The Best Food + Drink Events in Denver This week, October 30th-November 5th

BY Steph Wilson


Welcome to a brand new week! You’ve successfully navigated the snowy weekend, and you know what that means – it’s time to treat yourself to a well-deserved happy hour. While Halloween celebrations might still be in full swing today and tomorrow, if you’re in the mood for something other than ghouls and goblins, we’ve got just the thing for you. Join us as we explore the top dining and drinking events happening in Denver this week. It’s time to seize the opportunity while the city’s culinary and cocktail scene is at its finest.

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Mon., Oct. 30: Spooks and Sips @ Farm House at Breckenridge Brewery

Location: The Farm House at Breckenridge Brewery – 2990 Brewery Ln., Littleton

If your weekend was full of more tricks than treats and your sweet tooth is still in need of a strong sugar fix, the Farm House at Breckenridge Brewery’s got you covered. Stop by and enjoy three spooky desserts paired with delicious seasonal beer, and then take advantage of a 25% off discount at the Farm House by showing your ticket. The offer is valid for Oct. 30 only. Find more details on Breck’s website here and reserve your spot via Tock here. (Side note: If you’re more pumped about the slopes than the sweets, Breck is teaming up with Never Summer to celebrate Opening Day with a free parking lot party at Monkey Barrel Bar on Fri., Nov. 3.. Expect a night filled with beer, boards, a movie premiere, games, prizes, and more.) 

Tues., Oct. 31: Witches Tea @ The Brown Palace

Location: The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa – 321 17th St, Denver

The Brown Place Hotel & Spa is rumored to have a few spirits bumping around and making their presence known from time to time. With a 131-year-old history that spans several decades, what do you expect? On the spookiest day of the year, head to the downtown landmark for a Halloween edition of the storied Afternoon Tea. They’ll be brewing up some tasty teas, and devilish drinks, and witch-crafting some ghoulishly fun finger foods to be enjoyed on Hallow’s Eve and Halloween. The servers will be dressed for spellcasting, so feel free to dust off your witches hat and dress up as well. They do ask that you keep the spellcasting to a minimum. Reserve your spot via OpenTable

Wed., Nov. 1: Dia de Los Muertos Sip & Paint Party @ Los Chingones

Location: Los Chingones – Multiple Locations

Every year, the day after Halloween, Troy Guard’s Los Chingones honors those we have lost with a joyous celebration for the Day of the Dead. The spooky festivities and tradition continue this year with the annual Dia de los Muertos Sip & Paint event from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. across all Los Chingones locations. Tickets are available for $45 each and grant attendees access to a fun-filled evening, which includes a skull mug for painting, along with all the necessary art supplies. In addition, guests will savor a delectable spread featuring churros, a choice of chips with queso or guacamole, and a refreshing Milagro margarita to sip on.

Thurs., Wed., Nov. 2: Halcyon on Ice @ Rare Bird

Location: Rare Bird – 245 Columbine St., Denver

It’s official: the holiday season is upon us. For proof, we present the annual Halcyon in the Clouds experience, which kicks off Nov. 2 and runs straight through til warm weather returns in the spring. This year, the Cherry Creek Hotel invites you to glide your way to a good time on their rooftop skating rink. To make the most of the experience, there are plush blankets, music, and—of course—indulgent cocktails and yummy bites involved. And if you’re in the mood for a VIP experience, book a winterized cabana, which seats up to six people and includes two hours of ice rink access, hand warmers, and hot cocoa for you and your crew. Find more details and book your slippery stay via Tock

Fri., Nov. 3–Sat., Nov. 4: Festa del Chianti Classico @ Tarvernetta

Location: Tavernetta & The Limelight Hotel Denver – Denver

Back for a second year and better than ever, Tavernetta is hosting Festa del Chianti Classico—a two-day extravaganza celebrating the most beloved and authentic representation of Sangiovese: Chianti Classico. With more surprises, purveyors, and fun this year, join Frasca Hospitality for deep-dive seminars, a walkaround wine bar tasting experience, and, of course, a true Festa-style dinner. Tickets to the seminars and tastings are available a la carte or via bundles and they and Festa reservations are available via Tock here. For every ticket sold, a portion of the proceeds will go to the Somm Foundation, an organization that provides assistance in the education and professional development of those in the wine and spirits business.

Sat., Nov. 4: Opera Colorado Opening Night Dinners @ Kevin Taylor’s at the Opera House

Location: Kevin Taylor’s at the Opera House – 1345 Champa St, Denver

Kick off the day with Denver’s biggest celebration of Día de los Muertos at the Día de Muertos Parade. With over five creative floats, marching bands, ballet folkloricos, fire trucks, catrinas, coco characters lowriders, dancing horses, and more. The parade starts at 9:30 a.m. at 7th and Santa Fe Drive, making its way east toward 13th and Santa Fe before turning west and heading toward La Alma Lincoln Park. The Day of the Dead festival runs from noon to 8 p.m. at the Civic Center Park Denver, where food vendors, live music, drinks, exhibitors, a catrina contest, la Reina de dia de Muertos, games, and more are part of the fun. It’s presented by Viva Colorado, and you can find all sorts of details about what’s in store here

Sun., Nov. 5: Après Ski Costume Party @ Blue Moon Brewing Company

Location: Blue Moon Brewing Company – 3750 Chestnut Place, Denver

Now that the lifts at A-Basin are rolling for the season, it’s time to celebrate. Join Blue Moon and Folsom Custom Skis for a costume party dedicated to all things après. The $40 ticket price includes beers, food, swag giveaways, and more—including an entry to win one of three pairs of custom skis from Folsom. The epic prize for the best costume? An Epic Mountain Pass. Plus, as a fun little bonus, Denver’s own Folsom Custom Skis is hosting a tent sale on the patio. Find more details and get your tix via Tock


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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