Top 5 happy Hour Deals in Denver, CO

Denver, Colorado has an impressive food scene with unique eateries and happy hour spots. It was a challenge to choose only 5 of the best happy hour deals but here’s what we’ve come up with as the must-see and taste destinations.  

The Vesper Lounge

Our first stop in Denver is a unique and laid back Mediterranean inspired eatery. The Vesper Lounge prioritizes being a place for people to gather and enjoy their evening and they encourage that vision with an extensive happy hour menu. The happy hour drink menu presents a deal on almost every drink they serve from spirits and shots to cocktails and draft, canned and bottled beer – they have an excellent craft beer selection, if that’s your thing. In addition to drinks, the happy hour eats menu features selections like wings, Moroccan bar nuts and shrimp or pork belly lettuce wraps. Also on their munchie menu are their sliders that can come as sloppy joe, gyro, regular burgers or falafels and don’t even get me started on the dip selection – house made red pepper hummus to tzatziki and baba ganoush. All at an excellent price, Vesper Lounge is a coveted happy hour destination.

Adrift Tiki Bar

The next must visit happy hour destination on our list is Adrift Tiki Bar. Take a step into this Polynesian eatery to escape life for a little bit of happy and give back while you’re at it. The fascinating thing about this tiki bar is their commitment to doing good by setting aside a percentage of the profit of every sale they make to go towards working humanitarians. Not only does stopping in here give back to people it need but it is also certain to fill your belly with some delicious food made from the freshest of ingredients. They serve up happy hour Tuesday to Saturday from 5pm to 7pm and offer $2 off all tiki standards, beer and wine in addition to $7 island cocktails. On Fridays and Saturdays happy hour runs from 10:30pm to 1am and cocktails are $7 and all draft and wine are discounted $2.

Citizen Rail

The open kitchen and wood-fired grill take center stage at our next happy hour destination. Citizen Rail is an upscale eatery that offers fresh seasonal food, cooked with traditional methods over a wood-fired grill. In addition to the streamlined indoor space, they also boast a cozy patio perfect for kicking back during happy hour. Their happy hour runs from 2:30pm to 6pm and they offer $4 beer, $5 wine and $7 cocktails. Bring your appetite and expect to be impressed!

The Griffin Tavern

The Griffin Tavern is an eclectic restaurant definitely worth visiting – even more so for their happy hour deals and daily specials. They serve elevated bar food and create a cozy and friendly ambiance in order to make each guest experience a great one. This tavern is located in a renovated 1880’s house featuring 3 dining rooms and a nice veranda. Their daily specials consist of a free draft beer with purchase of a burger on Mondays, half price bottles of wine on Tuesdays, $1 discounted cans and bottles of beer on Wednesdays and $2 Bud Light, Stella, and Goose Island Drafts in addition to appetizer specials on Saturdays and Sundays. Happy hour is served every day from 3pm to 7pm, offering $2 off all draft beer, well cocktails and classes of wine. What’s not to love?


There are a number of unique eateries in Denver but none quite like Cart-Driver. This one of a kind gem is a cozy haven serving local brews, wood fired pizzas, fresh oysters and all things southern Italian. The name was inspired by the ‘cart-driver’ who delivered items from southern Italy’s farm villages, sharing dishes and stories along the way and the warm, inviting atmosphere encourages its patrons to share their tables, their food and their hearts. Cart-Driver offers both early and late happy hour so you have the opportunity to take advantage of their deals whenever you like to unwind. From 4pm to 6pm they offer specials on prosecco on tap as well as hard cider, $3 select beer, negroni cocktails and market oysters. The late evening happy hour is served from 10pm to 12am offering a shot and an 8oz beer on tap, a roman holiday cocktail, sardines and bread or daisy pizza featuring tomato sauce, mozzarella and basil.

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