The Best Food + Drink Events in Denver This week, June 5–11

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.

Throughout June: Communal Dinner Party @ Wolf’s Tailor 

Location: The Wolf’s Tailor 4058 Tejon St.

If you’re someone who thinks food is best savored as a community sport, The Wolf’s Tailor is playing your game. They invite you to engage in a good-natured scrimmage around their Communal Garden Table, where a multi-course tasting menu is served family-style for a crisp $95. Perfect for those who know the summer is for friendships, food, and politely feigning surprise when your fork “accidentally” veers into your neighbor’s portion. Dietary restrictions? Kindly leave them at the door—this table is all about communal indulgence. Allow their expert team to referee your gastronomic match as they deliver play-by-play through the Entrust Menu, featuring Colorado’s finest home-grown talent. You can reserve a spot at the communal garden table via Tock all month long. 

Tuesday, June 6: Sons of Mezcal Film Viewing w/Tacos @ Uncle Tim’s Cocktails

Location: Uncle Tim’s Cocktails – 1150 S. Lipan St.

For one night only, Stephan Werk, director of Sons of Mezcal and unofficial torchbearer of mezcal tradition, holds court at Uncle Tim’s Cocktails. This event serves more than just cinema; it offers an intimate glimpse into the rich history and vibrant tradition of mezcal production, through the lens of four families passing their customs onto the next generation. For the price of a couple of lattes ($15), you’re treated to a unique cinematic experience, a cocktail, and two delicious tacos courtesy of Chef Jose from La Diabla. Don’t worry, additional sustenance will be on standby for when you need ’em. More cocktails and tacos will be at the ready for your indulgence. More details here.

Wednesday, June 7: The Garnish Games @ Meow Wolf’s Convergence Station

Location: Meow Wolf Convergence Station1338 1st St.

Come help choose Denver’s next Cocktail King or Queen. Meow Wolf’s Convergence Station transforms into an arena for Denver’s mixology gladiators—the 5th Annual Garnish Games. Think of it as Iron Chef meets Cocktail, sans Tom Cruise, plus a dash of Denver’s most imaginative bartenders. The live finale sees Denver’s top six bartenders stirring it up, shaking it down, and serving up a storm of Convergence Station-inspired cocktails. The live finale offers a welcome cocktail (on the house, of course) and the chance to sample Denver’s best in mixology, all while enjoying catchy tunes and giveaways. As part of Convergence Station’s immersive Adultiverse (think Chuck E. Cheese for adults minus the questionable pizza and the kids), this spirited contest will shake up your usual Wednesday night. Remember: it’s all fun and games until someone spills a cocktail. So, don’t.

Do get your tickets to this special edition of the Adultiverse here.

Thursday, June 8: Drink Red Wear Red @ Drink Red Wear Red

Location: Denver Museum of Nature & Science2001 Colorado Blvd.

Don some red inside and out at this annual fundraiser to support the unsung heroes of Colorado’s hospitality industry. In the spirit of sartorial camaraderie and good booze, this soirée isn’t just about looking fab in your finest rouge attire—it’s about raising funds for the true heroes of the hospitality industry. See? You can do good and look good at the same time. The party is open to everyone—from veteran sommeliers to those who think Cabernet is a type of small French car. Expect a night of plentiful wine and spirits, ample hors d’oeuvres from local gastronomic giants, a silent auction, and private access to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Bonus: if you snag a VIP ticket, you’ll be treated to a view that rivals any Denver rooftop bar. Find more details here.

Friday, June 9: The Terrace @ Room for Milly

Location: Room for Milly 1615 Platte St. #145

Why limit happy to an hour when you can make an afternoon of it? Room for Milly, the city’s chic cocktail bar, is rolling out “The Terrace” every Friday and Saturday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Imagine a chic patio but even better because it’s Room for Milly and everything they do is just absolutely picture perfect. The ephemeral terrace is not just a place; it’s an experience, complete with a cityscape view, swanky modern décor, and a sun-soaked ambiance that’ll have you ditching your living room for good. Here, it’s all about leisurely afternoons, refreshing bottled spritz cocktails, and a grill menu so enticing it might just make your barbeque feel inadequate. 

Saturday, June 10: Shorties & Short-Shorts & Shuckers @ Ash’kara + Señor Bear

Location: Ash’Kara – 2005 W. 33rd Ave. + Señor Bear – 3301 Tejon St.

Aw Shuck(er)s…Ash’Kara and Señor Bear invite you to break out your short-shorts for a summer patio party. The LoHi hot spots (both part of Culinary Creative restaurant group’s restaurant portfolio) are hosting @donnie_goodtimes of A5 Steakhouse (another Culinary Creative gem). He’ll be live-shucking bivalves from Maine Oyster Company al fresco at Señor Bear while a DJ on the Ash’Kara patio next door sets the spirited mood. Oysters are just $2.50 a pop if you pre-order. 

What else is in store? Chef Reggie from Ash’Kara adds his signature Jonah Crab Latkes to the mix. And over at Señor Bear, Mini Clam Tostadas and Lobster Crunch Wraps are up for grabs. Not to mention the bubble splits aka “shorties” and crispy wines. All of this between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.? We’ll wager you can’t think of a better way to spend a Saturday afternoon. You can find more details and make reservations at Ash’kara here and Señor Bear here.

Sunday, June 11: Gospel Drag Brunch @ Reynard Social

Location: Reynard Social, Thompson Hotel, 6th Floor – 1616 Market St.

Hallelujah and amen to this brunch extravaganza that’s not just a meal, but a testimony to the joy of living. Brought to you by Black Pride Colorado and Reynard Social, the Gospel Drag Brunch welcomes all and sundry to a smorgasbord of delectable eats, soulful gospel hits, and high-octane performances by Colorado’s local Drag Entertainers. Your host for the day, the “LEGS of Denver” herself, Miss JUICCY Misdemeanor, promises an unforgettable, hand-clappin’, foot-stompin’ good time. A Sunday well spent brings a week of content, and with this brunch, you might just find yourself blessed with a whole month of cheer.

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 at The Rally Hotel’s third-floor terrace, they’re making it seriously fun. 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 that’s 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 a variety of options at Milepost Zero, you won’t be going 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.

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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