The term "bottle service" usually implies something very specific: plush pleather seating and a bottle of your favorite booze, complete with an array of classic mixers and potentially a gaggle of scantily-clad ladies. While Denver does boast plenty of places that will give you exactly this -- a night of elite status and ears ringing from loud bass -- others provide bottle service in a variety of alternative ways.
Here are five ways that Denver bars and restaurants are redefining bottle service.
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5) 1Up 1925 Blake Street 1Up, Denver's classic barcade, would be the first establishment to firmly tell you that it don't have bottle service -- however, its lineup of 40s begs to differ. If malt liquor calls to you on a night out, you'll feel right at home here, with offerings that range from Mad Dog 20/20 to Colt 45, Mickey's, Old English and good old Boone's Farm. Enjoy your lowbrow bottle service with a side of original games like Paper Boy and Donkey Kong. Available in two editions: Ballpark or Colfax, at 2Up.
4) A Cote 2239 West 30th Avenue Although originally designed to accommodate the crowds waiting for a table at the tiny Z Cuisine French bistro, A Cote has become in a destination in itself with comforting plates of perfectly executed tartine gratinée Façon Madame, glasses of French wine -- and a world-class absinthe service. A Cote boasts a thoughtful selection of absinthe from all over the world, including two from Colorado, and its absinthe menu includes everything from the lightest flavor to the most intense herbal and anisette-flavored absinthe, and there's a cocktail menu to match. Go ahead -- chase the green fairy.
3) Grizzly Rose 5450 North Valley Highway Grizzly Rose, voted country club of the year by the Country Music Association, is a classic honkytonk -- which are few and far between in the Denver area. And while it offers a classic bottle-service setup on concert nights -- complete with upfront and personal seating -- this Rose also features an experience geared towards the country soul, with live music from bands like Reckless Kelly and the Marshall Tucker Band and line dancing to boot.
2) Suite Two Hundred 1427 Larimer Street Suite Two Hundred's bottle service is for the bottle-service purist: At this upscale nightclub, reserving a table can range anywhere from $200 to $1,200 -- if you go with the Perrier-Jouë, of course. But no matter what spirit you choose, you can kick back in your very own privacy bubble, pulsing with the bass of an ever-changing rotation of live DJs.
1) Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen 1317 14th Street Euclid Hall, the inventive, upscale beer hall with a stunning selection of sought-after craft beers, provides bottle service for the hop-minded -- in the form of its curated collection of bombers. Wash down the housemade sausage sampler, schnitzel and savory poutines with picks like Avery's Hog Heaven Barley Wine or Firestone Walker Wookey Jack Black Rye IPA. This is the ultimate Colorado-style bottle service.
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