Kick off the holiday season with your oldest pals in Denver. Toast to the season and reflect on the past at these Denver hot spots and eateries. From rooftop restaurants overlooking the city center to dance clubs with state-of-the-art sound and lighting, Denver’s restaurants and bars offer something for every crowd. So, call your oldest friends and start your Thanksgiving weekend at one of these spots.
Denver bars to visit on Thanksgiving Eve
ViewHouse Eatery, Bar, and Rooftop boasts 3 Denver locations, making a casual round of drink and dinner with friends simple. Brunch, lunch and dinner menus are available, as well as weekday happy hour specials on food and drinks. Large, flat screen TVs make this a must-visit spot for sports lovers. The indoor-outdoor vibe allows you to take in the crisp Colorado air beside an outdoor fireplace.
Where: ViewHouse Ballpark, 2015 Market Street, Denver, CO 80205; ViewHouse Centennial, 7101 South Clinton Street, Denver, CO 80112; ViewHouse Littleton, 2680 West Main Street, Littleton, CO 80120
Catch up with old friends at Blake Street Tavern. This sports bar boasts a casual menu with plenty of shareables for a crowd. An extensive craft beer list offers something for everyone. 60 HDTVs will have your favorite game on. The tavern also features cornhole boards, darts, and skeeball lanes perfect for engaging your competitive spirit.
Where: 2301 Blake Street, Denver, CO 80205
Knowns as the city’s best dive bar, Don’s Club Tavern has an old-school feel, with wood-paneled walls, rich leather booths, and pool tables. Grab your favorite brew or mixed drink and pull up a stool to the bar. The relaxed vibe of this spot encourages relaxation and conversation with old pals.
Where: 723 East 6th Street, Denver, CO 80203
Recess Beer Garden offers an extensive menu that includes everything from salads and sliders to party plates and sandwiches. Check out the midnight happy hour, which offers late-night discounts on snacks and drinks. Dine indoors or enjoy your favorite brew in the outdoor garden, which sits under trees for a nature-inspired vibe.
Where: 2715 17th Street, Suite 103, Denver, CO 80211
Slip on your cowboy boots and head to Charlie’s Denver, a gay country nightclub. Nightly drink specials along with plenty of entertainment fill the weekly calendar. Check out karaoke on Wednesday nights, flip cup tournaments on Fridays, and kickball parties every Saturday. Try nightly dance lessons to learn the two-step with your friends.
Where: 900 East Colfax, Denver, CO 80218
The center of the Denver dance scene, Beta Nightclub showcases sound, lighting, and effects like you’ve never seen before. Dance the night away at Beta, which hosts a 4-day weekend with nightly themes and specials. Top DJs spin Thursday to Friday, with their beats played on one of the top sound systems in the world.
Where: 1909 Blake Street, Denver, CO 80202
Take a step back in time at Denver’s The Retro Room, which includes a salon, lounge, and grill. Kick back in the Lounge, where you can sip on some of the city’s best Bloody Mary’s. Daily food and drink specials include burgers or wings and a brew for just $6.
Where: 2034 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80205
Linger features rooftop dining and drinking options. This unique space also boasts an interior dining room and expansive bar, giving you and your pals plenty of spots to unwind. Voted one of Denver’s best rooftop bars, Linger offers brunch, lunch, and dinner. Check out the happy hour menu, which runs Monday to Friday, and includes $5 beers and $6 wine and cocktails.
Where: 2030 West 30th Avenue Denver, CO 80211
There’s something for everyone at LoHi’s favorite food collective—featuring everything from sushi to pizza to arepas. With two levels, a rooftop patio, and plenty of seating, you won’t find a better place to enjoy a drink and take in the Denver skyline.
Where: 3200 N Pecos St, Denver, CO 80211
Wine and dine with Coors Field and downtown Denver as your backdrop at Lodo’s Bar and Grill. This rooftop bar features 50 HDTVs perfect for watching your favorite game and a classic menu of burgers, shrimp buckets, and wings. Check out nightly happy hours specials throughout the week.
Where: 1946 Market Street, Denver, CO 80202
Round up your old crew and celebrate the holidays at these Denver hotspots. With dance clubs and country bars to rooftop sports bars, there’s something for everyone in Denver.