The perfect Halloween bars and eating places in Denver

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It seems anti-climatic to celebrate Halloween after the horror show for the past eight months. But here we are, and if you’re determined to go out on Saturday, October 31st, we’ll share our pick of the top ten (or in at least one case, most memorable) food and drink events of the day.

Remember to wash your hands like your life depends on it … because it does.

Bierstadt warehouse
2875 Blake Street
720-570-7824
Get ready for the scariest event in all of Queen City. Come to RiNos Bierstadt Lagerhaus on October 31st at 7 p.m. and let yourself be threatened by beer freaks who cannot believe that you will not know anything about the German Purity Law in our Lord’s year 2020. That’s right, the brewery organizes the RheinFRIGHTS offer for you and your seven closest friends. For US $ 100, your group will receive a table reservation for up to eight people from 7pm to 10pm, a ten-liter keg of the brewery’s Helles and participation in the accompanying costume competition. Don’t have seven friends? No matter, the costs stay the same – you will only have a smaller audience if you retell the story of the real Rhenish Law. Secure your ticket on Eventbrite.

Beautifully decorated skull candies from the bookbindery.EXPAND

Beautifully decorated skull candies from the bookbindery.

Michael Ruiz

The bookbinding
1817 main street
303-993-2364
Start your weekend in style by dressing up for an excellent brunch at the all-day dining Highland Restaurant The Bindery. Costumed guests can expect the full fall brunch menu as well as some creepy specials and drink discounts from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm (expect heavy emphasis on any part of the cocktail menu that contains the word “bloody”). And while you’re there, pick up some absolutely adorable goodies at the bakery, including tombstone cookies, red velvet spiders, cricket lollipops, and (our personal favorite) gummy bears.

Jackson’s LoDo
1520 Blake Street
303-298-7625
Every year there is an event so terrifying, so terrifying, so gross, so gnarled that we almost don’t put it on this calendar. This year it’s the all-you-can-drink party on Jackson’s roof terrace. For $ 50 per person, you and up to seven other friends who don’t care about the zombie plague can get reserved seating, a themed nibble platter, bottomless fries, and salsa (these will look horrible when you come back ) and unlimited cocktails and Coors Light from 7pm to 10pm, before calling to reserve your seat, visit the Jackson website for details and restrictions (there are many).

Jake’s Brew Bar
2530 West Main Street, Littleton
303-996-1006
One of our most popular taprooms just south of Denver’s city limits is having its Halloween party as usual. Well, not quite as usual as Main Street in Littleton is closed to allow outdoor seating. But for the ninth time, the bar is encouraging Hopheads to perform in themed costumes; this year it’s the best and the worst of 2020. While all that can possibly be considered the best of these horrific ten months only had to clear a bar buried two meters underground, we’re still expecting some creative costumes. The party starts at 5pm; Please visit Jake’s Facebook page for more information.

Logan Street Restaurant and Bar
400 East Seventh Avenue
720-617-9400
Logan Street, which is unfortunately not googleable, is turning its courtyard into a pumpkin patch this Halloween. Sign up for the restaurant’s afternoon pumpkin festival and you’ll find autumnal small plates (think kabocha and pumpkin soup, mini apple pie, black bean and butternut tostadas, and maple biscuit ice cream sandwiches) and drinks (Oktoberfest beers and mulled wine as as well as non-drinking hot chocolate and apple cider). You can also drive home with your very own pumpkin from the Urban Patch. Admission, $ 25, includes entry for 90 minutes – entry times are 12 noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6 p.m. – as well as five food and drink tickets (you can purchase additional tickets on site). Secure your spot by booking on Eventbrite.

Lost city
3459 Ringsby Court
720-595-1708
The former cafe has been transformed into a music hangout and farmers market since March, and on Halloween night its Lost City Live concert series becomes Lost City Dead. At 6 p.m. the Grateful Dead cover band Street Cats Making Love takes the stage. Themed cocktails include the Vaccine (a turmeric-infused drink served in a test tube), ALZ-113 (a scotch, banana, and walnut drink inspired by the planet of the apes), and the Jonah Hill Exorcism (rum and citrus fruits) . There is also a costume and mask competition (post apocalypse theme which should be a breeze since we’re already there). Tickets at Eventbrite cost between $ 25 (single) and $ 200 (seats for six people plus a bottle of wine).

Halloween hash in Pig & the Sprout.EXPAND

Halloween hash in Pig & the Sprout.

The pig & the offspring

The pig & the offspring
1900 Kastanienplatz
720-535-9719
This eatery in the Union Station neighborhood is more cute than scary for Halloween with a weekend brunch. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Halloween and the next day (Sunday, November 1st), the pig serves its regular brunch menu (plus a special starter Halloween hash with sweet potatoes, mushrooms and pork belly and a caramel-apple strudel with cream cheese glaze for dessert ). There will also be group and individual costume competitions. Winners will be announced on Monday November 2nd and will receive prizes like a $ 100 gift card, bottomless mimosa brunch for eight, or a £ 5 bag of candy.

Raíces Brewing Co.
2060 West Colfax Avenue
720-324-8550
For the low-key (some might say lazy) Halloweener who wants to get out of the house but hasn’t been wearing anything but sweatpants since March: spend a lazy day in Raíces, where a Halloween contest is being held that you might actually win – a mask competition – from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Areyto and La Rumba Choripan food trucks (which sell Puerto Rican and Argentine cuisine, respectively) are open from 11 a.m. – and of course there is plenty of Cerveza. Visit the brewery’s website to reserve a table.

Santo
1265 Alpenallee, Boulder
303-442-6100
With his game night package, Santo wants to make the stay on Halloween fun and very slightly scary (as opposed to all the Heebie jeebies we had all year round). Visit Tock to order your taco dinner for four (achiote chicken or sweet potato tacos, fries and salsa, guacamole, salad, rice and beans) and choose one of three games: Death at the Dive Bar, Betrayal at House on the Hill or Throw Throw Burrito. The entire package costs $ 110; Details can be found on the New Mexican restaurant website.

Union Station looks like a pumpkin.EXPAND

Union Station looks like a pumpkin.

Union Station

Terminal strip
1701 Wynkoop Street
720-460-3701
Your pet is fed up with being locked up at home too. While you might not be the biggest fan of being trapped in a suffocating Halloween costume, you will almost certainly love a trip to Union Station Plaza and the Terminal Bar for a howl-o-ween- Pet Parade and Yappy Hour to watch. Registration for the parade is exhausted, there is no reason why you and your furry friend cannot appear in costume as a spectator for the parade. Better yet than being part of the parade? Tito’s drink specials in the Terminal Bar that you can enjoy without worrying about throwing the pet parade float (i.e. your Chihuahua) off the route. Please refer to the Union Station website for details.

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