Denver is primed and ready for some flavorful fall events this week. Kick off your week by honoring indigeneity at the Indigenous People’s Day Pop-Up Dinner and end it by running for some brunch at the 5th Annual bRUNch. Wherever your tastes take you, make sure to check out this roundup of food and drink events in Denver.

Monday, October 8

Indigenous People’s Day Pop-Up Dinner

Photo Courtesy of Four Directions Cuisine, LLC on Facebook

When: Monday, October 8, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

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

Cost: $55 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Comal Heritage Food Incubator hosts an Indigenous People’s Day Pop-Up Dinner. The event celebrates Indigenous People’s Day with each dish created from pre-colonial ingredients prepared by Chef Andrea Murdoch, the founder of Four Directions Cuisine. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Four Winds American Indian Council.


Oysters on stone plate with ice and lemon

When: Monday, October 8 – 31

Where: Blue Island Seafood & Oyster Bar, 2625 E 2nd Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Blue Island Seafood & Oyster Bar host Oystoberfest. The event features a month of oyster specials. Oysterfest starts this Monday with $0.99 oysters all day long. You can also have the chance to learn how to shuck oysters with a chef and slurp the sea delicacies down.

Tuesday, October 9

Ratio Sessions

Photo Courtesy of Ratio Beerworks on Facebook.

When: Tuesday, October 9, 6 – 6:45 p.m. 

Where: Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Ratio Beerworks presents Ratio Sessions. The event features an intimate concert with The Sidekicks, a meet and greet and more. You can sip on a special brew release and listen to an interview with the band followed by a short jam session in the taproom.

LiveWell Colorado’s Inaugural Taste & Talk Breakfast

The Hangar at Stanley Marketplace. Photo by From the Hip Photo.

When:  Tuesday, October 9, 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. 

Where: The Hangar at Stanley, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora

Cost: $50 – $10,000 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Snooze partners with LiveWell Colorado for LiveWell Colorado’s Inaugural Taste & Talk Breakfast. The event features a breakfast from Snooze and a chance to speak with local food justice and lifestyle experts in a speed dating setting. Proceeds from the event will benefit LiveWell’s mission of accessible healthy living habits for low-income communities.

Build n’ Brews

Photo Courtesy of Diebolt Brewing Company on Facebook

When: Tuesday, October 9, 7 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Diebolt Brewing Company, 3855 Mariposa St., Denver 

Cost: $39.99 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Diebolt Brewing Company has teamed up with Kitables for Build n’ Brews. The event features a night of building a mini Lego drone while sipping on a free drink from Diebolt. No prior experience is needed. The ticket price includes all materials to craft while you sip.

Caramel Drip Cake Class

Photo Courtesy of My Make Studio‎ on Facebook

When:  Tuesday, October 9, 6 – 8 p.m. 

Where: My Make Studio, 6460 E Yale Ave. Ste E60, Denver 

Cost: $59.40 register here

The Lowdown: My Make Studio presents a Caramel Drip Cake Class. The event features a guided class from Mikaila Reihm to showcase how to create a mouth-watering caramel drip cake. No previous experience is needed to participate. The registration price includes all materials needed.

Wednesday, October 10

Haunted Pub Tour

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When: Wednesday, October 10, 7:30 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Nightly Spirits, 1400 Market St., Denver  

Cost: $25 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Nightly Spirits hosts a Haunted Pub Tour. You can imbibe on drinks from Denver’s oldest bars, learn about the haunting history of historic sites and even hunt for a couple of ghosts — all perfect pursuits for the start of Halloween season. The tours sell out fast so make sure you book your ticket soon.

Thursday, October 11

Taps and Tails

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When: Thursday, October 11, 6 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St., Denver 

Cost: $18 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Denver Zoo presents Taps and Tails. The event features a night at the zoo to explore the animals with local sips in hand. You can taste from local bites, jam out to a performance from Will Champlin and his band and more fall fun. The night is hosted by comedian Janae Burris.

Friday, October 12

Toasted & Cajun Grand Opening

Photo Courtesy of Toasted & Cajun on Facebook

When: Friday, October 12, 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. 

Where: Toasted & Cajun, 3500 Morrison Rd., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Take a day to taste from Toasted & Cajun at the Toasted & Cajun Grand Opening. The event features specials such as BOGO breakfast entrees and a seafood special of buy two pounds, get one free. You can also sip on drinks from the newly opened bar while you dine.

Colorado Startup Brews

Photo by Brittany Werges

When: Friday, October 12, 5 p.m. 

Where: McNichols Building, 144 W Colfax Ave., Denver 

Cost: $30 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Sip on the best brews for a cause at Colorado Startup Brews. The event features unlimited beer tasting, a chance to network with 1,000 different startup brew enthusiasts and more. All of the proceeds from the event will go towards the Dear Jack Foundation.

SOMM3 Private Screening

Ramble Hotel. Photo by Brittni Bell Warshaw.

When: Friday, October 12, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. 

Where: The Ramble Hotel, 1280 25th St., Denver 

Cost: $125 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The Ramble Hotel presents a SOMM3 Private Screening. The event features a screening of SOMM3 – a documentary series about wine and those who shape the industry. Following the screening, you can participate in a blind wine tasting with Bobby Stuckey, master sommelier and owner of Frasca.

Saturday, October 13

The Bloody Mary Festival

Photo courtesy of The Bloody Mary Festival

When: Saturday, October 13, 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Where: EXDO Event Center, 1399 35th St., Denver 

Cost: $45 – $55 tickets available here

The Lowdown: The Bloody Mary Festival is back in Denver. The event features one of the largest bloody mary celebrations with sips from more than 10 different restaurants and bars, bites from a myriad of vendors and more. If you love the savory drink, then the festival is for you.

Buen Provecho

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When: Saturday, October 13, 6 – 9:30 p.m. 

Where: Re:Vision, 3800 Morrison Rd., Denver 

Cost: $75 – $175 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Re:Vision hosts Buen Provecho. The event features an honoring of immigrants and Latinos through stories and food. You can taste bites from chefs such as Jose Avila from Machete, Keigh Crespo of Dos Abuelas and Damaris Ronkanen of Cultura Chocolate.

Pumpkin Carving

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When: Saturday, October 13, 1 – 3 p.m. 

Where: Hotel Teatro, 1100 14th St., Denver

Cost: $25 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Hotel Teatro hosts Pumpkin Carving. You can learn how to carve the perfect jack-o-lantern from Grampa Bardeen. Bring your own pumpkin to carve and be ready to indulge in a cocktail, nibbles from The Nickel and more.


Photo Courtesy of Choctoberfest on Facebook

When:Saturday, October 13, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Where: Arapahoe County Fair & Event Center, 25690 E Quincey Ave, Aurora

Cost: $4.99 – $50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Choctoberfest is back with all of the sweet chocolatey goodness you can imagine. The event features chocolate samples, vendors with sweet treats for purchase, drink pairings and more. You can also participate in a chocolate apple bobbing contest and jam out to live music while you feast your eyes on all things chocolate.

Cereal Killers

Photo Courtesy of Alamo Drafthouse Denver‎ on Facebook

When: Saturday, October 13, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

Where: Alamo Drafthouse Denver, 4255 W Colfax Ave., Denver 

Cost: $12.50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Alamo Drafthouse Denver presents Cereal Killers. The event features all you can eat bowls of cereal to munch on while you watch a screening of American Psycho. The film follows the life of Patrick Bateman, a charming professional who is actually a serial killer murdering in the shadow of the night.

Sunday, October 14

5th Annual bRUNch

Photo Courtesy of bRUNch Running on Facebook

When: Sunday, October 14, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Where: Stapleton Central Park, 8801 Martin Luther King Junior Blvd., Denver

Cost: $50 – $60 get register here

The Lowdown: Witness your fitness at the 5th Annual bRUNch. The event features a 5k and 10k race around Stapleton Central Park with brunch to follow. You can break a sweat and grab unlimited brunch bites from Colorado eateries, imbibe on drinks with a commemorative cup and more all throughout the day.

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Mark Your Calendars

October Cocktail Class

When: October 17, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

Where: Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey, 200 S Kalamath St., Denver 

Cost: $66 register here

The Festival

When: October 19 – 20 

Where: Denver Rock Drill, 1717 E 39th Ave., Denver 

Cost: $75 get tickets here

Spooky Speakeasy

When: October 26, 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. 

Where: Terminal Bar, 1701 Wynkoop St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission