Women's Happiness draws on Dr. Paul Dobransky's more than 15 years of expertise. Dr. Dobransky, a board-certified psychiatrist, counsels women and men through series of online videos. Relationships with men are covered in the Seventh Sense programs, and the Wired to Wealth course gives women career advice. Men learn lifelong skills, such as communicating, understanding people, and building bettering relationships, in the Quantum Psychology series. And Dr. Dobransky guides both sexes through fulfillment and personal growth in the MindOS video.
Throughout the summer months, el Camino's rooftop garden blossoms with organic cilantro and mint leaves, providing ultra-fresh accouterments for the eatery's Mexican feasts. And though the small garden doesn’t cultivate all of el Camino’s ingredients, the rest of the bounty originates not too far from Highland. For example, the eatery's chefs stuff housemade tamales, tacos, and other lunch and dinner specialties with all-natural chicken, beef, and pork from local vendor Anderson Meats. They create guacamole, salsa, and each and every dessert completely from scratch, using produce supplied by two Colorado companies, Red Hat Foods and Arroyo Produce. Beyond supporting the local economy, el Camino tries to preserve the entire ecosystem by operating on 100% wind power and recycling all of its cans, bottles, and cardboard cutouts of Al Gore.
While satisfying hunger with decadent, locally sourced food, including a daily brunch, el Camino sates rippling thirsts for both beer and entertainment. The bar pours drafts from the likes of Del Norte, Avery, and Great Divide breweries, and mixes up potent bloody marys, mimosas, and sangria. Every night of the week brings a different treat, such as $1 street tacos on Tuesday and the Tito Del Barrio Malaga flamenco band every Saturday.
A year after Scott Kerkmans created the role of Chief Beer Officer for the Four Points by Sheraton hotels, it began to get around that Denver was the "Napa Valley of Beer." As NPR later reports, the rumor is a culmination of a life spent steeped in beer culture. Before creating Colorado Beer Week and beating out more than 7,000 applicants for the title of CBO, Kerkmans was on the production side at Alaskan Brewing Company. He’s since authored articles for Draft Magazine, taught at Cook Street School of Fine Cooking, and judged burped renditions of the Pledge of Allegiance at the Great American Beer Festival. He shares his taste in microbrews with more than 140 hotels and restaurants worldwide through the Four Point's beer program, but keeps his feet planted firmly on his home turf during his nine-day spring festival, which highlights the finest pours from Colorado breweries including New Belgium, Oskar Blues, and Ska Brewing Company.
Mile High Spirits doesn't deal in half measures. The distillery uses an all-glass still to craft a dazzling range of spirits—including rum, gin, bourbon, whiskey, and vodka—from proprietary recipes and high-quality ingredients, serving up all its liquor straight up or in creative cocktails. Patrons can enjoy the housemade liquors and a selection of private-label beverages in a comfortable lounge. Mile High's signature Mule cocktail, is a classic blend of ginger beer and citrus, cucumber, or other fresh fruit that can be made with the drinker's base of choice, including the distillery's housemade Elevate vodka or Peg Leg rum, or the patron's housemade chocolate milk.
Imbibers of hip drinks and fresh foods flock to Harry's Bar in the Magnolia Hotel, a happening destination for Denver visitors and locals alike. The lounge's upbeat happy hour—running from 2 p.m.–6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to closing time every night but Saturday—provides $2 PBRs, $3 drafts, $4 house wine and well drinks, and a slew of appetizers ideal for après-work cool downs or pregraveyard-shift sauciness. Harry's $8 Magtinis morph hum-drum martinis into innovative cocktails such as the Key Lime Pie—Malibu rum, Absolut Vanilla, Midori, and lime—and chocolate-charged Sweet Kisses––Absolut Vanilla, Bailey's, and Godiva white chocolate. Accommodating small bites such as truffle fries ($5) and bruschetta ($4) help absorb drinks spilled down your mouth, and lunch visitors can venture into a savory world of french-dip sandwiches ($11), caesar salads ($8), and more, starting at 11 a.m. Monday through Friday.