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Where to Eat and Drink This Fourth of July in Denver

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Fourth of July is a holiday defined by food: hot dogs, burgers, and corn on the cob. For Denverites looking to stay in the city this Thursday, these fourteen bars and restaurants are prepared to take over summer chef duties.

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1. Acreage by Stem Ciders

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1380 Horizon Ave
Lafayette, CO 80026
(303) 227-3243
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The cider house opens at noon and kicks off with a pig roast, ice cream, and a perfect spot on a hilltop to watch fireworks in the evening.

What tastes better in summer than frosé?
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2. Smok Barbecue - Denver

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3330 Brighton Blvd #202
Denver, CO 80216
(720) 452-2487
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Stop by the RiNo restaurant’s patio on the Fourth of July for a sausage smoke out, complete with spicy smoked Italian sausage, bratwurst, and kielbasa, while supplies yet. Arrive early and wait for your sausages while sipping on $2 beers.

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Smok/Facebook

3. Improper City

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3201 Walnut St
Denver, CO 80205
(720) 666-0043
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Kings Country Kitchen food truck takes over grill duty at Improper City on Fourth of July. The coffee shop will be open till 2 and the bar opens at 11 a.m. for summer shenanigans.

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Improper City/Facebook

4. Avanti Food and Beverage

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3200 N Pecos St
Denver, CO 80211
(720) 269-4778
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The ideal spot for catching fireworks over the city, Avanti is prepared to celebrate the Fourth of July all day and night. The first 25 patrons to grab a brat or chips from The Rotary will get a free Odell beer — throughout the day, $5 Odell tall boys and $10 bratwursts and chips are also available for purchase. An outdoor screening of the classic Wet Hot American Summer starts at 9 p.m. and will be accompanied by drink specials and giveaways.

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5. Prost Brewing Co. & Biergarten

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2540 19th St
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 729-1175
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The folks from there and Prost partner for an afternoon barbecue, starting at 2 p.m., at the German-style brewery. The whole hog roast starts at 2 p.m.; details to come on the event page.

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Prost Brewing/Facebook

6. Kachina Cantina

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1890 Wazee St
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 460-2728
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The LoDo restaurant honors the patriotic holiday with happy hour-priced margaritas all week long and is an ideal spot to grab a drink before or after the Rockies game.

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Kachina/Facebook

7. Public School 303

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1959 16th St Mall
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 446-8671
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Stay energetic all day long with the help of Public School 303 and Red Bull and the Red, White, and Bull cocktail

Public School 303 [official]
Public School 303 [official]

8. Poka Lola Social Club

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1850 Wazee St., Ground Floor
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 460-2725
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Starting on Tuesday, July 2, Poka Lola will offer food and drink specials, alongside menu favorites like the Poka burger, made with Wagyu brisket, and chipotle barbecue pork sliders. On July 4, guests can relax on the patio and enjoy freshly made street tacos and evening fireworks from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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Poka Lola/Facebook

9. Stanley Marketplace

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2501 Dallas St
Aurora, CO 80010
(720) 990-6743
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Spend the Fourth at the third stop of the Food Truck Rally in Aurora. From 1 to 8 p.m., grab grub from dozens of local food trucks, listen to live music, and explore goods from local craftsmen.

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Two Parts/Facebook

10. 54thirty Rooftop

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1475 California St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 893-1888
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The rooftop bar opens early at 1 p.m. for the 4th of July, stocked with Tito’s frozen drink specials, live music, and a tap takeover by Denver Beer Co. No cover.

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54thirty/Facebook

11. Fiction Beer Company

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7101 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80220
(720) 456-7163
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The brewery opens early at 1 p.m. for patrons to enjoy Bomb Pop-beer slushies all day long. Fiction Beer Co. will combine the Hush Hush sour blonde ale with melted down bomb pops, combining the flavors of childhood like cherry, lime, and blue raspberry with the treats of adulthood (alcohol).

Fiction Beer Co./Facebook
Fiction Beer Co./Facebook

12. Big Boom Bash

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500 Kipling St
Denver, CO 80226

Lakewood’s local brewers will be at the community event, alongside MIX 100 radio station. The free event, hosted at Jeffco Stadium, concludes with a twenty minute fireworks show.

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Big Boom Bash Lakewood/Facebook

13. Piper Inn

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2251 S Parker Rd
Denver, CO 80231
(303) 755-0771
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Where’s the most American place you could celebrate the Fourth of July? How about a dive bar? The popular Parker spot rings in the holiday with $2 hot dogs, plus a $5 two dogs and fries special.

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The Piper Inn/Facebook

14. Farm House at Breckenridge Brewery

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2990 Brewery Ln
Littleton, CO 80120
(303) 803-1380
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On Thursday, the brewery celebrates both the Fourth of July and the release of its latest beer, the Strawberry Sky. The family-friendly event also features face painting, live music, and balloon animals.

Farm House at Breckenridge Brewery
Farm House at Breckenridge Brewery/Facebook

1. Acreage by Stem Ciders

1380 Horizon Ave, Lafayette, CO 80026
What tastes better in summer than frosé?
Acreage/Facebook

The cider house opens at noon and kicks off with a pig roast, ice cream, and a perfect spot on a hilltop to watch fireworks in the evening.

1380 Horizon Ave
Lafayette, CO 80026

2. Smok Barbecue - Denver

3330 Brighton Blvd #202, Denver, CO 80216
Smok/Facebook
Smok/Facebook

Stop by the RiNo restaurant’s patio on the Fourth of July for a sausage smoke out, complete with spicy smoked Italian sausage, bratwurst, and kielbasa, while supplies yet. Arrive early and wait for your sausages while sipping on $2 beers.

3330 Brighton Blvd #202
Denver, CO 80216

3. Improper City

3201 Walnut St, Denver, CO 80205
Improper City/Facebook
Improper City/Facebook

Kings Country Kitchen food truck takes over grill duty at Improper City on Fourth of July. The coffee shop will be open till 2 and the bar opens at 11 a.m. for summer shenanigans.

3201 Walnut St
Denver, CO 80205

4. Avanti Food and Beverage

3200 N Pecos St, Denver, CO 80211
Avanti F&B/WerkCreative
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The ideal spot for catching fireworks over the city, Avanti is prepared to celebrate the Fourth of July all day and night. The first 25 patrons to grab a brat or chips from The Rotary will get a free Odell beer — throughout the day, $5 Odell tall boys and $10 bratwursts and chips are also available for purchase. An outdoor screening of the classic Wet Hot American Summer starts at 9 p.m. and will be accompanied by drink specials and giveaways.

3200 N Pecos St
Denver, CO 80211

5. Prost Brewing Co. & Biergarten

2540 19th St, Denver, CO 80211
Prost Brewing/Facebook
Prost Brewing/Facebook

The folks from there and Prost partner for an afternoon barbecue, starting at 2 p.m., at the German-style brewery. The whole hog roast starts at 2 p.m.; details to come on the event page.

2540 19th St
Denver, CO 80211

6. Kachina Cantina

1890 Wazee St, Denver, CO 80202
Kachina/Facebook
Kachina/Facebook

The LoDo restaurant honors the patriotic holiday with happy hour-priced margaritas all week long and is an ideal spot to grab a drink before or after the Rockies game.

1890 Wazee St
Denver, CO 80202

7. Public School 303

1959 16th St Mall, Denver, CO 80202
Public School 303 [official]
Public School 303 [official]

Stay energetic all day long with the help of Public School 303 and Red Bull and the Red, White, and Bull cocktail

1959 16th St Mall
Denver, CO 80202

8. Poka Lola Social Club

1850 Wazee St., Ground Floor, Denver, CO 80202
Poka Lola/Facebook
Poka Lola/Facebook

Starting on Tuesday, July 2, Poka Lola will offer food and drink specials, alongside menu favorites like the Poka burger, made with Wagyu brisket, and chipotle barbecue pork sliders. On July 4, guests can relax on the patio and enjoy freshly made street tacos and evening fireworks from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

1850 Wazee St., Ground Floor
Denver, CO 80202

9. Stanley Marketplace

2501 Dallas St, Aurora, CO 80010
Two Parts/Facebook
Two Parts/Facebook

Spend the Fourth at the third stop of the Food Truck Rally in Aurora. From 1 to 8 p.m., grab grub from dozens of local food trucks, listen to live music, and explore goods from local craftsmen.

2501 Dallas St
Aurora, CO 80010

10. 54thirty Rooftop

1475 California St, Denver, CO 80202
54thirty/Facebook
54thirty/Facebook

The rooftop bar opens early at 1 p.m. for the 4th of July, stocked with Tito’s frozen drink specials, live music, and a tap takeover by Denver Beer Co. No cover.

1475 California St
Denver, CO 80202

11. Fiction Beer Company

7101 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80220
Fiction Beer Co./Facebook
Fiction Beer Co./Facebook

The brewery opens early at 1 p.m. for patrons to enjoy Bomb Pop-beer slushies all day long. Fiction Beer Co. will combine the Hush Hush sour blonde ale with melted down bomb pops, combining the flavors of childhood like cherry, lime, and blue raspberry with the treats of adulthood (alcohol).

7101 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80220

12. Big Boom Bash

500 Kipling St, Denver, CO 80226
Big Boom Bash Lakewood/Facebook
Big Boom Bash Lakewood/Facebook

Lakewood’s local brewers will be at the community event, alongside MIX 100 radio station. The free event, hosted at Jeffco Stadium, concludes with a twenty minute fireworks show.

500 Kipling St
Denver, CO 80226

13. Piper Inn

2251 S Parker Rd, Denver, CO 80231
The Piper Inn/Facebook
The Piper Inn/Facebook

Where’s the most American place you could celebrate the Fourth of July? How about a dive bar? The popular Parker spot rings in the holiday with $2 hot dogs, plus a $5 two dogs and fries special.

2251 S Parker Rd
Denver, CO 80231

14. Farm House at Breckenridge Brewery

2990 Brewery Ln, Littleton, CO 80120
Farm House at Breckenridge Brewery
Farm House at Breckenridge Brewery/Facebook

On Thursday, the brewery celebrates both the Fourth of July and the release of its latest beer, the Strawberry Sky. The family-friendly event also features face painting, live music, and balloon animals.

2990 Brewery Ln
Littleton, CO 80120

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