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A Barbecue Spot, Brewery, and Rooftop Bar Come Online in RiNo

Smōk and The Woods open this weekend at The Source Hotel

The Woods at The Source Hotel is an eighth-floor rooftop bar and restaurant
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At RiNo’s new Source Hotel, three restaurants and as many bars are opening this weekend. Between them, there’s options from Israeli cuisine and wine, to Kansas City barbecue and cocktails, and New Belgium beer with bar snacks or burgers.

Eater got a tour of the hotel, 3330 Brighton Boulevard, from its main floor restaurant, Smōk, to The Woods rooftop bar and kitchen. For more information and a look inside the hotel’s other new restaurant Safta, head here.

At Smōk, Denver chef Bill Espiricueta taps into his Kansas City roots with this new barbecue counter. The menu features meats by the pound, burnt ends, and sides like hush puppies, creamed corn, and jalapeño poppers. Customers can mix and match ribs, chicken wings, and brisket to their hearts’ desire. The plates pair well with whiskey cocktails by bar manager Alexis Osborne. Seating is available indoors and outside across the bar, at individual and communal tables, and in front of TV screens.

A patio and walkway between The Source Hotel and Market Hall
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Communal tables and TV screens at Smōk

Behind the scenes in Smōk’s kitchen
The wood smoker faces Brighton Boulevard
House hot sauce and ketchup
Retail counters selling records, beauty products, clothing, and more fill the main hall at The Source Hotel

At The Woods, chef Brandon Biederman (previously of Ace Eat Serve and Steubens) is serving beer-inspired foods on an eighth-floor rooftop with views across Denver. The area also serves as a barrel-aging room for New Belgium Brewing. The Fort Collins-based brewery will soon brew small-batch beers downstairs by the hotel’s lobby. Upstairs, bar snacks are made with beer in mind — cheddar cheese tots, buffalo wings, and soft pretzels among them. Salads are dressed in sour beer vinaigrette, and chicken is roasted with New Belgium’s Citradelic. Also on the menu are three burgers, pizzas, and porchetta. Diners can sit inside or out, with garage doors separating the spaces. This floor also features a hot tub and plunge pool for hotel guests.

Rooftop bar with indoor/outdoor space Ryan Dearth

The bar serves cocktails, wine, and New Belgium beers brewed downstairs

New Belgium will brew a handful of beers in-house and barrel-age them on the rooftop
Leopold Bros barrels for aging New Belgium beers
View of downtown Denver from the rooftop of The Source Hotel
A view of downtown Denver from the wrap-around balcony of The Woods
Ryan Dearth

The Source Hotel

3330 Brighton Boulevard , Denver, CO 80216 (800) 570-6216 Visit Website

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