Bites and Boo’ze Round Denver for the Spooky Season

One of the most exhilarating adult experiences is seeing your most unpopular childhood candy transform into a goldmine of alcoholic eroticism on Halloween. Caramel Apple Pops and Candy Corn don’t taste like total shit when soaked in brandy, it turns out; served with a side of french fries, even better.

If you’re still looking for a Halloween kick before the 31st We’ve compiled a list of places in town that still have some festive mood lifts.

Spirits Halloween Pop-Up Bar

Photo by Shelby Möller.

Where: 1403 Larimer St., Denver

When: Weekdays: 4:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m. Weekends: 4:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. until October 31st

The low point: Normally you can find a Spirit Halloween shop in shopping areas, which replaces a closed mattress company or an office depot. But through the 31st, the Halloween specialty store will host a temporary pop-up bar in Larimer Square, which will replace the Crimson Room with screenings of movies on a projector and themed craft cocktails.

So far, the fan favorites have been Caramel Apple Sucka ($ 13) and Redbull mixed blood bag ($ 13) served from a blood transfusion bag.

Small tiki bar of horror at The Electric Cure

Photo courtesy of The Electric Cure Facebook page.

Where: 5350 W 25th Avenue, Denver

When: Tuesday: 5:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m. Wednesday – Thursday: 3:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m. Friday: 3:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. Saturday: 2:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. Sunday: 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 00 o’clock

The low point: Edgewater’s new craft and tiki cocktail addition opened last summer. Until November 7th it houses the “Little Tiki Bar of Horrors” with events, games and prizes with local companies and musicians as well as new cocktail specialties to sip in a funky, obscure hole in the wall.

Every bartender has said that the name of a cocktail is 50 percent of its appeal. If this were a drinks naming contest, The Electric Cure would undoubtedly win. Try “Look mom, no head” ($ 12), with green chilli vodka, citrus, mango and jalapeno, or Three ghouls 1 cup ($ 14) made with Avua Prata Cachaca, rum, homemade falernum and Jamaican allspice bitters. If you are nervous, you can kiss goodbye with the homemade “hippocampus” House Zombie ($ 17), 40 ounces of potent rum.

Hidden Gems Ice Cream

Photo by Kelly Calvillo.

Where: 1411 Larimer St., Denver

When: Tuesday – Thursday and Sunday: 12 noon – 10 p.m. Friday – Saturday: 12 noon – 12 noon

The low point: Local entrepreneur and founder of Handsome Boys Hospitality, Joshua Schmitz, brought his soft-service concept to Larimer Square last April. With a trippy Wizard of Oz theme and loops of trap music, Hidden Gems is being marketed as “Not Your Grandma’s Ice Cream Parlor” – that’s probably because Grandma would get a double headache from the music and the freezing of the brain.

Since the beginning of this month, the parlor has finally been offering chocolate as a basic flavor, in addition to introducing nostalgia Monster grain Toppings perfect for the season. Try it Count Chocula or Franconian Berry Toppings for something more classic or try one of the more unique mix-ins like Cheez-It. A single cup, including a mix and a drizzle, is $ 7, while vegan alternatives are closer to $ 9.

Milestone in McGregor Square

Photo courtesy of Milepost Zero on Facebook.

Where: 1601 19th St., Suite 150, Denver

When: Monday, Wednesday and Sunday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Tuesday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Thursday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

The low point: The food hall and bar also have a lot to offer outside of the holidays, but the recently opened Milepost Zero in McGregor Square is already making a good impression with its vacation-themed cocktail specials.

The hocus-pocus available in a serving size ($ 9) or a divisible size ($ 38), is served in a jack-o-lantern bucket for five. Made with Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, Apple Cider, Lemon Juice, Honey, and Orange Bitters, it’s definitely a boost to any flavored cider you can find in town. In addition, the bar offers that Witch Brew ($ 9) Made from Jones House Vodka, Cranberry Juice, Cointreau, Lemon Juice, and Maple Syrup.

Kuma’s corner

Photo courtesy of Kumas Corner Denver.

Where: 3500 Delgany St., Denver

When: Tuesday – Thursday: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. Friday: 12 a.m. – 11 p.m. Saturday: 1 p.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

The low point: Despite being a chain of restaurants, Kuma’s Corner, which opened last year, has already made a name for itself for killing some of the best burgers in town.

With a generous bar menu, the burger restaurant offers a special burger of the month – the Leprechaun Rooster ($ 18), served with sports peppers, pickles, neon green relish bacon and Vienna beef hot dogs stacked on a 10 oz beef patty. Devour it.

For drinks, try this Hammer Smashed Peach ($ 6.60) – made with rye whiskey, homemade candied peach syrup with a mint garnish at the end.

Kachina Cantina

Photo courtesy of Kachina Cantina’s Facebook page.

Where: 1890 Elders St., Denver

When: Monday: 12pm – 9pm Tuesday – Thursday: 12pm – 10pm Friday: 12pm – 11pm Saturday: 10am – 11pm Sunday: 10am – 9pm

The low point: From October 29th from 5:00 p.m., the local specialty restaurant of the southwest in LoDo will be offering a special menu in honor of Dia De Los Muertos. Until November 2nd, Chef Cesar is offering a curated menu with the Corn ($ 7), Fire-roasted corn on the cob, marinated with paprika aioli and topped with cotija cheese and coriander. In addition, offers the menu function Short Rib Birra ($ 24), a dish served with arroz rojo (Spanish style rice), soft corn tortillas, onions, coriander for garnish and avocado slices.

Slate 50/50

Photo courtesy Slater’s 50/50 Denver.

Where: 3600 Blake St., Denver

When: Sunday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Friday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

The low point: Not a local chain, but Slater 50/50 is bringing back some fan favorites this Halloween season. the Burger special in October ($ 20) offers a beef bison burger with Swiss sage and garlic aioli, bacon jalapeño jam, tomatoes, lettuce and bacon, served with french fries and beer.

The return of the is also on the menu Pumpkin Pie Milkshake ($ 12.99), a fan favorite, served with a slice of pumpkin pie prepared in a caramel-drizzled glass, including soft ice cream with pumpkin sauce, marshmallow fluff with a crumbled graham cracker rim. It’s topped with whipped cream, cinnamon, and more caramel drizzle.

Archetype Distillery

Photo courtesy of Archetype Distillery.

Where: 119 S. Broadway, Denver

When: Monday – Thursday: 12pm – 6pm Friday: 12pm – 12pm Saturday: 4pm – 12pm Sunday: 2pm – 6pm

The low point: The historic Webber Theater, one of Denver’s first movie theaters, opened on 119 S. Broadway. It closed in the 1970s and reopened as the adult cinema, Kitty South, which then closed its doors in the early 2000s. In 2015, the Archetype Distillery took over the place and turned it into a vodka and gin tasting space and event space.

Denver’s Archetype Distillery is offering a Halloween weekend, October 29th – 31st Dread Flight ($ 14- $ 20), where diners can sample house distillate favorites curated by bartenders, ranging from sweet, botanical flavors like orange to savory ones like habanero and beef jerky. In addition, the distillery a Smoky Bloody Mary ($ 37 for 4) to debut its new smoked vodka with dry ice.


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