This is a month to actually give a shuck and choose from a number of oyster month events. Not to worry if that’s not your thing, there will be early St. Patrick’s Day celebrations to get you in the mood, tastings, a tap takeover and more. Get your calendar dialed, because this week is booked!
Monday, March 6
When: The Month of March
Where: Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar — 1539 17th Street, Denver | 650 South Colorado Boulevard, Denver
The Lowdown: The month of March is dedicated to celebrating the mighty mollusk— featuring oysters from different regions each week. Drink special mignonette shooters with Tito’s vodka and Milagro tequila, Oyster Bay Wines or $3 cans from Post Brewing Co. Not only can you enjoy some top tier sustainable seafood, you get to learn about why the oyster is such a magnificent creature
Tuesday, March 7
Five-Course Scotch Dinner
When: Tuesday, March 7 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Mister Tuna — 3033 Brighton Boulevard, Denver
Cost: $95 per person — call for reservations 303.831.8862
The Lowdown: Mister Tuna has received high praise for its unique atmosphere and incredible menu — so the first scotch dinner will be nothing short of extraordinary. Salt cured tuna, braised pork, oysters and more—this mouth-watering five-course menu has been expertly paired with a variety of scotches. If you weren’t sure how to spend your Tuesday, you sure do now.
Wednesday, March 8
Agave Master Class with Steve Olson
When: Wednesday, March 8 at 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Palenque Mezcaleria — 1294 South Broadway, Denver
Cost: Free — Register Here
The Lowdown: Perfect for those in need of a vacation. This Del Maguey tasting will transport you to Mexico as you discuss the wonders of the agave plant and spoil your taste buds with the finest mezcal expressions. Ease back into reality with the cocktail reception that follows.
Thursday, March 9
Comedy at Rising Sun Distillery
When: Thursday, March 9 — doors at 7 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Rising Sun Distillery — 1330 Zuni Street, Denver
Cost: $5 at the door
The Lowdown: Torn between hitting the gym or hitting the bar? Get your ab work out at comedy night while sipping on a delicious, hand-crafted cocktail. Experience the comedic genius of four individuals as you take advantage of the various drink specials and take-home bottle specials.
Summer Tan – Tangerine Double IPA Release Party
When: Thursday, March 9 at 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Where: Renegade Brewing Company — 925 West 9th Avenue
The Lowdown: As the saying goes, summer is so close you can almost taste it and now you really can. Renegade is releasing a new IPA and with the purchase of one pint you get a free six-pack and pint glass. Perfect solution to thirsty Thursday? That’s an easy yes.
When: every Thursday 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Where: Pearl’s Cocktails & Dancing — 608 East 13th Avenue, Denver
Cost: Free before 10 p.m., $3 after
The Lowdown: A lot goes down at Motown, by far the funkiest way to spend your Thursday. $4 Breckenridge Brewery Brews and Deep Eddy Vodka. The best part? FREE chicken and waffles. Yes, this is real life. Eat, drink and groove – just don’t ask them to play Believe by Cher (it’s not Motown and they won’t make an exception even though it’s a great song)!
Friday, March 10
Melvin Brewing Tap Takeover
When: All Day
Where: White Whale Room — 415 South Cherokee Street, #125, Denver
The Lowdown: If you want to spend your day getting down to some Wu (Tang) and Kung Fu this is the place for you. The founders of Melvin — a Wyoming Brewery — have channeled a unique and goofy zest in the brewing business. And no, it’s not just the hops. With a tagline like ‘if your beer isn’t madness, it’s not beer’— it truly has to be experienced. Head down to the White Whale Room to check out the food trucks and see what’s on tap to add some brew to that Wu and Fu.
Saturday, March 11
Hops and Handrails
When: Saturday, March 11 from 12-6 p.m.
Where: Roosevelt Park, 700 Longs Peak Ave., Longmont
Cost: $10-75 get tickets here
The Lowdown: Forecast says there is a 100 percent chance of having a good time and I can’t disagree. Participate in or just watch some serious talent shred ramps and rails, check out the 70+ breweries in attendance, get down on some local grub and groove to live music—including Chris Robinson Brotherhood. All proceeds go to SOS Outreach, CHILL Foundation, and the Left Hand Brewing Foundation.
When: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Frisco Adventure Park and Frisco Nordic Center
The Lowdown: Snow my goodness—what better way to spend a Saturday than with skis, sips and snacks. The race on the mountain isn’t competitive, but the costume contest sure is and there will be prizes. Get your shred on and check out the featured breweries—Outer Range Brewing Co., Dillon Dam Brewery and Breckenridge Brewery.
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Fiction
When: March 11 at 1 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Where: Fiction Beer Company — 7101 East Colfax, Denver
The Lowdown: If you have river dancing shoes this is the time to break them out. Irish music will be playing all day and you can whet your palate with two very unique and limited drafts—a mint chocolate imperial stout and an Irish whiskey imperial stout. Stop by at 8 p.m. for some music fusion at Fiction to hear the artistic collision of Celtic and Bluegrass provided by Burn it Blue.
Northwest Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade Party
When: March 11 at 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Where: The Thunderbird Imperial Lounge — 3759 Lipan Street, Denver
The Lowdown: Post-parade head over to Thunderbird and check out the kid-friendly family fun zone for face paint, chalk art, the Little Man Ice Cream bounce house and more. Or step inside the adult zone and get your hands on some beer and whiskey specials and more in honor of St. Patty or should we say St. Party.
St. Patrick’s Parade Day Party
When: March 11 at 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Star Bar — 2137 Larimer Street, Denver
The Lowdown: This event may be hosted by Left Hand Brewing Company, but they sure do things right. Live music all day—including an 80s cover band—along with some tasty brews and drinks from Tullamore Dew and Reyka Vodka. Come check it stout!
Sunday, March 12
Post-TAMPOPO Ramen Gathering
When: March 12 at 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: My Ramen & Izakaya — 3280 28th Street, #2, Boulder
Cost: Free — Register Here
The Lowdown: No doubt you’ll be hungry after the Flatirons Food Film Festival screening of TAMPOPO. Luckily you can head over to My Ramen and choose from five different types and a variety of other Japanese food.
Chef & Shucker Classic
When: March 12 at 3 p.m.
Where: Blue Island Oyster Bar — 2625 East 2nd Avenue, Denver
Cost: $45 per person — call for reservations 303.333.2462
The Lowdown: If you’ve ever tried to do oysters at home you may have had a ‘what the shell, shuck off’ during prep time. How do the restaurant pros look so smooth and shuck with such ease? Here is your chance to find out. Learn about the magnificent oyster—how to prepare, wash, store AND SHUCK. Become an oyster expert and be happy as a clam.
Mark Your Calendars
Modern & Tasty Irish Food
When: Friday, March 17
Where: Uncorked Kitchen, 8171 South Chester St., Centennial
Cost: $89 per person, get tickets here
Cochon555 Global Barbecue Competition
When: Sunday, March 19
Where: Curtis Hotel, 1405 Curtis St., Denver
Cost: $125 (GA), $200 (VIP), $400 (BESPOKE), get tickets here
When: Saturday, March 25 from 4-7 p.m.
Where: National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver
Cost: $60 (GA), $75 (VIP), get tickets here