Drinks in Colorado Besides Beer
Collected by Joshua Berman, AFAR Local Expert
From Colorado-created spirits to mile-high chai and honeybee juices, it's not just craft beer and Coors! With locally-made gin, whiskey, and vodka; over 100 wineries; and neighborhood cafés and juice bars, Colorado's beverage list is long and varied.
2201 Lawrence St, Denver, CO 80205, USA
The city that helped launch the craft beer revolution has turned its attention to liquor. Here are three distilleries worth a visit. 1. STRANAHAN’S The whiskey is made from barley grown in the Rockies. Factory tours end with a tasting in the...
Hyman Street Mall, 420 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Tucked in the alley way off of Hyman Avenue walking mall downstairs is a great Latin restaurant called Zocalito’s. It may be hard to find but once you do, you have to try their mojito. They have the classic mojito or try one of their...
501 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Started by an Aspen native, she started by selling juice out of a cute wooden carte that looked like it was straight off a farm. Now it has found a permanent home at the Aspen Club & Spa. The carte is still used at the Saturday Markets in the...
1100 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80218, USA
Did you know that Dazbog is the name of an ancient Slavic solar deity? Also happens to be one of the best coffee roasters in Denver! Head to this full-space location, order a drink (I got the seasonal pumpkin-spice latte) and be sure to grab a bag...
3269 3/4 C Road, Palisade, CO 81526, USA
Hermosa Vineyards is one of the most popular in Palisade. Although it's slightly off the beaten path, there's a reason why the tasting room in owner Kenneth Dunn Jr.'s garage is always busy. It's not just the wine but Dunn's outgoing personality....
504 West Ave, Alamosa, CO 81101, USA
Smoothyʼs Juice Bar opened in Alamosa on 504 West Ave. (Corner of Hwy 285 and 160), and offers an easy way for you to incorporate your daily intake of greens through tasty smoothies. Smoothyʼs Juice Bar offers green and fruit smoothies, wraps,...
3200 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205, USA
Maybe because Denver is a beer town, drinking wine from a can makes a kind of sense. Urban winery Infinite Monkey Theorem serves a selection of their own reds and whites, made from grapes grown on Colorado's Front Range and on the plains of Texas....
2115 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA
I hop down the familiar 13th Street entrance, dipping beneath the iconic Hotel Boulderado and into what used to be the Catacombs Bar. I used to play guitar at the open mic here 18 years ago. But on this evening, my feet pad over plush, dark,...
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