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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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Spuntino

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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).

Root Down

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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.

Old Major

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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.
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.

Colt & Gray

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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.

The Kitchen Denver

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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.

Beatrice & Woodsley

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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.

Ace Eat Serve

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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.

Row 14 Bistro & Wine Bar

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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.

Satchel's on 6th

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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.

Izakaya Den

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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.

Session Kitchen

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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.

Jax Fish House Glendale

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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.

The Kitchen [Upstairs]

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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.

SALT the Bistro

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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.

The Bitter Bar

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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.

Spuntino

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).

Root Down

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.

Old Major

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.

LOLA

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.

Colt & Gray

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.

The Kitchen Denver

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.

Beatrice & Woodsley

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.

Ace Eat Serve

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.

Row 14 Bistro & Wine Bar

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.

Satchel's on 6th

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.

Izakaya Den

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.

Session Kitchen

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.

Jax Fish House Glendale

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.

The Kitchen [Upstairs]

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.