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Colorado offers and distributes some of the nation’s and world’s finest craft beer and spirits. In Denver, bars and pubs are as numerous as the breweries and distilleries themselves and most stock many of our very own locally made brews, wines and liquor. Paired with some of the Mile High City’s finest cuisine, these bars below will have your palate craving an imminent return.

Breckenridge Colorado Craft
2220 Blake St.
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 297-3644

Breckenridge Brewery has a long reputation in the Colorado craft brew industry. Catering to your taste buds as well as our local economy, it carries one of the largest selections of Colorado-made wines and beer. Along with a menu full of flavorful features, you can find wines from Plum Creek Cellars, Bookcliff Vineyards and Mile High Spirits among an extensive list of others. As for beer, it provides 32 taps, all of which are Colorado crafted and are ever evolving to include additional new features that you might not find at your normal watering holes.

TAG Burger Bar
1222 Madison St.
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 736-2260

The TAG cuisine and signature cocktails are among the most exquisite in all of the Denver metro area. At TAG Burger Bar, 17 of  20 beers on tap are Colorado brewed. Tucked quietly in the Madison Street business district, the ambiance will make you think you’re at a backyard barbecue with class and bold original flavoring. Seasonal Colorado brews include Left Hand made in Longmont, Ska Brewing from Durango, Avery brewed in Boulder and Odell’s out of Fort Collins. Locally owned and proudly operated, this award-winning dining experience is only further complemented by signature cocktails and menu items made fresh daily with local ingredients and spirits.

Rackhouse Pub
208 S. Kalamath St.
Denver, CO 80223
(720) 570-7824

The Rackhouse Pub in downtown Denver offers 30 different taps, most of which are Colorado brewed as well as one of the best selections of Colorado-made spirits, namely the housemade Stranahan Whiskey. With a complimentary event series like its ‘I’d Tap That Event’ every other Wednesday, a new beer is tapped from local and national breweries, you can continue to expand your beer tastes and knowledge. The menu is expansive and updated regularly and the beer list includes favorites from the likes of New Belgium, Great Divide and Dry Dock. Additionally, this summer Rackhouse Pub is the sponsor of the 2013 Film On The Rocks VIP bus party where you can get your party on while enjoying some of Colorado’s best food and refreshments.

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1530 Blake,Suite A
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 758-9608

Pairing upscale menu offerings served in a casual dining atmosphere with Colorado beer and spirits makes Freshcraft a must. Its name is a fusion of its service by which it only uses fresh ingredients on the menu and prepares nearly all dishes from scratch. Then it couples those items with craft beer, wine or a signature cocktail, giving you Freshcraft each and every time you stop in. Open for lunch and dinner daily as well as late nights on the weekends, there literally isn’t a time it doesn’t have your Colorado brews and libation cravings available.

World Of Beer – Cherry Creek
660 S.Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80246
(303) 757-0506

World of Beer boasts one of the most extensive selections of local beer and liquors in the Mile High City. Each week, it brings in new brews and keeps its selection seasonal and fresh. The WOB atmosphere is equally as important to the restaurant as what it serves. WOB provides live music regularly with the ambiance of a neighborhood feel. Whether you are a beer aficionado or the average connoisseur, this local franchise hosts an array of options, entertainment and even education on all things beer.

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Marian is a freelance writer with a passion for music, entertainment and nightlife. She writes regularly on assignment for Examiner.com as their Pop Music Journalist. You can view her page here.