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Escape rooms: a thrilling new form of entertainment

PARTICIPANTS MUST ESCAPE WITHIN AN HOUR Math, logic, and riddles. These subjects are usually something people either find alluring or steer away from because of the challenging content and difficulty level. Now, these subjects are at the center of an evening out on the town,

Wine slushies on tap at Barrels & Bottles

YOUR SUMMER BREWERY DESTINATION There are worse things to be known for than wine slushies. Barrels & Bottles Brewery in downtown Golden, Colo. makes the most of this word of mouth branding—their house-made brews and rotating specials find their way on the chalkboard menu, but

Vietnamese restaurant is the Bom

FLAVORFUL, DELICIOUS Pho Bom is a geode waiting to be discovered: its exterior may be unnoticeable, blending into the blandness of the background, but it isn’t defined by its surface or its environment. Despite being hard on the eyes, this classic Vietnamese noodle and grill

Passion project evolves into premier coffee house

Sträva Craft CURATES INFUSED BREWS A desire to create positive change through different passions brought an unlikely duo together to brew fine craft coffee with a Colorado twist. Sträva Craft Coffee was founded in 2015 by Andrew Aamot and Kevin Crowley. Aamot, with a background in information

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Game of Thrones concert: songs of ice and fire

WESTEROS COMES TO DENVER The voice of Cersei Lannister echoes across the filled-to-capacity Pepsi Center: “Silence your phones now, or you will be boiled in the blood of your children.” A full orchestra queues up the Game of Thrones theme song; the opening credits play

McDonald’s cuisine five minutes before store closes

STALE BLISS “We close in five minutes,” the McDonald’s cashier greeted the Sentry as our reporters arrived for a long overdue profile on the Tivoli staple. Perfect. Just in time. The employees were so focused on their work that they retrieved the large order from

Bus stops in Denver: kinda OK

HOME TO PIGEONS AND PEOPLE ALIKE The RTD bus system serves as a part-time home for the many people who spend endless hours of their lives waiting for buses that never arrive on time. Luckily, though their scheduling is flaky at best, RTD provides welcoming

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Local art entrepreneurs profiled by CU Denver Live!

STUDENTS ENCOURAGED TO PURSUE DREAMS Many individuals have the dream of being their own boss and setting their own hours, and the students at CU Denver Live! put together a panel of local entrepreneurs to show CU Denver students that this goal is certainly attainable.

Frozen in time: ice cream shop disguises speakeasy

FROZEN MATTER’S SECRET ROOM A city can never have too many ice cream shops—or bars. Ice cream is at the heart of social happenings from first dates to birthdays to hot summer nights, but never before has the city of  Denver seen a place like Frozen