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Father’s Day is near and it’s time to celebrate Dad and thank him for all of the life lessons he’s passed down. Whether your dad is into sports, fine cocktails or a classic meal, there is a bar in the city at which you two can enjoy a drink together. Settle down and relax at your neighborhood favorite or take a gamble and try something new. Check out these bars for beer, wine or cocktails and toast Dad!
River North Brewery
2401 Blake St. #1
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 296-2617

If your dad’s a beer connoisseur, then this brewery in the RiNo district is a great stop. With brews of all types, including several Belgian styles, you and your dad can have a great day of sampling and conversation. Take a flight to sample small sips of each brew or bring your growler and get a take-home tasting of your favorite. This brewery has an intimate seating area, so you and your dad can do some bonding, or have a seat on the patio and enjoy the summer weather. River North Brewery does not have a kitchen so you may want to take your dad for lunch or dinner prior to your visit.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
2907 Huron St.
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 226-1540

If your dad is a whiskey man, this venue is a must visit. In addition to craft beer, it also has a wide selection of whiskey and delicious cocktails. Located in the Highlands, it’s easily accessible, and the food is excellent as well. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot has a small seating area with tables and booths as well as a patio with views of LoDo. Its menu features standard items including burgers served up on English muffins. A relatively new venue, this one will serve up some excellent memories for you and your dad. It also offers Rockies tickets giveaways on Saturdays from 1-4 p.m., so pop in a day early.

Spot Bar & Grill
98 S. Pennsylvania St.
Denver, CO 80209
(303) 733-1299

A Wash Park favorite, Spot Bar & Grill has a neighborhood feel, serving up drink specials and food. The bar has TVs placed strategically in the bar area, but it’s not a sports bar, so you won’t be screaming over the crowd. It is very casual and laid back and is located within walking distance of other bars and restaurants. The staff is fast and friendly, and the food is good and affordable. If your dad is the type who enjoys classic cocktails or never strays from his favorite beer, make this your Father’s Day celebration destination.

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The Molecule Effect
1201 Santa Fe Drive, Suite A
Denver, CO 80204
(720) 502-6966

Located in the Santa Fe Arts District, The Molecule Effect is a new coffee and wine bar for the vino loving pop. Featuring wines from The Infinite Monkey Theorem, craft brews from Strange Craft and coffee and tea, this bar offers a break from the average bar scene. It is full of work from local artists. The staff is laid back, yet fast with services, and the vibe is artsy without being overly pretentious. Take your dad to The Molecule Effect if he appreciates art, coffee, wine and beer.

Williams And Graham
3160 Tejon St.
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 997-8886

Don’t let the book store façade fool you. Williams and Graham is a speakeasy themed bar. You have to talk to the shop clerk to gain access to the bar but once you’re in, you and your dad can choose from a full cocktail menu with excellent drinks. The bar features whiskey from all over the world, as well as other fine spirits, so you can be certain that you and your dad will enjoy whichever drink you choose. There’s also a good selection of food on the menu. The bartenders at Williams and Graham are all about creativity, so if you and dad are up for anything, ask them to surprise you and choose your drink for you.

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Alaina Brandenburger is a freelance writer living in Denver. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.