Milk Bar – Not the Chocolate, but the Sweet Place on Broadway


Logo borrowed from Milk Bar’s Facebook Page. Click to visit and Like ’em! You know you should… Credit: Milk Bar Facebook Page, June 2013

3 Rooms, 3 DJ’s, 3 bars – if there’s not something you like at Milk Bar, then I hate to say it, but pal – there’s something wrong with you. Steven Mercer, my other half, and I headed over to Milk Bar last Saturday night on a tip from a friend in LA. He advised us that his friend would be spinning at Milk Bar, and that he was amazing to watch and listen to. This is our first “club” atmosphere that we’ve dove into since living in Grand Rapids, MI, so of course, we were completely skeptical before arriving. To be honest, we told our friends that we’d be home an hour later – the goal was to stop by and support a friend of a friend. So, we left our apartment at about 11:00 pm to catch a cab to the alley entrance behind 1037 Broadway in Denver, CO. 


Yeah, we didn’t get home until about 2:15 am, if that says anything. 


As Beaux (far left) explained, “It’s not that hard to make friends here – just walk up to people and start talking to them!” So, we did. And were rewarded with a picture. Credit: Steven Mercer, June 2013

When you walk into Milk Bar, you think, “What am I getting myself into?” Answer: Awesome Fun Happy Time. Milk Bar as a whole supports three separate rooms with three separate DJ’s, genres of music, dance floors, lights, and bars. There’s also a large smoking patio connected, so it’s unnecessary to leave the bar to have a cigarette; drinks are welcome on the patio. 

Every walk of life inhabits Milk Bar, which is what made Steven and I fall in love with the place immediately. I don’t dress in “gothic” attire, nor do I dress “steam punk” or have cool piercings, but I love those who do, and I love the ability to be in the same vicinity as those who are so comfortable with just being themselves and having a great time. This is what Milk Bar is all about – they provide the opportunity for anyone and everyone to come, let loose, and be themselves, regardless of what you’re into. They support so many genres of music with different atmospheres that it sucks in an incredible amount of different individuals, all with the same goal in mind – a good time. 


We did not bring the “big” camera, so in order to show you the aesthetic beauty of this great place, I’ve borrowed the above picture from Milk Bar’s Facebook Page. Please click on the above photo, visit their Facebook Page, and Like ’em! Credit: Milk Bar Facebook Page, July 2013

Aside from the great atmosphere and the welcoming people, the drinks were great. Nicely poured without robbing my pocketbook (totally just called a wallet a pocketbook). Both Steven and I stuck with liquor, and weren’t broke when 2 am rolled around. Keep in mind there is cover – we paid $5 to get in last Saturday, which is a cheap fee for the stiff drinks, awesome people, and great music.

Suggestions before going to Milk: 

  • Put on your dancing shoes. 
  • Download Shazam. Not all of the songs will register, but it’s worth a shot – they spin some great music! 
  • Check out their Facebook page to see what events are coming up and who is spinning.

We’re hoping to stop by again this upcoming weekend, and let loose at Milk Bar. Hope to see you there, friends.