Ace, winner of our Best New Bar award in the Best of Denver 2013 (and voted Reader's Choice for Best New Restaurant), just keeps getting better. On Sunday, it's introducing a new happy-hour menu with make-your-own cocktail pairings, wallet-friendly fare and extended hours.
For $5, you can customize your own happy-hour cocktail, matching one of Ace's eight signature sodas with eight different types of liquor for an astonishing 64 potential outcomes. A favorite among staffers is the celery soda paired with the Jackelope Gin, for a thirst-quenching, summery drink. Gin and celery not your style? Try the ginger soda with Stoli Vodka for a Moscow mule-like refresher . And if that's not quite right, there are still 62 more options once you match your choice of rum, tequila, Irish whiskey, bourbon, Scotch or sochu with black cherry, tonic, No. 11 cola, grapefruit, bitter lemon or orange sodas.
Lobbing up more than just cocktails, the new menu also offers an assortment of $1 snacks -- including tiger wings, pork and chive shumai dim sum, and Chinese-style ribs ordered by the piece. If your wallet is a bit fatter, there are also $2 jungle nuts or kimchi, and a $3 papaya salad. The new happy hours is the work of bar manager Randy Layman and executive chef Brandon Bieberman; starting April 21, it will be in play from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 p.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday.
Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.