To make un-fine wine, simply place grapes beneath a silk pillow, repeatedly mash your head against it, and then wring the pillowcase into a nearby mouth. Taste traditionally produced fine wines with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of breakfast, coffee, espresso, and wine at Sketch Wine Bar near the corner of Broadway and First Avenue.
Sketch Wine Bar is a cozy nook of nibbles that specializes in small plates, piping-hot espresso, and a stunning selection of vino. The café breakfast, served until 11 a.m. daily, includes multiple tastes for morning mouths. Herbivores and herbivoyeurs might enjoy the savory flavor of a sourdough or wheat panini ($6.50) with roasted red pepper, dry jack, and caramelized onions, while protein-powered smoothies ($3.95–$4.95) provide meals on the go for busy bees, swamped swans, and overwhelmed warlocks. Scarf down a bagel with cream cheese ($3.50), or graze lazily across a cheese plate with three ($12) or five ($16) selections, like a Where’s Waldo?–seeker enjoying a room full of nothing but Waldo.
This drink depository boasts wines from across the globe, including around 40 bottles and more than 30 pours by the glass, much like a library of intoxicating purple prose written entirely in grape ink. Fashioned after a Mediterranean café, the 14-foot-high hand-troweled Venetian plaster walls and heavy wooden beams paint a neutral palate ideal for offsetting the rich hues of coffee and wine, while a wide front window provides ample opportunity for people-watching or pressing against from the outside, gazing inward, always separate, always hungry. Head to this savory shop for a European experience sans passports, a breakfast upgrade outside the Wheaties box, or a cultured alternative to Twinkies and fruit snacks.
This Groupon is not valid toward any happy-hour discounts or other specials.
Sketch Wine Bar was mentioned in 303 Magazine, The Denver Omelette, and 5280 magazine. Westword magazine named Sketch Wine Bar's Amarena cherries and chocolate one of its 100 Favorite Dishes, and Yelpers give it an average of 3.5 stars:
- Sangria is wonderful! – Hannah S., Yelp
- The food, drink and atmosphere at Sketch was [sic] the perfect end to a perfect night out. – Sandi D., Yelp
- While the wreath of cherries and little mound of chocolate shards may seem unassuming, the marriage of the two creates a flavor punch that's something to experience. – Liz Kellermeyer, Westword