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Boulder Fun, Beer Festivals, and Champagne Events for the Weekend

And bring the Red Carpet to you at an Oscar viewing party.

Cafe Aion, location of the Potion Dinner
Cafe Aion, location of the Potion Dinner

BOULDER – Beginning on Friday, February 26 and running throughout the weekend, Taco Junky & Tequila Bar on the Hill in Boulder is celebrating its first birthday in style. The celebration will include food and drink specials, free giveaways, and live music, all weekend long.

PARK HILL – Station 26 Brewing Co. is releasing a mighty beer, a bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout. The Dark Star bottle release will go down on Saturday, February 27 at 1 p.m., and the beer will be on tap as long as supplies last. For more information on the beer release party, visit the event's Facebook page.

BOULDER – On Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m., the charming Cafe Aion in Boulder is teaming up with Shine Restaurant & Gathering Place and Breckenridge Distillery for an alchemy-inspired potion dinner. Shine will supply the house-made potions while Breckenridge will bring with booze, and both will be served alongside Cafe Aion plates. Learn more about the unique gastronomic event here.

GOLDEN TRIANGLE – Celebrate the weekend at the Southern Hemisphere Hop Festival, an ode to the tropical fruit-flavored hops that spice up our favorite IPAs, held at Stoney's Bar & Grill onSaturday, February 27. The beer-drenched event is brought to you by Oskar Blues and will feature a handful of Colorado breweries using southern hemisphere hops in their beers. Check out the ticket options online.

DOWNTOWN – Experience après-ski without driving all the way to the mountains on Saturday at EDGE Restaurant & Bar at the Four Seasons in downtown Denver. "Clicquot in the Snow" is a pop-up bar hosted from 2 to 7 p.m., with plenty of bubbles as well as DJ beats. To step it up a notch and make bottle service reservations for the event, email

RINO – Watch the Oscars in a fun setting at the RiNo Yacht Club this Sunday, February 28 from 5 - 9 p.m. The Red Carpet will come to you, complete with caviar and champagne. For more information, visit the event's Facebook page.

BOULDER – Upslope Brewing Company will be hosting a charitable eating and drinking event this Sunday at 4:30, in partnership with Blackbelly and There With Care charity. Proceeds from the event will benefit children and families in their time of need, alongside pork sliders from Blackbelly, live music from The Hop Pickers and a raffle/silent auction. Tickets can be purchased in advance online.

Upslope Brewery

1501 Lee Hill Road, Boulder, CO 80304 303-449-2911

Stoney's Bar and Grill

1111 Lincoln Street, , CO 80203 (303) 830-6839 Visit Website

RiNo Yacht Club

3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO (720) 485-5581

taco junky

1149 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 443-2300

Cafe Aion

1235 Pennsylvania Avenue, , CO 80302 (303) 993-8131 Visit Website

EDGE Restaurant & Bar

1111 14th Street, , CO 80202 (303) 389-3050 Visit Website

Station 26 Brewing Co.

7045 38th Avenue, , CO 80207 (303) 333-1825 Visit Website