June is on the horizon and Denver has some delicious events to get you salivating. Start off your week digging into smoked meats at a One Year Anniversary Party and end it by dining for a cause at The Resistance Dinner. Wherever your tastebuds lead you, make sure to take a look at this roundup of food and drink events in Denver.

Monday, May 28

One Year Anniversary Party

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When: Monday, May 28, 1 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Señor Bear — 3301 Tejon St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Señor Bear celebrates its first birthday with a meaty celebration. The party features a day of delightful food. You can get two drinks, smoked meat, ceviche and side for only $25. The party will continue until the food is gone.

National Doughnut Day

Photo Courtesy of Fractured Prune Denver on Facebook

When: Monday, May 28 – June 1

Where: Fractured Prune — 9696 E Arapahoe Rd., Greenwood Village

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Fractured Prune celebrates National Doughnut Day with a week full of doughnut deals. Each day of the week features a buy a dozen, get a dozen for $9.99 with a different flavor of doughnut. On top of that deal, every day leading up to June 1 (National Doughnut Day) you can also receive a free doughnut by wearing apparel with doughnuts on them.

Summer Crushable Party

Photo Courtesy of Briar Common Brewery + Eatery on Facebook

When: Monday,May 28, 1 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Briar Common Brewery + Eatery — 2298 Clay St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Briar Common Brewery + Eatery presents a Summer Crushable Party. The party features the release of four new beers — the summer “crushable” series. The beers are specifically for sipping on in the summer sun. You can also munch on a special barbecue menu, play games, win prizes and more.

Memorial Day Summer Series Kick-Off

Photo Courtesy of Little Man Ice Cream on Facebook

When: Monday, May 28, 7 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Little Man Ice Cream — 2620 16th St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Cool down from the summer heat at a Memorial Day Summer Series Kick-Off. The kick-off ends with an open mic night. You can listen to the Rocky Mountain Aardvarks and Hannah Adel’s hilarious sets and dive into some creamy ice cream while you laugh.

Tuesday, May 29

Gay Geeks Who Drink

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When: Tuesday, May 29, 8 – 10 p.m. 

Where: The Triangle Denver — 2036 N Broadway, Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: The Triangle Denver hosts Gay Geeks Who Drink. The event features a night of trivia where you can win drinks, bottle service and more. You can also participate in a very gay bonus round.

Cider & Bites

Photos Courtesy of Stem Ciders on Facebook

When: Tuesday, May 29, 5 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Stem Ciders — 2811 Walnut St., Denver 

Cost: $20 at the door

The Lowdown: Stem Ciders partner with Happy Leaf Kombucha for Cider & Bites. The event features four ciders paired with an array of fermented foods from Happy Leaf. You can taste a dark chocolate mousse with pickled tart cherries paired with a raspberry cider, a house pickled fennel with orange salad paired with a hopped cider and more.

Wednesday, May 30

Denver for DACA

Photo Courtesy of Cervecería Colorado on Facebook

When: Wednesday, May 30, 6 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Cervecería Colorado — 1635 Platte St., Denver 

Cost: $25 get tickets here

The Lowdown: SameSide and Cervecería Colorado team up to present Denver for DACA. The event features a flight of five beer tasters, chips with salsa and guacamole and more. You can help support the Dream Act and raise funds.

READ: Cervecería Colorado Brings Mexico to Denver With a Latin Inspired Brewery 

Design Your Own Pint Glass

Photo Courtesy of Mockery Brewing on Facebook

When: Wednesday, May 30, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Mockery Brewing — 3501 Delgany St., Denver 

Cost: $25 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Design Your Own Pint Glass and sip on a cold brew at Mockery Brewing. The class features a chance to design a beer-can-style pint glass. The ticket price included the materials, a tour of the brewery and a flight of three beer tasters to boot.

Sneak Peek Beer Dinner

Photo Courtesy of Renegade Brewing Company on Facebook

When: Wednesday, May 30, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. 

Where: Renegade Brewing Company — 925 W 9th Ave., Denver 

Cost: $35 get tickets here

The Lowdown: You can take advantage of two different loves — beer and food — at a Sneak Peek Beer Dinner. The dinner features a three-course meal paired with the best beers. Each of the dishes is presented by three chefs from upcoming restaurants and food trucks.

Thursday, May 31

Pint for a Cause

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When: Thursday, May 31, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. 

Where: Factotum Brewhouse — 3845 Lipan St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Factotum Brewhouse and Merkle Inc. present Pint for a Cause. You can sip on pints from Factotum and raise funds for The American Cancer Society (ACS). For every pint sold, factotum will donate $1 to the ACS to support research, patients and more.

Friday, June 1

Milk Market Opening

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When: Friday, June 1, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. June 2, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. June 3, 10 a.m. 

Where: Denver Milk Market — 1800 Wazee St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Celebrate the beginning of summer at the Milk Market Opening. The open spans throughout the weekend and presents a photo booth, happy hours, yoga and more. On Saturday the first 100 people in line at Cornicello will receive a mini milkshake and on Sunday you can brunch it out while listening to live music.

Vieille Can Release

Photo Courtesy of Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project‎ on Facebook

When: Friday, June 1, 12 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project — 3350 Brighton Blvd., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project presents the Vieille Can Release. The release features a barrel-aged saison with Brettanomyces character and a bit of acidity as it ages in an oak foeder. You can sip on the beer from draught or grab a six pack for $15.

Cervezas for Causes

Photo by Kyle Cooper.

When: Friday, June 1, 5 – 7 p.m. 

Where: Cervecería Colorado — 1635 Platte St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Each week, Cervecería Colorado hosts Cervezas for Causes. The happy hour features a partnership with a local non-profit. This Friday, Cervecería Colorado teams up with Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC). You can sip on some lovingly brewed beer and raise funds for CIRC.

Hiking for Wishes

Photo Courtesy of Lucy Beaugard‎ on Facebook

When: Friday, June 1, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 

Where: LOW Country Kitchen – LoHi Denver — 1575 Boulder St. Ste A, Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: LOW Country Kitchen partners with Lucy Beaugard for Hiking for Wishes. The event features a happy hour to raise funds for Beaugard’s 23.7-mile hike on the Colorado Trail to honor her friend Amy who passed away from cancer and support Make A Wish Colorado.

Aperitivo Hour

Photo Courtesy of Il Posto on Facebook

When: Friday, June 1, 5 – 7 p.m. 

Where: Il Posto — 2601 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Il Posto hosts an aperitivo hour. The happy hour features a special cocktail menu and delightful appetizers to complement. You can get that last bit of sun from the day on the patio and relax with a cocktail in your hand.

Saturday, June 2

Colorado Culinary Challenge

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When: Saturday, June 2, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Le Meridien Denver Downtown — 1475 California St., Denver 

Cost: $124 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Le Méridien Denver presents a Colorado Culinary Challenge. The challenge features five of Denver’s top chefs and cocktail experts including Chef Nikki Baldacci from Coohills Restaurant, Chef Max Mackissock from Bar Dough, Chef Tobias Burkhalter from Corinne Restaurant and 54thirty and Chef Justin Brunson from Old Major. The chefs will create an amazing four-course dinner with a drink pairing. The profits from the dinner benefit the James Beard Foundation.

Truck Stop

Photo Courtesy of Truck Stop Rally on Facebook

When: Saturday, June 2, 1 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Five Points — Welton St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Truck Stop is back. The food truck rally features local food trucks, vendors and more in a five-block block-party. This month the Truck Stop lands in Five Points and you can taste all of the amazing bites, dance to live music and imbibe on craft beverages.

 Bottle Release

Photo Courtesy of Our Mutual Friend Brewery on Facebook

When: Saturday, June 2, 12 – 11:59 p.m. 

Where: Our Mutal Friend Brewery — 2810 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Our Mutual Friend Brewery teams up with TRVE Brewing for a Bottle Release. The release features Esprit De Corpse — a mix of different culture ales aged from oak barrels, stainless steel and oak foeders. The beer has a stone fruit and pineapple touch with light acidity. You can buy 500ml bottles for $12.

Hello Cello!

Photo Courtesy of Sarto’s on Facebook

When: Saturday, June 2, 1 – 2 p.m. 

Where: Sarto’s — 2900 W 25th Ave, Denver 

Cost: $35 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Sarto’s presents Hello Cello! The event features limoncello and other cello-themed cocktails. You can indulge in the citrusy drinks and learn more about how to create batches of the drinks. You can also nibble on Cicchetti bites as you learn.

5th Annual Rosé & Whimsical Whites Party

When: Saturday, June 2, 1 -4 p.m. 

Where: Guard and Grace — 1801 California St., Denver 

Cost: $50 get tickets here  

The Lowdown: Guard and Grace present the 5th Annual Rosé & Whimsical Whites Party. The party features more than 40 wine and bite pairings that you have the chance to taste. Make sure to dress in white and pink attire to match the theme of the party.

4th Anniversary Party

Photo Courtesy Platt Park Brewing Company on Facebook

When: Saturday, June 2, 12 p.m. 

Where: Platt Park Brewing Company — 1875 S Pearl St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Platt Park Brewing Company celebrates four years at its 4th Anniversary Party. If you are one of the first 200 people in the door you can receive a limited edition pint glass for your first pour. You can also dig into Torchy’s tacos and taste a variety of beers.

Sunday, June 3

Beach Party Brunch

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When: Sunday, June 3, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Where: Monkey Barrel — 4401 Tejon St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Sip on tropical cocktails and dance to music from a DJ at a Beach Party Brunch. You can participate in a cornhole tournament, imbibe on mimosas and more. Make sure to wear your hottest beach attire.

Yelp Rocks Out

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When: Sunday, June 3, 2 – 6 p.m. 

Where: Fox Street Compound — 725 W 39th Ave., Denver

Cost: $10 suggested donation RSVP here

The Lowdown: Youth on Record partners with Yelp for Yelp Rocks Out. The event celebrates Youth on Record’s FEMpowered program and features a ton of restaurants, breweries, distilleries and more to fuel the night.

The Resistance Diner

Photo Courtesy of The Resistance Diner on Facebook

When: Sunday, June 3, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. 

Where: Comal Heritage Food Incubator —  3455 Ringsby Ct.#105, Denver 

Cost: $50 -$65 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Comal Heritage Food Incubator presents The Resistance Diner. You can participate in a four-course dinner that benefits First Nations Development Institute and Focus Points Family Resource Center. There are 32 seats open so make sure to grab a spot fast.

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Mark Your Calendar

Mangosteen Dry Hopped Sour Release

When: Friday, June 8, 3 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Factotum Brewhouse, 3845 Lipan St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

Dio Mio Pasta School

When: Monday, June 11, 6 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Dio Mio – Handmade Pasta, 3264 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: $75 tickets available here

The Denver BBQ Festival

When: Friday, June 15, 5 p.m. 

Where: Sports Authority Field at Mile High, 1701 Bryant St., Denver 

Cost: $125 tickets available here

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