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Fancy Firework Picnics — And More Ways to Spend July 4 Eating and Drinking

Explore these spots around town for some mid-week debauchery, America-style

What’s more American than a burger on the Fourth of July?
Truck Stop: Food Truck Rally/Two Parts

Patio with a View

Where: Avanti F&B

When: July 2 - July 8

What: The food hall hosts happy hour from 2 to 6 p.m. before each Rockies game next week and will stay open until 1 a.m. July 3-7. Guests can enjoy food until 11 p.m. and specialty brunch cocktails through July 8. The rooftop patio is also a good spot to enjoy post-game fireworks away from the hubbub of LoDo.

All-American Pie Contest

Where: Family Jones House of Spirits

When: July 3 at 11 a.m.

What: In addition to serving a 200-foot ice cream sundae at the Highland 4th of July Parade and Family Picnic, Little Man is serving up a pie contest at this nearby distillery on Tuesday. Home bakers will be judged by local celebrity chefs for the title of best pie. For more information, potential contestants can email

All-Day Happy Hour

Where: Public School 303

When: July 4

What: Those looking for all-American meats without the pressures of grilling can stop by PS 303 for a $15 burger and beer combo.

Picnic Box Pick-Up

Where : The Bindery

When: July 4

What: On the mid-week holiday, guests can sip half-priced bottles of wine and explore a new happy hour from 2 p.m. until close. Those looking to pick up food on the way to a different adventure can purchase a picnic box or assortment of snacks from the empty lot in front of neighboring Prost. Call ahead to order takeaway items.

Food Truck Rally

Where: Stanley Marketplace

When: July 4 from 1 to 8 p.m.

What: The next Truck Stop: Food Truck Rally makes an appearance at the Aurora food hall on the Fourth of July, featuring bites from more than 20 trucks and $4 Independence Day-themed cocktails. Yes, there will be shade for guests to cool off under during the scorching week.

Rooftop Party

Where: 54thirty

When: July 4 from 4 to 11 p.m.

What: Denverites can head to the 20th floor of Le Méridien Denver Downtown for live music, giant Jenga, Pictionary, and all-American fare alongside cocktail specials in honor of the holiday. Drink offerings include the Free Fashioned, Frozen Brown Derby, and #ThatViewThough.

Fourth of July Cookout

Where: Uncorked Kitchen

When: July 4 from 6 to 9 p.m.

What: Those looking to keep their kitchens clean can head to Uncorked Kitchen for an elevated cookout ($210/pair!) on the restaurant’s patio. The menu includes fresh-fried potato chips, Texas-style barbecue ribs, and multiple daiquiris.


1475 California Street, , CO 80202 (303) 893-1888 Visit Website

Stanley Marketplace

2501 Dallas Street, , CO 80010 (720) 990-6743 Visit Website

Uncorked Kitchen

8171 S Chester, Centennial, CO 80112 (720) 907-3838

The Bindery

1817 Central Street, , CO 80211 (303) 993-2364 Visit Website

Avanti F&B, a collective eatery

, Denver, CO (720) 269-4778

The Family Jones Spirit House

3245 Osage Street, , CO 80211 (303) 481-8185 Visit Website

Public School 303

1959 16th Street Mall, , CO 80202 (303) 446-8671 Visit Website