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Twenty Christmas Eve Dining Specials to Get the Holiday Started

From traditional Italian Feasts of the Seven Fishes to classic American red meat dinners

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For some, the holidays are best spent resting by a roaring fireplace, rather than sweltering over the kitchen stove. Those who prefer the former can thank these 20 Denver-area restaurants; all are offering some respite starting in the form of breakfast, lunch, or dinner specials on Christmas Eve. Their holiday eve meals range from a Southern-inspired brunch to a duck-centric supper.

Explore an Italian-American Christmas tradition at a Feast of the Seven Fishes at either Frasca Food & Wine, Jax Fish House, Il Posto, Chowder Room, Olive & Finch or Coperta. Or take a break for brunch at Jill’s Restaurant, Cru Wine Bar, The Preservery, or Low Country Kitchen. Finally, for meatier dinner options, head to The Fort, Citizen Rail, Urban Farmer, or Beast + Bottle. From Denver to Boulder to Fort Collins, these 20 restaurants are here to kick-start the holiday week.

Note: Map points are ordered geographically from West to East. Make sure to call the restaurants or check online for reservations.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Jill's Restaurant

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900 Walnut St
Boulder, CO 80302
(720) 406-7399
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The Boulder restaurant at the St. Julien hotel hosts both brunch and dinner service on Christmas Eve. Brunch seatings start at 10 a.m. and is priced at $55.95 per adult and $26.95 per child. Though the candlelight dinner service is currently fully booked, call Jill’s restaurant to reserve a spot at brunch.

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2. Pizzeria Locale

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1730 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 442-3003
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Starting at 4:30 p.m. on December 24, find Pizzeria Locale in Boulder transformed for “Christmas Eve at Nonna’s.” Red checkered table cloths and old-school holiday tunes will set the scene for a family-style meal of Italian-American dishes.

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Pizzeria Locale in Boulder will prepare a dinner fit for your Italian grandma on Christmas Eve
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3. Frasca Food and Wine

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1738 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 442-6966
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Go all-out Christmas Eve with a traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes dinner at Frasca. The set menu features upscale takes on holiday fare, including fluke fish poached with black truffles. The prix-fixe meal can be enjoyed for $200 per person or $350 with additional wine pairings. Reservations start at 4 p.m. To reserve, visit the restaurant's website.

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4. The Fort

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19192 Colorado 8
Morrison, CO 80465
(303) 697-4771
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Spend Christmas Eve in Red Rocks country enjoying a Front Range-style, four-course dinner at The Fort. The meal begins with soup and salad and is rounded out by buffalo prime rib au jus and pecan pie.

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5. Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar

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123 N College Ave
Fort Collins, CO 80524
(970) 682-2275
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The Fort Collins outpost of Jax Fish House will serve an eight-course meal complete with seven fresh seafood options and pistachio orange cake with poached figs and gelato for dessert. The menu costs $55 per person with bottomless house wine as an optional add-on. Reservations are encouraged.

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Jax is serving a Feast of the Seven Fishes in Fort Collins
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6. Low Country Kitchen

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1575 Boulder St A
Denver, CO 80211
(720) 512-4168
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From 10:30 a.m. till 2:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Denverites can dive into a Southern-style brunch complete with complimentary eggnog. Dishes include deviled eggs, quiche, shrimp and grits, and biscuits and gravy. Reservations are available online.

Shrimp and grits to be served at Christmas Eve brunch
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7. Citizen Rail

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1899 16th St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 323-0017
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For the holiday, the modern steakhouse at Hotel Born is offering a prix-fixe menu composed of selections from the chef’s dry-aged beef program along with specialty cocktails. Check the website for menu updates, and call the restaurant to reserve a table.

Selection of appetizers from the Citizen Rail kitchen
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8. Urban Farmer Denver

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1659 Wazee St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 262-6070
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The new restaurant at the Oxford Hotel hosts family-friendly seasonal service all day on Sunday. Dinner menu details are forthcoming, and reservations will start at 11 a.m.

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9. Crú Food & Wine Bar

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1442 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 893-9463
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The food and wine bar toasts to the holiday with brunch and dinner services on Sunday, December 24. Course options include pumpkin mascarpone ravioli, filet mignon, and molten chocolate lava cake. The three-course fixed menu is available for $40; dishes are also available to order a la carte.

Molten chocolate lava cake
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10. Il Posto

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2601 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 394-0100
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Il Posto’s take on Feast of the Seven Fishes starts at 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve and actually includes nine types of fish for $110 per person. Visit the restaurant’s website to reserve, and find updates on the Facebook event page.

Il Posto iced asparagus soup
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11. Coperta

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400 E 20th Ave
Denver, CO 80203
(720) 749-4666
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Over the week leading up to Christmas, Coperta will offer its three-course menu with seven seafood options to choose from. Find anchovy, octopus, salt cod, blue crab, mussels, eel, and a daily special catch, for $55 per person or $80 with wine pairings.

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Coperta will put on a Feast of the Seven Fishes Sunday, December 24
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12. The Preservery

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3040 Blake St #101
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 298-6821
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Get dolled up for an ugly sweater brunch at The Preservery on Christmas Eve. Deals for those in sweaters will include $3 off bottomless brunch drinks (hello, $12 bottomless mimosas) and $3 off Bear Creek Distillery cocktails. Patrons can also nibble on Christmas cookies throughout the day. Visit the Facebook event page for details.

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13. Beast + Bottle

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719 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 623-3223
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Duck the Halls at Beast + Bottle’s Christmas Eve dinner, with menu items such as duck liver mousse, honey-lacquered duck breast, and five spice-confit duck legs. The cost is $121 per couple and also includes three side dishes and a bottle of wine. Reservations must be made before December 21.

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Beast + Bottle will serve a duck-centric menu for Christmas Eve dinner
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14. Chowder Room

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560 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
(303) 777-3474
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Enjoy a seafood-centric Christmas Eve dinner at the Chowder Room’s Feast of Seven Fishes seven-course dinner. The extravagant reservation-only dinner features Pacific swordfish, risotto with scallops, lobster tail, and poached Atlantic cod. The cost is $59 per person; call or visit the restaurant to reserve a table.

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15. Olive and Finch

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1552 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 832-8663
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Celebrate Christmas Eve weekend with a feast at Olive & Finch at both Uptown and Cherry Creek restaurant locations. From Dec. 22 through Dec. 24, diners can sit down for a casual three-course dinner complete with a garden salad, choice of entrees, and freshly baked pastries. Entree options include six-hour braised pork or pan-seared bistro filet steak. The meal costs $20 per adult, $10 per child 5 or older, and is free for children under 5.

Skillet hash on a serving board with bread and fruit
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16. Oak

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1400 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 444-3622
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Chef Steve Redzikowski and bar pro Bryan Dayton combine forces on a special roast chicken and grilled short rib Sunday dinner, with chesnut soup, wine greens and roasted clementines on the side. The menu costs $88 per person plus an optional wine pairing. Find the full menu here, and call for reservations.

Oak at Fourteenth in Boulder is offering a Christmas Eve roast chicken dinner
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17. Basta

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3601 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80303
(303) 997-8775
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Join Basta in Boulder for a Feast of the Seven Fishes running from 5 to 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve. The set meal costs $65 with optional alcohol pairings for $35; a regular dinner menu is also available. Call for reservations.

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Join Basta in Boulder for a Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve
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18. Tag Restaurant

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1441 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 996-9985
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Fluke crudo, lobster gnocchi, and crispy duck breast and a peppermint pavlova highlight the four-course Christmas Eve menu at this Larimer Square classic. Head to the website or call for details and reservations.

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Tag Restaurant in Larimer Square will serve a four-course Dec. 24 dinner
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19. Mister Tuna

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3033 Brighton Blvd
Denver, CO 80216
(303) 831-8862
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For $75, get a prime rib dinner for two, along with two sides and a bottle of wine on Christmas Eve. Head to the website or call to reserve.

Mister Tuna
Mister Tuna is offering a Christmas Eve special for two
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20. MAX's Wine Dive Denver

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696 Sherman St
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 593-2554
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The wine bar with a Southern-influenced food menu is offerings specials on bottles of bubbles all day Christmas Eve. And customers who buy a bottle between 6 and 9 p.m. also receive an appetizer for free. Call for information.

Max’s Wine Dive is offering bubbly specials all day on Christmas Eve
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1. Jill's Restaurant

900 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302
Jill’s Restaurant
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The Boulder restaurant at the St. Julien hotel hosts both brunch and dinner service on Christmas Eve. Brunch seatings start at 10 a.m. and is priced at $55.95 per adult and $26.95 per child. Though the candlelight dinner service is currently fully booked, call Jill’s restaurant to reserve a spot at brunch.

900 Walnut St
Boulder, CO 80302

2. Pizzeria Locale

1730 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
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Pizzeria Locale in Boulder will prepare a dinner fit for your Italian grandma on Christmas Eve
Pizzeria Locale

Starting at 4:30 p.m. on December 24, find Pizzeria Locale in Boulder transformed for “Christmas Eve at Nonna’s.” Red checkered table cloths and old-school holiday tunes will set the scene for a family-style meal of Italian-American dishes.

1730 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

3. Frasca Food and Wine

1738 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
Tortelloni
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Go all-out Christmas Eve with a traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes dinner at Frasca. The set menu features upscale takes on holiday fare, including fluke fish poached with black truffles. The prix-fixe meal can be enjoyed for $200 per person or $350 with additional wine pairings. Reservations start at 4 p.m. To reserve, visit the restaurant's website.

1738 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

4. The Fort

19192 Colorado 8, Morrison, CO 80465
Buffalo prime rib from The Fort Restaurant
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Spend Christmas Eve in Red Rocks country enjoying a Front Range-style, four-course dinner at The Fort. The meal begins with soup and salad and is rounded out by buffalo prime rib au jus and pecan pie.

19192 Colorado 8
Morrison, CO 80465

5. Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar

123 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524
Jax Fish House Fort Collins
Jax is serving a Feast of the Seven Fishes in Fort Collins
Jax Fish House

The Fort Collins outpost of Jax Fish House will serve an eight-course meal complete with seven fresh seafood options and pistachio orange cake with poached figs and gelato for dessert. The menu costs $55 per person with bottomless house wine as an optional add-on. Reservations are encouraged.

123 N College Ave
Fort Collins, CO 80524

6. Low Country Kitchen

1575 Boulder St A, Denver, CO 80211
Shrimp and grits to be served at Christmas Eve brunch
LOW Country Kitchen

From 10:30 a.m. till 2:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Denverites can dive into a Southern-style brunch complete with complimentary eggnog. Dishes include deviled eggs, quiche, shrimp and grits, and biscuits and gravy. Reservations are available online.

1575 Boulder St A
Denver, CO 80211

7. Citizen Rail

1899 16th St, Denver, CO 80202
Selection of appetizers from the Citizen Rail kitchen
Citizen Rail

For the holiday, the modern steakhouse at Hotel Born is offering a prix-fixe menu composed of selections from the chef’s dry-aged beef program along with specialty cocktails. Check the website for menu updates, and call the restaurant to reserve a table.

1899 16th St
Denver, CO 80202

8. Urban Farmer Denver

1659 Wazee St, Denver, CO 80202
Urban Farmer
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The new restaurant at the Oxford Hotel hosts family-friendly seasonal service all day on Sunday. Dinner menu details are forthcoming, and reservations will start at 11 a.m.

1659 Wazee St
Denver, CO 80202

9. Crú Food & Wine Bar

1442 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202
Molten chocolate lava cake
CRU Wine Bar

The food and wine bar toasts to the holiday with brunch and dinner services on Sunday, December 24. Course options include pumpkin mascarpone ravioli, filet mignon, and molten chocolate lava cake. The three-course fixed menu is available for $40; dishes are also available to order a la carte.

1442 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80202

10. Il Posto

2601 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
Il Posto iced asparagus soup
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Il Posto’s take on Feast of the Seven Fishes starts at 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve and actually includes nine types of fish for $110 per person. Visit the restaurant’s website to reserve, and find updates on the Facebook event page.

2601 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205

11. Coperta

400 E 20th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
COPERTA
Coperta will put on a Feast of the Seven Fishes Sunday, December 24
Adam Larkey

Over the week leading up to Christmas, Coperta will offer its three-course menu with seven seafood options to choose from. Find anchovy, octopus, salt cod, blue crab, mussels, eel, and a daily special catch, for $55 per person or $80 with wine pairings.

400 E 20th Ave
Denver, CO 80203

12. The Preservery

3040 Blake St #101, Denver, CO 80205
Brunch dishes from The Preservery
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Get dolled up for an ugly sweater brunch at The Preservery on Christmas Eve. Deals for those in sweaters will include $3 off bottomless brunch drinks (hello, $12 bottomless mimosas) and $3 off Bear Creek Distillery cocktails. Patrons can also nibble on Christmas cookies throughout the day. Visit the Facebook event page for details.

3040 Blake St #101
Denver, CO 80205

13. Beast + Bottle

719 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
beast + bottle
Beast + Bottle will serve a duck-centric menu for Christmas Eve dinner
Adam Larkey

Duck the Halls at Beast + Bottle’s Christmas Eve dinner, with menu items such as duck liver mousse, honey-lacquered duck breast, and five spice-confit duck legs. The cost is $121 per couple and also includes three side dishes and a bottle of wine. Reservations must be made before December 21.

719 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203

14. Chowder Room

560 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80209
Oysters on the half-shell from The Chowder Room
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Enjoy a seafood-centric Christmas Eve dinner at the Chowder Room’s Feast of Seven Fishes seven-course dinner. The extravagant reservation-only dinner features Pacific swordfish, risotto with scallops, lobster tail, and poached Atlantic cod. The cost is $59 per person; call or visit the restaurant to reserve a table.

560 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80209

15. Olive and Finch

1552 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80218
Skillet hash on a serving board with bread and fruit
Olive & Finch brunch option
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Celebrate Christmas Eve weekend with a feast at Olive & Finch at both Uptown and Cherry Creek restaurant locations. From Dec. 22 through Dec. 24, diners can sit down for a casual three-course dinner complete with a garden salad, choice of entrees, and freshly baked pastries. Entree options include six-hour braised pork or pan-seared bistro filet steak. The meal costs $20 per adult, $10 per child 5 or older, and is free for children under 5.

1552 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80218

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16. Oak

1400 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
Oak at Fourteenth in Boulder is offering a Christmas Eve roast chicken dinner
Adam Larkey

Chef Steve Redzikowski and bar pro Bryan Dayton combine forces on a special roast chicken and grilled short rib Sunday dinner, with chesnut soup, wine greens and roasted clementines on the side. The menu costs $88 per person plus an optional wine pairing. Find the full menu here, and call for reservations.

1400 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

17. Basta

3601 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80303
BASTA
Join Basta in Boulder for a Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve
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Join Basta in Boulder for a Feast of the Seven Fishes running from 5 to 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve. The set meal costs $65 with optional alcohol pairings for $35; a regular dinner menu is also available. Call for reservations.

3601 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80303

18. Tag Restaurant

1441 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202
TAG
Tag Restaurant in Larimer Square will serve a four-course Dec. 24 dinner
TAG

Fluke crudo, lobster gnocchi, and crispy duck breast and a peppermint pavlova highlight the four-course Christmas Eve menu at this Larimer Square classic. Head to the website or call for details and reservations.

1441 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80202

19. Mister Tuna

3033 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO 80216
Mister Tuna
Mister Tuna is offering a Christmas Eve special for two
Adam Larkey

For $75, get a prime rib dinner for two, along with two sides and a bottle of wine on Christmas Eve. Head to the website or call to reserve.

3033 Brighton Blvd
Denver, CO 80216

20. MAX's Wine Dive Denver

696 Sherman St, Denver, CO 80203
Max’s Wine Dive is offering bubbly specials all day on Christmas Eve
Max’s

The wine bar with a Southern-influenced food menu is offerings specials on bottles of bubbles all day Christmas Eve. And customers who buy a bottle between 6 and 9 p.m. also receive an appetizer for free. Call for information.

696 Sherman St
Denver, CO 80203

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