While looking for things to do while in Denver, we came across this cocktails and bites tour by Delicious Denver Food Tours. Since we do love craft cocktails and food, it sounded like the perfect thing to do. So, we booked in for Friday night.
The tour only runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 4:15 pm to 6:30 pm. You’ll stop by four of Denver’s best bars and restaurants. And, you get to sample 5 cocktails, all paired with appetizers at each stop.
On Friday, after a day of touring around Denver, we headed to Union Station to meet up with our tour group. After introductions, we were off for the first stop.
First, we stopped by Tavernetta, just a few steps from Union Station. There, we were served a Venetian-style Aperol spritz paired with fried mozzarella bites with prosciutto and English peas. These fried mozzarella bites were to die for. I could have eaten several more of those.
Next was as stop at Urban Farmer. There we were served a butter pecan Old Fashioned, paired with flatbreads topped with mushrooms and greens from a local farm.
The third stop was at Vesta. This is where we had the best cocktail of the day the Rum-D.M.C. It’s a rum based cocktail with kaffir lime-cardamom syrup. And, paired with a yuzu aioli pork belly bite.
The last stop was at Poka Lola, in the heart of the Dairy Block. The Dairy Block is a historic block located in Denver’s LoDo neighborhood. Once home to Windsor Dairy, it’s now a vibrant micro-district that boasts shops, restaurants, bars, a luxury coworking space, and a boutique hotel.
At Poka Lola we were served two cocktails and parmesan and herb frites served with a pimenton aioli.
What to Expect
This cocktails & bites tour is a great way to check out a handful great restaurants in a short period of time. If you are going to take the tour, do it early in your trip so you have time to go back if any of the restaurants stand out. And, the tour guide was great. Very entertaining and knowledgeable about the area’s history and current food scene.
If you are worried about too much walking, don’t worry! In total you will walk less than a mile. The tour starts at Union Station and ends in the Dairy Block.
As you can probably imagine, you don’t spend much time at each location. Each establishment had an area reserved for the tour group and was ready for our arrival. The food and drinks were served within minutes of our arrival.
Finally, if you are reading this post because you are planning a trip to Denver, you might be interested in our Weekend Itinerary. Click here to read all about what where we stayed, what we did and where we ate during our Denver Weekend.
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