Fogo de Chao introduces its first happy hour

Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

Endless meats on a stick might be too much to hope for. But still, Fogo de Chão's new happy-hour menu offers a viable option for those who want to enjoy the traditional churrasco without overdosing on seared flesh.

With $8 dishes and $6 cocktails, this menu, which is only available at the bar, is also easier on the wallet than the restaurant's $24.50 lunch or $44.50 dinner.

See also: - Fogo de Chao sticks it to the steakhouse concept - Behind the Bar with Caleb Whitmore of Fogo de Chao - The opening party of Fogo de Chao

"If you wanted to come, say, before a Rockies game or for just a happy hour with some friends, then you don't have to necessarily do our full menu in the dining room," explains Fogo general manager Shawn Giarmo. The happy-hour lineup includes three meat dishes: Brazilian pork sausage, fire-roasted chicken breast wrapped in bacon, and pork tenderloin covered in Parmesan cheese. Each comes with Brazilian cheese bread and polenta.

At happy hour, Fodo de Chao charges $6 for any of its eleven variations on Brazil's traditional drink, the caipirinha, which is basically lime, sugar and Cachaça. "We happen to be expert in making this cocktail," Giarmo says. "We do the traditional version, we're doing the tropical version, we're doing also what we call the caipiroska -- which is the same tradition as the caipirinha, but with vodka instead."

The happy hour runs from 5 to 7 p.m. weekdays and from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday. And Fogo de Chao also offers complimentary valet parking after 5 p.m.

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.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.