Seems a lot of the things to do in August center around food and booze......  That's OK, Right?  So what better way to follow this calendar of August events than to give you our favorite Happy Hours around Metro Denver!  

Sample mobile food at the Truck Stop Food Truck Rally

Date: August 3

Time: All Day

Location: Santa Fe Arts District

Cost: Free to attend but bring funds for all the eats

This block party is your chance to explore Denver’s food truck scene, from BBQ to shawarma. The event also includes live music and plenty of craft beer, wine, and spirits to quench your thirst.

Sample even more food at the Denver International Festival

Date: August 4

Time: All Day

Location: Civic Center Park

Cost: Free to attend

With over 20 food trucks and 50+ vendors, this festival is the place to go for a sampling of world flavors. A kid’s village will keep the little ones busy while you browse and try new tastes from a globally-inspired selection of options.


Date: August 1-31

Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Location: History Colorado Center: 1200 Broadway, Denver CO 80203

Cost: Free with General Admission to museum

The Colorado & Wyoming LEGO Users Group—a team of like-minded LEGO® enthusiasts—built the primary display. Casa Bonita, Bent's Old Fort, and the Chapel on the Rock are just a few of the historic structures you'll see. And there are lots of "Easter eggs" to search for too, like Groot, ET, and Batman!

Pictures of oversized Colorado-themed LEGO figures—including Von Miller, Molly Brown, and John Denver—cover the walls. In the construction zone, you can imagine and create your own LEGO creations on tables in a giant building area.

Check out this colorful exhibit through September 3rd!

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 Barks & Brews

Date: August 18, 2018

Time: 4pm – 7pm

Location: Outlets at Castle Rock: 5050 Factory Shops Blvd, Castle Rock, CO 80108

Cost: $5 Donation

To celebrate the dog days of summer, Outlets at Castle Rock is inviting all puppy parents and beer aficionados to the annual ‘Barks & Brews’ event on Saturday, August 18. From 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., the center will welcome hundreds of local pets and their owners for a fun, relaxing day of beer tasting, food truck bites and live entertainment at Colorado’s favorite pet-friendly center.

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Denver Pet Expo

Date: August 18-19

Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Location: National Western Complex: 4655 Humboldt St., Denver, CO 80126

Cost: $3-$10

Shop, play learn or adopt as you check out nearly 150 exhibitors- with everything from artisan pet beds to organic small batch pet treats to pet behaviorists to budget-friendly pet travel options - with the latest and greatest in pet products and services, amazing discounts on pet items you won’t find anywhere else, check out low-cost pet vaccinations** and free nail trims enjoy live obedience DEMOS, LURE COURSING, and other incredible displays of canine athletic prowess and your pet can participate too (no matter their age or ability)!

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5th Annual Oktoberfest

Date: August 24-26

Time: Friday: 5-11pm, Saturday: 11am-11pm. Sunday: 11am-6pm

Location: Morrison Colorado: 17832 Highway 8, Morrison, CO. 80465

Cost: $3-$5

The most authentic German Oktoberfest in the state with beer from Paulaner Beer, Chef Neuhold, live bands and performances from our Schuhplattler group. We have wonderful booths to browse, and a kids area for the little ones. This is a family fun event you won’t want to miss.

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Here are our favorite HAPPY HOURS around the Metro Area.  Send us your favorites or a list you would like us to put together!


Adrift Tiki Bar & Grill (address and info)
When: Tuesday-Saturday, 4-6pm
Since being purchased by the same group that owns Little Man, Denver’s only Tiki bar has gotten even more enticing. It still oozes Polynesian-cool inside and out on its two patios, but the revamped drink and food offerings would be reason enough to come even without the beachy ambiance. During their Ohana happy hour, you can take advantage of drink deals like $5 island cocktails (go for the daiquiri) and an array of bites including the gochujang-spiked Pele wings for $1/each and tender $2 guava BBQ baby back ribs. Show up wearing your best beach-themed attire and you'll also get a free chi-chi (a macadamia nut-based frozen vodka cocktail) with any happy hour purchase.


Cafe Brazil (address and info)
When: Tuesday-Friday, 5:00-6:30pm; Saturday, 9-10:30pm
The hours are short, the selection limited, the discounts marginal. But the tradeoffs are totally charming. For one thing, the staff of this much-adored South American fixture couldn’t be more gracious, even during Saturday night happy hour (a rarity in itself). For another, your first round comes with free tapas, and they’re fantastic, especially the textbook tortilla española. Finally, on Tuesdays, you can even score a free caipirinha -- that is, if you’re willing to do a one-minute dance for the bartender. Which of course you are.

Capitol Hill 

Charlie Brown’s Bar & Grill (address and info)
When: Daily, 4pm-6:30pm and 10:30pm-12:30am
Here you'll find two-for-one deals on already-cheap drinks. Equally cheap grub and lots of it. Sing-alongs in the piano bar. A smoking patio, where there’s a free pig roast every Friday in summer (replaced by free wings the rest of the year). Oh, and the aura of onetime patron Jack Kerouac. This place may be old-school, but it never gets old.

Angelo’s Taverna (address and info)

When: Every Day 3:00 -6:00 p.m. and 9:00p.m. – Close

Welcome to Angelo’s Taverna, a continued tradition of great food and welcoming hospitality! We are shucking the freshest oysters in Denver, delivered daily! Varieties from the East and West coasts will surely satisfy your bivalve cravings. Try our unique Char-grilled oysters as well. Served hot and bubbling with our signature sauces, our char-grilled oysters are sure to please even a non-oyster eater.

Cherry Creek 

Hasu Asian Bistro & Sushi (address and info)
When: Daily, 2:30-5pm
It’s a little silly to expect a restaurant with some of the best Chinese food in town to make superb sushi too. But Hasu does. So then it’s a little greedy to expect to get everything on their menu at a discount all afternoon. But that's exactly what you'll get -- 30% off your total bill, to be exact. Not sure what you did to deserve that.


Machete Tequilas + Tacos (address and info)
When: Monday-Friday, 2pm-7pm
From the CBD to LoDo, you’ll stumble across your share of swanky happy hours. Edging into Ballpark, you’ll hit on some of the cheapest. But guaranteed you’re not going to find one that’s as good for as long as Machete’s. The killer tacos rock all the harder when they’re $1-2 bucks less than usual for five hours straight, paired with margarita and beer specials. And here’s what’s mas loco: the Cherry Creek flagship’s happy hour runs even longer, from 11am-6pm on weekdays and all day Sunday.


Linger (address and info)
When: Tuesday-Friday, 4pm-6:30pm
We searched lo and hi (hehehehe) for someplace less obvious, but we just kept circling back to Denver’s favorite former mortuary -- and so does everybody else. That’s because what the happy hour lacks in length, it makes up for in strength, with an assortment of cocktails and truly creative small plates that, at $5 a pop, seem too good to be true; ditto the $6/glass wines and $4 craft beers. As for atmosphere, it doesn’t get better than vintage wallpaper, Lite-Brite bar tops, and a rooftop deck -- unless, that is, you can’t even squeeze your way through the mob to soak it all up.

RiNo/Five Points 

Dunbar Kitchen & Tap House (address and info)
When: Daily, 2:30pm-6:30pm; all day on Mondays
Yes, many of the best restaurants in town are in RiNo, and yes, many of them host wildly popular happy hours. But they tend to be short, with limited offerings. You want both quality and quantity -- and you’ll get it at this easygoing neighborhood favorite. All afternoon, you can get a selection of 10 Colorado craft brews for $3.50 a pint, while surprisingly decent wines by the glass are half or nearly half off. As for the snack selection, it’s really just an extension of the equally well-priced appetizer section on the regular menu, so feel free to mix and match.

Washington Park 

Homegrown Tap & Dough (address and info)
When: Monday-Thursday, 3-6pm
Pizza and beer are this Park Burger sibling’s bread and butter, so deals on pints and pies come as no surprise. In fact, you can score a select pitcher and one topping pie from 5-10pm on Mondays. Regular happy hour offerings include $3.50 well cocktails and $1 off all drafts to keep your thirst quenched as you fill up on food like a $7 8" specialty pie (we're partial to the Croque -- white sauce with ham, eggs, and potato chips) and $2 meatball and chicken parm sliders.


Humboldt Farm-Fish-Wine (address and info)
When it is: Daily, 3pm-6pm
On 17th Ave, the happy-hour stakes are sky-high. If we could give a four-way tie with Ace, The BSide, and P17, we would. But this contemporary-American haunt just squeaks past for one key reason: consistency. From the choice martinis to grown-up refreshments like $4 steak tartare (what) to the efficient delivery, the whole experience is as smooth as pearl, no matter how packed the place gets. And speaking of pearls: $1 oysters all Sunday ’til they’re gone.


North County (address and info)
When: All day on Mondays; Tuesday-Saturday, 3-6pm & 9pm-close
What you're getting: A good reason to skip dinner because the happy hour food here isn't just your typical round up of snacks. Instead, you'll find deals on menu items of all sizes, from $3 al pastor tacos and $2 charcoal grilled oysters to the oh-so-satisfying carne asada fries or huge mound of mucho mucho nachos for $10 each. And did we mention you also get $2 off their house made adult sodas among a bevy of other drink specials? Cheers.


The Post Chicken & Beer (address and info)
When: Monday-Friday, 4-6pm
The move? Fried chicken and craft beer from the new Denver outpost of this Lafayette and Longmont favorite. Of course, Post Brewing beers are on special -- get $2 off drafts, cans are just $3, or mix and match 5 cans for $13. Wine is just $3 a glass too, and there are $4 wells and $5 cocktails if you prefer something a little stronger to pair with food choices like $4 fried chicken biscuits, $0.75 wings, and $1 deviled eggs topped with crispy chicken skin (of course).

Get out there and enjoy all that the summer in Denver has to offer!  

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