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The People You Meet in Amsterdam Coffeeshops #6: Pape Dioum

The People You Meet in Amsterdam Coffeeshops is a series of candid conversations with coffeeshop patrons about life, cannabis, and everything in between. In our sixth installment, Pape Dioum shares stories of his years spent as a musician meeting celebrities around the world.

The People You Meet in Amsterdam Coffeeshops: Pape Dioum | Leafly(Karina Hof for Leafly)

Leafly: You’re from Senegal and your tablemates are from Morocco and Algeria. Is Bluebird where you first met?

Pape Dioum: Yeah. We connected because our countries are similar. And never has something gone wrong between us.

I’m not a fan of coffeeshops. Why do I come here? Because when I come here, I see lots of different nationalities. And I’m used to seeing all these nationalities, so I don’t get bored. I speak French, I speak Italian, I speak English, I speak Dutch.

What do you do?

I’m a musician. If you look on YouTube, you can see my music. I play guitar, I sing. My old band, Senemali, was the top band from Africa in Holland. We played all the festivals.

When did you come here?

In 1971, and when I came to Europe, I didn’t come by plane. I went alone from Senegal to Mali; Mali to Ivory Coast; Ivory Coast to Burkina Faso; Burkina Faso to Niger—Agadez. From Agadez I went to Tamanrasset, which is between Niamey and Algeria. I crossed the desert 10,000 kilometers, through to Tunisia. There I took a car between Tunis and Tripoli. Then I went to Libya in 1972, three years into the time of Nixon. I went to work in Benghazi, for five months, in the desert. It was like military work. At that time, I was 19.

Do you like life in the Netherlands?

Yeah, I mean, I like it everywhere. Anywhere I go, I can be with the people because when I look at people, I don’t look at their religion. I don’t look for religion, I look only at the person. That’s all. As long as you respect me, you can be any religion, you can be any color. People are people.

But now I’m going back home. I live 10% in the Netherlands, 90% in Senegal. I’ve lived here, so I know the mentality. Europe is selfishness, individualism, paranoia. Europe is like a jail, to us. You are so onto yourself: your Frigidaire, your pindakass [“peanut butter”], your Coca-Cola. Nobody can come between. So when you are a buitenlander [“foreigner”] and you live here for a long time, you leave Papa, you leave Mama, you leave country, you leave land—especially land. It’s something you cannot explain to a person who is not a buitenlander.

I have three sons. They were born here, but when they were young, I would bring them to Senegal every two years. I’ve spoken to them in Wolof, my language, ever since they were born because I wouldn’t want them to feel like strangers in my country tomorrow.

Americans are more open than Europeans. They are more friendly. Americans say: “Hey, hi! Hey, how you doing, man?” You say: “Oh, fine.” To a European, you say: “Hi.” Oooh, the reaction is like a crocodile—they look at you like this. America is different. I know because I lived there. I was a DJ in a discotheque. It was the time of disco, of Donna Summer, Eddie Pendergrast. I was there living in New York. Every night, I’d go to the club until 6 o’clock in the morning, high [laughs]. Completely high. All the stars I met in Studio 54: Michael Jackson, OJ Simpson, all these people.

Who was the biggest celebrity you crossed paths with?

I have all these pictures in my house documenting what I’m telling you because I’m a man who collects memories from all my journeys. From St. Tropez I know all these people because I lived there as a DJ, the first black man in St. Tropez who worked all the clubs, where Brigitte Bardot would come, Alain Delon would come. Michel Polnareff. Michel Sardou. Charles Aznavour. All these people, I would see them comme ça—like that. Every night they’d come where I work, they’d sit, they’d dance.

Johnny Hallyday is the first guy who gave me a joint because he was in the club where I was playing. He comes and he says—they called me “Jackson” because they didn’t know me as “Pape” in St. Tropez—“Hey, Jackson, let’s go outside.” So we go outside. Je fume [“I smoke”; laughs]. Everybody remembers the first time they smoked a joint. Everybody.

This interview has been condensed and lightly edited for clarity.

Lead image: Karina Hof for Leafly.

The Cannabis Connoisseur’s Guide to the Ultimate Weekend in Aspen


Performance Ski knows their slope style stuff. Here’s you’ll find dreamworthy (and pricey) designer skiwear plus the best of the best in equipment. For a super splurge, grab an Elder Statesman or Made on Grand cashmere sweater embroidered with a pot leaf.


Smoke and Mirrors: Cannabis, Fashion, and How It All Connects to Rihanna

Only at The Thrift Shop of Aspen will you find like-new discarded designer duds and wares up for thrifting. Proceeds from all sales at this volunteer-run treasure trove benefit the area’s non-profits. Go early, there’s usually a line outside before they open at 10 a.m.


Thrift Shop Challenge: High People Buy Stuff, Hilarity Ensues

If you forgot it, Carl’s Pharmacy has it. Much more than a place to fill the Rx’s, it’s also a liquor/convenience/general store where you can head upstairs for “everything you didn’t know you needed” like kitschy souvenirs, housewares, games, toys, sporting goods, and crafting supplies.

More interested in an independent bookstore in a quaint Victorian house? In Aspen, it does still exist at Explore Booksellers, a fantastic place to browse while high. And Ute Mountaineer is the best place to gear up for any of the outdoor adventures you choose to pursue.


(Courtesy of Matt Power)

The Belly Up is Aspen’s best hangout for live music in one of the coolest, intimate venues in the country. The highlight of this season’s concert calendar? LCD Soundsystem, which headlines two nights over X Games weekend.

Get high and take a stroll through the Aspen Art Museum, which presents innovative exhibitions from the international contemporary art scene with admission free of charge. Afterwards, get a green matcha latte at the art museum’s rooftop SO Café, where you take in epic views of Aspen Mountain for as long as you like.


The Leafly Cannabis and Coffee Pairing Guide

Find the most epic of session spots on-mountain in the shrines of Aspen Snowmass. Hidden in the trees across all four mountains are sanctuaries in the snow that pay homage to the likes of Jerry Garcia (Aspen Mountain), David Bowie (Aspen Mountain), The Beatles (Aspen Mountain), Hunter S. Thompson (Snowmass), John Denver (Buttermilk), and many more with memorabilia. If you can’t find one on your own, ask a friendly local on the ride up.

If you’re skiing Snowmass for the day, take a ride on the new Breathtaker Coaster between runs (separate ticket required, $49)—a thrilling three-minute ride with speeds up to 28 miles per hour that you can do in your ski boots.


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Additional image credits:

Header: Courtesy of Chamber Resort Association

Flood image 1: Courtesy of Jeremy Swanson

Flood image 2: Courtesy of Woody Creek Tavern

Flood image 3: Courtesy of Aspen Snowmass Shrines

The People You Meet in Amsterdam Coffeeshops #5: Adrien

The People You Meet in Amsterdam Coffeeshops is a series of candid conversations with coffeeshop patrons about life, cannabis, and everything in between. In our fifth installment, Adrien shares why he and his friends came from France to Amsterdam to make a video.

Hometown: Nice, France

Age: 32

Cannabis preference: Big Buddha Cheese

Met at: La Tertulia

The People You Meet in Amsterdam Coffeeshops #5: Adrien | Leafly(Karina Hof for Leafly)

Leafly: Are you and your tablemates all visitors to Amsterdam?

Adrien: Yeah, we are visiting. But we know the city. We like to come here in our free time. This trip is for pleasure and a little bit of work.

What kind of work do you do?

Video-making and plastic arts. This guy here, he’s a singer, and another friend, who is not here now, he’s a movie-maker. Together we made a clip of a band that came through Amsterdam. We wanted to present the band in a direct light. We’re now taking a week to try to make a video from some of the footage.

Who is the band?

Tank and the Bangas. They’re from New Orleans. We’re fond of this band, and were inspired to make a video clip for them. They didn’t know that, but they played in Amsterdam on Sunday, and we met Tank, and showed her and the band the video.

How did it go?

They are very happy with it. We have to meet them again, to work more with the band on this project. Right now they are doing concerts around Europe, but we have to speak again, for more video work in the new year.

So you travelled here specifically for this project?

Yes. It was good to come here. The band plays in other countries, including France, but we chose Amsterdam because we know the city, and we wanted to show it in the video. For our work, Amsterdam is inspiring.

Do you come to this spot regularly?

Yeah, maybe always. It’s not like the other coffeeshops—you know, with a lot of tourists [makes passed-out gesture and whoosh sound] and lots of smoke. It’s a good place. We always work when we come here.

There’s a lot of space.

Yes, and enough so we can draw. 

Plus room for your toasties. Do you usually order coffee too?

Espresso, orange juice. This place is ideal for the morning, or for a snack. We feel good here. We wake up.

This interview has condensed and lightly edited for clarity.

Lead image: Karina Hof for Leafly.

The People You Meet in Amsterdam Coffeeshops #3: Josse

The People You Meet in Amsterdam Coffeeshops is a series of candid conversations with coffeeshop patrons about life, cannabis, and everything in between. In our third installment, Josse talks about writing poetry, reading Kerouac, and getting a tattoo of an Amsterdam zoo’s mascot on his forearm.

Name: Josse

Hometown: Amsterdam

Age: 18

Cannabis preference: Flower over hash; hat-tips to AK-47 and Super Lemon Haze.

Met at: Katsu

The People You Meet in Amsterdam Coffeeshops | LeaflyJosse poses for a photo at Katsu coffeeshop in Amsterdam. (Karina Hof for Leafly)

Leafly: What are your hobbies?

Josse: Well, first, going to school is a big part. It’s not as much a hobby, but it’s a big part of your life anyways.

Oh, you’re reading Kerouac. How do you like it?

I like it so far. It’s for the English literature list. The way he writes is very cool because it’s America after the Second World War. It’s interesting, as a European, to see the view of Americans after the war because it was a bit heavier over here. We experienced more of it—everybody, not just the people in the war. I’m not too much into history. But I like it.

I also draw, I paint, I write, I write poems. 

Is there a particular theme you explore in poetry?

No, not really. It just depends on my mood. I try to stay current, not outdated, not be too pretentious. That’s the biggest part, I think: I don’t want to be too pretentious or anything. I cringe when I read very pretentious things.

Do you have a writer or a poet you really admire?

In the Netherlands, in the 50s, you had a group—De Vijftigers, “The Fifty-ers”—and they were experimental. They tried to build this whole thing, just without any rules, without any boundaries.

Is your family supportive about your smoking weed?

Of course, when you’re young, you try to hide it at first. You try to kind of be sneaky, but at a certain point, you’ll come home and your eyes are like fucking red [laughs].  You’re like, “Yeah, OK, I’m stoned.”

I have some friends and at their houses, we just sit there under the exhaust fan in the kitchen. That’s where most Dutch people smoke if they don’t want it to smell bad. We smoked a joint there with a friend’s parents. They are kind of hippie-ish, so they don’t mind. They come home from work, they roll a joint first, and they sit around and listen to some reggae music. That isn’t the relationship I have with my parents. And I really don’t mind. I don’t think I would be very comfortable with that. Til I was 15, I think, I was straightedge.

Did you put an X on your hand?

I was kinda into that, but grew out of it before I put any tattoos on myself. Now I have [shows tattoo on inner forearm].

That’s a unique tattoo: Artis de Partis, the mascot of Amsterdam’s zoo. What does it say?

“Butterflies are to look at.” It’s a little sign they put up in the butterfly house.

This interview has been condensed and lightly edited for clarity.

Lead image: Karina Hof for Leafly.

The People You Meet in Amsterdam Coffeeshops: Yalçin

The People You Meet in Amsterdam Coffeeshops is a series of candid conversations with coffeeshop patrons about life, cannabis, and everything in between. In our second installment, Yalçin talks music, Turkish medicine, and why he wishes his mother would try cannabis.

Hometown: Ankara, Turkey

Age: 49

Cannabis preference: Sativas, each day a different kind.

Met at: Katsu

The People You Meet in Amsterdam Coffeeshops | LeaflyYalçin poses for a portrait at Katsu coffeeshop in Amsterdam. (Karina Hof for Leafly)

Leafly: What do you do?

Yalçin: I work at Café de Paris, where I’m a manager. I’m in charge of overseeing everything, but actually it’s more like a bunch of shit-chores [laughs]. As hobbies, I really enjoy smoking and playing music.

What kind of music?

My main instruments are guitar and drum—the rest I’m still learning, and have been working at it for about two years. I really love reggae, and I also play blues, jazz, everything.

What effect does smoking have on you?

It brings me peace, spirit-wise, body-wise, pain-wise. It makes me more sociable than selfish. If I don’t smoke, I’m more selfish. I need to fill my wallet. I need to fill everything. Smoking lets me be a different way.

When did you begin smoking?


Did something in particular prompt that?

I was hooked on alcohol, hard drugs, meat, sex, money, fame, blah, blah, blah. But weed helped rid me of all those things I was hooked on, and it left me feeling at peace. I got rid of so many addictions. Thanks to weed, I became vegan. I see weed as something very positive. Very positive. My mother sees medicine as very positive. She has a bag with 50 different brands of medicine in it. I have one: weed.

Has your mother tried it?

No, unfortunately [laughs]. My mother ought to try cannabis oil. But if I offer it, my family will be done with me. They’ll say, “Yeah, you’re a junkie; now you’re going to turn your mother into a junkie.” I say, my mother is already a medicine junkie—she has that bag. Hey, in Turkey, on one street, you have 20 pharmacies; same story on the next street, and the next. So each street doesn’t have a coffeeshop, but it does have medicine shops.

Is general use of cannabis legal in Turkey?

No, they’ll put you in jail. They’re hard as nails. Real nice. A lot of money is made from drugs in Turkey, though you can’t do them there. And so here I am, sitting comfortably at Katsu. I make cool music, I work at Café de Paris, and live in Amsterdam. And to top it off, I’m Kurdish.

This interview has been translated from Dutch, condensed, and lightly edited for clarity.

Lead image: Karina Hof for Leafly.

About the People You Meet in Amsterdam Coffeeshops

Little by little, the world is legalizing, industrializing, and recreationalizing cannabis use. But come what may, a single place on the planet has long held, and may never shake off, its cannabis Shangri-La status: Amsterdam.

Since 1976, the Netherlands have made an official distinction between hard and soft drugs, and this has affected how the latter are regulated, giving rise to the Dutch cannabis café (or coffeeshop, in local parlance). Amsterdam has the most coffeeshops of any city in the Netherlands. For decades now, these venues have been able to sell up to five grams of cannabis per day to a single person, 18 or older, for consumption in situ or to go.


10 Best Amsterdam Cannabis Coffeeshops to Visit

With such a lush history and yet a present-day embargo on the establishment of any brand-new ones, Amsterdam coffeeshops occupy a unique point on the canniverse’s space-time continuum. In philosophy, they embody a vintage prescience—or more paradoxically, a retro progressiveness—about the good that can come from a society’s liberal attitudes and a government’s pragmatic policies. In physicality, they are weirdly-wonderful sociocultural catchalls for the city’s inhabitants and its many visitors.

The exchanges in this series are excerpted from candid conversations with the people you meet in Amsterdam coffeeshops. They have been condensed and lightly edited for clarity.

Use the sidebar to select a conversation, or scroll down for links.


The People You Meet in Amsterdam Coffeeshops: Catherina

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The People You Meet in Amsterdam Coffeeshops: Catherina

The People You Meet in Amsterdam Coffeeshops is a series of candid conversations with coffeeshop patrons about life, cannabis, and everything in between. In our first installment, Catherina tells us about the time she met a Romanian bubble king, the process of holding onto good energy, and why being a street artist is the best job she’s ever had.

Name: Catherina

Hometown: Amsterdam

Age: 57

Cannabis preference: Haze sativa.

Met at: Katsu

The People You Meet in Amsterdam Coffeeshops | LeaflyCatherina poses for a photo at Katsu coffeeshop in Amsterdam. (Karina Hof for Leafly)

Leafly: What do you do?

Catherina: I make magic bubbles. I’m a street artist.

Are these your wands?

These are my magic sticks.

And you have soap that you add?

Yes, a special solution, which makes the viscosity of the bubbles better.

How is the work?

It’s the best job I ever had. It also brings me deeper into myself because I have to hold onto my good energy. Some people are very bold and very rude, and they take everything—they give me nothing in return. I find that self-confronting because I just want to make the people happy.

Is it a problem when it’s raining, which it often is in Amsterdam?

Actually not. The people walk by fast, so I wait until the rain passes. Like today, I finished early, because with this wind—I mean, you feel the people are restless.

What gave you the idea to do this?

I met this Romanian bubble king and he offered to teach me. It was at a café. That was in August, and I was like: “Nooo, that’s not for me. We are not going to pollute the planet with soap.” [laughs] And well, one and a half months later, I tried. He taught me, and we did it for a long time together. Then he left for warmer places, and I’m still on Dam Square.

Are you the only bubble-maker there?

No, sometimes others appear. But they are always quickly disappearing because they are not content with the money in the basket.

Do you remember the best idea you have had while high?

That question doesn’t cover my experience. I can have good ideas when I’m not stoned; I can have good ideas when I’m stoned—no difference. I have very high tolerance. The first time I smoked I was younger: Nothing, nothing happened to me. Only in the late 90s when the THC in the weed was increased, it had some effect on me. I smoke sometimes, and then I don’t smoke. I’m not a very regular smoker.

So it’s more fluid for you?


Like bubbles?

Like the bubbles. It comes, and it goes.

This interview has been condensed and lightly edited for clarity.

Lead image: Karina Hof for Leafly.

The Best Humboldt County Events for Tourists

With the opening of California’s recreational cannabis market in 2018, Humboldt County—also known as America’s cannabis heartland—is expected to receive an influx of cannabis tourists seeking out the roots of California cannabis culture.


A Cannabis Traveler’s Guide to Finding the Real Humboldt County

Want to plan a trip yourself? The best time to visit Humboldt County is between May and November, as Humboldt winters tend towards being long and rainy. We recommend centering your trip around one of the cultural events happening in the area during that time. See below for a calendar of Humboldt events during peak cannatourism season. Exact dates for many aren’t announced until a few months before the event, so check the websites for updated information. Once you’ve decided when to go, check out our Cannabis Traveler’s Guide to Finding the Real Humboldt County for a suggested three-day itinerary that goes beyond tourist traps.

What began in 1969 as a friendly wager between two local artists has grown into a totally unique three-day endurance challenge for elaborate pedal-powered art cars. The 42-mile race—over land and water—is free to attend and entirely volunteer run, with teams entering simply “for the glory.”

Humboldt County’s top oyster purveyors gather on Arcata’s central plaza for a two-day food festival, with local beer, wine, and cider also available, plus live music right in the center of town.

Set in a stunning redwood forest with swimming access on the Eel River, this top electronic music fest brings dozens of incredible DJs together for a weekend-long, rage-all-night celebration with a distinctly Humboldt vibe. In 2016 it became the first music festival with a designated area for on-site cannabis consumption.


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Going into its 34th year, this annual reggae music and arts festival gathers top talent from around the world for three days of good vibes and great music in an absolutely stunning backwoods location.

A week-long celebration of LGBTQ culture and activism culminating in a parade through the streets of Eureka with food, vendors, and live music.

The THC-infused brains behind local humor magazine Savage Henry throw an annual stand-up comedy festival featuring top Humboldt talent plus high-minded acts from around the country.

Centered around a competition for the best local cannabis, concentrates, edibles, and topicals, the Humboldt County Cup is a good old-fashioned harvest celebration with a twist, and features dozens of vendors, live music, speakers, and more.

A Cannabis Traveler’s Guide to Finding the Real Humboldt County

In Humboldt County, grow ops are the largest local industry and that scuzzy old guy on a park bench might be a millionaire.

Waking up at Orr Hot Springs, you’re free to stay for a leisurely morning and use the facilities until 2:00 p.m., but you’ll probably want to get on the road earlier than that. Certainly a morning puff, a soak, and a hearty breakfast are in order though.

Heading back to the 101 and then north, you’ll cross the Humboldt County line in about two hours as you’re passing through Richardson Grove—a 2,000-acre state park that straddles the highway. If it’s a hot day, consider undertaking a search for a not-so-secret swimming hole on the banks of the nearby Eel River.

Stop #1: Lunch Like a Trimmer (or Grower)

(Courtesy of Hemp Connection)

Many tourists in this part of California make a stop at the Benbow Historic Inn, but for a taste of true Humboldt County cannabis culture, head past that exit and lunch where the local cannabis pros do—in Garberville.

Trimmers lunch at Calico’s Café. Growers head to the more upscale Cecil’s New Orleans Bistro.

Last time I visited, my local connection parked his car on Main Street and immediately a bearded young man approached us. “Two pounds a day, bro,” he promised, making his hand into a scissor lest we miss his meaning. One of countless “trimmigrants” who travel to Humboldt County from around the globe every autumn seeking a chance to trim cannabis for cash, he promised a full day’s work for a full day’s pay (which sources say is about $100–150 per pound plus room and board).


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“So, do you want to eat where the trimmers eat or where the growers eat?” my friend asked me. The question delineates the clearest socio-economic distinction to be made in this county, where “grow ops” represent by far the largest local industry and that scuzzy old guy on a park bench with a ZZ Top beard might be a millionaire. I opted for lunch with trimmers at Calico’s Café, which operates at a snail’s pace but serves up tasty pasta bolognese ($15) in an extremely chill setting. If you want to break bread with the growers, head to the more upscale Cecil’s New Orleans Bistro, where a plate of pecan-encrusted catfish with garlic mash and mixed vegetables can be had for $27.

After lunch check out The Hemp Connection, “the first and oldest hemp store in the United States,” which sells hemp clothes, beauty treatments, and more, and has served as a de-facto community center and local cannabis activism hub since it opened in 2012.

Stop #2: Shelter Cove


From Garberville, it’s less than an hour to the coast—specifically, to the truly stunning black sand beach at Shelter Cove. Be prepared for a windy drive full of hairpin switchbacks. Park at the public lot and hike down to an expansive protected cove with several large rock outcroppings perfect for climbing. Pro tip: Make sure you roll one up before leaving your car (to avoid being foiled by the wind), and don’t stray too close to the water—sudden rip tides are occasionally capable of pulling the unsuspecting out to sea.

Stop #3: Along the Lost Coast to Eureka

(Courtesy of Humboldt Bay Provisions)

Those with 4WD and a sense of adventure can head north on back roads along the Lost Coast.

From Shelter Cove, those with 4WD and a sense of adventure (or a decent rental car and full insurance) can head north on back roads along the Lost Coast and experience one of the most breathtaking drives in the United States. Assuming the road’s not washed out and you don’t hit a bad pothole, that route will take a little over three hours before you hit Eureka. (Alternately, get there in two hours on the 101.) On arrival, park in “old town” so you can explore the small yet well-preserved historic district that’s been Humboldt’s commercial and cultural center since 1850.

What’s there to do? Plenty. Humboldt Bay Provisions offers a curated selection of local beer, wine, cider, cheese, salmon, oysters, produce, meats, and breads in an elegant tasting room, and while they can’t sell Humboldt-grown cannabis just yet, they do promote select local cannabis brands. The interactive Kinetic Museum catches visitors up on five decades of pedal-powered race history and showcases incredible kinetic sculptures from the local Kinetic Grand Championship competition. The historic racing grounds at Samoa Drag Strip host street-legal drag races from April through September featuring classic cars, motorcycles, and electric vehicles.           

Stop #4: Hotel Arcata


Everybody’s baked, everybody knows you’re baked, and it’s all okay. Bottle that wonderful feeling inside.

Walking into the Hotel Arcata (a 20-minute drive north from Eureka) feels like taking a trip back in time to 1915, long before cannabis prohibition was ever implemented. The building was first opened as “Sportsman’s Headquarters,” and attracted affluent hunters to what was then a wholly remote town. A century later, everything’s still made of rich dark wood; old photographs line the walls; and standard rooms ($120 with tax) include queen beds, clawfoot tubs, and free wifi. Word to the wise: Smoking rooms are available. Get checked in, freshen up, roll a few joints for the evening, and you’re ready to head out on the town.

The hotel is located right on Arcata’s historic town plaza, so you’re at the heart of the action in this lively, cannabinoid-soaked town of 18,000, and within easy walking distance of pretty much any place to eat or go honky-tonking with the local cannabis community. Your options include:

  • The Alibi, a local institution that elevates the dank old dive bar to its highest ideal. It’s a great place to get plugged into the city’s unique vibe and meet some new local friends.
  • Arcata Theater Lounge: This old movie palace now hosts a wide variety of live shows ranging from performances by Arcata’s improv champions On the Spot to DJ sets by local EDM artists. All events are cemented by a palpable sense of community that’s the staple of this creative oasis.
  • Savage Henry Comedy, which hosts frequent shows around town including a weekly Tuesday open mic at The Jam. Anything they’re involved in will bring out local growers and trimmers alike—because everyone loves to laugh when they’re high.
  • Richard’s Goat Tavern for house-infused cocktails, fine imported teas, and Humboldt-made sweet and savory snacks in a refined but slightly raucous little bar.
  • Don’s Donuts and Deli. Remember all those joints you rolled before leaving the hotel? Well, those got smoked. And the bars are closed. And you went and hung out with the drum-circle freaks in the plaza for a bit. So now what? How about some fresh donuts served in a 24-hour shop that plays techno music and has its own laser light show running? Be prepared to wait in line behind a bunch of other late-night stoners for the one can’t-miss on this list. Everybody’s baked, everybody knows you’re baked, and it’s all okay. Bottle that wonderful feeling inside to bring back home with you when you leave.