Vape and Play and Dean Ween’s Honeypot Lounge will be resurrected by Frankenstein-ing

The marijuana businesses are joining up to offer social marijuana consumption and live music.

Vape and Play, South Broadway, Feb. 1, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Vape and Play, South Broadway, Feb. 1, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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It’s been a long, weird road for Dean Ween’s Honeypot Lounge, the would-be marijuana-friendly bazaar with live music and art curated by Ween front man Dean Ween.

In February, the company rescinded its application to host weekend cannabis consumption parties after the property owner got wind of the lounge’s plans to transform his parking lot into a fun place. His subordinates had apparently planned the parties without his knowledge.

Honeypot has found a home, though. The group will partner with the short-lived (until now) brick-and-mortar pot lounge called Vape and Play, which closed soon after opening at 1753 S. Broadway in February. With Honeypot curating the entertainment — live music, film and standup comedy — the new joint will be open seven days and nights a week.

It’s called — take a deep breath — Dean Ween’s Honeypot Lounge @ V&P. It opens to the public April 6.

“Dean Ween’s Honey Pot Lounge started with the Dean’s vision of musicians and fans coming together, celebrating freedom, artistic expression, love, and excitement,” the company said in a statement. “With the majority of live entertainment opportunities tending towards the stale, uninspired, and predictable, Dean Ween’s Honey Pot Lounge @ V&P’s mission is to create one-of-kind experiences that fans of all music styles will enjoy.”

The initial schedule includes “stoner cinema,” The Devil’s Lettuce Comedy Show and something called the Saturday Morning Cartoons and Cannabis Jam.

The lounge retained its cannabis consumption license, meaning anyone 21 and older can bring cannabis to smoke, vape or eat. You can also use the bong library, obviously. Think of it like the public library, except the books are bongs and the bongs are cleaned for sanitary hitting pleasure.

“The license cannot be transferred but we saw an opportunity and we believe in social consumption, so having one of the only two licenses in Denver going unused seemed like something we wanted to jump on,” Honeypot chief operating officer Michael Polansky told Denverite.

Daily passes cost $10, weekly passes cost $50 and monthly memberships cost $150.

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