Top 5 Speakeasy Experiences in Denver
1. Cooper Lounge is a fun hot spot located in LODO near the Amtrak in Denver’s Union Station, but it goes mostly unnoticed as the only visible part of the establishment is the front desk. You have to ask the host to be escorted behind the red velvet rope, towards the upstairs where vintage vibe comes alive, setting the perfect tone for drinks and conversations. Fancy and fun this lounge gives you a whole speakeasy experience, but be careful or you might miss it in plain sight!
1701 Wynkoop Street Denver, CO 80202 … (720) 460-3738
2. Nocturne is centered around curating creative drinks, food, and jazz. All the seating options give you a clear view of the live music, so every table is fully immersed in the jazzy scene. Although there are several seating options, the complete menu is offered to every guest assuring quality and immersive experience for all patrons. Due to limited seating, reservations are strongly advised.
1330 27th St, Denver, CO 80205 … (303) 295-3333
Millers and Rossi
3. Millers and Rossi is a contemporary art gallery that’s bursting with vibrant sculptures, paintings, and photography, but there’s a twist; the gallery guides you to a scene switch up. There’s a clandestine entry towards the back of the gallery that opens up to a speakeasy that servers up decadent drinks, and small entrees. If you’re in Denver you’re sure to enjoy the warm ambiance that pleasantly accompanies the low lights and scent of timber in the air.
3542 Walnut St. Denver, CO 80205 … (720) 257-5342
Williams and Graham
4. Williams and Graham is a classic case of “don’t read a book(store) by its cover”. As you have to walk through an actual bookstore give your name to a host, to be taken back to the bar portion of the establishment. There is usually a wait because this speakeasy only seats 60, but being patient proves to be worth it as you are whisked away through a bookshelf into a cozy lounge. All drinks, dining, and desserts are carefully crafted and curated, but you’d likely get quicker service if you aim for earlier in the day or a weekday. The intimate setting and gentle lights nestled by the smell of leather and timber make the whole prohibition era ambiance come to life.
3160 Tejon St, Denver, CO 80211 … (303) 997-8886
5. Green Russell is a high spec spot known for it’s quality food and drinks, but the tricky part is actually finding the place. Once you locate a pie shop called “Wednesday’s Pies” tell the host you’re looking for Green Russell, you’ll then be taken through a secret door that leads to your dining and drinking destination. Cell phone usage for all guests is limited to a designated phone booth, to ensure patrons fully disconnect from gadgets and engage in this prohibition-style speakeasy.
1422 Larimer St Denver, CO 80202 … (303) 893-6505
Curated by @JenniferNatalie through Project IB.