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12 Places to Celebrate (or Drown Your Sorrows) on Tax Day

Relief is necessary

Planning on spending your refund? Or do you need a stiff one to drown your #taxday sorrows? Here are 12 spots to splurge or save for Tax Day. Capitol Hill Refund: White Lies {800 Sherman Street, Denver; 303.955.1205} Bejeweled snifters of whiskey and elaborate craft concoctions await at coffee shop-turned-swank cocktail bar White Lies. With 15 signature cocktails offered at $10 a ... Read More »

Hidden Happy Hour: Adrift

Escape to the islands with tiki cocktails and more at Adrift

Adrift

The pineapple—a tart, luscious fruit associated with island life—is a celebrated symbol of hospitality. As the story goes, captains who had returned home after being at sea for months at a time would signal their return by putting a pineapple out on front steps of their home. At Adrift {218 South Broadway, Denver; 303.778.8454}, new owner Paul Tamburello offers a twist on ... Read More »

Behind the Bar with Michael Cerretani of TAG Restaurant Group

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

Michael Cerrentani Mister Tuna Tag Restaurants

With over a decade of tending bar under his belt, Michael Cerretani is a certified pro. Cerretani started his career at The Bitter Bar in Boulder and has traveled all throughout the Front Range, working his way up the ranks from bartender to beverage director at local hotspots including Blackbelly and the now-shuttered Session Kitchen. It seems as though Cerretani ... Read More »

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 »