The Colorado Concierge Answers Your Bar and Restaurant Questions

Corvus Coffee has plenty of space inside and out.
Corvus Coffee has plenty of space inside and out.
Emerald O'Brien

We’ve all been faced with the “Where should we go?” question;  sometimes the answer is obvious, but at other times we need help. Whether it’s finding the perfect place to celebrate the right occasion, determining what kitchen can accommodate an unusual dietary restriction, or maybe just discovering a new place to satisfy a late-night craving, we've got you covered. The Colorado Concierge will help you find the best restaurant, bar or cafe to suit your specific needs.

Our first question comes from Julie:

 I have a new friend who is in a wheelchair. When looking for places to go for coffee or a happy hour, I found few to no suggestions for where those in wheelchairs can feel comfortable. This seems like a very odd oversight in Denver tourism; everyone should have a chance to enjoy our great city. Just because you are in a chair doesn't mean you are dead! 


Finding a fun spot to grab coffee and absorb Denver’s local beverage culture shouldn’t be defeated by something as basic as wheelchair accessibility. Just because you're in a wheelchair doesn't mean you can't experience prime seating, a gorgeous patio or bar views. For simplicity’s sake, we’ll avoid recommending anywhere with stairs to the entrance, tight doorways, cramped quarters, difficult parking and unfortunate bathrooms. Here are some accessible options for coffee and cocktails.

For Coffee:

The smell of roasting coffee is one of the attractions at Corvus.
The smell of roasting coffee is one of the attractions at Corvus.
Westword

1. Corvus Coffee
1740 South Broadway
303-715-1740

Corvus Coffee is a fantastic spot to to experience Denver coffee culture along the South Broadway stretch of town. Both a small batch roaster and coffee shop, Corvus brews a variety of coffees from all over the world. Complete with a small parking lot, ample space to lounge, and a selection of pastries, Corvus has all of the amenities for a comfortable catch-up session with a friend. Corvus is open daily, 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

April Frankenstein's mural at Highlands Huckleberry Coffee
April Frankenstein's mural at Highlands Huckleberry Coffee
Lindsey Bartlett

2. Huckleberry Roasters
4301 Pecos Street
866-558-2201

Tucked within Denver’s Sunnyside neighborhood, Huckleberry Roasters is a perfect retreat when visiting the northwest side of town. This coffee shop features a modern interior drenched with natural sunlight, with a view into the shop’s roasting room. Several parking spaces are available behind the shop, along with neighborhood street parking. Huckleberry offers a small menu of toasts and pastries and is open daily, from early morning until early evening. 

The Source in Denver's RiNo Arts District
The Source in Denver's RiNo Arts District
The Source

3. Boxcar Coffee Roasters inside The Source
3350 Brighton Boulevard
720-443-1135

Located inside the Source urban market, Boxcar Denver is an extension of the long-popular Boxcar Boulder. Order a coffee and snag a table in the market’s communal lounge space. Consider visiting other vendors while exploring one of the city’s best destinations for food lovers. The Source is connected to a new parking garage (though valet may be a better option) and is open daily starting at 8 a.m.

Keep reading for wheelchair-accessible happy-hour options...
 

Enjoy classic and creative cocktails at Bar Fausto.EXPAND
Enjoy classic and creative cocktails at Bar Fausto.
Mark Antonation

For Happy Hour:

1. Bar Fausto
3126 Larimer Street
720-445-9691
Bar Faust offers one of the city's best happy hours for cocktail lovers, available daily from 4 to 6 p.m. Indulge with $6 featured cocktails while snacking on oysters and the chef's daily bruschetta— both available for happy-hour pricing. Bar Fausto offers a variety of seating, including standard tables for those visiting in wheelchairs.

Postino Wine Cafe is a great happy-hour stop.EXPAND
Postino Wine Cafe is a great happy-hour stop.
Mark Antonation

2. Postino Wine Cafe
2715 17th Street
303-433-6363

Postino, an Arizona-grown concept, opened in Denver's LoHi area with one of the most generous happy hours to be found. This wine cafe caters to both the wine lover and the beer seeker, with $5 wines by the glass and beer pitchers every day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Seating is available in the dining room as well as the patio, which offers a pleasant view of downtown Denver. To avoid climbing a hill, look for parking spots off the alley (where Postino's front entrance is located) or drop guests in chairs at the entrance before parking.

Epic Brewing's space is epic compared to most other craft breweries.
Epic Brewing's space is epic compared to most other craft breweries.
Brandon Marshall

3. Epic Brewing Company
3001 Walnut Street
720-539-7410

Epic Brewing Company, a Utah-born brewery with a production-facility extension in Denver, features one of the more spacious taprooms in town. The sprawling bar is surrounded by communal seating, lounge space and a patio opening onto Walnut Street. Take advantage of visiting food trucks, scheduled daily, and brewhouse (also with plenty of space — the brewery is enormous by RiNo standards) tours offered Friday-Sunday.

Have a dining question you'd love us to answer? Drop us a line at cafe@westword.com.

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Related Locations

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Corvus Coffee

1740 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80210

303-715-1740

www.corvuscoffee.com

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The Source

3350 Brighton Blvd.
Denver, CO 80216

720-443-1135

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Postino LoHi

2715 17th St.
Denver, CO 80211

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Bar Fausto

3126 Larimer St.
Denver, Colorado 80205

720-445-9691

www.barfausto.com

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Epic Brewing

3001 Walnut St.
Denver, CO 80205

720-539-7410

www.epicbrewing.com


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