Colfax Avenue is rich with a storied past and the story of Denver’s continuous evolution. Playboy Magazine coined Colfax the “longest, wickedest street in America” and Jack Kerouac wrote about Colfax Avenue in the Beat Generation novel On the Road.
Colfax has a thriving live music scene with The Fillmore, The Ogden Theater, The Lion’s Lair and many more bars serving up live music as well. Colfax is known for its originality, both in character and in businesses. Colfax supports local businesses and even though some national chain stores have popped up along the corridor, its identity is in the small, locally-owned shops. The Colfax Renaissance is well underway and currently enjoys great support from the community, the City, and investors. Come to Colfax!