Bike Junkies Fest

May 26, 2019

The Golden Bike Shop is holding a Bike Junkies Fest today from 10AM-4PM.

Are you ready for an awesome day of amazing bikes and FREE DEMOS! The GBS Bike Junkies fest is a day full of bikes, friends and lots of riding.

This event will take place in the On Tap Credit Union parking lot which is across the street from the bike shop.

All our bikes from Yeti, Pivot, Santa Cruz and Mondraker will be available to ride. Pivot will also have some eBikes to test ride!

There will be Bivouac Coffee for the early birds, a food cart with brats, hot dogs and pork sliders and an after party at Mountain Toad Brewing.

All proceeds will go to building the Floyd Hill trail system.

For more information contact Wayne at 303-278-6545.

Golden Bike Shop | 722 Washington Ave | 303-278-6545 | Map

Anniversaries at Gold Mine Cupcakes and Mountain Toad Brewing

May 25, 2019

Gold Mine Cupcakes is celebrating their 4th Anniversary today. They will have new flavors and specially-priced 4-packs of cupcakes…yum! They are also hosting a dog adoption event from 11AM-1PM, so stop by and meet the candidates. You might find your new best friend.

Gold Mine Cupcakes  |  700 12th St. #130  |  720-328-9531 |  Map

Mountain Toad Brewing is celebrating their 6th Anniversary. They will have Adobo Food Truck, Scrumptous Ice Cream, special beer tappings, and celebratory glassware. They will also have lots of great live music:
3pm – Dee Dee and the Shakers
6pm – Shawn Nelson Band
8pm – Chrispy, one man live looping band

Mountain Toad Brewing |  900 Washington Ave.  |  720-638-3244  |  Map

What Do Mothers Want? Reservations.

May 12, 2019

Bridgewater Grill @ the Golden Hotel
800 11th Street
$48 Adults | $39 Distinguished Guests 65 and Older | $18 Children 6-12 | 5 and Under Complimentary
Reservations required: 303-279-2010
10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Buffalo Rose
1119 Washington Avenue
SWING NIGHT SUPPER CLUB: A special evening for fans of BIG BAND and swing dancing. Dinner specials at 4:00, two and a half hours of live BIG BAND jazz from 5:00 to 7:30 by the Flatirons Jazz Orchestra – featuring Deborah Stafford. Dance or just listen to the great Swing Era music of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and more. Only $15 at the door. All ages welcome – under 18 with a guardian.

Indulge Bistro & Wine Bar
1299 Washington Avenue
Offering an a la carte brunch menu. Mom’s will receive a complimentary glass of bubbles on us!
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Mountain Toad Brewing
900 Washington Avenue
Scrumptious Sundae Bar on Mother’s Day
Come and share a custom made sundae with Mom on Mother’s Day! The Scrumptious truck will be here serving all day to celebrate Mom.
12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Nomad Taqueria & Beer Garden @ Origin Red Rocks
18485 W. Colfax Avenue
In honor of moms everywhere, we’re extending our brunch service to 2:00 p.m. Festivities include:

  • Limited edition Smoked Salmon and Avocado Eggs Benedict
  • First mimosa for Mom on us!
  • AikoPops a Unique Eatery will be on-site with complimentary popsicles for patio guests
  • Pickletown Flower Co truck on-site for guests to make mom a bouquet [$25]
    9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Old Capitol Grill & Smokehouse
1122 Washington Avenue
Mother’s Day Buffet – She taught you how to use a spoon…. Celebrate her with us! Mother’s Day Breakfast Buffet, including a carving station and an omelette station. ‘Mom’osa anyone?
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Schnepf’s Restaurant
3050 Illinois Street
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Table Mountain In Grill & Cantina
1310 Washington Avenue
Indulge in a full brunch buffet including carving stations, chilled seafood display, assorted desserts and more.
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Vice Kitchen Wine Whiskey
18445 W. Colfax Avenue #104
Mother’s Day Brunch plus the Bloom Bar Flower Truck will be visiting. Create your own bouquet.

Windy Saddle Cafe
1110 Washington Avenue
Special menu just for moms – $10; regular menu for all others.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Golden

May 5, 2019
Cinco de Mayo celebrations in Golden Colorado

Today is May 5th, which–as we all know–is the date we commemorate the Mexican Army‘s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza. (Wikipedia).

We have (at least) five ways to celebrate in Golden.

  • The Old Capitol Grill is serving Jalapeno Margaritas, Chicken Mole, and Pork Green Chili.
  • Old Capitol Grill & Smokehouse | 1122 Washington Ave | 303-279-6390 | Map
  • El Dorado is offering drink specials when you purchase food: $4 Corona Familiar, 2-for-1 house margaritas, and 2-for-1 Patron Shots.
  • El Dorado Mexican Restaurant | 720 Arapahoe Street | 303-278-4644 | (Map)
  • The Golden Hotel suggests a refreshing Blackberry Ginger Margarita on their Creekside patio.
  • Bridgewater Grill in the Golden Hotel |  800 11th St.  |  303-279-2010 | Map
  • Mountain Toad Brewing will be serving their El Sapo Mexican Lager, and will have authentic Mexican cuisine from Cilantro & Perejil.
  • Mountain Toad |  900 Washington Ave.  |  720-638-3244  |  Map
  • New Terrain Brewing will have live music by Buffalo Commons from 2-5PM and tasty fiesta food from Comida Mexicana. They will also be re-releasing the Key Largo Key Lime Kolsch–back for the summer season!
  • New Terrain Brewing Company  |  16401 Table Mountain Parkway  |  (720) 771-6997  |  Map

Fresh Produce and Craft Beer

April 17, 2019

Have you heard of GoFarm? They are a local nonprofit that supports local farmers and brings delicious, sustainably grown food to the community. Interested in learning more about what they do and how you can sign up to receive produce this summer?

Head to Mountain Toad Brewing between 5 and 8PM to meet the GoFarm team to get all of your questions answered. Enjoy $1 off a Mountain Toad craft beer!

Mountain Toad |  900 Washington Ave.  |  720-638-3244  |  Map

News from the Breweries

March 20, 2019

Colorado Craft Beer Week
This is Colorado Craft Beer Week, and today (Wednesday March 20th) is Colorado Pint Day!

Cannonball Creek is selling Colorado Craft Beer-labeled glasses today. They are also celebrating the one-year anniversary of their Open Mic Night from 6-10PM tonight. It was originally scheduled for last week, but they were bomb-cycloned out.
Cannonball Creek Brewing Company | 393 N. Washington Avenue | 303-278-0111 | Map

Barrels & Bottles is serving their Combover Kolsch in the CCB-labeled glasses–buy the beer; keep the glass.
Barrels and Bottles  |  600 12th Street  |  720-328-3643  |  Map

New Terrain Brewing will sell you your favorite brew for $10, including the glass.
New Terrain Brewing Company  |  16401 Table Mountain Parkway  |  (720) 771-6997  |  Map

In all cases, part of the proceeds for sale of the glasses will go to the Colorado Brewers Guild.

Holidaily points out that this year’s Craft Beer Week is themed “Craft Beer. It’s in our Nature.” Therefore, on Friday afternoon, they will celebrate with a hike: In the spirit of the great Colorado outdoors, join us for a hike and happy hour on Friday March 22nd. Meet at 3:00 at North Table trailhead (map) near the brewery for a hike and enjoy a beer at the brewery afterwards. $1 off all pints from 4-6pm.
Holidaily Brewing Co.  |  801 Brickyard Circle  |  303-867-5309  |  Map

Cheese Night at Mountain Toad

Mountain Toad Brewing and Cheese Ranch Deli are celebrating Cheese Night at the brewery tomorrow (Thursday, March 21st). Join us for a Mountain Toad favorite: cheese and beer! Hand picked cheeses by Cheese Ranch to go with your favorite Mountain Toad brews! The party starts at 6PM.

Mountain Toad |  900 Washington Ave.  |  720-638-3244  |  Map
Cheese Ranch Deli | 601 16th St. | 303-278-1293 | Map

Lots of Irish Food This Weekend

March 16, 2019

Grateful Bread is offering a special St. Patrick’s Day baking of Parker House Rolls (made with lots of local butter) today. They remind us that these rolls are the perfect complement to corned beef and cabbage–as are their rye bread and pumpernickel bread. Get them before they sell out! If you miss them don’t worry–they have a couple dozen other breads, buns, and rolls today. They will be open from 10AM-2:30PM.
Grateful Bread | 425 Violet Street | 303-681-5406 | Map

The Bridgewater Grill at the Golden Hotel has some special menu items this weekend, including a breakfast of Green Eggs and Ham with Green Bell Pepper and Golden Hash for $12. For lunch and dinner, they’re offering Corned Beef and Cabbage – House Corned Beef Brisket, Herman Joseph Beer Braised Cabbage, Fingerling Potatoes and Roasted Baby Carrots served with your choice of House or Caesar Salad for $18 OR Shepherd’s Pie served with your choice of House or Caesar Salad and Caraway Garlic Bread $18
Bridgewater Grill  |  800 11th St.  |  303-279-2010  |  Map

New Terrain Brewing is having a St. Paddy’s Party
11AM-11PM. Don your green and let’s get silly for some St. Patrick’s Day shenanigans! We’ll have Irish GreenGrass by Ragged Union, Irish dancers, tasty-riffic Irish bites from J Street Catering and Food Truck, and we’ll toast with our seasonal special, the MintNight Express Chocolate-Mint Stout. Sláinte!
New Terrain Brewing Company  |  16401 Table Mountain Parkway  |  (720) 771-6997  |  Map

Mountain Toad Brewing is releasing a tadpole (small) batch of Irish Coffee Stout today, and they’re offering discounts all weekend on Irish Red and Ryrish Stout, as well as green Mountain Toad green shirts and hats.
Mountain Toad Brewing  |  900 Washington Avenue  |  720-638-3244  |  Map

Jolynn’s Food and Spirits will be serving corned beef and cabbage, reubens, and green beer all weekend.
Jolynn’s Food & Spirits  |  1224 Washington Avenue  |  303-271-0730  |  Map

Holidaily Brewing will be visited by Dedicated Bistro & Bakery from 12-8PM, serving gluten-free Shepherd’s Pie, Fish & Chips, Reuben Load Fried, Irish Shortbread Cookies, and more.
Holidaily Brewing Co.  |  801 Brickyard Circle  |  303-867-5309  |  Map

Tune in tomorrow for more St. Patrick’s Day delights!

Competitive Guac-ing at Mountain Toad

February 2, 2019

Mountain Toad is hosting their 3rd Annual Gigante Guac-Off tomorrow from noon-3PM.

Join us before the Big Game for our Third Annual Guacamole Competition! Bring your own guacamole or just come and sample (and vote for) the entries. Entrants will receive their first pint free! Winners will be announced at 3:00 p.m. with prizes for the top three guacs. The pre-game show will be on while enjoying your favorite Mountain Toad brew!

Mountain Toad Brewing  |  900 Washington Avenue  |  720-638-3244  |  Map

Preview of February Business Events in Golden

February 1, 2019

Golden restaurants are taking advantage of our holiday lights to launch a new event this year: Winter Lights, Winter Nights will last from February 1st-10th. More than a dozen Golden restaurants are offering special menus, free drinks with an entree, discounts, etc. Enjoy a stroll downtown to enjoy the beautiful holiday lights, and follow up with a special dining experience. Since we’re also celebrating Heart and Soul of Golden month, why not see a play at Miners Alley or take advantage of free admission at the Golden History Center, the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, or the CSM Geology Museum? See the Winter Lights, Winter Nights list to plan a great evening out….

Of course, Golden’s businesses have many other events planned this month. A partial list appears below. For details on any of the following, see the Calendar of Events.

Mountain Toad Brewing – First Friday Happy Hour with Dee Dee and the Shakers, 4-7PM
Winter on the Rocks Pre-Party at Nomad Taqueria
Quilt ’til U Wilt
Free Pancake Breakfast at Avalanche Harley-Davidson
Heart Candy Box workshop at Home Depot
Brewery Boot Camp at Holidaily
Holidaily’s 3rd Anniversary Party
Earth Sweet Botanicals – Three Year Anniversary Party
Ski And Board Tune Onesie Party! at Coda Brewing
Woody’s Downhill Saturday
Tony Rosario at Dirty Dogs Roadhouse
Super Bowl Parties at Bridgewater Grill, Cast Iron Tavern, Wrigley’s Chicago Bar & Grill, and Trailhead Taphouse
3rd Annual Mountain Toad’s Gigante Guac-Off
Complimentary Wine Tasting at Indulge
CMS Avalanche Awareness Clinic at Bent Gate
Bend at the Barrel – Yoga and Tea Pairing
Class: Turtle Pincusion at the Golden Quilt Company
Cooking Class – The Power of Chocolate at Earth Sweet Botanicals
Healthy Skin Club at Earth Sweet Botanicals
Easy Bath Updates at Home Depot
Couples Massage Workshop @ Golden Yoga and Healing Arts
Spa Day at Virtuosity Dance Centre
Valentine Cookie Decorating
1st Annual Community Beer Night at Pedal Pushers
Dance & Yoga Night at Ashtanga Yoga
Drum Circle Mediation – Golden Body & Brain Yoga
Natural Perfume Making Workshop – Earth Sweet Botanicals
Sip and Shop at Cast Iron Tavern
Paint and Sip Class at Holidaily
Sipping +Sewing – Beginners at Holidaily
Golden Beer Talks at Windy Saddle
Fly-Tying Class
Backcountry 101 at Bent Gate
Valentine’s Day Truffle & Beer Tasting at New Terrain
Valentine’s Scents & Sips – A Candle, Wine & Floral Experience @ Mountain Lux Candles
Family Game Night at On Tap Credit Union
Inspired by Mountains at Bent Gate
Valentine’s Day Menu at the Golden Hotel (14th – 16th)
Valentine’s Day Date Night @ Virtuosity Dance Centre
Installing a Faucet at Home Depot
Let Your Love Show – A Couples Yoga & Relationship Workshop @ Golden Yoga and Healing Arts
Folk ‘n Frosting: A Bluegrass, Wine and Cupcake Event at Barrels & Bottles
Open Mic at Dirty Dogs Roadhouse
Ski & Snowboard Tune Night at New Terrain
Fly-Tying with Golden River Sports
Home Heating Methods at Golden Real Estate
Make a Pipe Coat Hanger at Home Depot
Mystery Mayhem at Golden Quilt Company
Installing Wall Tile at Home Depot
Buffalo Bill Birthday Party @ Rock Rest Lodge
SAT Prep Workshop – English
Open Mic Night at Dirty Dogs Roadhouse
Cooking Class – Soups & Stews at Earth Sweet Botanicals
Of Mountains and Mental Health at Bent Gate

Where can you go?

December 31, 2018

I’ve rounded up the holiday hours for some of our businesses. You’ll be glad to know that you can buy toys, tea, home decorating items, and liquor tomorrow. Oh–and beer. As of January 1st, grocery stores and convenience stores can sell full-strength beer.

Mountain Toad Brewing: Today 12-10PM | Tomorrow 12-10PM
Barrels & Bottles: Today 11AM-10PM | Tomorrow 11AM-10PM
Foss Company Wine | Spirits | Beer: Today 12-8 | Tomorrow 12-8
Golden Goods: Today 10-7 | Tomorrow 10-7
Southern Charm Home Decor: Today 12-3 | Tomorrow 12-6
Old Barrel Tea Company: Today 12-3 | Tomorrow 12-6
Truly BoHotique: Today 10-5 | Closed tomorrow
The Clothes Mine: Today 10-5 | Closed tomorrow
Cheese Ranch Deli: Today 10-3 | Closed tomorrow
Golden Quilt Company: Today 10-4:30 | Closed tomorrow
Icelantic Skis: Today 11-4 | Closed tomorrow
Miners Saloon: Tonight open till 1AM | Closed tomorrow
Old Capitol Grill: Tonight open til 8PM | Closed tomorrow
Quilt Museum: Today 10-2 | Closed tomorrow
Maki Sushi & Grill: 11-9:30PM | Closed tomorrow
Baby Doe’s: Today 9:30-4 | Closed tomorrow

Golden History Museum: Closed both days
Spirits in the Wind Gallery: Closed both days
State-38 Distilling: Closed both days
Gold Mine Cupcakes: Closed both days

It you’re looking for a special night out tonight, check yesterday’s post: New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Golden.

Maki Sushi & Grill will have a change of ownership as of tomorrow, and they will be closed tomorrow through January 15th for remodeling. If you absolutely need a dose of their sushi, better visit them TODAY!