Review of Vape and Play in Denver Colorado

Published Mar 25, 2019 12:20 p.m. ET

Around much of the world, marijuana legalization has slowly been gaining traction, changing laws to allow for cannabis as a recreational substance alternative to alcohol. Unfortunately, decriminalizing the plant took decades, and it’s taken almost as long to finally see any changes in the cannabis culture scene as far as cannabis focused venues. Despite so many people in all legal areas hoping for access to marijuana friendly cafes, bars, events, and establishments, there has been little to no give on the front of allowing cannabis users the same rights and access to safe spaces to consume their drug of choice in peace and free from judging eyes. Though it’s been a long time waiting, we are now seeing the very first legal public gathering place that is indoors and offers a similar experience to a bar without the rowdiness that alcohol brings.

Colorado is one of the few places in the United States that has legalized marijuana for recreational use, and they are now also the very first people to enjoy state of the art, designed by stoners for stoners, completely legal hangout with their second establishment opening its doors on February 10, 2019 to public access. I decided that I had to take a look around and see if the wait was worth it. Folks, I am happy to tell you that this space is out of this world and offers an experience like no other in the world.  

Vape and Play

Located at 1753 South Broadway in Denver Colorado, America's second establishment to legally allow the consumption of marijuana both inside and out, Vape and Play comes with activities and decor all inspired by cannabis culture and the plant itself.

Public Hours:

Wednesday 9 am to 5 pm
Thursday 2 pm to 8 pm
Friday and Saturday from 12 pm to 7 pm
Sunday 11 am to 5 pm


Normally I wouldn’t post the hours of space, but in this case, it’s pertinent to know if you are planning a road trip to see it all for yourself. Vape and Play have both public hours where anyone can walk in and use the facilities, and private events that are lower key with tickets sold in advance. Private venue attractions are offered all seven days a week keeping entertainment on tap no matter which night of the week you need something to do. This location created 200 cannabis jobs, budtenders and cannabis connoisseurs a plenty, and is also a fully stocked vape store. When you first walk inside you are greeting with flashing lights and upbeat music like you would find in a high-tech bowling alley. Laser lights at night and a softer glow during the day with private booths you can enjoy either your own or purchased cannabis.


Though the atmosphere and friendliness of all the staff are more than enough to keep people coming back, vape and play go that one step further to make the experience feel more like home. Black walls and enormous dinner serving tables line an elegantly decorated serving room that is separated by a hallway that leads to a louder more boisterous crowd. Vapes of three different sizes are available for patrons to use at the price of a small deposit that is returned when you are finished with it. One of the best parts about vape and play is that there is no pressure to spend tons of money there. You can bring your green from home and enjoy hanging out with your friends without ever spending a dime if you choose. Though of course the gaming booths are a huge hit with the crowd and cost a rental fee based on time spent playing from a library of over 300 different games.

Here you will also find a fully serviced sit-down restaurant with fine dining and marijuana edibles plenty. From gourmet dishes to drinks, snacks, and desserts, they have just about everything you can imagine that’s cannabis infused. The bar has a slightly different vibe and comes loaded with at least 4 ready to serve budtenders that all have extensive knowledge on all of the marijuana strains available including their tastes, effects, and more to help you make the right choice the first time. Choose from over 200 different strains from their fully stocked vape store or just grab a cup of coffee and hang out with some besties. The only rules that seem to be upheld at Vape and Play are respect, no smoking, and no alcohol which results in the most relaxed atmosphere. If you are looking for a safe place to have a blast with friends while enjoying a little green and gaming like a pro then this place is for you.  



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