The Best Places to Enjoy Nightlife in South Denver 

All work and no play is for the birds! Find out where to meet up with friends, shake it on a hoppin’ dancefloor, or just relax with a nice glass of wine. South Denver has a wide variety of happening opportunities to relish in the nightlife, offering something for everyone.  

Whether you’re in the mood to two-step at a country bar or sample some delicious craft beer in a cozy atmosphere, we’ve made it easy for you by bringing together the top ten best places to enjoy nightlife in south Denver. 

The New McCarthy’s Bar and Grill15350 E Smoky Hill Road, Aurora CO – https://www.mccarthysaurora.com/ 

Best described as the quintessential sports bar and grill, The New McCarthy’s Bar and Grill in Aurora is a casual, comfortable bar providing beer, mixed drinks, delectable American food and exceptional service. The food menu includes burgers, wraps, wings, sliders and more! There’s a digital jukebox, plenty of large flat-screen TV’s, live poker, and bingo every week. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights feature live music on most weeks; check the website for a list of upcoming events.  

The Boardroom Sports Bar and Steakhouse51 W Dry Creek Ct, Littleton, CO 80120  

Located at the intersection of East Dry Creek Road and South Broadway, The Boardroom is the place to go for an authentic Colorado bar experience complete with a juicy steak. Touting 30+ HDTV’s, shuffleboard tables, pool tables, more than 20 beers on draft, and a full menu of creative comfort food, The Boardroom is a local hotspot for sports fans and steak lovers alike. The radio station 104.4 The Fan even hosts live broadcasts here, giving away free sports memorabilia and event tickets! Check it out!  

The Alamo Drafthouse and Cinema7301 S Santa Fe Dr. Unit #850, Littleton, CO – https://drafthouse.com/denver/theater/littleton 

Where can you get a fantastic draft beer, a world-class meal, and a cinematic experience all in one? At the Alamo Drafthouse and Cinema in Littleton, of course! In addition to showing many of the most popular new releases on the big screen, Alamo Drafthouse serves up made-from-scratch fare to enjoy as you’re entertained. Make it a night by adding friends and a round of mixed drinks before last call.  

Lodo’s Bar and Grill, 8545 S Quebec St, Highlands Ranch, CO – https://lodosbarandgrill.com/ 

Lodo’s Bar and Grill is “where Denver plays!” There’s no shortage of good times to be had at this Denver staple for nightlife activity, from dancing to rooftop dining. Known for their mixed drinks and lively atmosphere, Lodo’s Bar and Grill has three locations in Denver. The Highlands Ranch Lodo’s is second-to-none, with a fun, hip crowd that you can expect to grow as the night goes on. And, the views of the mountains are breathtaking! 

The Mirage Sports Bar and Grill, 8340 W Coal Mine Ave, Littleton, CO – https://themiragesportsbar.com/ 

What’s that? You’re looking for karaoke, off-track betting, pool, darts, and live music? Then you’ve got to check out the Mirage Sports Bar and Grill in Littleton. It’s just ‘good, old-fashioned fun’ with plenty of ways to entertain groups of any size. In case you need even more diversion, there’s live poker, dancing, and a full menu of fantastic food. So, grab your friends and head over to southeast corner of Wadsworth and Coal Mine in Littleton. See you there! 

Stampede, 2430 S Havana St, Aurora, CO – https://www.stampedeclub.net 

From country music boot-scootin’ to Hispanic dance celebrations, Stampede is the local go-to for south Denver dancing. Is it Wednesday? If so, head over to Stampede for Denver’s best ladies night! There’s live music most weekends, and there’s even a mechanical bull, if you’re feeling lucky. Corporate events and party planning are a specialty at Stampede as well. At Stampede, the crowd is definitely more country-inspired, so don’t forget your cowboy hats and belt buckles.  

VIP Hookah Lounge, 2787 S Parker Rd, Aurora, CO  

Just across South Parker Road from Stampede is the VIP Hookah Lounge, a premier hookah smoking destination for south Denverites. If your idea of a good time is listening to DJ’s spin live while taking long, relaxing pulls on a hookah pipe, then VIP Hookah Lounge is for you. There are water-chambered hookahs for public use, and the shisha selection can’t be beat. There’s a dance floor and a sultry, dark environment that calms as much as it intrigues. VIP Hookah Lounge serves the evening crowd, and opens at 7pm every day.   

Proof Niteclub, 7800 E Hampden Ave, Denver, CO – https://www.proofniteclub.com/ 

It’s ‘where Denver comes to Dance’! Proof Niteclub bills itself as a video dance club that plays modern dance music as well as 80’s and 90’s hits. The lights and visual stimulation at Proof is astounding, and there’s no shortage of fantastic mixed drinks to enjoy alongside the great music. Proof is known as being a dance headquarters for Denver, particularly on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. There’s happy hour and VIP service, and remember that Proof does enforce a dress code, so refer to the site listed above for more information.  

Breckenridge Brewery, 2990 Brewery Lane, Littleton, CO – https://www.breckbrew.com/ 

Born in 1990 in Breckenridge, Colorado – the Breckenridge Brewery is the third oldest craft brewery in the state.  Located on a 12 acre site on Brewery Lane, the farm inspired campus features a 100 barrel brewhouse, barrel aging room and the farm house restaurant.  Tours area available five days a week, or just enjoy a pure Colorado beer around a fire pit and get to know the people around you. 

Halfpenny Brewing Company, 5150 E. Arapahoe Rd, Centennial, CO – https://www.halfpennybrewing.com/ 

Experience three different sections as you enjoy crafted beer, the English Snug, the German Beerhall and the American Tasting Room.  The Halfpenny taproom is the perfect place to enjoy a beer with friends or while watching the big game on one of the three 55′ TV’s or 12 foot projectors.  With sandwiches and snacks, this taproom is the perfect place to unwind.   

ViewHouse, 7101 S. Clinton, Centennial, CO 80112 or 2680 W. Main Street, Littleton, CO 80120 – https://www.viewhouse.com/ 

Inspired by Colorado’s love of sports and the outdoors, the ViewHouse offer patrons rooftop dining, a second to none sports bar and some of the largest TV’s screens in Denver.  With views of the Rocky Mountains, the ViewHouse is the perfect place to gather and watch one of Denver’s beloved sports teams or just relax and enjoy summer in Colorado. 

Have fun exploring all that the nightlife scene in south Denver has to offer. Regardless of where you choose to go for your night out on the town, remember to designate a driver for the evening and never drive inebriated. Have a blast!