Get ready for a unique downtown Denver cocktail tour! Immerse yourself in Denver's vibrant cocktail culture, uncovering the captivating tales behind the city's iconic drinks and their deep-rooted connections to Denver and Colorado's history. This distinctive walking tour invites you to indulge in exceptional libations while delving into the intriguing narratives of Denver's scandalous yet spirited past. Led by a knowledgeable coordinator, you'll explore Prohibition-era cocktail origins at contemporary speakeasies, historic bars, and local haunts, gaining insight into the evolution of mixology. Experience local variations of classic cocktails while your beverages are expertly curated, leaving you free to absorb the narratives shared by your local guide and engaging bartenders, all within the lively ambiance of downtown Denver's finest drinking establishments!
Denver Prohibition Speakeasies
Denver's Prohibition Era Speakeasies evoke a clandestine world steeped in intrigue and rebellion against the temperance laws of the early 20th century. During this era, hidden underground bars and secret establishments flourished, offering a haven for patrons seeking forbidden libations. These speakeasies, concealed behind unassuming facades or tucked away in basements, became the epicenter of an illicit yet vibrant social scene. Some of these establishments, such as Williams & Graham, reimagined today as a contemporary speakeasy, retain the allure and mystery of the Prohibition era, showcasing a blend of vintage charm and modern mixology.
The aura of secrecy and exclusivity still lingers in Denver's speakeasies, each with its own unique narrative from the Prohibition era. Places like Green Russell. Tucked away beneath Larimer Square in Denver, Green Russell stands as a homage to the Prohibition era. Named after a historic Colorado gold mining district, this clandestine speakeasy recreates the mystique of the 1920s with its concealed entrance through a pie shop. Once inside, patrons step into an intimate and dimly lit space adorned with exposed brick walls, vintage décor, and an atmosphere steeped in secrecy, reminiscent of the speakeasies from a bygone era. Green Russell's commitment to craft cocktails, using hand-cut ice and artisanal ingredients, adds to its allure, offering a unique blend of history and contemporary mixology for an immersive and unforgettable experience.