New lesbian bar leaves Denver bLushing with excitement
August 9, 2012 | 1:00 pm
(Updated: February 25, 2013 | 1:06 pm)
With the grand opening of bLush on Aug 4, long time social legend and bar owner Jody Bouffard has once again brought excitement to the Denver lesbian nightlife scene.
Known for social hotspots such as tHERe Coffee Bar and Lounge and HER Bar, Bouffard and General Manager Brittany Joseph state that the primary purpose for opening bLush is to create a communal gathering place for all. “I am thrilled to be back supporting the community. My mission is to ensure that bLush is a space that always offers a pleasurable experience,” Bouffard said.
This promise of a good time won’t be hard to deliver, as many observed during bLush’s soft opening, July 21. Excited fans of Jody B’s past projects showed up to preview the space along with new friends of the Denver lesbian community looking for a good time, with all enjoying drink specials and a fun atmosphere cleverly crafted up by Bouffard and Joseph.
With this fun time, bLush gave attendees a preview of the many excitements the bar will offer, including a pool table, upstairs lounge and special theme nights. Some of the weekly specials that bLush will be offering include Monday Industry Nights, where the first drink is free for fellow restaurant and bar workers and Friday “InFEMMEss” ladies nights, with $3 martinis, wine and Absolute cocktails. These weekday night specials are just a kick-off for their weekend fun, which include “Butch, Please” Saturday Nights, with PBR specials and rock and roll, and Sunday FUNDAY with free pool all day and drink specials. No matter the day (or night) of the week, bLush promises to deliver plenty of fun and social opportunities for every one of their foxy lady patrons.
Located in the heart of Denver’s Capital Hill on East Colfax Ave., bLush has adopted the coffee shop trend of that area, opening daily at 10 a.m. and serving an array of caffeinated beverages, including lattes, mochas and chais. With all ages welcome before 9 p.m., bLush hopes to include everyone within its goal to support the lesbian community of Denver, no matter the age. Free WiFi and a comfy lounge space invite all to the party, even if they have a looming deadline and piles of work to do.
With the opening of bLush quickly approaching, Joseph is already promoting the excitement that is sure to be ever-present on the night of Aug 4: “We will have several surprise (and fun!) features,” she said. Judging off the success of Bouffard’s previous bars and soft opening, it is safe to say that we won’t be disappointed on this regard. Offering fun and a warm sense of community to all, bLush has the promise of becoming a permanent fixture in Denver’s lesbian scene – delivering the “US” inside of the bLush.