The summer heat is rising and Denver has some great food and drink events to keep you chill. Kick off your week by sipping on some cool cocktails during Negroni Week and end it by breaking a sweat at Alchemy + Brunch. Whatever you do, make sure to take a look at this roundup of food and drink events in Denver.

Monday, June 4

Negroni Week

When: Monday, June 4 – 10

Where: Various Locations, check here

Cost: Various prices

The Lowdown: Imbibe on the best negronis during Negroni Week. You can delight in the signature cocktail at more than 13 different locations in Denver including La Cour, Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox and Bamboo Sushi all week long. The best part? Each location that serves the sips as part of Negroni Week is donating to charities around the world.

1st Monday Doggie Party

Photo Courtesy of Fort Greene Bar‎ on Facebook

When: Monday, June 4, 6 – 8:30 p.m. 

Where: Fort Greene Bar, 321 E 45th Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Fort Greene Bar presents a First Monday Doggie Party. The party features a happy hour for you and your pup to attend. You can delight in $2 beers and $7 cocktails while soaking in the last bit of sun for the day on the patio and grab your dog a treat from Ivan’s All Natural Doggie Delights.

McLovin Month

Photo Courtesy of Call to Arms Brewing Company‎ on Facebook

When: Monday, June 4, 3 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Call to Arms Brewing Company, 4526 Tennyson St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Call to Arms Brewing Company hosts McLovin Month. All throughout the month, you can delight in more than 12 hoppy brew releases. Each brew has extra hops added to them to really get you hoppin’.

Tuesday, June 5

Cocktail Class

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When: Tuesday, June 5, 6:30 -8:30 p.m. 

Where: Mile High Spirits – Denver Distillery, 2201 Lawrence St., Denver 

Cost: $20 – $30 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Learn how to make the best rum cocktails at a Cocktail Class. You can take a tour of Mile High Spirits and then listen to a cocktail expert speak about the history of some of the creations you will then try your hand at making.

BeerSavvy Bootcamp

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When: Tuesday, June 5, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Where: Blue Moon Brewing Co., 3750 Chestnut Pl., Denver

Cost: $99 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Improve your beer intelligence at a BeerSavvy Bootcamp. The course — created by the Cicerone Certification Program — will help you learn to distinguish between flavor and taste, study six of the foundational beer styles, pick out different flavors and more.

The Block Distilling Co. Tour

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When: Tuesday, June 5, 6 – 8 p.m. 

Where: The Block Distilling Co., 2990 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: $25 get register here

The Lowdown: Experience the magic of locally made spirits at The Block Distillery Co. Tour and print a set of wooden coasters with Ink Lounge. You can participate in printing four coasters with your own design and then take a tour of the distillery and taste some of the liquors from in-house. Spots are limited so register soon.

Wednesday, June 6

Hawaiian Luau

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When: Wednesday, June 6, 7 – 9 p.m. 

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

Cost: $70 – $85 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Crooked Stave partners with Gents who Dine and Butcher’s Bistro for a Hawaiian Luau. The luau features a four-course meal with a pig roast and drink pairings from Crooked Stave. Spots are limited so purchase your ticket soon.

June Hoppy Yogis

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When: Wednesday, June 6, 5:15 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Great Divide Brewing Event Space, 3403 Brighton Blvd., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Great Divide Brewing presents June Hoppy Yogis. You can stretch it out at a yoga session with Ally V from CPY RiNo and then grab a beer and jam out to beats from DJ Sandwich or head over to Great Divide Barrel Bar for a brew. Make sure to bring a mat and snag your spot as soon as the doors open as spots are limited.

Organic Vegan Hemp Dinner

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When: Wednesday, June 6, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. 

Where: Private Residence in Denver, 27th & Downing St., Denver

Cost: $45 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Hemp Way Foods and Influential X present an Organic Vegan Hemp Dinner. You can delight in a multi-course dinner from Hemp Way Foods and view a screening of Hemp Road Trip following the dinner. The film takes a look at hemp education.

Thursday, June 7

Eating Animals

When: Thursday, June 7, 5:30 p.m. 

Where: Mayan Theater, 110 Broadway, Denver

Cost: Free with limited seats, register here

The Lowdown: Participate in a Q&A with Christopher Quinn — director of Eating Animals, Frank Reese — a heritage turkey farmer, Kate Kavanaugh — CEO of Western Daughters Butcher and Alan Lewis from Natural Grocers. You can learn about the impacts of factory farming and how it can negatively affect small-scale farms and its consumers, all while listening to the narration of Natalie Portman. A reception at Beatrice & Woodsley follows the screening.

bRUNch at NIGHT

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When: Thursday, June 7, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Snooze, 1701 Wynkoop St., Denver 

Cost: $50 register here

The Lowdown: Run in a 5k or a 10k during bRUNch at NIGHT. Snooze takes over Union Station for the race. You can run at your own pace during the untimed races, dive into a brunch buffet, sip on drinks and more. You can also snag swag bags, giveaways and watch shoe demos from some amazing vendors.

Build n’ Brews

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When: Thursday, June 7, 7 – 8:30 p.m. 

Where: Tivoli Brewing Co, 900 Auraria Pkwy. Ste 240, Denver 

Cost: $40 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Tivoli Brewing Co has teamed up with Kitables for Build n’ Brews. You can build a mini Lego drone while sipping on a free drink from Tivoli. The materials and tools needed to build the drone are provided from Kitables.

SipCity

Photo Courtesy of Colorado Coalition for the Homeless‎ on Facebook

When: Thursday, June 7, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

Where: Space Gallery, 400 Santa Fe Dr., Denver 

Cost: $125 register here

The Lowdown: Raise funds for the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless at SipCity. The event features pours from Great Divide, wine tasting, gourmet bites and more. You can also listen to live music from Tasty Ruckus while you imbibe on the delights.

Drinking Dares

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When: Thursday, June 7, 7 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Mile High Spirits Distillery and Tasting Bar, 2201 Lawrence St., Denver 

Cost: $25 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Challenge yourself at Drinking Dares. The event features different shots with a crazy twist. You can try a scorpion shot, a Rocky Mountain oyster stout chaser and more. The ticket price includes a commemorative item to take home with you, multiple freaky shots and more.

Friday, June 8

Mangosteen Dry Hopped Sour Release

Photo Courtesy of Factotum Brewhouse‎ on Facebook

When: Friday, June 8, 3 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Factotum Brewhouse, 3845 Lipan St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Factotum Brewhouse presents a Mangosteen Dry Hopped Sour Release. The small batch brew has a mangosteen flavor with Calypso hops. The brew is the perfect mix of sweet and tart and sure to please sour and hop lovers alike.

Stanley Farmers Market

Photo by Kyle Cooper.

When: Friday, June 8, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Where: Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Stanley Marketplace presents a Stanley Farmers Market. You can shop in The Field at Stanley for fresh produce, local food and more. The market has more than 30 vendors and is produced by Local Colorado.

MeatEater Live Podcast

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When: Friday, June 8, 7 – 11 p.m. 

Where: The Oriental Theater, 4335 W 44th Ave., Denver 

Cost: $30 – $100 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Listen to a MeatEater Live Podcast. The podcast, created by Steven Rinella focuses on topics including hunting, wild foods and more. You can watch the podcast come to life, participate in trivia and learn more about Rinella’s expertise.

Saturday, June 9

Fact & Folklore

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When: Saturday, June 9, 3 – 6 p.m. 

Where: Amethyst Coffee Co., 1111 Broadway #101, Denver 

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: The Crown has partnered with Amethyst Coffee Co. for Fact & Folklore. The event features a tasting flight of coffee creations that include different preparations from across the world. You can also participate in a discussion about the brews while you taste.

The Denver Beer Co Sun Drenched Music Fest

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When: Saturday, June 9, 2 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Denver Beer Co Canworks, 4455 Jason St., Denver 

Cost: $35 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Listen to some sick beats from Con Brio, The Brevet, The Guestlist, Roka Hueka and All Poets & Heroes and imbibe on some cold brews at The Denver Beer Co Sun Drenched Music Fest. The ticket price includes one free beer, live music, beach games and more. Soak up some sun and party out the day.

Summer Garden Party

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When: Saturday, June 9, 6:30 – 11 p.m.

Where: Balistreri Vineyards, 1946 E 66th Ave., Denver 

Cost: $75 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Balistreri Vineyards presents a Summer Garden Party. The party features a night of summer wines, wood-fired pizza and more. You can delight in salads, dance to music, play garden games and enjoy an interactive dessert bar.

Brewery Bootcamp

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When: Saturday, June 9, 10 – 11 a.m. 

Where: Blue Moon RiNo, 3750 Chestnut Pl., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Sweat it out at Brewery Bootcamp. You can get shredded at the hour-long full body workout. Following the workout, you can grab a discounted cold brew from Blue Moon RiNo to refuel. All levels are welcome.

Spring Seasonal Meal

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When: Saturday, June 9, 6:30 – 9 p.m. 

Where: SAME Café, 2023 E Colfax Ave., Denver 

Cost: $40 get tickets here

The Lowdown: SAME Café presents a Spring Seasonal Meal. Chef Latisha Steele prepares a dinner from super fresh ingredients, creating a four-course meal with local foods. SAME Café is a nonprofit cafe that donates the proceeds of the event to charity. Spots are limited to purchase your tickets soon.

Sunday, June 10

Wings & Whiskey

The mascot cheers on a competitor at Ace Eat Serve Wings & Whiskey. Photo by Amanda Piela

When: Sunday, June 10, 3 – 7 p.m. 

Where: Ace Eat Serve, 501 E 17th Ave., Denver 

Cost: $55 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Dig into the best wings Denver has to offer at Wings & Whiskey. The event features a wing cooking competition, music from The Buffalo Wingmen with members of Euforquestra and more. You can also participate in a chicken wing eating competition, a whiskey grab and a whiskey tasting booth.

1st Anniversary Party

Photo Courtesy of Bigsby’s Folly-A Craft Winery: Food, Bar, Private Events on Facebook

When: Sunday, June 10, 12 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Bigsby’s Folly Craft Winery & Restaurant, 3563 Wazee St., Denver

Cost: $29.95 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Bigsby Folly celebrates its first year at a 1st Anniversary Party. The party features a patio picnic with BBQ, Mexican street corn, mini cherry pies and more. You can also listen to live music from the Michael Scott Band while you munch.

Wheat Whiskey Batch #2 Release

Photo Courtesy of Laws Whiskey House on Facebook

When: Sunday, June 10, 1 – 5 p.m. 

Where: Laws Whiskey House, 1420 S Acoma St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Laws Whiskey House presents a Wheat Whiskey Batch #2 Release and an open house. You can sip on drink specials, dive into tacos from True West Tacos food truck and more. You can also play bar games, listen to music and if walk, bike or take a ride to the event (just don’t drive) you can enter into a raffle for a wheat whiskey gift basket.

Alchemy + Brunch

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When: Sunday, June 10, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Where: Just BE Kitchen, 2364 15th St., Denver 

Cost: $15 register here

The Lowdown: Witness your fitness at Alchemy + Brunch. Alchemy teams up with Just BE Kitchen for a workout class with a brunch to follow. The ticket price includes the class, brunch and a free mimosa to refresh. Space is limited so snag your spot quick.

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Mark Your Calendars

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

Tapping & Bottle Release

When: June 14, 3 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Call to Arms Brewing Company, 3526 Tennyson St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

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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