Whether you like music, outdoor adventures, or good restaurants, there are plenty of things to do in Denver. But let’s face it, sometimes you’re looking for an evening that’s a little more out of the ordinary. 

If it’s date night with someone special, or your friends are looking for a unique adventure, a local restaurant, museum, or sporting event just isn’t going to cut it. 

So the next time you’re in Denver looking for something a little more distinctive, give one of these ideas a try…

Throw an Axe

Everyone’s tried billiards and darts at their local bar, but if you haven’t tried axe throwing, you’re missing out. It’s great for those who are willing to try something new and, if you’re not all that coordinated, slightly dangerous. 

The first time you throw an axe, the adventure might feel a little daunting. But after you get the hang of it, it’s a lot of fun. 

Bad Axe Throwing offers two Denver locations and plenty of lanes, whether you plan to throw solo or with a large group. They offer walk-in time slots, too, or you can reserve a lane in advance.

Ride a Bike

Instead of driving through the city, why not ride a bike? The group of bike fans over at Denver Cruiser Ride set up a weekly ride through the city. These nighttime rides start at different locations each week, and you’ll visit several local bars while you’re out and about. 

Hundreds of people enjoy these rides each summer, and you’re likely to see plenty of crazy, colorful costumes. It’s a fun, creative way to see Denver.

Solve a Crime

Like a good mystery? If so, then maybe it’s time to impress your friends with your detective skills. The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Theater not only lets you solve a crime for yourself, you or one of your friends might be in on the crime. 

The evening includes plenty of intrigue, laughs, and unscripted moments you can’t find anywhere else. And dinner is delicious, too.

Make Something

Paint and sip studios are popping up all over the place these days, but if your tastes skew more towards woodworking or jewelry making, then check out Upstairs Circus

Upstairs Circus is a do-it-yourself workshop…no, actually it’s a bar. No, wait, it’s both. With two locations in Denver, you can sip on your favorite drink while making your own leather, wood, jewelry, or art projects. And best of all, they provide you with the necessary supplies, tutorials, and assistance to make something uniquely yours. 

Break Something

If making something isn’t your thing, why not break something? A break room, sometimes called a “rage room,” is a safe place where you can destroy items without worrying about cleaning up afterward.  

At SMASH*IT Breakroom, they provide the safety gear and an assortment of tools used for destruction, such as bats, sledgehammers, and crowbars. And of course, they provide a room full of items to demolish. It’s a great way to release energy, de-stress, and have a little fun.