But recently, Topo Chico has become the hip new mixer and refresher in local cocktail bars, coffee shops and even high-end restaurants, a favorite for both its effervescent bubbles and retro-nostalgic label.
If you're wondering what the big deal is, here are thirteen spots in Denver where you can get a Topo Chico fix.
3350 Brighton Boulevard, 303-484-1632
2501 Dallas Street, Aurora, 303-296-2747
What more would you expect from a taco-truck-turned-brick-and-mortar spot? The sit-down extensions of Rayme Rossello’s wildly popular food truck dish out south-of-the-border street food, innovative margarita recipes and (of course, given its street cred) everyone’s favorite handheld Mexican soda water. There are Comida locations at the Source and Stanley Marketplace; “Tina the Taco Truck” still roams the streets of Boulder.
1475 California Street
Corinne, a full-service restaurant highlighting “honest food and drink,” is located inside downtown’s highbrow Le Méridien hotel. Needless to say, Corinne's bar didn’t skimp when crafting the perfect cocktail menu. Take the “Sage Advice,” for example, made with Mile High vodka, pomegranate, sage and Topo Chico. The fall flavors pair well with a crispy halibut sandwich, roasted B
258 Santa Fe Drive
In a town filled with “Mountain Mex,” El Tazumal’s Salvadoran fare is a refreshing departure from the standard Southwest fusion that litters Santa Fe Drive. This
The Family Jones Spirit House
3245 Osage Street
A born-and-bred Colorado classic, the Family Jones Spirit House is a Denver distillery and tasting room that “keeps it local” in nearly every sense, making all spirits and tinctures in-house. To infuse the bar's salted grapefruit spritz with the right flavor, however, a splash of Topo Chico tops Jones house gin, Jones house blanc and grapefruit juice. Enjoy an upscale take on the fizzy Mexican water at the horseshoe-shaped bar or in a stylish velvet booth.
4301 Pecos Street, 866-558-2201
1800 Wazee Street (inside the Maven Hotel)
A staple in the Sunnyside neighborhood and a recent addition to the up-and-coming Dairy Block development, Huckleberry Roasters caters to the hardcore coffee critic and intimidated novice alike. Both locations offer nice, cold Topo Chico bottles from a grab-and-go fridge.
Lola Coastal Mexican
1575 Boulder Street
Where else would you look for your favorite Mexican mineral water than LoHi's favorite Mexican restaurant? Lola is a cantina made for the choosy beverage connoisseur, whether you’re into the comprehensive tequila selection or Topo Chico galore (plus, tableside guacamole service, fresh oysters and all-night Monday happy hour). For something fruity, sip the house Paloma, made with grapefruit Topo Sabores, the beverage company's flavored soda.