'The Nest' fans: Dive into these Denver dive bars, get a deal

The Nest Carly Street Adams Visiual Communications
Carly Street In the DCPA Theatre Company’s ‘The Nest,’ which runs through Sunday.  Photo by Adams Visual Communications.

By Olivia Jansen
For the DCPA NewsCenter

After seeing The Nest, you might be seeking out a new go-to hangout of your own. And maybe a drink or two. Allow us to help. Bring your ticket stub to one of the four neighborhood bars below, and your bartender will transform any hour into happy hour.  Have some good grub, good drinks and good conversation with the regulars. We can only hope your night doesn’t end with a face full of fries. (Those of you who have seen the play will know what we mean. And those of you who have not – you only have until Sunday. The Nest closes on Feb. 21).   

Dive Bar Candlelight The Nest 383 S. Pearl Street, Denver, 80209
The place to be for games, whether you want to cheer on your favorite team or challenge your friends to darts, Jenga or a game of shuffleboard. There’s even a jukebox, but unlike The Nest, this one works. Featuring drink specials every day, there’s never a bad time to head over to Candlelight Tavern. They’re keeping the dive bar alive and well. Check them out on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter @CandlelightTav.
: 303-778-9530

Dive Bar Buckhorn The Nest1000 Osage St, Denver, CO 80204
If you’re craving meat, The Buckhorn Exchange has you covered. Beef, buffalo, elk, quail, pork and alligator tail are staples on this menu. Established in 1893, Denver’s oldest restaurant has served Presidents Teddy and Franklin Roosevelt, Eisenhower, Carter and Reagan. It’s a place filled with history, just like The Nest. Live entertainment offered four nights a week in the upstairs bar and lounge. Find out more on Facebook or stay up-to-date on Twitter @TheBuckhorn.
Phone number
: 303-534-9505
: buckhorn.com

Dive Bar Historians The Nest24 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Want somewhere to really experience Colorado? Take in breathtaking views of the Rockies and downtown Denver from the Historian Ale House rooftop patio. Try one of the 40 beers on tap, most brewed right here in Colorado. Enjoy menu options featuring food grown and raised in the Centennial State, including a steak dinner just as delicious as the one at The Nest. Interested? Follow on Facebook or an Twitter @HAHdenver.
Phone number
: 720-479-8505

2000 E 28th Ave, Denver, CO 80205
Dive Bar Whittier The NestExperience the historic Whittier neighborhood from this pub’s large outdoor patio. The Whittier offers food specials Monday through Wednesday and you can test your knowledge at weekly trivia nights. Similar to The Nest, this pub is filled with regulars, but always welcoming to newcomers. With choices from burgers to fish and chips to brunch, there’s something for everyone. It has to be good; The Whittier Pub was just nominated for the 2016 Fans Choice Awards for Pubs. Visit their Facebook page or on Twitter @TheWhittier.
Phone number
: 720-638-7397
: thewhittierpub.com

The Nest: Ticket information

  • By Theresa Rebeck
  • Through Feb. 21
  • Space Theatre
  • When you have a seat at the bar called The Nest, no conversation is off-limits, whether you’re speaking or eavesdropping. That is, until a stranger walks in with a lucrative proposition. Pulitzer Prize finalist Theresa Rebeck’s plays “may make you laugh or shudder (or both)” according to American Theatre, and with its feisty humor and scorching dialogue, this explosive new comedy holds a cracked mirror up to friendships, romantic relationships and families.
  • Tickets: 303-893-4100 or BUY ONLINE

  • Previous NewsCenter coverage of The Nest:

    Opening night photo coverage
    The Nest flies in face of national gender trends
    5 Things We Learned from The Nest … Like ‘Mansplaining’​
    Theresa Rebeck: Bar plays should be ‘humanly reckless’
    Five things we now know about that bar
    Cast list announced
    Theresa Rebeck is not getting angry: She’s getting even
    ​American Theatre magazine: The Colorado New Play Summit Is a Developing Story

    Photos: The Nest production photos:
    The Nest Photos by Adams Visual Communications. To see more, click the “forward” arrow.

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