Must-Try Food and Drink Events in Denver April 10th-16th

BY Steph Wilson

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Featured image courtesy Millers & Rossi.

Welcome to April, when Denver’s culinary scene is heating up as quickly as the temps. With more events than days on the calendar this month, there’s no excuse not to take your tastebuds out to play. We’ve come out of a winter hibernation ravenous and ready to roll, rounding up different ways to feed the cravings that piled up all winter long, like Saturday morning traffic on I-70. There’s much to do, taste, and explore across Denver’s ever-evolving culinary landscape. This means there’s no excuse not to indulge in the season’s fresh flavors, so cheers to you, cheers to us, and cheers to a calendar packed with all sorts of delicious cheer. Now get out there and enjoy it.

Apr. 10: Big Gay Dinner @ Colorado Campfire Uptown

The Big Gay meetup group, an eclectic ensemble of guys (with all genders welcome), offers a delightful alternative to Denver’s conventional social scene. Their monthly gatherings involve lively chatter, good food, and a smattering of culturally or physically engaging activities. For April’s rendezvous, Colorado Campfire Uptown plays host, luring with its campground-themed ambiance and locally-sourced meats, beers, and spirits. The pièce de résistance? A cozy, bonfire-lit covered patio is reserved exclusively for the group.

Colorado Campfire
400 E. 19th Ave., Denver
coloradocampfire.com
@coloradocampfire

Apr. 11: Cooking with Beer @ Farm House at Breckenridge Brewery

Don your chef’s hat and join Farm House at Breckenridge Brewery for a delightful evening of gustatory exploration. Chef Billie takes the reins, demonstrating how to craft Avalanche Amber Ale-braised sauerkraut brimming with house-smoked pork and sausage. The meal includes a presentation of this scrumptious recipe, a brewery tour, and a generous supply of Breck brews. At $45 per ticket, this savory soirée is a steal. Reserve your spot via Tock.

Farm House at Breckenridge Brewery
2990 Brewery Ln, Littleton
breckbrew.com
@breckbrewfarmhouse

Apr. 12: Mean Girls Night at Millers & Rossi

Get in loser, we’re going to Millers & Rossi. Embrace your inner plastics and slip into your pinkest ensemble for the ultimate Mean Girl’s Night on April 12. Indulge in a best-movie-ever-themed cocktail menu and food specials that would make even Regina George envious. The movie starts at 7 pm, so don’t be tardy for the party. Reservations (via Tock) are a must—nobody wants to sit at the back with the art freaks, do they? Don’t be fooled by the storefront – this speakeasy-style lounge is the hippest gathering spot in RiNo. With a striking cocktail menu (hello, Glen Coco!) and a gallery showcasing local artists, Millers & Rossi is the groolest.

Millers & Rossi
3542 Walnut St.
@millers_and_rossi
millersandrossi.com

Apr. 14: Après Ski Party at FIRE Chalet

Break out your 80s neon ski gear and kick off the patio season in style at Fire at the Art Hotel during an event that’ll transport you straight into the Hot Tub Time Machine. The party promises live music, patio games, and a vintage ski lift or gondola for snapping those gram-worthy pics. Be sure to arrive early – the first 25 tickets sold will go into a drawing for a complimentary one-night stay at the ART Hotel and breakfast for two. General Admission Ski Lift Ticket ($25) comes with a welcome drink to help you get into the 80s groove. But if you’re looking for something more exclusive, go for the Private Ski Cabana Lift Ticket ($200) and enjoy a private cabana on the patio for six people. With one shot ski to take home and a complimentary bottle with mixers, it’s the perfect way to party like it’s 1986. Grab your tickets here before they disappear faster than a DeLorean in time travel.

Fire Restaurant & Lounge (in the Art Hotel)
1201 Broadway
thearthotel.com
@firerestaurantdenver

Apr. 14–15: 10th Anniversary Party @ State 38 Distilling

It’s time to break out the party hats and raise a glass—State 38 Distilling is celebrating its 10th anniversary. On April 14th and 15th from 4 pm to 7 pm, head to the tasting room for a special bottle release, drink specials, and plenty of festivities. 

State 38 Distilling
400 Corporate Cir., Golden
state38.com
@state38distilling

Apr. 16: Art on Tap @ Lowdown Brewery + Kitchen

This annual event turns the taproom into an art gallery, so it’s far from your average Sunday Funday. With over 70 local artists and 200 pieces of art on display, it’s a feast for the eyes. All pieces are priced at $80, and all proceeds go directly to the artists. Grab a guest beer on tap and savor the food specials while supporting local talent. Admission is free, but don’t forget to bring cash or download Venmo to show your support.

Lowdown Brewery + Kitchen
800 Lincoln St., Denver
lowdownbrewery.com
@lowdown_brewery

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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