Weekend off the Wagon: 5/19-5/22

Denver Skyline at Night From the Millenium Pedestrian Bridge


Your weekend forecast *

Thursday, May 19th

High of 52, low of 42 — Scattered T-Storms
60% chance of precipitation

Friday, May 20th
High of 60, low of 44 — Isolated T-Storms
30% chance of precipitation

Saturday, May 21st
High of 67, low of 48 — Partly Cloudy
20% chance of precipitation

Sunday, May 22nd
High of 71, low of 51 — Isolated T-Storms
30% chance of precipitation

*Denver weather subject to change (hah)

Now that you have your weather forecast in mind, here are a few adult beverage-filled events for this weekend:


(Thirsty) Thursday, May 19th

  • Continue the awesomeness that is American Craft Beer Week
    Highlights: Beer vs. wine Dinner at The Cheeky Monk; Stone Brewery Visit at Euclid Hall, and First Tapping of Trademark Tripel at the Breck Ballpark Pub, just to name a few.
  • Through the Glass: The Walrus and the Cocktail
    @ Denver Museum of Nature and Science
    (2001 Colorado Blvd.)
    6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
    Over 100 years of tantalizing tales echo through Museum halls. Hear about scientific expeditions to far flung parts of the world and learn how a walrus, musk ox, and wolf made the Museum their home. Track clues on a zoological scavenger hunt and search for secrets too ghostly to reveal here. Peek behind the diorama glass, and get inspired to create one of your own. Tory Leviton is on the piano as Dizzy Fingers!  Check here for more details.
  • 2nd Annual Cocktails and Couture
    @ Mod Livin’ (5327 East Colfax)
    $10 per tickets and all ticket sales benefit the Junior League of Denver with sales of 10% throughout the evening.  Check here for details and tickets.
  • Sip n’ Paint
    @ Sipping n Painting (2563 15th St)
    Sip, Stroke, Style to great some memorable and unique canvas art.  Be careful, you might sip and paint so well you may contemplate cutting off your ear, you Van Gogh.  Check here for details and tickets.
  • 8th Annual Colorado Corks and Cuisine
    @ Four Mile Historic Park (715 S. Forest St)
    Local food, beer, wine, and park. Proceeds directly support Four Mile Historic Park.  Augustina’s Winery, Bonacquisit Wine Company, Snowy Peaks Winery (Estes Park), Verso Cellars, and Water 2 Wine bring the wines.  Wynkoop Brewing Company and Downslope Distillery bring the liquids.  The Food Guy, Three Tomatoes, Continental Divine Catering, Bistro Boys, The Gourmet Kitchen, Gourmet Fine Catering, and Occasions by Sandy bring the foods.  Check here for more details.

Friday, May 20th

  • Continue the awesomeness that is American Craft Beer Week
    Highlights: Avery Tap Room Takeover at Freshcraft, Keg tapping of Abt 12 at Bull & Bush, Special Tapping at Great Divide, and Dihos Dactylion Barrel-Aged Sour Ale Tapping at Avery Brewing, just to name a few.
  • BikeDenver’s “Back to the Future” Bike Prom
    @ Casselman’s Bar and Venue
    (26th & Walnut)
    Join BikeDenver to kick off a great bicycling season with Bike Prom. What on earth is Bike Prom you ask? It’s live music from Total Ghost and other special guests, dancing, prom photos, and a few hundred of other bike-minded people getting gussied up and celebrating our collective love of biking in Denver. This year’s theme, Bike to The Future, is open to your interpretation. Crazy 80′s hair? Hoverboards? Aviator shades? We’re excited to see what you come up with.  Check here for tickets and details.
  • Pete Coors celebrated Batch 19 Homecoming
    @ Stoney’s Bar & Grill
    (1111 Lincoln St)
    Pete Coors will be kicking it prohibition-style at Stoney’s to celebrate Batch 19 Pre-Prohibition Lager.  Batch 19 is derived from a recipe found in an old logbook discovered in brewery archives dating back before 1919, when Prohibition banned beer.
  • Food & Wine Fundraiser to benefit Seniors’ Resource Center
    @ Grappa Mediterranean Bistro & Cafe
    (1027 Washington Ave, Golden)
    Seniors’ Resource Center offers a coordinated care system that simplifies the maze of senior support options at the local level.  The proceeds from the Wine and Food Pairing night benefit the SRC. Check here for details and ticket information.

Saturday, May 21st

  • Grapes and Paws
    @ Colorado Winery Row (4640 Pecos St.)
    Colorado Winery Row, The Ultimate Spice, and Trice Jewelers are sponsoring Grapes & Paws, a fundraiser to benefit Nikenos Second Chances (NSC), a small, non-profit, no-kill animal shelter.  Colorado Winery Row is hosting and check here for tickets and details.
  • Five Points Jazz Festival
    @ Welton Street in Five Points
    Rain or shine, Five Points Jazz will be rocking out this weekend and it’s free!  Ronneka Cox & Tenia Nelson, Gayle Lealie & Jesse Dawkins, Billy Wallace & Bobby Green and Neil Bridge & Steven Denny will all be rocking it out.  Check here for more details.
  • Denver Roller Dolls
    @ 1stBank Center (11450 Broomfield Lane, Broomfield)
    Not booze, but…well, you drink.   And these hardcore women are having a Home Team Double Header.  Check here for details and tickets.
  • Champagne Brunch (and cooking class)
    @ Cook Street School of Fine Cooking (1937 Market Street)
    Simple ingredients, core techniques, and elegant presentation add up to the definition of gourmet food. Students learn how to prepare a crowd pleasing brunch buffet from start to finish, and then enjoy their hard work with brunch and a glass of sparkling wine or mimosa! Menu: Mushroom Crepes, Tomato Tart with Cracked Black Pepper Crust, Crispy Potato Cakes with Smoked Salmon, Fresh Berry Parfaits with Champagne Custard. Check here for more details.
  • Kitchen Tour at Baur’s, Restaurant Kevin Taylor, Bistro One
    Get your Foodie on with Denver Top Restaurant Tours give you a personalized tour through their menu at a lunch table by the kitchen.  Unfortunately, this weekend’s event is sold out, so be sure to check next weekend’s event listing.

Sunday, May 22nd

  • The Big Eat!
    @Denver Union Station (1701 Wynkoop St.)
    It’s the 5th year, with over 50 restaurants, and showcasing EatDenver.  A fun, dynamic food, entertainment, a one of a kind experience that incorporates the festive and hospitality driven world in which we live in.  Each restaurant brings their signature food and excitement, a plethora of unique entertainment throughout, and custom libations from using some of our finest local ingredients!  Restaurants include 1515, Avenue Grill, Black Pearl, duo, El Camino, Encore, Euclid Hall, Green Russell, H burger, Hideaway Steakhouse, Happy Cakes, Jonesy’s, The Lobby, Lou’s Food Bar, Marco’s Coal Fired Pizza, Olivéa, Rialto, Root Down, Snooze, Steubens, Steve’s Snappin Dogs , Vesta and Wednesday’s Pie.  With beer provided by Great Divide and Wynkoop and local libations from CapRock, and Downslope, Leopold Brothers and Peachstreet Distillers and Colorado wine from Infinite Monkey Theorem.  Did you get your ticket before they sold out (can always check Craigslist)?  Check here for more information.
  • Colorado Rapids vs. Toronto FC
    @Dick’s Sporting Goods Park (6000 Victory Way)
    5:00pm kick-off
    Check here for tickets and schedule.


Have a great weekend!

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About Jess Hunter

Jess is a lady and a scholar. If she's not mulling over the various names of famous mustaches and their respective bitter cocktails, she's nibbling on American Craft Singles and Cantillon. Connect with her by email at jesshunter@denveroffthewagon.com.