Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It’s time to plan something fun with friends and family for Black Wednesday, which is a fun Thanksgiving eve party night. Spending time relaxing with friends and family is a great way to start the long weekend. Denver has plenty of great bars to have some relaxing fun with the people you love. Below are some of the best choices in Denver for Black Wednesday.

The Cherry Cricket
2641 E. 2nd Ave.
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 322-7666

The Cherry Cricket is one of Denver’s most beloved places to hang out. It has a fantastic selection of beer and is known for its famous burgers. The popular restaurant has a new fall beer lineup available now including Alaskan IPA, Black Velvet and Breckenridge Red Baron Octoberfest, just to name a few. And what better time to sample all the fall flavors but on Thanksgiving weekend? It’s the perfect Thanksgiving eve hangout. Be sure to get there early because the wait can be long at times.

Wynkoop Brewing Company (credit: CBS)

Wynkoop Brewing Company
1634 18th St.
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 297-2700

Wynkoop Brewing Company has been a Denver staple since 1988. It’s located in the popular LoDo area of downtown Denver. Wynkoop serves great beer and traditional pub fare. For some added fun, there is a billiards area for a little friendly competition. The popular brewery has some exciting news for the fall; it has added two 20-barrel fermenters to the brewhouse. That means even more beer to enjoy this Thanksgiving season.

Falling Rock Taphouse
1919 Blake St.
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 293-8338

Falling Rock Taphouse is the perfect place to meet up with friends and family. It’s a large establishment that serves just about any type of beer you are looking for. The food is great, too. There are many options for the vegetarians in your group and an extensive late-night menu. For some good beer, fun times with friends and a little relaxation before a family-filled weekend, this is a great choice. Looking for a host for an elaborate pre-Thanksgiving party or maybe sometime during the holiday season? Falling Rock can help with this. See the website for more information.

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Blake Street Tavern
2301 Blake St.
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 675-0505

The Blake Street Tavern is great for the sports fans in your group. The popular hangout is located next to Coors Field and there’s plenty of free parking, which is hard to find downtown. The tavern is an upscale sports bar that’s fun for everyone. In addition to some great drink specials, there’s a kitchen open daily until midnight. Be sure to check the website for daily food and drink specials.

Caveau Wine Bar
450 E. 17th Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 861-3747

If wine is more your thing and you are looking for a contemporary, stylish and upscale place to meet friends, then look no further than Caveau Wine Bar. It has a wonderful selection of wines, as well as beer and well drinks. The food menu boasts some of the greatest meat and cheese platters and tapas around. Caveau has recently been voted the 15th Best Wine Bar in America by Travel and Leisure magazine. Be sure to join others for happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. every day. This spot will have something for everyone in your holiday party.

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