As both capital and the largest city in Colorado, Denver unsurprisingly has some of the most pot-friendly establishments in the state. There are literally dozens of places in town where you could either purchase weed or enjoy your stash in warm and welcoming surroundings. If you ever find yourself in Denver and in need of a friendly place to chill out for a couple of hours, you can certainly do far worse than these pot-friendly destinations.
Adagio Bud and Breakfast
Looking for a cool place to stay that won’t cost a bundle? Definitely check out Adagio Bud and Breakfast located just 5 minutes from downtown. The accommodations are surprisingly decent, considering the part of town where it is located, but that’s not the only reason to check in. You also get a sampler of fine cannabis products first thing in the morning, and milk and cookies before you turn in. But probably the best reason to check out Adagio is the Happy Hour from 4:20–appropriately enough–to 6:20. Here you get to enjoy some of Denver’s finest produce at greatly discounted rates.
Sancho’s Broken Arrow
For great music and great prices on beer, Sancho’s Broken Arrow is where you want to go. With a good selection of classic rock (with plenty of Grateful Dead), this stoner landmark located right beside the Fillmore Auditorium is a superb place to kick back and chill with a bowl or two. Its clientele is comprised of people of all ages, so there’s always something interesting going on. They have a pretty good collection of arcade games, but much of the action is centered on the pool and air hockey tables. The décor is admittedly a bit on the rundown side, but the vibe more than makes up for it.
El Chapultepec is a bit more upscale than Sancho’s, but it remains friendly and accessible all the same. Located smack dab in the center of the lively LoDo district, the bar offers a superb selection of live jazz and funk every night. The food isn’t really much to write home about, but the burritos are fairly decent if you really must have something to eat. There’s always plenty of good smoke to be had from the friendly crowd, but it is a good idea to bring your own. Keep in mind that the place can get pretty crowded on most nights of the week, so be ready for a long wait to be seated.
For a head shop that is even more left of center than you may be accustomed to, iBake Lounge is the place to be. Located on the outskirts of downtown, iBake is billed as the first “private-membership head shop” in the city. Here, customers can come and smoke as they please without having to deal with unruly crowds or obnoxious drunks. More like some stoner-friendly basement in someone’s house than a smoke bar, iBake Lounge is a place where you can really let your hair down.