The newest spot to join the Union Station area, Hearth & Dram, offers more than 350 whiskey varieties, plus whiskeys on tap, and a unique and extensive cocktail selection. This, however, is much more than a premier whiskey destination. The restaurant helmed by chef Jeff Wall, who was tapped to run the restaurant serving as executive chef at Kimball House in Atlanta, has a stunning show kitchen anchored by a wood-fired station, a sleek, plush and inviting design, and a menu that comforts and challenges at the same time.
The smooth dark space, which seats 118, includes a bar and outdoor patio with views of Union Station. The interior design strives to evoke the look of a charred whiskey barrel, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, steel architecture, a wooden communal table and rich leather upholstery. Some furniture pieces have been sourced from Denver's own Black Hound Design Company. There are playful taxidermy elements, local art, and Gold Rush-era mining equipment accents that further set the cozy mood.
Hearth & Dram will launch on Saturday and will be open from 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, and 5 to11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Lunch will be introduced shortly after opening. Eater photographer Adam Larkey brings this first look at the space.