The Best Food + Drink Events In Denver This Week, June 12–18th

BY Steph Wilson

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This June, Denver is pulling out all the stops to help you make the most of the balmy weather and the city’s effervescent hospitality scene. From communal dining experiences that tantalize your tastebuds to movie nights that pair cinematic delights with gourmet tacos, the Mile High City has a feast of fun ready to serve.

Monday, June 12: Tailgate on the Terrace @ The Rally Hotel at McGregor Square

Location: The Rally Hotel at McGregor Square – 1600 20th St.

The NBA finals is serious business. But they’re making it seriously fun at The Rally Hotel’s third-floor terrace. For $80, gain VIP access to a swanky terrace with an unobstructed view of McGregor Square’s ginormous TV, and wave goodbye to those pesky bar queues. Not to mention private restrooms (no awkward mingling at the sinks) and an exclusive food menu just a holler away.

If you’re not one for the high life, join the euphoria at the outdoor plaza, and cheer your lungs out for the Nuggets. With drinks flowing from the bars and various options at Milepost Zero, you won’t be thirsty. General admission is a steal at $30. Just remember, this one’s for the big kids—21+ only.

Find more info on Eventbrite here.

Tuesday, June 13: Laurel Pop Up @ Point Easy Denver

Location: Point Easy – 2000 E. 28th Ave. 

Envision a culinary reunion of sorts when old friends come together, not to reminisce about the good old days, but to titillate your taste buds with a tantalizing 6-course meal. Point Easy Denver is rolling out the red carpet for Conner Updegrave and Tony Sousa of Laurel, famed for their NYC culinary exploits. With their roots in renowned establishments like Eleven Madison Park, Blanca, and Aska, this dynamic duo brings a taste of the Big Apple to the Mile High City. Their specially curated menu promises a tour-de-force of Colorado’s exquisite food scene and some Maine lobster flare courtesy of Sue Buxton Boats. 

Tickets are $135 pp via Tock.

Wednesday, June 14: Margot x Huckleberry

Location: Margot – 400 E. 20th Ave.

On the 14th, Margot is raising the culinary curtain for a second act at Huckleberry. As cosmopolitan as Denver itself, Margot takes your palate on a whirlwind tour from Sicily to Japan, America to France, without having to leave your seat. It’s not just a meal; it’s an immersive journey in contemporary American cuisine. Book your tickets for this gastronomic showstopper on Tock for $115 per person..

Thursday, June 15: Taste of Summer Beer Dinner @ Farm House at Breckenridge Brewery

Location: Farm House at Breckenridge Brewery – 2001 Colorado Blvd.

Fathers, beer enthusiasts, and all you folks who revel in the sumptuous marriage of fine dining and craft brewing, your perfect Father’s Day gift is here. Head down to Farm House at Breckenridge Brewery for a summer-infused extravaganza of a hand-crafted menu paired with your favorite Breck Brews. Available for $75 via Tock

Friday, June 16 & 17: Vail Craft Beer Classic

Location: Vail Village – 241 S. Frontage Rd., Vail

For the 7th year running, the Vail Craft Beer Classic returns with a frothy vengeance! Enjoy mountain views while tasting Colorado’s finest brews from over 50 breweries. This year, the stakes are even higher: the coveted title of ‘Best Beer of Summer‘ hangs in the balance. The prize? The Golden Tap Handle. For you, the visitor? The intoxicating blend of sampling from a cornucopia of crisp saisons, rich stouts, and everything in between, all under the grandeur of Vail’s vistas.

Saturday, June 17: 10th Annual Whiskey & Donuts @ Auraria Campus

Location: Auraria Campus- 1201 5th St.

What started as a joke turned out to be a sweet and smoky sensation! Yes, folks, we’re talking about the 10th Annual Whiskey & Donuts event. A marriage of doughy delights from local bakeries and fiery concoctions from over 65 distilleries, this event has turned into a sugary-spirited spectacle that Denverites simply can’t get enough of. Where else could you sample more whiskey and donuts than humanly possible in an afternoon? And the price of this gastronomic jackpot? From $50 via Eventbrite.

Sunday, June 18: Tavernetta Takeover w/ Chef Nancy Silverton

Location: Tavernetta -1889 16th St. Mall.

Surrender to the culinary wizardry of James Beard Foundation award winner and Michelin-starred Osteria Mozza co-owner Chef Nancy Silverton for one night only. Tavernetta is set to be her gastronomic stage, offering an authentic Italian menu inspired by the mantra, “Authentic Italian, Genuine Hospitality.” Savor a four-course menu paired with wines for $198 per person. For the full menu and to reserve your spot, head to Tavernetta’s page on Tock.

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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