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Denver Date Night: Live Comedy, No Fuss

05/28/2011 10:38 am ET | Updated Jul 27, 2011

Comedy Works has been a hot Denver date destination for 30 years -- but the downtown congestion on a weekend can be anything but funny. We have a solution to meet your stand-up needs with a full date night itinerary minus the downtown hassle – no joke.

Dinner at Lucy’s: Park in the nearby free garage in Greenwood Village’s easily accessible Landmark district, then head to the second floor of the Comedy Works building for an upscale dinner of edgy American fare at Lucy. We suggest beginning with the crab cake app (served along with mango ginger sauce and jicama and cucumber relish) followed by asparagus bisque (served with almonds and crème fraîche) and the blackened chicken sandwich (Cajun spice, basil aioli, mango red pepper chutney).
Entrees range $13 - $24
5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village; 720-274-6800

Laugh it up at Comedy Works South: Take your time eating, because your next stop, Comedy Works South at the Landmark, is only a few steps away. This sibling to the downtown establishment has become a comedy staple in its own right, boasting a summer line-up including Natasha Leggaro, Rob Schneider, Michael Winslow and Christopher Titus (pictured). It’s general seating, so buy tickets online in advance. Note: There’s a two-item minimum of drinks and/or food.
Fridays & Saturdays, 7:15pm & 9:45pm; prices vary depending on the act
5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village; 720-274-6800

Drinks at Lila B. Lounge: If you’re not ready to call it a night when the show wraps, make your way into Lila B.’s, a sophisticated little lounge on the main floor of the same building. Share a few more chuckles with your date over a signature martini such as The Big “O” (Stoli Vanil, Godiva White and Dark liqueurs) or Poisoned Rose (Effen vodka, Lillet Rouge and apple cider). There’s no set closing time here – as long as you’re having a good time, Lila B. is happy to be the one to provide it.
5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village; 720-274-6800

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