When jazz saxophonist Laura Newman took over Herb's, she created a welcome den for live music on the fringes of LoDo.
Though Herb's has always opened its stages to area players, it's now a bona fide venue nearly every night of the week, with emphasis on R&B, funk and jazz. Grab a booth that runs along the wall, and you can still hear and see the show while maintaining normal conversation. If you perfer to get closer, there's plenty of room in front of the stage. Just take care not to take up too much room on the dance floor; it's bound to get packed as the night goes on. Herb's is the perfect little hideout in a hectic part of town.