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The Happy Hour Map: Craft Cocktail Edition

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Eater is always in search of Denver and Boulder's best happy hour deals. In honor of the last day of Cocktail Week 2013, this happy hour map features the best cocktail deals around town when that magical happy hour strikes. And not just any cocktails— the venues featured here are home to some of the city's most inventive bartenders making carefully crafted, culinary inspired concoctions, so fresh and so creative that these deals might feel too good to be true.

But we wouldn't lie to you. From city favorites and other less-than-obvious cocktail bars these are Eater's best happy hour deals on craft cocktails.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Spuntino

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2639 W 32nd Ave
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 433-0949
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The simple happy hour menu (from 5 to 6:30 p.m.) at Spuntino will leave you craving it again: Bourbonade and pear martinis ($5), bruschetta ($2.50), Porchetta and house marinated olives ($5).

2. Root Down

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1600 W 33rd Ave
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 993-4200
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This Highland neighborhood hotspot has an extra long happy hour from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. On the cocktail list are margaritas ($3), classic mojitos ($4), and a rosemary-lavendar lemonade ($5). Enjoy with edamame hummus, veggie sliders, and steamed mussels.

3. Old Major

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3316 Tejon St
Denver, CO 80211
(720) 420-0622
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The happy hour menu at Old Major has some of Denver's best classic cocktails, including a Moscow Mule and an Old Fashioned, and OM's take on gin & juice. All happy hour cocktails are $5.

4. LOLA

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1575 Boulder St
Denver, CO 80211
(720) 570-8686
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Lola's happy hour includes three kinds of margaritas for $5, $6, and $7, as well as specialty cocktails for $4 and $5. Happy hour all day Monday, from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

5. Colt & Gray

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1553 Platte St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 477-1447
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From Tuesday through Friday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Colt & Gray rolls out $5 Paloma, Sazerac, Clover Club, Jack Rose, and Whiskey Smash, as well as their signature concoction: the Platte St. Sling with rhubarb, lemon, and basil.

6. The Kitchen Denver

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1530 16th St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 623-3127
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Community hour at The Kitchen in Denver is daily from 3 to 6 p.m., and includes a seafood bar, fresh oysters, and shareable plates. Pair with a seasonal, signature cocktail.

7. Beatrice & Woodsley

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38 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
(303) 777-3505
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Next to small plates like zucchini-chili bread and hushpuppies (both $6), B & W serves its specialty cocktails for $6 during happy hour Monday through Friday from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

8. Ace Eat Serve

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501 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 800-7705
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Make your own Highball cocktail with your choice of 8 spirits and 8 sodas for $5 at Ace's popular happy hour. It lasts from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. Bites cost $1, $2, and $3.

9. Row 14 Bistro & Wine Bar

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891 14th St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 825-0100
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Row 14 offers a cocktail of the week for $5 at its happy hours, which are so often that you're bound to show up for them. 2 to 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 2 to 6 p.m. and 10 to close Thursdays and Fridays; Saturdays from 2 to 5 p.m. and 10 to close; and Sundays from 3 to 6 p.m. Enjoy more $5 items on the from-the-fryer and not-so-fried sections of the menu.

10. Satchel's on 6th

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1710 E 6th Ave
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 399-2560
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This newly remodeled joint features an unbeatable late night happy hours from 10 until close, as well as happy hour all day Monday, and Tuesday through Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. The new signature cocktail list features selections named after Satchel's regulars.

11. Izakaya Den

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1518 S Pearl St
Denver, CO 80210
(303) 777-0691
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This globally inspired happy hour boasts everything from sashimi ($5) to pork belly ($5), crab cakes ($8) to crostini ($6) and carpaccio ($7). Pair these tapas with a flight of saké, or one of the Den's new signature cocktails like the Ginger Sage or the Blood Orange Horizon.

12. Session Kitchen

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1518 S. Pearl Street
Denver, CO 80210
(720) 763-3387
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Session Kitchen doesn't have "happy hour" in the traditional sense, but it's the perfect venue for sharing plates, and even cocktails with friends. The restaurant's unique portioning allows you to customize your food sizes, and the skilled bar staff will allow you to customize your cocktails.

13. Jax Fish House Glendale

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650 South Colorado Boulevard
Glendale, CO 80246
(303) 756-6449
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The newest Jax location offers a lineup of $5 cocktails from 4 to 6 p.m. daily perfect for pairing with fish and other light fare. Don't miss the Cucumber Press with house-made lemonade or the Bangkok Fizz with thai chili infused vodka. Jax also has $5 white wine sangria on tap.

14. The Kitchen [Upstairs]

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1039 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 544-5973
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Join The Kitchen Upstairs for the 5:30 to 6:30 community hour, which now boasts a fresh cocktail menu. Try the Kir Royale ($6) or the Springtime in Padua ($7) made with cardamum vodka.

15. SALT the Bistro

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1047 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 444-7258
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This farm-to-fork restaurant on Pearl Street offers "The Salty Hour" from 3-6 p.m. everyday. All of the small plates are priced from $1 to $5 plates, with almost 20 local food inspired dishes to choose from. Currently the featured happy hour cocktail is a dark & stormy for $5.

16. The Bitter Bar

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835 Walnut St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 442-3050
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The Bitter Bar offers a lengthy happy hour from 5-7 p.m., Monday-Saturday to start the evening right. Don't miss the Kiss the Sky cocktail with CapRock gin, domaine de canton, lavender and fresh lemon juice for $6.

1. Spuntino

2639 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211
The simple happy hour menu (from 5 to 6:30 p.m.) at Spuntino will leave you craving it again: Bourbonade and pear martinis ($5), bruschetta ($2.50), Porchetta and house marinated olives ($5).
2639 W 32nd Ave
Denver, CO 80211

2. Root Down

1600 W 33rd Ave, Denver, CO 80211
This Highland neighborhood hotspot has an extra long happy hour from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. On the cocktail list are margaritas ($3), classic mojitos ($4), and a rosemary-lavendar lemonade ($5). Enjoy with edamame hummus, veggie sliders, and steamed mussels.
1600 W 33rd Ave
Denver, CO 80211

3. Old Major

3316 Tejon St, Denver, CO 80211
The happy hour menu at Old Major has some of Denver's best classic cocktails, including a Moscow Mule and an Old Fashioned, and OM's take on gin & juice. All happy hour cocktails are $5.
3316 Tejon St
Denver, CO 80211

4. LOLA

1575 Boulder St, Denver, CO 80211
Lola's happy hour includes three kinds of margaritas for $5, $6, and $7, as well as specialty cocktails for $4 and $5. Happy hour all day Monday, from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
1575 Boulder St
Denver, CO 80211

5. Colt & Gray

1553 Platte St, Denver, CO 80202
From Tuesday through Friday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Colt & Gray rolls out $5 Paloma, Sazerac, Clover Club, Jack Rose, and Whiskey Smash, as well as their signature concoction: the Platte St. Sling with rhubarb, lemon, and basil.
1553 Platte St
Denver, CO 80202

6. The Kitchen Denver

1530 16th St, Denver, CO 80202
Community hour at The Kitchen in Denver is daily from 3 to 6 p.m., and includes a seafood bar, fresh oysters, and shareable plates. Pair with a seasonal, signature cocktail.
1530 16th St
Denver, CO 80202

7. Beatrice & Woodsley

38 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80209
Next to small plates like zucchini-chili bread and hushpuppies (both $6), B & W serves its specialty cocktails for $6 during happy hour Monday through Friday from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
38 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80209

8. Ace Eat Serve

501 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
Make your own Highball cocktail with your choice of 8 spirits and 8 sodas for $5 at Ace's popular happy hour. It lasts from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. Bites cost $1, $2, and $3.
501 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203

9. Row 14 Bistro & Wine Bar

891 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
Row 14 offers a cocktail of the week for $5 at its happy hours, which are so often that you're bound to show up for them. 2 to 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 2 to 6 p.m. and 10 to close Thursdays and Fridays; Saturdays from 2 to 5 p.m. and 10 to close; and Sundays from 3 to 6 p.m. Enjoy more $5 items on the from-the-fryer and not-so-fried sections of the menu.
891 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

10. Satchel's on 6th

1710 E 6th Ave, Denver, CO 80218
This newly remodeled joint features an unbeatable late night happy hours from 10 until close, as well as happy hour all day Monday, and Tuesday through Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. The new signature cocktail list features selections named after Satchel's regulars.
1710 E 6th Ave
Denver, CO 80218

11. Izakaya Den

1518 S Pearl St, Denver, CO 80210
This globally inspired happy hour boasts everything from sashimi ($5) to pork belly ($5), crab cakes ($8) to crostini ($6) and carpaccio ($7). Pair these tapas with a flight of saké, or one of the Den's new signature cocktails like the Ginger Sage or the Blood Orange Horizon.
1518 S Pearl St
Denver, CO 80210

12. Session Kitchen

1518 S. Pearl Street, Denver, CO 80210
Session Kitchen doesn't have "happy hour" in the traditional sense, but it's the perfect venue for sharing plates, and even cocktails with friends. The restaurant's unique portioning allows you to customize your food sizes, and the skilled bar staff will allow you to customize your cocktails.
1518 S. Pearl Street
Denver, CO 80210

13. Jax Fish House Glendale

650 South Colorado Boulevard, Glendale, CO 80246
The newest Jax location offers a lineup of $5 cocktails from 4 to 6 p.m. daily perfect for pairing with fish and other light fare. Don't miss the Cucumber Press with house-made lemonade or the Bangkok Fizz with thai chili infused vodka. Jax also has $5 white wine sangria on tap.
650 South Colorado Boulevard
Glendale, CO 80246

14. The Kitchen [Upstairs]

1039 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
Join The Kitchen Upstairs for the 5:30 to 6:30 community hour, which now boasts a fresh cocktail menu. Try the Kir Royale ($6) or the Springtime in Padua ($7) made with cardamum vodka.
1039 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

15. SALT the Bistro

1047 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
This farm-to-fork restaurant on Pearl Street offers "The Salty Hour" from 3-6 p.m. everyday. All of the small plates are priced from $1 to $5 plates, with almost 20 local food inspired dishes to choose from. Currently the featured happy hour cocktail is a dark & stormy for $5.
1047 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

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16. The Bitter Bar

835 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302
The Bitter Bar offers a lengthy happy hour from 5-7 p.m., Monday-Saturday to start the evening right. Don't miss the Kiss the Sky cocktail with CapRock gin, domaine de canton, lavender and fresh lemon juice for $6.
835 Walnut St
Boulder, CO 80302

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