After more than a decade slinging cocktails in the East Village, the owners of a famed New York bar had to ask themselves: What does Death & Co look like somewhere else? Over the weekend, David Kaplan, Alex Day, and Ravi DeRossi revealed their answer as they opened the first Death & Company outpost inside Denver’s brand new Ramble Hotel. Throughout the coming weeks, this open lobby bar and cafe will be joined by a moody mezzanine lounge and a rooftop deck under the same brand.
“We get to exercise our nerdiness here in all sorts of different ways,” Kaplan said from inside the unfinished Suite 6A ahead of opening. The “suite” is a secluded 20-seat, reservation-based lounge with a high-end cocktail experience that should debut by June 1. Before it, a rooftop “garden” will start pouring summery cocktails and “lots of rosé” later this month. Denver diners and visitors will have a handful of ways to experience Death & Co’s nerdiness when it comes to food and drink, starting with all-day cocktails, coffee, and plates in The Ramble’s jewel box of a lobby, also part Wes Anderson still:
More than 40 cocktails are featured on Death & Co’s Denver lineup, including low ABV concoctions on the daytime menu, which starts serving at 7:30 a.m. Breakfast-goers can opt for the corretto with amaro, almond milk, vanilla, espresso, and sea salt. They can pair it with a zucchini bread waffle with smoked salt and maple. Later in the day, a sprouted grain bowl and Curtis Park swizzle might be in order. Alex Jump (formerly RiNo Yacht Club) heads the new bar program, and Wes Hamilton (previously of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort) leads the kitchen along with some Denver talent (see The Populist’s last head chef, Kathryn Caine).
Here’s a look at the extensive menu and a peek inside the new space. And if it’s all too much to consider going home, The Ramble has guest rooms with Death & Co-stocked bars just upstairs.
Status: Death & Co Denver is now open at The Ramble Hotel, 1280 25th Street. Evening service is from 5:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Daytime service in the DC/AM cafe starts at 7:30 a.m. For more information and menus, visit the website.