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Celebrate Fourth of July with these 5 Denver Food/Drink Events

Fourth of July is America’s holiday, and for years it’s been honored country-wide with good ol’ fashioned cookouts and a cooler full of cold ones. But if you’re looking to shake things up, and venture away from the backyard brats, you’ve got options. From grill lessons to Happy Hour specials, these local eateries invite you to kick back, relax, and let them do the cooking.

Bargains at The Bindery

the bindery

When: Wednesday, July 4, 2pm-close
Where: The Bindery {1817 Central Street, Denver; 303.993.2364}
What: You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better spot for Denver fireworks than either one of The Bindery’s two patios. In the spirit of the holiday, The Bindery is offering half-off all bottles of wines and take-away picnic baskets from their market. The restaurant’s new Happy Hour menu, featuring bites like a Baja Shrimp Cocktail, Ceviche + Mojo, and Baby Back Ribs for less than $10, will be available from 2pm-close in honor of the holiday. If you’re going to be viewing fireworks from nearby, call and reserve a picnic basket filled with pâté, pickles, fresh bread, caponata, grilled vegetables, and more.

A Classy Cookout at Uncorked Kitchen

uncorked kitchen

When: Wednesday, July 4, 6-9pm
Where: Uncorked Kitchen {8171 South Chester Street, Suite A, Centennial; 720.907.3838}
What: Are you down for the cookout, but tired of the usual stuff? Uncorked Kitchen & Wine Bar has you covered. Come by and grill alongside the Uncorked chefs as they serve up classic American cookout fare on their outdoor grilling patio. Pick up grill tips and enjoy go-to barbecue bites kicked up a notch, like Fresh-Fried Potato Chips with sour cream chive dip, Texas BBQ Ribs, Creamy Coleslaw, and Grilled Corn on the Cob with smoky paprika and lime. Then, top it all off with Red, White and Blue Daiquiris. For $210 per pair, take home techniques that will take your next backyard barbecue to the next level.

All-Day Happy Hour at Public School 303

public school 303

When: Wednesday, July 4, all day
Where: Public School 303 {1959 16th Street, Denver; 303.446.8671}
What: If you’re looking for a place to celebrate America’s holiday from dawn to dusk, Public School 303 is just the place. Honoring July Fourth with all-day Happy Hour, get delicious bites for tempting prices, like Bacon Cheddar Tots ($5), Ahi Tuna Poke ($8), or a Margherita Pizza ($9). Or snag a signature burger and a craft beer for just $15.

Dozens of Doughnuts at Fractured Prune

fractured prune

When: Now through July 31
Where: Fractured Prune {9696 E Arapahoe Road, Greenwood Village; 303.759.0635}
What: Morning person? Start your festivities straight away with these holiday-inspired doughnuts from Fractured Prune: Land of the Free, Home of the Glazed. These sweet treats aren’t just festively colored, but seasonally flavored too! Indulge in summery bites of strawberry, blueberry, and vanilla. For just $15.99, this box of a dozen are available all month long (so you can keep office spirits lifted when you return to work post-holiday).

Truck Stop: Food Truck Rally

truck stop rally

When: Wednesday, July 4, 1-8pm
Where: Stanley Marketplace {2501 Dallas Street, Aurora}
What: The second Food Truck Rally of the 2018 Truck Stop summer series coincides perfectly with Fourth of July to bring Denver a holiday cookout for the books. Enjoy elevated street eats with dozens of local food trucks dishing out their best bites and Fourth of July-themed cocktails. This free celebration of community will include performances by local musicians, and proceeds will benefit neighborhood nonprofits.

By Peyton Garcia, Content Editor