Eating is necessary for human survival, along with breathing, sleeping, and remaining still while a curious velociraptor rummages through your closet. Practice survival tactics with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get a pub-fare meal for two at Blake Street Vault (up to a $40 value). The meal includes:
- Any two menu items (up to an $11 value each)
- Any two alcoholic drinks (up to a $9 value each)
Within the 148-year old walls of a former saloon, Blake Street Vault pours draft beer and cocktails alongside a menu of Southwest-accented burgers, sandwiches, and soups. A half-pound jalapeño-popper steak burger transcends its fast-food brethren with a grilled brioche bun, house-stuffed peppers, and house-made fries. Hearty soups inoculate stomachs against cold weather and immune-system-depleting chewing with rib-sticking blends including a pork green-chile stew and a velvety beer-cheese soup. Belly up to the bar for one of a dozen on-tap beers, including New Belgium seasonals, or a Moscow mule, a piquant but difficult-to-breed mix of ginger beer and vodka.
Now under restoration after being discovered beneath a trap door, a hidden staircase, and another vault, the restaurant's namesake vault opens its ornate door to the public for peeks at the building's rich history. The vault also lays claim to a ghost nicknamed “Lady In Red,” said to click across the wooden floors beneath the high tin ceilings and paint freckles on the figures in the old-time murals every night.
Blake Street Vault
Named for the basement vault hidden beneath the historic building for more than a century, the Blake Street Vault embraces its history. The dining room bears the original tin ceilings and exposed brick walls, and the menu is inspired by the food of early Denver immigrants. Dishes such as smoked green chili, burgers made from Colorado buffalo, and flaky chicken pot pies hearken back to campfire cooking, while only slightly more modern treats such as the restaurant's signature moscow mule cocktails impart an old-fashioned touch by being served in copper mugs. After eating, guests can explore the 150-year-old building, venture into its mysterious vault, and track down Lydia, the ghost whose high heels have been heard clicking across the saloon floors when the eatery is empty and trying in vain to start a conga line when it's full.
1526 Blake St.
Denver, Colorado 80202Get Directions