Are you ready for the coolest bar concept in years? Knew you were. It’s called The 1up! Yes you nerds out there your humor and counter culture has become cool again. We know you were nerds before nerd was cool, now let’s share that with everyone.
1up offers a full bar, full menu, and a room filled with great old arcade games like Street Fighter, Tron, and the old Star Wars trench run game. They also have gigantic Jenga! Yes. It stacks about four feel high and makes a rather large crash when it falls. They have a wall of old school pin ball machines and original skee ball. Oh and the beer tower is inside an arcade game body, yes where the screen should be there are taps. It’s fantastic.
Now I know all of you who prefer the hipper lodo scenes you have not been forgotten! The atmosphere is classic lodo, located underground with awesome music, fun staff, and two great patios to enjoy the night and smoke a cigarette. Not only that but for the most part the drinks are reasonably priced and the pours are good. I wouldn’t reccomend getting a long Island though I think they’re fifteen dollars but the guy I went with said it was worth it, so try at your own risk I suppose! Anyway it’s a fun combo of Denver social scene and old school 80’s nerd world.
Now this is the interesting part. When I went here’s all that was happening. There was a work going away party, a bachelorette party, a group of jerks terrorizing the jenga tables, and several guys just playing games, and there were tons of couples.
This place makes an amazing first date. Here’s why, they have completed eliminated the awkward silence that occurs when conversations die. Let’s face it, not everyone is a conversationalist. This bar has created a awesome environment for escaping traditional conversation. There are lots of games you two can play together and other when you can take turns competing for the best score. Yea it’s nerdy, but it’s fun! And it’s a way to have a good time when you are bad at creating your own in the tradtitional bar and lounge scene.
So my awkward and maybe not so awkward Denverites check out 1up it’s the up and coming talk of the town. Let’s help keep it going and enjoy a new and wonderful bar concept!
If you don’t believe me, here’s what everybody else has to say.