Holiday/Christmas Bars

Here you can find tons of fun holiday themed bars to enjoy this season to the fullest!

MIRACLE BARS

Locations: Avanti,( on Pearl St and on Pecos St)
Pindustry, and Union Station

Has tons of pop ups coming to Denver Colorado! This pop up bar offers over the top decorations and holiday cocktails to get you in the the holiday mood.

SIPPIN SANTA

Location: 5707 Olde Wadworth Blvd
Arvada,CO 80002 (at Arvada Tavern)

This bar is a spin off of the Miracle bars. Combing Christmas and Tiki you get this unique spot. See Santa on a surfboard and surrounded by beach vibes inside of snow.

THE ELECTRIC CURE

Location: 5350 W 25th Ave
Edgewater, Colorado 80214

The Electric Cure is know for their themed events and décor for all holidays. This tiki bar will be decorated all out for the holidays. Cocktails feature House of mirrors, House Zombie and Look Mom No Head. This holiday themed bar is called Krampus Room

NOEL

Location: 7415 Grandview Avenue
Arvada, Colorado

Bluegrass Lounge takes on Christmas with this change in décor. NOEL will offer a tie dye themed event which you can tie dye your own Jim Bean T-shirt. while tie dying enjoy the music, colorful lights and NOEL cocktails. HERE

POLAR BEAR EXPRESS

Location: Señor Bear at 3301 Tejon Street in Denver.

The Señor Bear’s is bringing this pop up full force with their Polar bear express themed decor. The menu includes twists on classic drinks like Hot Buttered Rum, Eggnog, and Spiced Cider.

TINSELTOWN

Location: 1000 N Broadway
Denver, CO

The queen/king of pop-up bars and activities is back at it again with this Christmas/holiday themed bar. Hidden is known for their pop-up bars and Tinseltown is like no other. Featuring over the top decor and festive cocktails this is an event you cant miss.

NAUGHTY LIST

Location: 1403 Larimer St
Denver, Co

This is a another pop up bar located in the old spirts pop up spot. If you loved Spirts you will love Naughty List. Decked on in all the Christmas decoration possible you cant miss this pop-up. open 4pm -12am Weekdays and 2pm-2am Weekends.

HOLIDAY ACTIVITES

Downtown Denver Rink

Skyline Park
Denver, CO 80202

Here you can skate your heart out while enjoying the city of Denver. Skating is free but if you need rentals they cost $9 for Adults and $7 for kids

Tinseltown

1000 N Broadway
Denver, Co

This is a pop up bar by Hidden. Here in Tinsel town everyday is Christmas and that’s just how we like it. Enjoy Christmas music and Christmas themed drinks! HERE

Mile High Tree

1600 California St
Denver, Co 80202

Located on 16th street you can find this bright holiday tree. the perfect photo worth spot! While on 16th street check out Night Lights Denver which is a light show on the clock tower.

Blossoms of Lights

1007 York St
Denver, Co 80206

The Denver Botanic Gardens has been putting on their signature light show for over 3 decades. this light show sell out fast so by your TICKETS before its to late.

Christkindl Market

101 W 14th Ave
Denver, Co 80202

No need to travel this year with this German inspiring market in Civic Center Park. You can shop small at this market where you can find the perfect gifts and sweets for your family and friends.

Camp Christmas

801 S Yarrow St,
Lakewood, CO 80226

This over the top immersive art experience takes you though a winter wonderland designed by artist Lonnie Hanzon. Here you can enjoy the lights, sip cocktails and ride the carousel. Tickets cost $15 a person.

Denver Performing Arts Center

1101 13th St
Denver, CO 80204

Check out Denver Performing Art Center to enjoy a holiday classic with a twist with hip hop nutcracker. Other performances include The Lion King and A Christmas Carol. CLICK HERE for more events

Parade of Lights

101 W 14th Ave
Denver, Co 80202

Dec 4th enjoy this free parade in downtown Denver. Starts at the civic center goes down 17th street all the way to Arapahoe and then back towards the Civics Center on 15th.

Fall/Halloween Activities

With summer over, it’s time to get into the fall sprint. Aka, you can now fill your soul with all the tiny pumpkin and spiced flavored drinks. Here is a list of some of the many activities you can do this fall.

1. Haunted Tour

One of my favorite things to do any time of year is a scavenger hunt. I love using the “Let’s Roam” App to explore the city! This particular hunt starts you near the Capital building and takes you all around Denver. You can learn about the history of this spooky area and answer fun questions along the way.
This activity is free if you sign-up for the one-week FREE trial.

2. Magic of the Jack O’Lanterns

At Hudson Gardens & Event Center, you can see 5,000 hand-carved pumpkins, which if you have ever tried to carve a pumpkin, you’ll know takes some real skill. Here, you’ll be able to enjoy the creativity of all the artists as you walk around these beautiful gardens.

3. Larimer Square – Pop up

Larimer Square is one of my favorite places in Denver! It offers fun and unique spots, from Garage Sale to Drunken Bakery, and now a pop-up bar called “Spirits”. “Spirits” can be found on 14th street near Bao and Hidden Gems Ice Cream. At this pop-up, you’ll find Halloween-themed drinks and decorations, make sure to visit soon, you don’t want to miss out on it before it’s gone! This popup only runs until October 31, 2021.

4. Slashers

This bar brings creepy vibes all year round! Slashers just opened this summer after redesigning the former “Horror Bar”. Slashers is now a horror-themed bar that serves drinks and scary movies every day of the week. Don’t forget to take an IG-worthy pic with there stunning, yet horrifying, wall mural outside.

5. The Denver Game Lounge

The Denver Game Lounge has been transformed just for October/Halloween! Here, the decorations definitely fit the theme! You can also order themed cocktails that are served in a blood bag, get lit on fire, or a bunch of other spooky drinks. If you get hungry, you can also order starters and appetizers to get the munchies out of the way.

6. 13th Floor Haunted House

While you might catch me out and about at these other activities, this is one you won’t see me at. This activity is for those of you that love a good scare. 13th Floor Haunted House offers two haunted houses as well as a speakeasy, ax throwing, food trucks, and many more fun activities. Get ready to have a scary night filled with drinks, screams, and scares lurking around every corner.

7. Pumpkin Patch

There are tons of options in Colorado when looking for a pumpkin patch, it all just depends on how far you are willing to drive. Rock Creek Farm, in Broomfield, requires tickets before visiting but is definitely worth the extra time. Rock Creek has 6 miles of corns mazes to check out, and around 100 acres of pumpkin patches, so you can truly find the perfect one. Not to mention caramel apples, a petting zoo, and more! .http://www.rockcreekfarm.com/

If you’re looking to go a bit further out, then check out Diana’s Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze (about a 2-hour drive from Denver). This family-owned patch offers several acres that include both a pumpkin patch and a corn maze. Not to mention a delicious homemade pumpkin pie. While you are here, make sure to stop by the Royal Gorge Bridge and Swing for some extra excitement.

8. The Golden Hayride

Sorry kids, but this hayride isn’t for you. The Golden Hayride is a brewery tour in Golden that stops at several local craft breweries. It costs only $50 per person and includes a free sample at 8 different breweries, a swag bag, a souvenir Beer Tour cup, a food tasting from 49 Cidery, a slice of pizza, and more. There is no doubt you are getting your money’s worth here!

9. Hot Springs

Not to sound like a Game of Thrones character but, winter is coming. If its’ starting to get too cold for you to take a hike this October, don’t worry! You can still enjoy the outdoors while staying nice and warm at these hot springs. Most hot springs are quite a drive from Denver, so I suggest looking into staying in the area for a relaxing weekend. Strawberry Park Indian Hot Springs Glenwood Hot Springs

Desert Reef Hot Springs – Here clothing is optional 😉

10. McGregor Square

McGregor Square has become one of my newfound favorite blocks in downtown Denver. Activities range from live Band, Pumpkin Decorating, Tarot card reader, Trick-or-Treat on the Street, Yard Games, and a free movie Saturday nights at 7 PM. Make sure to check out the full schedule at McGregor Square

BONUS

On Saturday October 30th, 2021, Coloween is happening in Stanley Market. Coloween is a popular Halloween party that has even been voted the number one Halloween party in Colorado! Check it out –

4 of the BEST restaurants in Denver, Colorado

There are many great restaurants in the Denver area and below are JUST a few of the best I have found! All places are budget-friendly, and you can even share these meals with a friend!
Cost: Varies
Wheelchair accessible: Yes

Beau Jo’s Pizza

This pizza joint is the original maker of Colorado-style pizza/Colorado mountain pie! Colorado Style is unique because of its crust. The crust is made with honey and braided on the outside. The crust is designed to be dipped in honey. Yum!

Denver Biscuit Company

This Biscuit joint offers massive meals for breakfast! Every item on this menu is so big that the restaurant suggests not eating the night before in order to save room for all the delicious food you are going to eat in the morning. The Denver Biscuit Company is famous for their Franklin and BBQ biscuit sandwiches, this is definitely a must-eat in Denver!

The Corner Office

This is a MUST EAT for brunch! The Corner Office is designed with comfort in mind and features a retro-chic interior. With bottomless mimosas for just $15, this is the perfect restaurant to help you relax on the weekend. I went for brunch and order bottomless mimosas and a classic benedict. The benedict was amazing, with a creamy hollandaise sauce, and only cost me $15. The Corner Office is also connected to The Curtis hotel which offers many IG Worthy photo spots inside and unique hipster-like decor.

The Happy Camper

The Happy Camper offers pizza, booze, and great vibes! This hip restaurant even offers unique seating from old tubs to royal-like chairs! I have been to this location several times because the vibe and atmosphere are simply amazing. For appetizers, I would recommend the Burrata and Fig Toast. Then for your main meal, any of the pizzas are great! I have tried the Mac & Cheese pizza, the Matt pizza, and the Lance pizza. Each of these pizzas were destroyed within minutes by me and my friends!

Breweries in Denver!

Denver is known for its many breweries in the area below are some of the breweries you can find in the city! These breweries in Denver are located around 29th street and around the 29th-street area.

Our Mutual Friend

Opened in 2012 Our Mutual Friend produces beers specifically designed for release at Our brewery and offers almost all of their beers at the bar. With traditional beer classics and indoor and outdoor spaces designed for everyone in the community, your bound to feel safe and welcome!

14er Brewing

This Brewery pays tribute to all the stunning 14,000 feet in elevation hikes that are found all across the state of Colorado. Inside this brewery, you will find maps and photos of mountains that will really have you wanting to walk off your hangover with a nice big hike!

Bierstadt Lagerhaus

This German brewery offers everything from endless entertainment to yard games and live music on Thursday and Saturday. The menu at this brewery ranges from white sausage, pretzels, and many more classic German dishes. They even offer liter beers! If you can’t take a trip to Germany this is the next best thing.

Blue Moon Brewing

If you are looking for a classic brewery, then Blue Moon is for you. Blue Moon originated in Denver and provides a refreshingly creative take on the classic Belgian white beer. At Blue Moon, you can find innovative and creative beers brewed in-house and only available at this location!

Recess Beer Garden

Recess is a classic spot with great craft beer & American-style pub food! Recess also has a large outdoor patio with picnic tables & classic yard games. As an added bonus for dog lovers, Recess allows you to bring your pup 7 days a week and before 3 PM on Fridays and Saturdays. During pre-covid times Recess also offered live music!