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.Read More
Where to Eat and Drink This Fourth of July in Denver
Avoiding traffic to the mountains?
1. Acreage by Stem Ciders
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.
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2. Smok Barbecue - Denver
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.
3. Improper City
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.
4. Avanti Food and Beverage
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.
5. Prost Brewing Co. & Biergarten
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.
6. Kachina Cantina
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.
7. Public School 303
Stay energetic all day long with the help of Public School 303 and Red Bull and the Red, White, and Bull cocktail
8. Poka Lola Social Club
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.
9. Stanley Marketplace
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.
10. 54thirty Rooftop
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.
11. Fiction Beer Company
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).
12. Big Boom Bash
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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.
13. Piper Inn
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.
14. Farm House at Breckenridge Brewery
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.