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Behind the Bar: Kevin Burke Bartender at Ste. Ellie

Denver's hottest bartenders deliver the season's most seductive sips

St Ellie's Kevin Burke

Sneak away from the buzz of the city for high-end cocktails and treats at Ste. Ellie {1553 Platte Street, Denver; 303.477.1447}. Tucked away underneath Colt & Gray, Ste. Ellie is undeniably swanky with crescent-shaped booths and dim ambient lighting, anchored by a modest bar stacked to the brim with glittering bottles of local and international spirits. With fifteen rotating cocktails—ranging from classics to current creations—as ... Read More »

9 Places to Celebrate National Margarita Day in Denver and Boulder

Free margartias anyone?

La Sandia

Today, we celebrate the beauty of the margarita with National Margarita Day. Whether you prefer them frozen or on the rocks, salt or sugar, there are plenty of margs to go around. Here are nine spots to find the best margarita deals in Denver and Boulder, plus a recipe to make at home. Boulder Centro Mexican Kitchen {950 Pearl Street, ... Read More »

Behind the Bar with Jon Feuersanger from beast + bottle

Denver's hottest bartenders deliver the season's most seductive sips

beast + bottle

One of the best things about being behind the bar is that the pursuit of learning and the options to be creative are endless. From educating yourself about wines and making your own infusions to coming up with new cocktail combinations that compliment a changing menu, being a mixologist is never dull. At the popular uptown restaurant beast + bottle {719 East 17th ... Read More »

Behind the Bar: Shawn Williams of Bar Dough

Denver's hottest bartenders deliver the season's most seductive sips

Bar Dough

Behind the doors of Bar Dough {2227 West 32nd Avenue, Denver; 720.668.8506} lies a powerhouse of talent. Dreamt up by Juan and Katie Padro—owners of Highland Tap & Burger and Sloan’s Tap and Burger—and the acclaimed chef Max MacKissock, Bar Dough has been serving up a bevy comfortable Italian eats right in the heart of the Highlands. Guests can peruse the flavors of ... Read More »

Behind the Bar with Gerard Collier of Tacos Tequila Whiskey

Denver's hottest bartenders deliver the season's most seductive sips

Gerard Tacos Tequila Whiskey_Brent Andeck Photography-26

Once a lively food truck, dishing up Mexican street fare at festivals and street corners alike, Tacos Tequila Whiskey {3300 West 32nd Avenue, Denver; 1514 York Street, Denver} is truly a staple of Denver’s dining scene. Since it’s first brick and mortar outpost in City Park, the taqueria has truly flourished, expanding with an outpost in Highlands and another location soon to open ... Read More »

Denver Date Night: Matador

Tuesday tequila tastings are perfect for date night

Matador

Instead of the casual dinner and drinks for date night, why not add a little tequila to the mix? Get lost in the flavors of tequila at Matador {3496 West 32nd Avenue, Denver; 303.561.2855}  Situated comfortably on a corner spot in the Highlands, Matador is the perfect place for a secluded night out. Even though Matador has sprung up in multiple cities ... Read More »

Hidden Happy Hour: Beatrice & Woodsley

Sip and nosh on creative cocktails and monthly rotated snacks

In search of solitude for your next happy hour? For an elevated happy hour experience, turn to Beatrice & Woodsley {38 South Broadway, Denver; 303.777.3505}. Tucked away from the bustle of Broadway Street, the woodland-inspired restaurant is a perfect refuge. With rustic accents and wooded trees dotting the interior, Beatrice & Woodsley is the perfect place to de-stress after a long work day. They’re ... Read More »

DIY Holiday Cocktails with Milk & Honey

Warm your bones with Hot Mulled Port Wine

Milk and Honey

Sneak away from the bustle of the holidays at Milk & Honey Bar {1414 Larimer Street, Denver; 303.997.7590}. Tucked away underneath the historic Larimer square, the full-service restaurant and bar serves up a wide variety of rotating cocktails paired with a menu European and American-styled fare. For a much needed getaway cocktail, we recommend making a trip underground and finding your refuge. ... Read More »

6 Must Drink Holiday Cocktails

Plus a DIY cocktail ready for your next holiday party

Latigo

It only took until the end of November, but it finally feels like the seasons have shifted in Colorado. With snow lacing the mountain tops and chilly evenings on the horizon, we’ve found that the best way to ease into the colder months is with a little help from our friends (aka alcohol). Cozy up with these unique winter cocktail ... Read More »

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

Five wines you can serve at Thanksgiving without looking like a turkey

Gruet Winery

Let’s face it. This Thanksgiving, we need a drink like we’ve never needed one before. While this wine list isn’t a guarantee you’ll be able to stomach your family’s politics or even their cooking, our suggestions will ensure that you won’t show up empty-handed and looking like a turkey. These five wines are easy, palate pleasing, meld well with typical ... Read More »