It’s officially summer in Denver when local bars and restaurants start offering buy-one-get-one specials to card-carrying eaters and drinkers. In this case, the card is a pocket-sized ‘passport’ deal book, and the specials are many — beers, wines, cocktails, and now even tacos. Denverites will have to buy two separate passports to get their alcohol and food deal fixes as the programs are completely unrelated. Denver Passport goes on sale Tuesday, May 15, ahead of a May 25 launch. The new Taco Passport is on sale now ahead of a start on June 1.
The Taco Passport is new this year to Denver. Co-founders Kevin Johns and Ben Raznick are donating at least $15 from each of the $20 booklets to Food Bank of the Rockies, Lázaro Project, and Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network. For Taco Passport buyers, the benefits come in the form of 20 buy-one-get-one taco specials across town, available through December 31. Participating restaurants and food trucks include Los Carboncitos, Comida, Comal, Dos Santos, and El Noa Noa. “The goal is to not only raise money for local charities but to increase foot traffic and business for locally owned businesses as well,” the founders say on their website.
For those unfamiliar with The Passport Program, it’s been around for six years now and features 66 drinking establishments offering bogo deals on beer, wine, and cocktails around Denver. Yet-to-open spots such as Moo Bar at the Denver Milk Market and Odell Brewing in RiNo are included, as are new destinations such as American Bonded, and old favorites like El Chapultepec. The passports go on sale Tuesday at 10 a.m., they cost $25, and they’re valid through September 3. Teachers also qualify for free Passports this year; the first 1,000 who sign up will receive one.
Note: The editor previously worked with Passport Program.
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