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Kegged Cocktails and Collaboration Brew at Avanti Food & Beverage

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The skinny on the bar program at Avanti Food & Beverage in LoHi.

Allison Widdecombe crafting a Denver Days cocktail.
Allison Widdecombe crafting a Denver Days cocktail.
Emily Hutto

Avanti Food & Beverage, Denver's new food hall, opens today in LoHi at 3200 Pecos Street. The new concept features seven new restaurants and two full-service bars. This highly anticipated hub has received serious attention for its new restaurants, but its bar program is just as notable.

Avanti's bar program was designed by consultants Allison Widdecombe and Chad Michael George of Williams & Graham with approachability in mind. It features spirits from Colorado distilleries, kegged cocktails, wine from Infinite Monkey Theorem, and a craft beer list that can't be found elsewhere in Colorado.

The Beer

Avanti has the largest Dogfish Head Craft Brewery presence in the state, with 10 taps from the Delaware brewery. Ten additional rotating taps will pour Colorado brews from some of the state's smallest, less-known breweries. On tap right now is a collaboration beer created by Dogfish Head and Avanti's neighbor, Prost Brewing. It's a beer brewed with rye and wheat called the Collabo-Ryezon.

Avanti will also serve Colorado beers in bottles and cans.

The Wine

Avanti's wine list includes selections from California, Washington, Italy, Spain, Colorado's Western Slope, and of course, Denver. Avanti's bars will serve Infinite Monkey Theorem's Moscato in cans, as well as Cabernet Franc on draft.

The Booze

The current cocktail list at Avanti includes kegged cocktails like the Scout's Honor made with Bulleit Bourbon and Leopold's Cherry Tart Liqueur, as well as "built cocktails" like Old Fashioned and Denver Days, a cocktail made with New Amsterdam Vodka, Campari, lemon, orange, and soda.

Avanti's current menu includes one saké selection: Sho Chiku Bai Junmai Nigori.

Avanti opens today at 11 am. Avanti will be open seven days a week— from 11 am to midnight Sunday through Wednesday, and 11 am to 2 am Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

Avanti Food and Beverage

3200 Pecos Street, Denver, CO 80211, USA