Bars in Chaffee Park

$195 for 2-Hour Private Happy-Hour Party for Up to 50 People at The Drink ($500 Value)

The Drink

LoDo

$500 $195

The bar stays open for just you and your friends for 2 hours, when you get to enjoy well drinks, domestic beers, and house wine

Three-Hour Weekday or Weekend Cocktail Reception with Hors d'Oeuvres for Up to 30 at Rialto Cafe (Up to 58% Off)

Rialto Cafe

Central Business District

$1,645 $699

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Heavy appetizers and alcoholic drinks are served in a room with a full-bar setup and customizable music

Dinner for Two or Four or Lunch for Two at Brendan's Pub (Up to 47% Off)

Brendan's Pub

Broadway

$30 $16

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This blues-centric pub serves up Angus burgers, prime rib dinners, and other upscale pub eats and features a full calendar of live music

$14 for $30 Worth of Casual American Food and Drinks at My Other Bar

My Other Bar

Denver

$30 $14

Gastropub serving dishes of chicken penne saltimbocca, fettucine carbonara, quattro formaggi pizza with fresh basil, and pepperoni calzone

Pub Meal and Drinks for Two or Four, or Take-Out Fare at Old Mill Brewery (Up to 58% Off)

Old Mill Brewery

Littleton

$43.98 $19

American pub food such as burgers and wings paired with house-brewed beer amid big-screen TVs and brick fireplace

Cocktails and Caviar for Two or Four at Golden Moon Speakeasy (Up to 50% Off)

Golden Moon Speakeasy

Golden Proper

$45 $27

Cocktails are serious business here, with house drinks that were developed with Golden Moon's own distilled spirits

Single-Malt-Scotch Flight for Two, or $15 for $30 Worth of Drinks at The Robusto Room

The Robusto Room

Lone Tree

$100 $45

Sip on four single-malt-scotch selections during flights, or choose martinis, beer, and cocktails from the bar

Golf Simulator Session and $20 Worth of Food and Beverage, or $15 for $30 Worth of Food and Beverage

Swingers Sports Lounge and Grill

Lone Tree

$80 $39

Golf more than 50 championship courses in a PGA Tour simulator; upscale food and beverages include burgers topped with herbed goat cheese

Two or Four Individual Pizzas with Flights of Microbrews at Colorado's Best Beers (50% Off)

Colorado's Best Beers

Aspen Park

$38 $19

Enjoy flights of microbrews from Colorado breweries, such as Avery Brewing Company and Ska Brewing, alongside appetizer-sized pizzas

Distillery Tour and Cocktails for Two or Four at Syntax Spirits Distillery (Up to 54% Off)

Syntax Spirits Distillery

Greeley

$24 $12

Tour distillery before sampling signature cocktails or flights of award-winning vodka, rum, whisky, and infused spirits

Select Local Merchants

At their 11th Street facility, Verso invites guests to sample its Colorado-made vintages of cabernet sauvignon. Anniversary parties, wedding banquets, and corporate functions of up to 40 people learn about the finer points of winemaking with fun tastings and classes, while smaller private parties relax with small plates, appetizers, and drinks. Visitors can sip and mingle amid wine barrels, or relish in the experience of tasting wine twelve feet above floor level.

4640 Pecos St
Denver,
CO
US

Sourcing grapes from California and its native Colorado, Ryker's Cellars' winemaker transform the fruit into mature, complex wines onsite. Available in six styles, the varietals range from dry, pre-dinner riesling to cabernet, with a rich, spicy bouquet of dark fruit, currants, and leather. Visitors can sample each of the wines at the tasting room or purchase a bottle or case to shatter on their cars before embarking on long journeys.

4640 Pecos St
Denver,
CO
US

The main dining room at Vita is a chic, lofty space that could easily pass for an art gallery if it weren't for the tables, chairs, and neatly folded white napkins. Collections from local artists are displayed on the walls and available for purchase, but most people are here to order up cocktails and modern American food—not paintings. The menu is divided into shareable small plates, such as upscale sliders, calamari, and housemade mozzarella with olive bread, and larger entrees that include steaks, fish, and vegetarian risotto. Weekend brunches offer benedicts and sandwiches, as well as mimosas, bloody marys, and bellinis by the glass and carafe. Vita's rooftop terrace is well known for its open-air dining and martinis garnished with moonbeams. The restaurant hosts live music Friday and Saturday evenings, and in the summer, musicians take to the upper deck in a sunset concert series.

1575 Boulder St
Denver,
CO
US

It may call itself Central Bistro & Bar and characterize itself straightforwardly as an American restaurant, but the eatery's aspirations take it far from the middle of the road. The menu collects favorite comfort foods from across the country, then gives them a just-clever-enough twist. For instance, the Wisconsin cheese curds come with a sauce of preserved tomatoes, rhubarb chutney sweetens the chicken breast, and the mac and cheese is enriched by mascarpone and topped with crab.

Central Bistro & Bar's design also pays tribute to American heritage. The weathered materials—reclaimed from boxcars—complement brick walls and mod light fixtures, such as a giant lamp spelling out "HOT" that's actually half of an old hotel sign. Close inspection also reveals vintage pieces that owner Isiah Salazar found throughout the city, rather than in just one old guy's basement.

As cool as the decor and menu are, Central owner Isiah Salazar told Eater Denver that "the people are what I'm most proud of." Denver Post's William Porter would probably agree with that assessment, noting that "waiters are cheery, quick with good-natured banter . . . it makes for a warm feeling." The bar extends the warmth with a roster of classic and house cocktails centered on perhaps the most American of spirits, whiskey.

1691 Central St
Denver,
CO
US

Hop to It! outfits DIY drinkers of every skill level with all the tools and ingredients they need to craft original alcohol in their own home, be it beer, wine, or mead. Although kits come with all the equipment needed to distill your own draught, ingredients are sold separately. On the day you redeem your Groupon, though, you will receive 10% off your first beer recipe. The shop's massive selection of specialty grains, yeasts, herbs, spices, sugars, hops, and malt extracts make it easy to recreate your favorite local brews, such as Boulder Street Wheat ($36.99) and Northern Lights IPA ($44.99). Mad suds scientists, meanwhile, can blend concoctions with coriander seeds ($1.99), sweet orange peel ($2.49), cardamom seed ($2.99), and banana flavoring ($6.49) to discover what a Christmas ale might taste like in Kenya, or with ferment licorice sticks ($1.59) and strawberry flavoring ($7.69) to make Twizzlerbrau.

2563 15th St
Denver,
CO
US

Pizza Public’s dining area takes on two different looks during any given business day: it’s a family-oriented "craft" pizzeria by day and turns into a full lounge and bar at night. Amid soft lights and flat-screen TVs, daytime diners and families nibble on house pizzas fresh from the kitchen that can be decked out in traditional pepperoni or more daring toppings such as goat cheese or mango. When the sun goes down, the eatery’s bar comes to life as patrons sip on cocktails or a large selection of Colorado craft beers. The full menu is available all day, with gluten-free options for all pizzas and a tapas list that includes bruschetta and the eatery’s inventive prosciutto puffers.

3109 Federal Blvd
Denver,
CO
US