It’s officially the first week of fall. So what’s the best way to celebrate? Oktoberfest, of course. And Denver offers plenty of choices to celebrate this foodie favorite. Get your lederhosen ready and keep reading for more details on two of 303’s top picks for where to score beer and brats. Plus find out how you can score Broncos tickets & more.
Where: Larimer Street between 22nd and 20th
When: Friday, September 26 – Sunday, September 28th
Cost: Free entry; VIP packages available for $65-$175/person
The Low Down: Join over 350,000 Coloradans for some food, brews, and fun at this year’s Oktoberfest celebration. Get ready to munch on German festival favorites like brats, turkey legs, sauerkraut, warm pretzels, and more plus plenty of beer, music and festivities.
Where: Roosevelt Park in Longmont, Co.
When: Friday, September 26 – Saturday, September 27, 2014
Cost: Free entry
The Low Down: Head to Longmont for their biggest beer fest yet. Presented by Left Hand Brewing Company, this year’s fest features plenty of food, brews from Oskar Blues, Pumphouse and more along with music and German-themed fun like a stein holding competition and an attempt at building the world’s biggest bratwurst.
Where: Saturday, September 27th, 1-9pm
When: 1500 Block of South Pearl Street
Cost: Free entry
The Low Down: Keg bowling, a jousting house and more come to South Pearl on Saturday for this neighborhood’s Oktoberfest celebration. Welcome in fall with live music and plenty of German eats and cold beers at this block party.
Where: 1600 15th Street
When: Friday, September 26th
Cost: Large supreme pizzas all day for the throwback price of $19.74 along with $0.40 pints of Rail Yard Ale
The Low Down: Spend your Friday celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Wazee Supper Club with deals of food and drinks and the chance to score a free commemorative glass at 6pm (offered to the first 100 customers that snag a $0.40 Rail Yard Ale).
Where: 1185 E Evans Avenue
When: Saturday, September 27th at 11am
The Low Down: Make reservations for Boone’s this weekend and enjoy a 4 course brunch complete with beer pairings from Boulder Beer Company. Taste choices like a chorizo stuffed puff roll and white chocolate mousse – not a bad way to kick off your Saturday.
Where: 182 Lusher Court, Frisco, CO 80443
When: Open now
The Low Down: Looking for a weekend getaway? Now you can enjoy the Rio’s famously strong margaritas in Frisco at their newest location. For the first time in 10 years, The Rio has expanded, bringing tequila soaked good times to the mountains and giving you the perfect excuse to slow down and enjoy the weekend.
Where: Any of the 8 Tavern locations around Denver
When: All football season
The Low Down: So you’re ready for football? How about free tickets to a game? Head to any of the Tavern locations in town now to collect a game piece. Just spend some time enjoying happy hour drinks or sampling some of the Tavern’s eats like beer battered fish and chips or pizzas and calzones. Each game piece has a unique code that lets you enter for the chance to win get two tickets to a Broncos game, the chance to visit the sidelines during warm up, and win $1,000 in cash and prizes if the Broncos score during their first possession. Get as many code cards as you can for more chance to enter.
Where: Click HERE to enter #partyondenver
When: Now through Sunday, September 28th
The Low Down: Want the chance to win the ultimate party package including a night out on the town with friends with SUV transportation from Uber, a stocked fridge from Instacart, alcohol delivery from Drizly, free pizza from Pizzeria Locale, and more. Just click here to register for Denver’s ultimate party. You pick the time and place, then just sit back, relax, and enjoy a night of indulgence. Winner will be selected on Monday, September 29th. Good luck and happy partying.