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A Denver Days cocktail-in-the-making at Avanti
A Denver Days cocktail-in-the-making at Avanti
Emily Hutto

Cheap Fast Casual Cocktails in Denver: Where to Drink Up Now

The fast casual craze has brought affordable cocktails with it.

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A Denver Days cocktail-in-the-making at Avanti
| Emily Hutto

The fast casual wave has hit Denver like a hurricane. One of the positives to this scenario is the slew of inexpensive cocktails left in its wake. It is possible to celebrate Eater's fourth annual cocktail week and not break the bank at the following fast casual spots, all of which serve high quality cocktails for under $10.

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Cart Driver

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Cart-Driver's batched cocktail selections reflect classic Italian flavors. They're quick and easy for the small restaurant's counter service approach. The current lineup ranges from rye-based cocktails, to the timeless negroni, to the "spritz" with prosecco and Contratto Apertif.
https://www.facebook.com/724432647583531/photos/pb.724432647583531.-2207520000.1444931542./1237235686303222/?type=3&theater

Carbon Beverage Cafe

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Customizable cocktails are the name of the game at Carbon Beverage Cafe. Beginning with the base spirit, the cocktails are cheap and built from the ground up- add garnishes, mixers, bitters, herbs, etc. as you go.
https://www.facebook.com/habitcarbon/photos/pb.329584323901304.-2207520000.1444931703./405778816281854/?type=3&theater

Honor Society Handcrafted Eatery

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Drink with honor at Justin Brunson's new fast-casual venture, Honor Society. Cocktails start at $9 and pair up well the the wide range of food options.
https://www.facebook.com/honorsocietyeatery/photos/pb.423752677794823.-2207520000.1444933083./486303044873119/?type=3&theater

Avanti F&B, a collective eatery

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The food hall concept is quickly becoming the king of fast-casual all over the country. LoHi's Avanti aims to impress with many different fast-casual dining options, a cool communal space, and a top notch bar program. Cocktails are cheap and pair well with the eclectic variety of food options.
https://www.facebook.com/avantifandbacollectiveeatery/photos/a.293473844176384.1073741826.290498621140573/427527984104302/?type=3&theater

Scratch Burrito & Happy Tap

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Cocktails at Scratch Burrito start at a very reasonable $7. From cocktail standbys like margaritas and horse feathers to more unusual options like a seasonal caipirinha, these cheap cocktails should be on your list.
https://www.facebook.com/ScratchBurritoAndHappyTap/photos/a.515351431840077.106502.514920115216542/557816227593597/?type=3&theater

Masterpiece Delicatessen

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The Masterpiece location in LoHi recently added cocktails to the menu, and we're sure happy they did. Grab an inexpensive libation, a meaty sandwich, and a chair on the sunny patio today.
https://www.facebook.com/masterpiecedeli/photos/pb.188389694550194.-2207520000.1444933678./843562719032885/?type=3&theater

OneFold

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Denver's new breakfast gem does not have a full bar but does serve up mimosas and micheladas for breakfast. The a.m. classics are cheap and keep an eye out for Onefold's new evening hours.
https://www.facebook.com/onefolddenver/photos/a.797239827016892.1073741827.793737310700477/842112339196307/?type=3&theater

Pizzeria Locale

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Pizzeria Locale's Italian-influenced cocktail selections start at $7 and are a must alongside the Neapolitan style pies. The limoncello, prosecco, and basil creation is a citrusy treat and pairs well with the Hawaiian pizza.
https://www.facebook.com/PizzeriaLocaleUS/photos/pb.617601378254487.-2207520000.1444936541./1161914153823204/?type=3&theater

Olive & Finch

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Cocktails at Uptown's Olive & Finch are between $5 and $8 and some even have the option to be upscaled to a carafe.
https://www.facebook.com/OliveAndFinch/photos/pb.170123333164239.-2207520000.1444936938./514529832056919/?type=3&theater

Sunnyside Burger Bar

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Happy hour is dirt cheap at Sunnyside Burger Bar- well cocktails are served up for only $4. Seven days a week, in both the early evening and late night, enjoy drinks on the cheap.
https://www.facebook.com/sunnysideburgerbar/photos/pb.597609950354985.-2207520000.1444937199./811093815673263/?type=3&theater

Cart Driver

https://www.facebook.com/724432647583531/photos/pb.724432647583531.-2207520000.1444931542./1237235686303222/?type=3&theater
Cart-Driver's batched cocktail selections reflect classic Italian flavors. They're quick and easy for the small restaurant's counter service approach. The current lineup ranges from rye-based cocktails, to the timeless negroni, to the "spritz" with prosecco and Contratto Apertif.
https://www.facebook.com/724432647583531/photos/pb.724432647583531.-2207520000.1444931542./1237235686303222/?type=3&theater

Carbon Beverage Cafe

https://www.facebook.com/habitcarbon/photos/pb.329584323901304.-2207520000.1444931703./405778816281854/?type=3&theater
Customizable cocktails are the name of the game at Carbon Beverage Cafe. Beginning with the base spirit, the cocktails are cheap and built from the ground up- add garnishes, mixers, bitters, herbs, etc. as you go.
https://www.facebook.com/habitcarbon/photos/pb.329584323901304.-2207520000.1444931703./405778816281854/?type=3&theater

Honor Society Handcrafted Eatery

https://www.facebook.com/honorsocietyeatery/photos/pb.423752677794823.-2207520000.1444933083./486303044873119/?type=3&theater
Drink with honor at Justin Brunson's new fast-casual venture, Honor Society. Cocktails start at $9 and pair up well the the wide range of food options.
https://www.facebook.com/honorsocietyeatery/photos/pb.423752677794823.-2207520000.1444933083./486303044873119/?type=3&theater

Avanti F&B, a collective eatery

https://www.facebook.com/avantifandbacollectiveeatery/photos/a.293473844176384.1073741826.290498621140573/427527984104302/?type=3&theater
The food hall concept is quickly becoming the king of fast-casual all over the country. LoHi's Avanti aims to impress with many different fast-casual dining options, a cool communal space, and a top notch bar program. Cocktails are cheap and pair well with the eclectic variety of food options.
https://www.facebook.com/avantifandbacollectiveeatery/photos/a.293473844176384.1073741826.290498621140573/427527984104302/?type=3&theater

Scratch Burrito & Happy Tap

https://www.facebook.com/ScratchBurritoAndHappyTap/photos/a.515351431840077.106502.514920115216542/557816227593597/?type=3&theater
Cocktails at Scratch Burrito start at a very reasonable $7. From cocktail standbys like margaritas and horse feathers to more unusual options like a seasonal caipirinha, these cheap cocktails should be on your list.
https://www.facebook.com/ScratchBurritoAndHappyTap/photos/a.515351431840077.106502.514920115216542/557816227593597/?type=3&theater

Masterpiece Delicatessen

https://www.facebook.com/masterpiecedeli/photos/pb.188389694550194.-2207520000.1444933678./843562719032885/?type=3&theater
The Masterpiece location in LoHi recently added cocktails to the menu, and we're sure happy they did. Grab an inexpensive libation, a meaty sandwich, and a chair on the sunny patio today.
https://www.facebook.com/masterpiecedeli/photos/pb.188389694550194.-2207520000.1444933678./843562719032885/?type=3&theater

OneFold

https://www.facebook.com/onefolddenver/photos/a.797239827016892.1073741827.793737310700477/842112339196307/?type=3&theater
Denver's new breakfast gem does not have a full bar but does serve up mimosas and micheladas for breakfast. The a.m. classics are cheap and keep an eye out for Onefold's new evening hours.
https://www.facebook.com/onefolddenver/photos/a.797239827016892.1073741827.793737310700477/842112339196307/?type=3&theater

Pizzeria Locale

https://www.facebook.com/PizzeriaLocaleUS/photos/pb.617601378254487.-2207520000.1444936541./1161914153823204/?type=3&theater
Pizzeria Locale's Italian-influenced cocktail selections start at $7 and are a must alongside the Neapolitan style pies. The limoncello, prosecco, and basil creation is a citrusy treat and pairs well with the Hawaiian pizza.
https://www.facebook.com/PizzeriaLocaleUS/photos/pb.617601378254487.-2207520000.1444936541./1161914153823204/?type=3&theater

Olive & Finch

https://www.facebook.com/OliveAndFinch/photos/pb.170123333164239.-2207520000.1444936938./514529832056919/?type=3&theater
Cocktails at Uptown's Olive & Finch are between $5 and $8 and some even have the option to be upscaled to a carafe.
https://www.facebook.com/OliveAndFinch/photos/pb.170123333164239.-2207520000.1444936938./514529832056919/?type=3&theater

Sunnyside Burger Bar

https://www.facebook.com/sunnysideburgerbar/photos/pb.597609950354985.-2207520000.1444937199./811093815673263/?type=3&theater
Happy hour is dirt cheap at Sunnyside Burger Bar- well cocktails are served up for only $4. Seven days a week, in both the early evening and late night, enjoy drinks on the cheap.
https://www.facebook.com/sunnysideburgerbar/photos/pb.597609950354985.-2207520000.1444937199./811093815673263/?type=3&theater

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