The 11 Best Dining and Drinking Events in Denver This Month

BY Steph Wilson

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The 11 Best Dining and Drinking Events in Denver This Month

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Featured Image: Celebrate Vanillatine’s Day at Breckenridge Brewerys Farm House in Littleton.

February is here, and Denver’s food and drink scene is heating up the depths of winter. From wine tastings to beer dinners, crawfish boils to whiskey soirées, there’s something for every palate and occasion. Whether you’re looking to indulge in the city’s vibrant culinary culture or simply raise a glass with friends, this month’s lineup of events is not to be missed. So put down that Pinterest recipe and come join the fun. Here’s a rundown of the best food and drink events happening in Denver this February, curated by the experts at DiningOut. Get ready for a month of delicious discoveries.

If you’re looking for Valentine’s Day happenings, we’ve got a whole separate post for that here.

American Bonded Re-Opening
Feb. 9, starting @ 5 p.m. 
2706 Larimer St.

Get ready to party like it’s 1897! American Bonded, the RiNo neighborhood bar named after the Bottled-in-Bond Act, is re-opening its doors on February 9th. It’s been way too long since they’ve been able to cheers with you, so they’re hoping you’ll come out and join the fun. Savor the quality spirits, enjoy some quality time, and dance the night away to the beats of DJ Jake (Norris) Whiskey, who’ll be spinning from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. It’s free to join, so there’s no excuse not to.

Palentine’s Day Bouquet Bar
Mon., Feb. 13 @ 5:30 p.m. 
Blanchard Family Wines (Fort Collins)
234 N College Ave, Unit A3, Fort Collins

Miley was right: You can buy yourself flowers. Treat yourself or bring a friend to this celebration of love in all forms. At the Bouquet Bar, you’ll have the chance to create your own personal bouquet with fresh florals from Bloom Floral Boutique. And, because wine and chocolates go together like love and Valentine’s Day, you’ll enjoy a wine and chocolate pairing flight with chocolates from Chocolate Therapist. Your ticket purchase includes the wine flight, paired with complimentary chocolates, and all the supplies you need to create your own bouquet to take home and enjoy. Tickets are $55.

Vanillatine’s Beer Dinner
Tues., Feb. 14, starting @ 6 p.m. 
Farm House at Breckenridge Brewery
2990 Brewery Ln., Littleton

Get ready to raise a glass (and your fork) to Vanillatine’s Day at the Farm House restaurant in Littleton, Colorado. This three-course feast pairs some of delicious food with the award-winning brand’s brews, starting at 6 p.m. The star of the evening is smooth and creamy Vanilla Porter, joined by its fancy new friend—the Imperial Raspberry Vanilla Porter, aged to perfection in whiskey cask-finished port wine barrels. Gather round the fireplace for a cozy, community-style evening filled with delectable bites and sips. Vanilla never tasted so good! Reservations are $75.

Galentine’s Day Wreath Making Workshop
Wed., Feb. 15 @ 6:30 p.m.
The ART Hotel
1201 Broadway

Grab your pals and get ready to get creative. The ART Hotel is hosting a special wreath-making workshop led by Lauren Fusco of @elephboutique. This one-of-a-kind experience will have you whipping up a beautiful succulent door wreath with all supplies provided by Lauren. And the fun doesn’t end there – with a purchased ticket, you’ll receive a complimentary drink from Tito’s Handmade Vodka to cheers to your newfound DIY skills. Afterwards, head on up to FIRE Restaurant & Lounge, where a purchased ticket gets you a free house wine with any entree purchase. Get your tickets now and make a day of bonding and crafting with your besties. Tickets are $65.

FLIGHT SESSION: Croatia
Noble Riot Wine Bar 
Thur., Feb. 16 @ 6:30 p.m. 
1336 27th Street

At Noble Riot in RiNo, Denver, wine and art collide in a hip alleyway hideaway. This modern wine bar is the go-to spot for wine enthusiasts seeking a unique experience. With a focus on storytelling through the farmer, winemaker, and terroir, Noble Riot sets itself apart with its honest wines and genuine hospitality. The bar also offers wine flights and wine schools, taking taste buds on an adventure to explore interesting wine regions from around the world. In their latest flight, they’re serving up the finest Croatian wines, known for their rich history and diverse range of styles. Get ready for a wild ride through the Old World, filled with full-bodied reds, bright whites, and sparkling wines, all influenced by the unique terroirs and Mediterranean climate of Croatia. Tickets are $35.

What is Wine? Hosted by the Beckon Wine Team
Sat., Feb 18. @ 12 p.m.
Beckon
2843 Larimer St

Even if you’re as comfortable with Pelaverga as you are with Pinot Noir, you still might have questions about what’s going on in your glass. Keep your resolution to learn more about wine this year by joining the Beckon sommelier team for their first education event of 2023. This month, they’re heading for the West Coast. For many, the word “California” can be as polarizing as “chardonnay” but Beckon wants to show you that there’s much to love about both. During the tasting, you’ll explore the history and evolution of wines from California and Oregon, comparing producers from the same regions that are separated by winemaker style and ideology. You’ll sip side-by-side examples of chardonnay, pinot noir, and cabernet sauvignon, with the option of purchasing wines for your home collection. Light snacks will be served and fun will be had. Tickets are $125.

Cocktail Class: Savoy Cocktail Book Part 1
Thur., Feb, 23 @ 5:30 p.m. 
Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club
1330 27th Street

Indulge in a night of mixology magic at Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club’s Cocktail Class: Savoy Cocktail Book Part 1. Learn from the masterful Paul Webb, Nocturne’s resident barman, as he takes you through the history and techniques behind three of the most classic cocktails in the world. Harry Craddock, a US citizen and former bartender at the iconic Savoy Hotel in London, published “The Savoy Cocktail Book” in 1930, and it remains a staple in the world of mixology to this day. Join Paul as he delves into the mind of Craddock and brings to life three of his most famous creations.  Tickets are $46.

Mile High Asian Food Week
Feb. 22–Feb. 26

Get ready to slurp, bite, and savor your way through the best Asian cuisine Denver has to offer! The first-ever Mile High Asian Food Week is set to take over the city from February 22–26, 2023. Brought to you by AAPI industry members, this delicious celebration will showcase the diverse and growing AAPI food scene in Colorado. Join in on the feast by visiting participating restaurants like Glo Noodle House, Osaka Ramen, and Milk T to try out exclusive menus, secret items, and more. Are you a restaurant that wants in on the action? Register your restaurant for free by Feb. 10 and be part of the culinary revolution. Follow @milehighafw on Instagram for all the deets. More details here

Osteria Carnivale
Thurs., Feb. 23 @ 4:30 p.m. 
Osteria Marco 
1453 Larimer St. 

The evening’s menu is a cornucopia of flavor, featuring dishes such as Red Bean Arancini, Blackened Shrimp Gnocchetti, Italian Blood Orange Sorbet and Prosecco, Veal Braciole, and Creole Bread Pudding with Bourbon Caramel. Opened in October 2007, just in time for chef-proprietor and DiningOut Tastemaker Frank Bonanno‘s youngest son Marco’s fourth birthday, Osteria Marco was created to complement Bonanno’s successful high-end Italian eatery, Luca (named after his older son). Osteria Marco offers a more playful take on Luca, while still retaining the same artisanal spirit and impeccable service. Make your reservation here.

Diebolt Brewing Mardi Gras and Crawfish Boil
Sat., Feb. 25, starting @ 1 p.m.
Diebolt Brewing Company
3855 Mariposa St. 

Diebolt Brewing and Tastebud Bullies’ annual Mardi Gras Crawfish boil is back and it’s sure to be fun as always. Expect lots of beads, beers, lots of crawfish and gumbo, lots of zydeco, lots of king cakes, and live music from Badda Boom Brass Band. It’s Mardi Gras, baby, so come out and celebrate the right way with fresh Crawfish and the Badaboom Brass band. Tickets are live now, and you should pre-order your crawfish before they are sold out. Get your tickets here.

The Woods Buffalo Trace Whiskey Pairing Dinner
Tues., Feb. 28 @ 5 p.m.
The Woods Restaurant 
The Source Hotel and Market Hall

Head up to the rooftop at The Source Hotel and feast your eyes on the Denver skyline while The Woods executive chef and an expert from Buffalo Trace will take you on a journey of taste and tipples. The evening’s four-course menu starts with seared beef carpaccio and wraps with EH Taylor Bourbon Coffee Crème Brule with so much deliciousness in between, with each course paired with a different Buffalo Trace bourbon whiskey. Tickets are $135.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Steph Wilson

Steph Wilson is a writer, editor, and creative maximalist in Denver. She makes magazines for a living and throws color around the world like confetti for fun.

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