Driving Your Denver Nightlife: SoCo Boasts 20 Years of History and Is Still Going Strong Today

Posted: Wednesday July 26, 2017

Driving Your Denver Nightlife: SoCo Boasts 20 Years of History and Is Still Going Strong Today

SoCo, the South of Colfax Nightlife District, is where you can find everything you’ve been looking for in Denver nightlife. With five venues, each offering its own unique theme, SoCo’s 20 years of nightlife history has shown it is consistently pushing forward to give you exactly what you’re looking for in Denver, Colorado nightlife.

SoCo is family owned, Denver nightlife focused, and currently operating the following five fantastic venues in Denver, South of Colfax, along Lincoln and Broadway:

  • The Church Nightclub
  • Club Vinyl
  • Bar Standard
  • Milk Bar
  • The Living Room

In the beginning…

SoCo was started by Regas Christou in the former St. Mark’s Church building that now houses The Church, reopened as a nightclub and showcase venue for the nation’s top DJs and musical artists.

Tiesto, Afrojack, DJ Irene, R3hab, Quintino, Producer/DJ Kolombi, Producer/Trance DJ Paul Oakenfold, and David J of Bauhaus/Love + Rockets all have performed at what is routinely called, “the best club in Denver Colorado.”

Many believe The Church to be one of the first nightclubs in the country to maintain its original church facility design.

nick murphy at vinyl

Nick Murphy / Chet Faker

Through the years…

When the growing city of Denver became a destination to celebrate music and art over the last 20 years, the South of Colfax area was reborn as the South of Colfax Nightlife District.

Over the past two decades, SoCo has unveiled many restored venues and lounges, all featuring state of the art audio, video, and lighting technology for national and international artists and DJs.

Some major national and international acts that have been seen across the five clubs, in addition to selling out whole stadiums and are now headlining huge venues, have been the Chainsmokers, MGMT, Imagine Dragons, The Glitch Mob, The Martinez Brothers, Green Velvet, LMFAO, Queens of the Stone Age, Bonobo, Cut Copy, MGMT, Chet Faker / Nick Murphy, Purity Ring and so many more.

purity ring at vinyl

Purity Ring at Vinyl

Today and the future…

Today, the five SoCo venues host several different genres of music at once every week, providing today’s top Latin, Hip-Hop and dance music at Club Vinyl and The Church. Club Vinyl specifically has been host to Carl Cox, Eric Prydz, Afrojack, Adam Beyer, Bassnectar, Kaskade, Steve Aoki, and many more. With five different venues to choose from, there is always someone performing or DJing that you’ll connect with.

Milk Bar showcases everything from industrial to gothic in an underground space with Bar Standard right upstairs at street level featuring international talents like Julius Papp, The Knocks, Munson Meeks, Denver’s own Ghost Beach, and Discoween with Bixel Boys.

With an eye on the future for creating the best in Denver nightlife, you can look forward to an energetic line-up of international and national artists and DJs coming to SoCo. At The Church; Morgan Page, Gareth Emery, Kristian Nairn of GoT, Claude Von Stroke, plus more. Also, look for the music festival, Spiritual Cramp, which is one of the largest goth festivals in Denver! At Club Vinyl, you can look forward to seeing Filet Mignon Tour: Point Point / Aazar / Dombresky, and the Bonobo DJ set.

For the latest look at events throughout SoCo’s five venues, keep an eye on our event calendar.