Whether you need to brace yourself for the wave of family cheer coming on Thanksgiving or you're just treating the day before Turkey Day as an early Friday, you're probably thinking about going out for drinks this Wednesday. Thankfully, Denver bar and restaurant owners know that thirsty pilgrims are searching for a welcoming watering hole on Wednesday, November 23. Here are ten places in Denver with drink deals and special events, making them perfect spots to get sauced.
Black Shirt Brewing
3719 Walnut Street
Long i Pie
and Black Shirt Brewing are teaming up for a beer-and-pie pairing from 6 to 9 p.m. at the RiNo brewery. Pairings will include sweet-potato ginger pie with Colorado Red Ale; spiced apple cranberry pie with Semitone Saison; salted honey lavender pie with Pistachio & Lavender Red Rye; and bourbon chocolate pecan pie with Chai Red Porter.
Denver Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theater
8246 Northfield Boulevard
You don't need to brave downtown traffic and parking for live comedy; head to the Denver Improv at Northfield Stapleton for the Wild Turkey Comedy Showcase
for dinner, drinks and lots of laughs. Tickets are only $7 and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.
1575 Boulder Street
It's happy hour all night at Lola on Thanksgiving Eve, which means bargain house margs and appetizers — and, if the weather holds, a great seat on the patio overlooking Denver.
Punch Bowl Social
Punch Bowl Social had the good sense to open on November 23, 2012, so that four years later we'd have an anniversary party as an option for Thanksgiving Eve. Ten bucks gets you in the door at 6 p.m. and also includes two drink tickets, light appetizers, free games and a live DJ. All proceeds of ticket sales benefit the Denver Dumb Friends League.
2900 West 25th Avenue
This Jefferson Park gem has two events happening on Thanksgiving Eve. The first, at 3 p.m., is the relaunch of the cicchetti bar with "sophisticated snacking" and a free glass of prosecco or lambrusco; there will also be beer, wine and spritzers along with the Italian small bites. From 4 to 7 p.m. you can “Party in our Pantry” at Sarto's attached deli and market with the launch of a new new hot menu; you'll also be able to purchase or pre-order holiday food items.
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