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A New LoHi Patio With Wine Slushies — and Other Spots to Try This Weekend

For happy hour, brunch, drinks, dinner, and more

Outside Acova, the new restaurant in the old Patsy’s space, 3651 Navajo Street
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HAPPY HOUR: Arcana

From 4 to 6 p.m. daily, this real farm-to-table restaurant in Boulder serves a very reasonable happy hour menu. Here, the breakfast radishes and pea shoot toast are just as good as the chicken biscuit, hot wings, and bacon burger. Plates run $4 to $10, and five house cocktails are priced at $7.

ALL DAY: Acova

The former Patsy’s space has completely transformed into Acova, which serves brunch, lunch, and dinner on weekends. One of the perks of this new neighborhood spot is its 100-seat patio with direct access to the bar (see red and white wine slushies and $3 brunch bloody marys).

DINNER: Q House

Before heading to a show on Colfax, dinner at this modern Chinese restaurant would be worth a detour. The pig ear salad, head-on shrimp, and black bean mussels with a side of crispy French fries are all good options. Chef Christopher Lin is a Momofuku alum. The beverage team has created a summer-ready aloe spritz with Chareau liqueur, ginger green tea, and lemon.

Black bean mussels and fries at Q House, 3421 East Colfax Avenue
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BRUNCH: Bamboo Sushi

LoHi’s new sushi spot just debuted its brunch menu. Dishes will appeal to those who have tried every other brunch in town and now want something different. The Bamboo waffle comes with hot fried chicken, kimchi, and cheddar. The lox box combines smoked salmon, cream cheese, and bagel furikake. Breakfast cocktails, too, are fun and refreshing with yuzu, miso, nigori, and soju among their ingredients.

DRINKS: Pon Pon

While everyone else is waiting in line for Death & Co’s new patio, Pon Pon around the corner would be a fine low-key alternative drinking spot. Vinyl is everywhere in this tucked-away gallery space, from the bathroom walls to the DJ booth. With a handful of bar seats and some vintage living room vibes, it’s a good place to order a Genesee or dealer’s choice mixed drink.

Bamboo Sushi Denver - LoHi

2715 17th Street, , CO 80211 (303) 284-6600 Visit Website

Pon Pon

2528 Walnut Street, , CO 80205 Visit Website

Arcana

909 Walnut Street, , CO 80302 (303) 444-3885 Visit Website

Acova

3651 Navajo Street, , CO 80211 (303) 736-2718 Visit Website

Q House

3421 East Colfax Avenue, , CO 80206 (720) 729-8887 Visit Website

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