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Hey, Baby, It’s The 4th Of July

Where to nosh by neighborhood during holiday festivities

Turn on the grill and throw on your favorite ‘merica shirt—Fourth of July weekend is upon us. Even though the holiday falls midweek, there are still plenty of festivities all weekend long up until the actual day. No matter what neighborhood you live in, for fireworks and more, we’ve got you covered. Here are six spots to celebrate Fourth of July.

Stapleton

Brixx pizza

Photo courtesy of Brixx Wood Fired Pizza

The holiday weekend starts tomorrow at Brixx Wood Fired Pizza {8351 Northfield Boulevard, Denver; 720.372.4100}. The pizzeria is offering a slew of food and drink specials starting Friday, running up until the holiday. Beer lovers can have the freedom to build their own $5 craft beer paddle (yes, a literal paddle of beer), while patriots will love the Instagram-worthy $5 Red, White, and Blue Daiquiri. Bring the kiddos along, as every entrée purchase offers a free kids meal. If a double date is more your style, the restaurant is offering a 2-for-1 on Tuesday, July 4, where you can buy two entrées and get two free.

Capitol Hill

Racines

Racines

Classic American fare can be found at one of Cap Hill’s longtime loves, Racines {650 Sherman Street, Denver; 303.595.0418}. They’ll be open on July 4th for brunch starting at 8am until 3pm, followed by dinner from 3pm to 10pm. Dinner specials include Bourbon Barbecue Ribs and Hot Links, served with southern baked beans and coleslaw, as well as an Apple-Smoked Ribeye Steak, served with garlic Yukon potatoes and sautéed green beans. Wash it down with a summer classic: a Frosé Slushy with rosé wine and strawberries. Don’t forget desser—Racines has a Berry Cream Cake on the menu.

LoDo

 Union Station

Photo courtesy of Union Station

All-aboard Denver Union Station’s third annual Stars & Stripes Express Fest! This year, the central hub will not only double its Terminal Bar patio but it will expand the festival, offering two full days of live tunes on July 3 and July 4. Enjoy bumpin’ tunes while sipping on Colorado’s finest brews with Avery Brewing Company on site. The event is free to the public. Find out more info here.

Highlands

Highland 4th of July

Kick off the weekend right with the 10th Annual Highland 4th of July Party. Residents of the Highlands can begin celebrations on Saturday, July 3, with a water-balloon fight, along with pizza bites and tunes from High Desert Band, a local bluegrass band. On the holiday, guests can enjoy bike decorating contests plus a parade down 32nd Street led by an old-fashioned fire truck that ends its route at the 200-foot long ice cream sundae at Little Man Ice Cream {2620 16th Street, Denver; 303.455.3811}. The ice cream shop will have a “drum-line” of ice cream buckets in the parade, and there will be free food, live music, face painting, water balloon fights, and field day games. Click here for more info.

Centennial

Uncorked Kitchen

Photo courtesy of Uncorked Kitchen

There’s nothing more patriotic than gazing at purple mountain majesty from the patio at Uncorked Kitchen {8171 South Chester Street, Suite A, Centennial; 720.907.3838} The unparalleled Front Range vista is the perfect backdrop for watching fireworks display all across the city. For the fourth, the restaurant is offering a Tacos and Margs date night with patio reservations at 7pm, plus an extended menu of small plates and a chef’s special dish. Call ahead to make your reservations.

Rosedale

The Post Chicken and Beer

Photo courtesy of The Post Chicken & Beer

For a classic, all-American barbecue, hit up The Post Chicken & Beer {2200 South Broadway, Denver; 720.466.5699}. Specials include the ‘Merica BBQ Platter complete with a chicken leg, pulled pork, 1/2 a sausage, coleslaw, and beans; and buckets of Post Beer for $10. They also offer their customizable Summer Picnic Baskets featuring fried chicken with all the fixins’. It’s the perfect thing for taking to a park to watch the fireworks. Doors open at 4pm.
Rebecca Treon, Editor