Late Night: Sunset Grill (A Thank You to CNN)
CNN took over Brooklyn's Bar and Grill outside the Pepsi Center this week. After hiking over viaducts from downtown to get to the Pepsi Center, waiting in 15 minute security lines in 90 degree heat, it's an oasis. [More...]
There's an outdoor patio area with lots of televisions, tables and chairs. The indoor bar and restaurant had television screens, a CNN reporter's filing area, free wi-fi for everyone, cell phone charging stations, and free and plentiful food and drink -- including a full bar with premium brands.
It isn't open to the public -- you need credentials which CNN offered me (and several hundred others).
Today was the first day I went inside. I got there at 3, got an excellent seat at the bar and left at 8 pm. Dinner was cooked by four of Denver's best chefs and outstanding. The CNN reporters and anchors were there mingling (Photos as soon as I process them.)
It was such an inviting and friendly atmosphere with great vibes all around. An oasis from the heat and commotion at the Pepsi Center. And an extremely generous gesture by CNN.
On election day in 2006, CNN flew about 100 bloggers into Washington for a live-blogging party at the Tryst in Alexandria, Virginia. I didn't think anything could top that. The CNN Bar and Grill did.
Thank you, CNN.
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