Folks have been drawn to Denver for over a century — find out why on this downtown adventure exploring the Queen City of the Plain’s rich past.
The Denver Cocktail Tour
- Adult Ages 21+
Dive deep into Denver’s cocktail scene and join us to discover the fascinating backstories of the city’s most popular drinks and where they fit in with the history of Denver and Colorado. We’ll sip on some incredible concoctions on this walking tour of downtown Denver and learn all about the Mile High city’s salacious and spirited past.
We’ll delve into the fascinating backgrounds of Prohibition-era cocktails at Denver’s modern-day speakeasies, historic bars, and local joints and maybe even get to try out local twists on cocktail classics. Your drinks are on us, so sit back, soak up the stories from your local guide and our compelling bartenders, and enjoy the ambience of lower downtown’s best drinking establishments!
Included: English-speaking guide, three drinks, and a small snack.
Not Included: Items of a personal nature, any additional drinks or food, gratuity for the guide.
- Wear comfortable clothes and shoes that you can walk in. The summer months can be especially hot, so please bring sunscreen and a hat. In winter be sure to dress warm, as we’ll be outside for a majority of the tour. Walking may be difficult in snowy or rainy weather.
- Please remember to bring a government-issued photo-ID with you (driver’s license, passport, or other similar ID)
- This tour runs year-round and will proceed rain or shine unless such weather constitutes a dangerous situation.
- In the event of road or attraction closures, your guide will do their best to work around the obstacles or take your tour to alternate locations.
We’ll begin our tour at the historic and grand Union Station, where we take in the splendor of “downtown Denver’s living room”. Your guide will give a brief introduction to the beginnings of the Mile High City and it’s early associations with alcohol.
We’ll then head out into the heart of lower downtown, also known as LoDo. Your guide will navigate you through the historic, brick-building-lined streets to a few of their favorite local bars. You may start out with a delicious libation at one of Denver’s oldest bars or find yourself in the dark recesses of a subterranean speakeasy spilling over with references to the city’s founding pioneers.
As you take in the ambience of each establishment, your guide will let you in on the ingredients and background of each drink. You’ll come to appreciate Denver’s place in the realm of cocktails from all over the world, and we may even get to try a truly local twist on time-honored classics. We’ll dispel the myths and shed some light on controversies surrounding a few of the most popular drinks on the menu.
Cocktail connoisseur or not, you’ll end your tour with a greater appreciation of Denver’s craft cocktail scene, all the while exploring LoDo’s iconic Larimer Square and surrounding area. Your local guide will have plenty of recommendations for more cocktails, great local beer, and a bite to eat all around Denver.