Top 10 Cocktail Bars In Denver, Colorado

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Trina Joy Cassey
Trina Joy Cassey 
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A stunning, highly urbanized city that dates back to the Old West times, Denver is a metropolis that is full of character. Although it is home to skyrocketing buildings that reflect the modern century, the city is also a place with other interesting attractions such as the bustling historic plaza called Larimer Square, Victorian Molly Brown House Museum, and natural wonders that connect it to its past. Barr Lake State Park, Cherry Creek Reservoir, and Mount Falcon Park are a few of the most breathtaking natural attractions in the city. Denver is a getaway destination for everyone, whether you are a solo backpacker, a couple, or a family on vacation. Kids will surely love a fun day at Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico and Denver Zoo. If you are a social butterfly who likes bar-hopping, browse below for a list of the top cocktail bars in Denver, Colorado.

1. The Tatarian

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If you are a tourist who is planning an itinerary for an upcoming Denver holiday, be sure to add a list of dining spots and hangout nooks to your list. The Tatarian should be one of the many places you visit in Mile High City. It is a contemporary cocktail bar on Tennyson Street that features hardwood flooring, floor-to-ceiling windows, and brick accents. More so, this bar has a cozy seating area and a bar seating that faces a presentation of exquisite alcoholic drinks. The Tatarian specializes in sophisticated cocktails, and some of its bestsellers include Golden Gate, Baobab, Bodh, Kapok, and a lot more.

The Tatarian

Address: 4024 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212, United States

Website: The Tatarian

Opening hours: Wed - Sat: 5pm - 10pm (closed on Sun - Tue)

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2. Union Lodge No.1

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Denver is known for its unique Old West times character. If you want to see the side of the city that is not conquered by modern times, Union Lodge No. 1 is the place to go. It is a charming cocktail bar with a stunning speakeasy-like interior that can take you back to the good old days. Their cocktails, presented in 19th-century aesthetics, complement the overall look of this lovely cocktail bar. Surely, you’ll feel transported back to the Prohibition era as this is what Union Lodge No. 1 guarantees its guests.

Union Lodge No.1

Address: 1543 Champa St, Denver, CO 80202, United States

Website: Union Lodge No.1

Opening hours: 5pm- 2am (daily)

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3. Gold Point

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Featuring a modern industrial interior design, Gold Point is a cozy hangout nook and an excellent cocktail bar on Larimer Street. Its brick walls, rustic furnishings, and laid back bar seats, as well as intimate indoor table settings and al fresco dining area, all give Gold Point character. Aside from exquisite cocktail offerings, this superb bar offers beer and a selection of wine that you can have in a glass or bottle. Not only that, but small plates of delicious fares and charcuterie are also available in Gold Point.

Gold Point

Address: 3126 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205, United States

Website: Gold Point

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 4pm - 2am; Sat - Sun: 12pm - 2am

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4. Hudson Hill

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If you are looking for a chill lounge bar in Denver that is not too overly decorated and crowded, Hudson Hill might be the place for you. It is a wine bar and a sanctuary that is designed with tropical accents and ornamental plants that beautify the entire place. Its rustic floorings and wooden decors complement the whole relaxing vibe of the bar. Cocktails, beers, and wine are all available in Hudson Hill. Its best-selling mixes include Space Force, Pool Boy, Cousin Kev, and Private Interlude. Pair your drinks with snacks and cheese on the menu for a complete Hudson Hill experience.

Hudson Hill

Address: HUDSON HILL, 619 E 13th Ave, Denver, CO 80203, United States

Website: Hudson Hill

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 8am - 10pm; Sun: 8am- 4pm

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5. Death & Co Denver

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Celebrate your Denver holiday by booking a table at Death & Co Denver. Located on 25th Street, this chic bar is a charming haven with stylish interiors, just like its main branch in New York. Floor-to-ceiling windows brighten the bar during the daytime, and guests can watch the hustle and bustle of the area from inside. It guarantees its customers an unforgettable social experience by providing guests with the perfect place to hang out, professional and friendly staff, and perfectly curated drinks. Don’t forget to try Death & Co Denver’s Fashion District and Five Points, as they will surely blow your mind. Salads, burgers, and bites are also available to satisfy your tummy.

Death & Co Denver

Address: 1280 25th St, Denver, CO 80205, United States

Website: Death & Co Denver

Opening hours: 7am - 12pm, 5pm - 9pm (daily)

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6. Green Russell

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Intimate, cozy, and charming are three words that best describe Green Russell. It is a unique cocktail bar on Larimer Street that features a fascinating underground-styled hangout nook. The vibes of the place are very mysterious, and it is perfect for guests who like a little privacy. Seatings are divided into lounge areas, bar seats, and small table dining. Note that Green Russell does not accept reservations, so you might want to come early to get a table. Its classic cocktails include French 75, margarita, negroni, Moscow mule, and a lot more. You can also try Green Russell’s signature cocktails such as Bartender’s Choice, Black Sheep, and Tiger King for a new experience.

Green Russell

Address: 1422 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202, United States

Website: Green Russell

Opening hours: 4pm - 10pm (daily)

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7. Poka Lola Social Club

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Poka Lola Social Club is located on Wazee Street. Customers are enchanted by this cocktail bar’s stunning interior design that is heavily inspired by art-deco styling. Every corner of Poka Lola Social Club exudes elegance and sophistication, making it a perfect haven for celebrations. Plus, the atmosphere is filled with excellent music that creates a lively social haven for its guests. Classic favorites are available, but be sure to opt for its signature drinks, such as Hocus Pocus, Chamomile Collins, and Mr. Dude. You can pair them with barbecue pork sliders or dry-aged beef cheeseburger.

Poka Lola Social Club

Address: 1850 Wazee St., Ground Floor, Denver, CO 80202, United States

Website: Poka Lola Social Club

Opening hours: Wed - Sat: 4pm - 10pm (closed from Sun - Tue)

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8. Retrograde

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Denver is an upscale city with limitless offerings. No wonder it is a perfect metropolis to have a bar-hopping adventure, as tourists love to try as many bars as they can. Retrograde is one of the most frequented hangout nooks in the city. It is a hip, stylish, and modern bar that hides behind a wholesome ice cream cafe. Neon lights brighten the place at night, and music plays in the background as customers enjoy their drinks and cookies. Interestingly, all of its house cocktails are priced at 14 USD each. Riki-Oh, Frankenfish, and Braindead are a few of the blockbuster drinks in Retrograde.


Address: 530 E 19th Ave, Denver, CO 80203, United States

Website: Retrograde

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 6pm - 10pm (closed on Sun)

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9. The Cooper Lounge

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For social butterflies who are into high-end, luxurious, and stylish bars, The Cooper Lounge might pique your interest. It is located in the busy Union Station and it is operational daily. Elegant seatings are spread across the indoor dining and the bar is graced with expansive marble countertops, complementing its 1930s sophistication aesthetics. Delicious dishes and craft cocktails, as well as premium wines, are available on the menu, and all these gastronomic delights are curated in breathtaking Instagram-worthy presentations.

The Cooper Lounge

Address: 1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202, United States

Website: The Cooper Lounge

Opening hours: Thu - Fri: 2pm - 9pm; Sat - Sun: 12pm - 9pm

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10. Williams & Graham

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End your Denver holiday by booking a table at Williams & Graham for your last night in Mile High City. It is a stunning wine bar that showcases a speakeasy setting that takes its guests on a trip down memory lane to the Prohibition era. Enter through a library that serves as a disguise for this mysterious wine bar, and as you do, you will be greeted by a haven that is full of intrigues and a rich ambiance. Williams & Graham specializes in handcrafted cocktails, and you must not miss its blackberry sage smash, coffee & cigarettes, and red wedding. Entrees are also offered in this super bar.

Williams & Graham

Address: 3160 Tejon St, Denver, CO 80211, United States

Website: Williams & Graham

Opening hours: 5pm - 10pm (daily)

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Go on a bar-hopping adventure in Denver

Pink and red cocktails in bar
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Also known as Mile High City, Denver is a stunning metropolis with diverse offerings for its visitors. Museums, parks, upscale shopping centers, and fantastic dining spots are all scattered across the city. Are you a social butterfly who likes to go on bar-hopping adventures in the cities you visit? If so, check out these excellent cocktail bars, and your Denver holiday will surely be unforgettable.

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Trina, a preschool teacher, is a working mom and a devoted wife to an analyst programmer. She's also a writer, cook, and travel enthusiast. Trina firmly believes that travel is a valuable...Read more

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