Totally Tennyson to Raise Funds for PawsCo, Denver Cat Company

Fads and styles come and go, but the 70s,80s, and 90s are a state of mind. And North Denver’s annual bar crawl and costume contest Totally Tennyson is back again on June 4 to remind us of the glory days of bell bottoms, peace signs and hairspray … tons of it.

The bar crawl will take place on Tennyson Street between 38th and 44th Avenues and will include stops at FlyteCo Brewing, Berkeley Inn, West End Tap House, Atomic Cowboy, and more. The night will end at The Oriental Theater with a performance by party rockers The Six Million Dollar Band.

This year’s Tom Collins, Long Islands and Cosmo drinks will raise money for PawsCo and Denver Cat Company, the latter of which is located right on Tennyson Street.

“I’ve had many, many different dogs and cats in my life, all of which are amazing,” organizer Scott Happel said, “and so it’s just something that speaks to me more and something that I thought could also be part of the neighborhood.” Totally Tennyson has historically been a fundraiser put on by mothers in the area to raise money for local schools.

In 2021, Happel, part-owner of The Oriental Theater, took leadership over the bar crawl. Last year’s event was focused on raising money for the local bars, businesses, and theater involved in the crawl to give them extra business after COVID. And without children of his own, Happel felt it made more sense to show some love to the animals in his life. Plus, he’s gotten pets from PawsCo before, and his fiancé Jennifer loves going to the Denver Cat Company’s cat cafe. There won’t be any major changes this year except, hopefully, attendance.

Last year didn’t see the same turn out historically because of COVID, but Happel is optimistic that this year’s event will be a hit. “I’m excited to be able to work with PawsCo and the Denver Cat Company to be able to donate some money to some really good organizations that do wonderful work, “Happel said. “And I am excited and hopeful that we can see a return to a normal level of attendance and fun and excitement around the event.”

Totally Tennyson Retro Pub Crawl will take place on June 4 from 8-11:45 p.m. All entries into the costume contest must register at The Oriental Theater by 7:30 p.m. on June4 to participate. Find more information and a link to purchase tickets at


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