Wow auggie...you just named a bunch of my favorite places! I miss Denver a lot...many great memories. Sorry the taxi thing sucked so bad for ya! I always called the 3's, always had a cool driver . That whole stretch of Colfax is almost unrecognizable now...the places you mention are still thriving, but surrounded by all new stuff.
Some of the best nights of my life were at Sancho's...had the pleasure of seeing Michael Frante at The Filmore...and P. J. Harvey at The Bluebird...to name just a few...good times, thanks for leading me to remember.