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Old 11-30-2008, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Hey guys, great forum y'all have, found a lot of good info out of the searches.

Just moved to Aurora from the St. Louis area this week (moved in Wednesday). We're set up at The Breakers, and still trying to get our routine set. Wife and I are late-20s, married, childless, and trying to find some decent nightlife halfway close by. We wound up at Gibby's on Havana last night, then tried the Naughty Prince, and finally wound up at the bar inside The Breakers itself. I know the area we're in is pretty suburban, but is there anything bar-wise that's not a sports bar in the area? When we lived in STL, we'd often hit the Central West End and their old-style Pubs, or Washington Avenue for the more upscale (LoDo-type scene).

Is taking the train from the Parker/225 stop to Downtown effective or worthwhile? How late does it run?

Finally, we're dog people, (one of the main reasons we wound up at The Breakers). Their 'dog park' leaves a bit to be desired, so I'm trying to figure out some leashless areas that are fairly close (kind of a PITA to pack up the dog and drive 30 minutes just to let him run around).

TIA, JK
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Old 11-30-2008, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Is taking the train from the Parker/225 stop to Downtown effective or worthwhile? How late does it run?
The trains are definitely effective, and worthwhile.

You could get off at Auraria, and take a bus down Colfax to Capitol Hill, or take the train to 18th/California and walk to Uptown or LoDo.

The sucky thing is, to get home, you'd have to be at any of the downtown stations between 1-130am.

Or you could take a cab or maybe a bus.
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Old 11-30-2008, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Golden, CO
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I live near the Breakers and I take my dogs to the dog park in Stapleton. It's roughly at Montview and Syracuse, just north of the tennis courts. I like it because it's fenced in, large, and there are usually a lot of people around.

One of my neighbors takes her dog to Cherry Creek State Park, but I haven't been there myself. I don't know if there is a fenced in area, but her dog listens a lot better than mine do, so mine need the fence.

As far as nightlife goes, I usually head over to downtown or Broadway, so I'm not really up on what's available on this end of town. It's not a long bus ride (83L). You can drive to Parker/225 and take the light rail, but it sort of runs southwest before it turns to go toward downtown, so even though I haven't tried it myself, I always figure it will take longer than the bus or simply driving to one of the other stations (I like DU station).

Hope this helps!
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Old 11-30-2008, 03:03 PM
 
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The Bull and Bush, Uptown Tavern at Lowry, College Inn and the Cherry Cricket are all fairly close (within 5 miles). E Colfax West of Colorado has a lot of options.

As for dog parks when we lived on that side of town we used to go to the Stapleton dog park. The best dog park I've been to in Denver is at Chatfield reservoir. If your dog likes to swim you will love it. Here's a list of area dog parks. http://www.ecoanimal.com/dogfun/colorado.html

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Old 11-30-2008, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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Cherry Creek dog park for sure. Right off Parker Road and Orchard.
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Old 11-30-2008, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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Also - haven't been in my 20s and childless in many a moon however, I believe there are some "non sports bars" in the Greenwood Village area. if for some reason you were not wanting to go downtown. Cool River comes to mind...there are little pockets of interesting places to try once you're settled in - just really depends on what you are looking for "bar scene" (LoDo's in HR) or older neighborhoods with more character for more of a coffee-house type experience (the Highlands has some neat areas like this).
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Old 12-09-2008, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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I live near the Breakers and I take my dogs to the dog park in Stapleton. It's roughly at Montview and Syracuse, just north of the tennis courts. I like it because it's fenced in, large, and there are usually a lot of people around.

Hope this helps!
Took the mutt up there last weekend, very nice place! Thanks.
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