12 Incredible Places to Drink Wine in Denver, According to Pros

(Wine Spectator)

Julia Larson
April 29, 2024
Downtown Denver

Five top sommeliers share their favorite wine bars and restaurants at the foot of the Rocky Mountains

Denver may be better known for its frosty Rocky Mountain brews, but this metropolis has a vibrant wine scene that can’t be ignored. Once a gold-mining town, Denver has moved past meat and potatoes to become a diverse, vibrant dining destination. That’s why, for the first time ever, Wine Spectator is taking its Grand Tour—an evening walk-around tasting of more than 200 outstanding wines—to the Mile High City, on May 11.

To help round out your trip, Wine Spectator reached out to several leading Denver sommeliers (many run Wine Spectator Restaurant Award wine programs), asking where they go for a glass of wine when they’re not on the floor. Their picks include a hip Champagne bar, an Italian-Indian fusion spot serving natural wine gems, a famed sushi chef’s outpost with an eclectic collection and more. Check them out!

12 Top Wine Bars and Restaurants in Denver

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