An Accessible Night Out in Denver
Roll thoroughly vetted each of the four bars we went to beforehand to make sure the spaces were accessible. We chose spots that had plenty of space, elevators (if the bar had a rooftop), ramps, and outdoor spaces. Denver Pub Crawl organized the event which allowed us to skip any lines, get deals on food and drink, and have wonderful hosts that got us to each spot safely.
In total, we had over 40 people attend the event. The attendees were made up of both disabled and non-disabled people. There was so much diversity– there were wheelchair users, people who use other mobility aids, those with intellectual disabilities, and people with invisible disabilities. We really showed how different disability is and the different ways it can manifest.
I know we were a sight to see with over 30 wheelchair users rolling down the streets of downtown Denver and I LOVED it. There is often this assumption that disabled people are not social and they don’t go out to drink and meet people. Obviously, that couldn’t be further from the truth. We were dancing, chatting, meeting new people, and drinking the night away!
It was an amazing experience to meet more people within our Denver community and we can’t wait to do it again!