When the folks at Curio in Denver set about crafting their summer cocktail menu, they wanted to make a drink that “featured Colorado as a whole,” says owner Katsumi Yuso Ruiz. So they grabbed a piney session IPA from down-the-block Ratio Beerworks,cooked it down to a syrup, and got to building the rest of the drink.
The Denver cocktail scene is growing bigger by the day. With that growth comes a lot of talent behind the bar, and all that talent needs a place to unwind. So we asked some of Denver’s best bartenders to share their favorite spots to drink when off the clock.
'Tis the season, Denverites. With 2018 rapidly approaching and your calendars filling up with all sorts of cheer, beer, and tales about reindeer, now is the time to lock down a few places to find some solace. Luckily, Mile High’s loaded with jovial places to find like-minded people ready to share a whiskey or wine with you. From tap houses and dives to classed-up cocktail joints, we’ve dutifully listed out all the best bars to ring in the New Year.