Denver Cocktail Tour: Exploring Thriving Local Nightlife
33 Ratings
Discover the rich culture and history of Denver on a walking tour that explores the city's thriving cocktail scene. Sample beloved drinks, visit popular hangouts, and learn about the history and inspiration behind local and international cocktails.
Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Denver Union Station - Our tour starts at the central hub of Denver, Union Station, where your local guide will provide an overview of the city’s early history and its relationship with alcohol through the years, including the prohibition era.
  • LoDo - We’ll then venture into the heart of Denver’s Lower Downtown, also known as LoDo. Your guide will lead you through the historic, brick-lined streets and introduce you to a few of their personal favorite bars. You may begin with a delightful drink at one of Denver’s oldest bars, or find yourself in a cosy underground speakeasy with nods to the city’s founding pioneers. As you take in the atmosphere of each establishment, your guide will provide insights on the ingredients and background of each drink. You’ll gain an appreciation for Denver’s place in the world of cocktails, from traditional classics to unique local twists. Your guide will also dispel any myths and shed light on any controversies surrounding some of the most popular drinks on the menu.
  • Larimer Square - Whether you are a cocktail aficionado or a newbie, this tour will leave you with a deeper appreciation for Denver’s craft cocktail scene, as you explore the iconic Larimer Square and the surrounding Lower Downtown neighborhood. Your local guide will also provide plenty of recommendations for more delicious cocktails, locally brewed beer, and great places to dine in Denver for the rest of your stay.
What's Included
  • Visit trendy bars and collect recommendations for your journey
  • Learn about Denver’s drink evolution and cultural impact
  • Enjoy three handcrafted cocktails and a local snack
  • Experience Denver with a local English-speaking guide
  • Get personalized tips on local attractions and cuisine
  • Dive into Denver’s vibrant cocktail scene
  • Tour historic Lower Downtown Denver
What's Not Included
  • Additional Food and Drinks
  • Gratuity for the guide
Additional Information

Experience the rich heritage and narratives of Denver, coupled with its bustling cocktail landscape, through this captivating guided walk. Conducted by a local expert, this journey includes a visit to well-liked spots and savoring some of Denver’s favorite beverages. Wander around the stylish Larimer Square and the Lower Downtown district, meander along antique roads, and step into contemporary bars and speakeasies to delve into the history and creativity that fuels local and international cocktails, all while sipping on some. This tour is an ideal fusion of tradition, history, and cocktail delights!

  • Travelers under 21 years of age are not permitted to join this tour.
  • Suitable for all fitness levels, but please note that this tour covers 1.6 km (1 mile) of walking.
1701 Wynkoop St
Wynkoop Street
1701 Wynkoop St., Denver, CO 80202 (Union Station, Wynkoop St.)
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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Jun 7, 2024
Fun time with girls! - Kristina was amazing!! Loved our cocktails. Especially at The Wild. She was incredibly knowledgeable and we learned about many traditional cocktails!
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May 25, 2024
Loved Kristina! - Kristina was phenomenal, she was so good knowledgeable about the history and background of local history. A true treasure to have her and learn while experiencing local cuisine and drink! Highly recommend!
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May 19, 2024
Fun and fabulous cocktails - Great tour given by Patrick, very knowledgeable. Tried some amazing cocktails (favorite was the mint cucumber cocktail at The Wild). Highly recommend.
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May 3, 2024
Great Tour of Denver and Cocktails - Fantastic tour! Tons of fun facts and great drinks. Wonderful explanation of Denver’s history and the origin of cocktails. Would highly recommend!
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May 3, 2024
Awesome Cocktail Tour - The cocktail tour was awesome! Fun drinks and history. Laura was a wonderful guide with a wealth of knowledge. Highly recommend this tour.
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Mar 23, 2024
Great tour when you’re in Denver. Ask for Patrick! - I enjoyed the cocktail tour with Patrick. He was very knowledgeable with the history of this area & how cocktails came about, he also made the tour fun. I highly recommend Patrick!
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Feb 15, 2024
Cocktail Tour - Denver - Union Station - Just a day after V-day, Christina was anazing during our Cocktail tour near Union Station. She gave a lot of history about the liquor we drank. She provided photo examples of discussions and shared insight on Jerry Thomas' Cocktail book. Basically, the founder of Western mixology. Lastly, her energy and excitement over these discussions over history made it ten times easier to learn. Will recommend to friends.
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Feb 3, 2024
Blast - Absolutely the best!! Kristina is amazing and fun and informational !! It was so much fun !! The drinks were great and restaurants were great. Food options were available and she gave options for places to eat and drink afterward as well.
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Feb 3, 2024
Amazing time!! Must recommend!! Loved it(: - This was awesome, Kristina was amazing!! She was super knowledgeable, funny, sweet, and made us feel like old friends. I could not recommend this or her enough. The drinks were great and the one time I didn’t like a drink I was able to exchange for a different one, no issue.
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Jan 30, 2024
Boozy Education Adventure - If you're on the fence about this tour - book it! You won't regret it! Patrick educated us on all of our drinks and how they tied into Denver. We had no idea how much we'd learn. The libations that were provided were fun and the places he took us to were super cute. It was great to see Denver from that perspective. Patrick was super knowledgeable, friendly & welcoming - we felt like he was our long lost BFF. Thanks so much :) -Jen, Diane & Exikia
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up to 12 guests
July 2024