Just because the weekend has ended, it doesn’t mean your work week has to be dull. There are some tasty dinners and all night happy hours happening this week that’ll give you the perfect excuse to enjoy a weeknight off. Grab a beer at the Collaboration Fest Pre-Party or save yourself for Sunday at Denver Beer Co once the weekend hits. Whether you need a cocktail or a good meal, check out one of these events in Denver this week.

Whiskey Dinner with Leopold Bros.

Green Russell. Photo by Roman Tafoya.

Green Russell. Photo by Roman Tafoya.

When: Tuesday, March 15. 6 p.m.

Where: Green Russell, 1422 Larimer St., Denver

Cost: $85, call 303-893-6505

The Low Down: If Tuesday has you ready for some whiskey, head over to the Green Russell. The chef-driven cocktail joint will host an exclusive whiskey dinner with Colorado distillery, Leopold Bros. Celebrating the art of cocktail and culinary pairings, whiskey lovers can rejoice at this six-course dinner. Highlights include seared halibut paired with a Maryland-style rye cocktail with chamomile tea, salt, yuzu and celery bitters. There’s only 40 spots available, so call now to secure yours.

Tour of Tuscany

When: Wednesday, March 16. 6-9 p.m.

Where: Carmine’s on Penn, 92 S Pennsylvania St., Denver

Cost: $75, call 303-777-6443

The Low Down: Get a taste for the lavish, rich flavors of Tuscany from Denver Italian restaurant, Carmine’s on Penn. Carmine’s owner Brad Ritter has put together an evening of regional wine and food pairings based on his travels throughout Tuscany, Italy. Reservations are required, as there are only be 20 available seats.

Second Home St. Patrick’s Day Bash

Photo courtesy of Second Home Kitchen + Bar

Photo courtesy of Second Home Kitchen + Bar

When: Thursday, March 17. 11a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Second Home Kitchen + Bar, 150 Clayton Lane, Denver

Cost: $50, get tickets here

The Low Down: Go beyond green beer this St. Patty’s day at Second Home Kitchen + Bar. This all-day bash includes small bites, unlimited Guinness and various desserts for $50. Jam out to the live DJ and imbibe on $5 Jameson drinks all day. You don’t have to be Irish to celebrate fireside.

St. Patrick’s Day at Del Frisco’s Grille

When: Thursday, March 17th. 4-10 p.m.

Where: 100 St. Paul St., Denver

The Low Down: No need to rush in before happy hour ends— it lasts all day in the bar at Del Frisco’s in Cherry Creek this Thursday. Share featured plates for $6 and sip on draft beer for $5. If you’re in the mood for something Irish, executive chef Dan Kane is offering his take on the traditional Irish-American corned beef and cabbage. The Kilt Lifter, a boozy concoction of Hendrick’s Gin topped with St. Germain elderflower liqueur, with a squeeze of lemon and a splash of Tabasco will also be available. See the full happy hour menu here.

Collaboration Fest Pre-Party

Photo by Candace Peterson

Photo by Candace Peterson

When: Friday, March 18. 5:30 p.m.

Where: Falling Rock Tap House, 1919 Blake St., Denver

The Low Down: If you didn’t get a ticket for Collaboration Fest, you’re not completely out of luck. Friday’s pre-party is your chance to try some of the collaboration beers. Pay per pint and hang out with fellow beer lovers—and a few of the collaborators too.

Beers & Spears

Photo courtesy of The Real Dill.

Photo courtesy of The Real Dill.

When: Saturday, March 19. 12-5 p.m.

Where: Denver Beer Co, 1695 Platte St., Denver

Cost: $12

The Low Down: Denver Beer Co. is joining forces once again with The Real Dill, for a unique afternoon of beer and pickles. Munch and sip on three pickle and three beer flights for $12 including speciality firkins and a bloody beer made just for this event. Let’s not forget about the spicy pickle eating contest—the winner heads home with a 6-pack or growler of any Denver Beer Co beer and a jar of pickles from the Real Dill.


Mark Your Calendars

Stem Ciders’ Keep the Glass

When: Monday, March 21. 4 p.m.

Where: 2811 Walnut St., Denver

Cost: $10

Fourth Annual New Kids on the Block Festival

When: Thursday, March 24. 7 p.m.

Where: 2191 Arapahoe St., Denver

Cost: $30, VIP $45

Platt Park Mighty Beer Run

When: Saturday, March 26.

Where: Declaration Brewing, 2030 Cherokee St., Denver

Cost: $40