you can get pretty decent service. Tuesday is loyalty day and you can get a draft for a dollar. Just remember to bring a clothes pin if you need to use the bathroom. Once a month on Tuesday is about all I can take now.
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