Illegal Petes is working on opening up our 6th location on South Broadway. We will be hiring a number of positions. Interested? Just click the flag and fill out an online application. Thanks.
Smother Autism begins TODAY at all 5 Illegal Pete’s locations. April is Autism Awareness Month and we raise funds all month long to support the Joshua School and their efforts to help children with Autism Spectrum disorders.
Smother your burrito all month long and we will donate $1.00 to the Joshua School. Purchase a leaf at one of our restaurants and all of the proceeds to go benefit the Joshua School. And lastly, if you place an order online or through our mobile app, you can round up your order to donate directly to the Joshua School.
You can read more about Smother Autism and Austism in general by reading the feature Huffington Post did with our own Chelsea Kelly-Marx. Thanks Huff Post for helping us to spread the word about our efforts to help the Joshua School.
When was the last time you smothered your burrito?
Visit Illegal Pete’s in April to Show Support for our Smother Autism Campaign
Get involved and support education for kids with autism in the month of April, Autism Awareness Month! During the entire month of April, Illegal Pete’s will be working to extinguish the challenges of Autism Spectrum Disorder by raising funds for The Joshua School through the Smother Autism Program. Illegal Pete’s will be donating $1 to The Joshua School every time a customer smothers their burrito and will also give customers an opportunity to donate $1 in exchange for a leaf that helps grow the abilities of all and can be signed and displayed in stores. A mobile ordering app, Pete’s Mobile, will give customers the chance to “round up” their order as a straight donation. Supporting sponsors of these events include Niman Ranch, Coors, and Splick It.
This is the second year we’ve partnered with The Joshua School to help raise funds and awareness: last year we helped them reach their goal of opening a second location in Boulder. This year we are raising money for their scholarship fund which will help families afford exceptional, one-on-one care provided by the school.
For more information on the Joshua School, please visit this link.
The debut Greater Than Social Club, a modern-day cabaret at Lannie’s Clocktower, unveils next band signed to Greater Than Collective:
Illegal Pete’s presents:
A. Tom Collins
w/ host Andrew Orvedahl
and a very special guest comedian from LA via NY via New Orleans,
Wednesday, Feb 6 at 8 pm (doors at 7)
1601 Arapahoe Street, Denver 80202
Tix $10.00, purchase here or at doors
* A monthly cabaret-style night of entertainment and spectacle in a decadent, historic venue featuring comedy, music, and more from mostly-local bands and comedians. First Wednesday of each month. *
The first Wednesday of each month, Illegal Pete’s will be presenting some of the finest independent bands and recording artists that the region has to offer. It’s a night of comedy, music, friends and fun. The show will open with a top-notch comedian with great music following to round out the evening. A special night in the coolest showroom in town for only $10.00! Hosted each month by the clever Andrew Orvedahl, known as 1/3 of the buzzworthy comedy group The Grawlix, and creator of the monthly storytelling series, the Narrators.
Performing at the first Greater Than Social Club is a Denver band Illegal Pete’s record label, Greater Than Collective, is thrilled to be working with in the new year: A. Tom Collins. The five-piece navigates the murky swamps of New Orleans R&B and ’60s Soul, and follows the cues of diverse influences from Tom Waits and Cab Calloway, to The Stooges and Sam Cooke. Their next album is slated for release in late spring. Also making a special appearance is the national comic Sean Patton, who cut his teeth doing stand-up in New Orleans, and has appeared on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and “Conan.”
It has been a fantastic year for a lot of things: R & B music, queso (did you know it’s the new bacon?), infinity scarves, and the artists on Illegal Pete’s record label, Greater Than Collective. We can’t even keep up with all the Best of 2012 lists that feature our artists, so we can’t even imagine how tough it is for you. It’s okay, we will selflessly list them here.
Ben Roy’s comedy album, I Got Demons, was chosen as one of Laughspin.com’s Best Comedy Albums of 2012 alongside some pretty major players; he was also featured in Westword‘s “Five choice moments from Denver’s standup scene in 2012“ for urging “marriage-abandonment.”
Esmé Patterson’s single, “My Young Man” off her recently-released All Princes, I, was in Daytrotter’s top 30 (out of 200) in their big Best Songs of 2012 countdown. All Princes, I was also voted at #9 by listeners on Open Air’s top albums of 2012; besides Lumineers who don’t count because they are such a huge effing deal, she is the first local band on the list! The album was also included in Westword‘s best local albums of 2012; and Esme won a slew of awards on TourVolume.com, including Best Albums of 2012, Musical Award for Bravery, and Lyrical Award for Bravery.
Speaking of THAT, Ian Cooke also made Reverb‘s Best of 2012: Colorado Artists. Judging by all the big secret plans he has for the next year (you shall see in due time), we’re guessing he’ll be up for more awards in 2013.
Seeing our bands (and comedian) get all this acclaim makes us feel like proud parents – proud parents who like to go out and do sake bombs with their children all the time (maybe this metaphor isn’t working….). But for realz, we feel very lucky to be working with these talented artists, in this great and supportive and exciting city of Denver. Happy New Year!
A Very Illegal X-Mas featuring
BAD SANTA and Breckenridge Christmas Ale
Sit on Bad Santa’s Lap * Breckenridge Christmas Ale at happy hour prices * Giveaways from Santa’s sack * Elfed-Out Brew Girls * Photo greeting cards of you and Bad Santa *
Do you remember waiting in long lines at the mall for the opportunity to sit on Santa’s lap, tell him what you want for Christmas, and snap a few photos? Breckenridge Brewery and Illegal Pete’s are bringing a twisted version of that experience to our restaurants starting December 8th with Illegal X-Mas parties at three of our locations!
Illegal X-Mas – Denver Bash
Saturday, December 8th from 9 – 11 PM
Illegal Pete’s Lodo
1530 16th Street
Denver, CO 80202
Illegal X-Mas – TWO Boulder Bashes!
Saturday, December 15th from 7:30 – 9:30 PM
Illegal Pete’s on the Hill
1320 College Avenue
Saturday, December 15th from 10 PM – Midnight
Illegal Pete’s Pearl
1447 Pearl St.
FREE BEER FRIDAY – COURTESY OF ILLEGAL PETE’S [Denver off the Wagon]
Take a good look at this photo, then visit the above link to see the list of beers available at Illegal Pete’s. If you correctly email the correct name of the beer in the photograph, you could win a FREE pint of beer good at any of the 5 Illegal Pete’s locations. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. Good luck.
This one is a bit different. This past Friday night, the downtown Illegal Pete’s did a New Belgium tap takeover and put the following specialty beers on tap: Matt’s Dubbel, Kick, Super IPA, and Biere de Mars. We poured tasters of 3 of the 4 beers. Guess which 3 beers and try to guess in order from left to right. Good luck.
Thanks to our friends at Denver Off the Wagon for hosting this contest and working with us to celebrate Colorado Craft Beer.
Last contest, we had a few correct guesses. The correct answer was Upslope Brown Ale. 10 winners will get vouchers this week. Good luck this week!
The Grawlix have another show coming up on Friday, October 26th and you could win a pair of tickets! All you have to do is send us your caption to firstname.lastname@example.org. Best captions will win a pair of tickets. Good luck!
The Grawlix’s next event is on Friday, October 26th at the Bug Theater (last Friday of every month). Illegal Pete’s are proud sponsors of The Grawlix.
Love it or hate it, it’s more than likely that you or someone you know will be taking a photo of their next meal and posting it on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. The next time you are at Illegal Pete’s, take a photo of what you are eating, post it on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, Tag Illegal Pete’s, and hashtag the post #ILoveIllegalPetes and you just might win a free meal courtesy of your friends at Illegal Pete’s.
If you post on Instagram or Facebook, tag us at IllegalPetes
If you post on Twitter, tag us at Illegal_Petes
Above is our first winning photo which came courtesy of Instragram user, kaitisawesome. You will be receiving a voucher good for a free meal at Pete’s! Congratulations.
Everyone else, please get your photos over here. We will post your winning photo in our next newsletter!