There are a million and one things going on this weekend for Denver PrideFest 2012 - parties, concerts, parades, you name it - but the only Happy Hour endorsed by MileHighGayGuy.com is It's Just Social aka Jeff's Happy Hour, hosted by my pal Jeff Giadone and taking place Friday, June 15 at Interstate Kitchen and Bar from 5:30-8pm.
It's a mellow alternative (or start) to the weekend's festivities and it's right in the heart of the Art District on Santa Fe who will be having they're Gay on Santa Fay event including my good friend Don Campbell's show The Male Form at his eponymously titled studio.
Would you like to know more? Here's what Jeff had to say about it.
I am a Colorado native and have lived in Denver for about 20 years.
As a person who makes a living in sales, I enjoy people and one of the things I enjoy the most is bringing people together--whether it be over food or a beverage or both!
I've been involved in the community for many years through Project Angel Heart and HRC. I've met a lot of great people and enjoy meeting new ones! Many of my friends will call and ask me "do you know so and so" and chances are that I do or I will at some point!
I enjoy life to the fullest and live by the motto "I'll try anything once and will do it twice if I like it!"
Now tell me a little bit about your happy hour social fun time. Who is they for? How is it different from other happy hours?
It's Just Social was formed about a year and a half ago by a friend of mine and me. We found that most people fell out of touch as there wasn't a Happy Hour place that catered to a more professional demographic for both men and women primarily over the age of 35. We pulled together both of our contact lists and sent out emails saying this is a Happy Hour to come and see old friends, meet new ones and there is no agenda. No organization is going to be asking for money, donations, support--just a good ol' fashioned cocktail party. We decided that a once a month gathering would suffice so we set it for the third Friday of each month. The location must be gay friendly, easy access and one that can hold over 75 people. Each time, we have averaged about 75 to 100 people--both men and women in the Community. It's often been referred to as Jeff's Happy Hour--being the organizer and all! It makes me proud to live in Denver and do what I do!
What makes us different is that we're just bringing people together--no agenda. A casual atmosphere to make people feel welcome and for those who are new to town--and it seems that there are a lot more--a chance to make new friends!
My favorite cocktail is a Ketel and Soda with double lime squeeze...that's a personal question as to how many...but I would say a few and always ask ourselves the question: Check yourself before you wreck yourself!
Why should readers of MileHighGayGuy.com come on down and check out It's Just Social aka Jeff's Happy Hour?
Readers should come down and check it out as it's a fun and casual atmosphere, chances are you'll know many of the people, its an opportunity to support a local business that supports our community and there are nice looking people with no pretense! Who knows--you may meet your future boyfriend/girlfriend or partner here--it's happened before at this event!