Trying to impress a prospective client or business associate? Invite them out for a cocktail to further discuss logistics or seal the deal. Whether you are looking to wine and dine or find a chic, classy bar to pull up to, Denver has plenty of quality options. Shake on it or raise your glass as these venues set the stage (and your table) for brighter business horizons.
1610 Little Raven St.
Denver, CO 80202
Al Lado provides the ideal setting for the details of business after hours. The warmly lit ambiance gives way to a quieter setting, making the conversation flow easily. You can intrigue your guests with the details of your projects and impress them when you ask for a bottle of wine from your private locker. To further whet their appetite, be sure to order the ethnic cuisine featuring exotically styled tapas which will not only delight your guests but establish your tasteful credibility.
1441 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80202
With an impeccable reputation that inspires the likes of celebrities and discerning diners, TAG is a must for your business meetings. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Denver on Larimer Square, it offers an original cocktail menu, full of fresh ingredients that evolves seasonally. During the warmer summer evenings, enjoy the patio setting and soak in the buzz of the city while you hash out the details of your business plans. If drinks carry over to dinner, TAG’s carefully crafted menu will surpass expectations and leave behind a lasting impression of quality.
Marco’s Coal-Fired Pizza
2129 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80205
If a more low-key setting is desirable for courting your business associates but you still want a pinch of elegance and a dash of the refined, then escape the expected at Marco’s Coal-Fired Pizza. Housed in the Ballpark neighborhood, it serves house-made limoncello you can either order by the glass or have mixed in a signature basil lemon drop cocktail. Marco’s utilizes fresh ingredients in its unique beverages as well as in all of the pizzas prepared, so top it all off with the most authentic Neapolitan pizza the city has to offer. Marco’s Coal-Fired Pizza promises a perfect setting for your next professional after-hours occasion.
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Williams & Graham
3160 Tejon St.
Denver, CO 80211
Williams & Graham may not be your typical bar for business after hours, but it is exclusive and will require some planning. This speakeasy is bound to intrigue your associates as you enter a bookstore-styled front entry and tell the store clerk your name. He or she in turn writes it on a piece of paper and passes it through the wall. If you’ve done the prep work you will be granted access to the private bar area concealed by the bookcase. Once inside, you will be greeted by vintage tunes and a menu full of artfully crafted cocktails. It is the type of experience sure to leave a lasting impression on your guests.
Caveau Wine Bar
450 E. 17th Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
If you are quite literally looking to wine and dine your company during your business excursion, then the Caveau Wine Bar is a must. This family owned and operated bar is located in the young and modern Uptown neighborhood and was named the 15th Best Wine Bar in America in 2012 by Travel & Leisure Magazine. With an extensive menu offering over 60 wines by the glass, this independent wine bar has stolen the local spotlight and will likely score points with your associates.
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