Weekend off the Wagon: October 28 – October 30

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Winter is coming. And hey, it’s nice out again. Bring a warm coat and some sun screen, it’s Denver.

For an extensive Halloween list, check here. Here’s a few ideas for your weekend:

Track 1:

Friday: Head over to the new Arvada Brewing Company, and finish the night off at Star Bar

Saturday: Avery tap takeover at Rackhouse, then some sweet sweet rugby, followed by any halloween party where vampires may or may not be in attendance

Sunday: Recover on the couch with some football and hockey. And tebowing.

Track 2:

Friday: Check out DeVotchKa at the Ogden, and then roll around on Colfax and see what happens.

Saturday: Head up to Fort Collins for the day and night, and spend some time at Odell for the Friek Out party, and Fort Collins Brewery’s Halloween party afterward

Sunday: On the way back from Fort Collins, drop by Boulder for Avery’s Rumpkin release at Pinyon

See below for a detailed list for weekend events. Check out our full calendar to plan your events well into the future.


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Friday, October 28


Arvada Beer Company opening day
More information


Avalanche vs. Oilers at The Pepsi Center
The Pepsi Center
Friday 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM


DeVotchKa at The Ogden
The Ogden
Friday 9:00 PM to 12:00 AM


Halloween at Star Bar
Star Bar – 2137 Larimer
Friday 8:00 PM

Special tappings and live music with Johnny and the Nukes, with 10,000 Volt Ghost

Fade to Black III – Left Hand
Burton Baton and Punkin – Dogfish Head
Toasters 30th Anniversary – Ska
Bottles of Rumpkin and Immitus


Saturday, October 29


Rackhouse Pub Halloween/Anniversary Avery Tap Takeover
Rackhouse Pub
Saturday 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

In the words of Dave Chappelle, ” It’s a Celebration Bitches.”

Come celebrate true Colorado originals for Halloween! Join us for the Rackhouse Pub Halloween/2nd Anniversary bash as Avery serves up 20 taps of world class brews. Costume contest with prizes paid in beer and whiskey. Music by the Colorado Goat Ropers.

Featuring these great Avery beers as well as 10 others rarely seen outside the brewery walls.

• White Rascal
• Ellie’s Brown
• Joe’s Pilsner
• Out of Bounds
• Old Jubilation
• duganA
• Hog Heaven
• Salvation
• Reverend


Denver Gorilla Run
Wynkoop Brewery
Saturday 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

5.6K and all in a gorilla suit (comes with the registration!), whether you walk, run, bike, skate, crawl. Benefits to the Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund.


Odell Friek OUT! at Odell Brewing Company
Odell Brewing Company
Saturday 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Celebrate Halloween with an early release of Odell’s Friek. Food, music, and a costume contest to boot!


Spooktacular! Spooktacular!
Sherman Street Events Center
Saturday 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

On October 29 at the Sherman Street Events Center, Mile High Freedom Band will present a Halloween themed cabaret with two performances and a bizarre bazaar with costumes and snacks. 2pm family-friendly matinee and a 6:30pm evening performance.


FCB’s Annual Halloween Party
Fort Collins Brewery
Saturday 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Costume, games, beer, music, and food. Blue Grama & Edgewater Juke will be playing. Bake sale and games benefit Animal House. Great times to be had.


Crabtree Halloween Party
Crabtree Brewing (Greeley, CO)
Saturday 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM

There will be a Crabtree potluck from 5pm-7pm.. bring your best dish to share with everyone! Live Music from 7pm-10pm. No “Theme” this year.. just come in your best Halloween costume! $250 in prizes to be given throughout the night! No cover charge…. Join us for laughs, beers, great food, and FUN!!!!


Dia de Los Muertos
Denver Botanic Gardens
Saturday 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a Mexican celebration, is a day to celebrate, remember and prepare special foods in honor of those who have departed. On this day in Mexico the streets near the cemeteries are filled with decorations of papel picado, flowers, candy calaveras (skeletons and skulls), and parades. It is believed that the spirit of the dead visit their families on October 31 and leave on November 2.


TRiNiTY Brewing’s Halloween Celebration
TRiNiTY Brewing
Saturday 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

With a pumpkinized FLO IPA cask and costumes? Should be a spooky time.



Boo & Brew on Colfax
Bluebird District
Saturday 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM

The 5th Annual Boo and Brew on Colfax Avenue
The Bluebird District hosts the fifth annual Boo and Brew family friendly scare fest on Saturday October 29 from 1 p.m. to 2 a.m., allowing Colfax denizens to enjoy the tricks and treats of their favorite local haunts.

Big kids and adults, join your costumed living dead cohorts to celebrate Halloween this year on Colfax in the frighteningly eclectic Bluebird District!

The “Wander” will suffuse 7 bars with plenty of live music including the R-Bar, Rock Bar, 3014, Lost Lake Lounge, Goosetown Tavern and the Atomic Cowboy. There will be costume contests and drink specials along the way!


Playing Apart
Saturday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Bear Creek Marching Band’s Playing Apart is part marching band, part art. And Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It” is guaranteed to get stuck in your head.


Denver Barbarians vs. Glendale Raptors [Rugby] at Infinity Park
Infinity Park
Saturday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Patti Lupone at DCPA
Boettcher Concert Hall
Saturday 7:30 PM to 112:30 PM


The Motet at the Ogden Theatre
Ogden Theatre
Saturday 9:00 PM to 12:00 AM



Sunday, October 30


Avery Rumpkin Release Party at The Pinyon, Boulder
The Pinyon, Boulder
Sunday 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Mark your calendars! On Oct. 30 we partner with Avery Brewing Company and our neighbors at Cured to bring you an afternoon of revelry and merriment at the Rumpkin release party! This one is going to be good! 10/30 from 3-6pm @averybrewingco @cured


Broncos vs. Lions at Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Sunday 2:05 PM to 5:05 PM


Avalanche vs. Kings at The Pepsi Center
Pepsi Center
Sunday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Let us know if we missed anything, and have a great weekend!

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.