Today’s side deal seamlessly combines sips and eats to form a culinary Pangaea: for $12, you get $25 worth of wine and savories at Indulge Wine Bar in Highlands Ranch. Indulge was ranked one of Denver's Best Wine Bars in 2009 according to Denver A-List voters.
Indulge offers more than 30 wines by the glass and more than 100 bottles from all over the world. Both white and red pours pair perfectly with Indulge's thoughtful menu of small plates. Score an East Coast island staple with the scallops ($12.50)—a duo of pan-seared hunks brothed in caramelized sofrito, peppers, onions, celery, fresh tarragon, and oregano—or the kalamata-olive-and-feta-topped roasted red-pepper hummus served with warm flatbread ($9). Indulge also offers flatbread pizzas, larger plates, and a modest selection of soups and salads. Indulge is open Monday through Saturday for lunch (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and seven days a week for dinner, starting at 4 p.m. Live jazz is featured every Sunday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- They have done a fabulous job on the decor. It is modern yet inviting. The patio has the best view in the Denver area. – Duane B., CityVoter
- What a chic place; panache plus! Take friends because you will have a great time. The service, wine and views are remarkable and second to known [sic]. – Robert R., CityVoter
- They flock to the gorgeous space–decorated with burgundy reds, dark woods, a stunning glassed-in wine cellar, and a whimsical string of glass bubbles–to sip vino and order tapas and desserts. – 5280
Indulge Wine School
Indulge Wine School's staff of educators, such as Kris in Jacksonville, a wine expert and blogger, expands wine knowledge with ease, having turned the revelry-steeped tassels of nearly 3,000 graduates. Classes of 12–20 take place in venues throughout the United States, as students swirl and sip their study materials and nibble complimentary appetizers. Every class ends with a Q&A session, during which potation professors shine a light on oenophilic mysteries including tannin content and regional differences. Afterward, students continue to ferment knowledge at home with a complimentary electronic copy of Indulge's book A Fun and Informative Introduction to the Wonderful World of Wine, a food-and-wine-pairing chart, and a top-10 list of wine-buying tips.
1601 Mayberry Dr.
Highlands Ranch, Colorado 80129Get Directions