Months ago, Death & Co made its Denver debut in a big way.
Straying from the style of its snug space in the original New York City East Village location, it took over The Ramble Hotel in RiNo with some exciting concepts. And while the sheer size of the space is a far cry from its original famed location, the vibe was not compromised. From the lush velvet couches to the thick floor-to-ceiling drapes, elegant marble countertops, dark wood accents and dimly lit chandeliers, the Denver location may be bigger, but that iconic Death & Co energy transferred well. In their first months open, the team continued to roll out concept after concept to the public — from its second bar, The Garden (an outdoor bar and patio perfect for warm summer nights) to monthly events like the Craft Illusions show, and the third and final bar, opening today.
Suite 6A is the final bar to open inside The Ramble Hotel. Taking inspiration from the intimate and highly personalized ambiance of Death & Co’s original location, this cozy space seats a mere 21 guests at a time. It’s low ceilings, dark leather chairs and dim lighting offer an escape from the hustle and bustle of the main lobby bar — especially for those looking to get a taste of the flagship NYC location.
“This is what Death & Co NYC feels like,” said Death & Co National Beverage Director, Tyson Buhler. “While the lobby bar gives us the incredible opportunity to translate the Death & Co experience within a beautiful, grand hotel space, Suite 6A hones in on a more hands-on, engaged interaction with our guests. Suite 6A harkens back to the classic cocktail bar, where the elegance is in the hospitality and simplicity is the driving force.”
From the Conference ($16) a Death & Co classic that combines Bourbon, Rye, Calvados, Cognac and bitters to the Lucien Gaudin ($16) another Death & Co original with London Dry Gin, Vermouth, Campari and Curacao — this intimate bar is offering drinks from the company’s original “cookbook,” but don’t get too attached, the menu won’t remain the same. The menu at Suite 6A is constantly rotating, and five featured cocktails will change periodically — as will the food. Created by executive chef Wes Hamilton, the menu items are designed to be consumed in two bites. The la ture ($9) for example, features creamy la ture cheese atop a crisp walnut tuile and apple puree. The beet sorbet ($9) is topped with caviar and orange flower and the lamb tartare ($10) is both locally sourced and paired with endive and egg.
This small space is offering some big flavor and it’s opening tonight. So if you want to get that NYC feel, make sure to get a reservation because while walk-ins are welcomed, we’re betting it may be a tough seat to nab.
Suite 6a is located on the Second floor of The Ramble Hotel, Suite 6A is open Thursday to Saturday from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. Reservations are recommended and can be made emailing [email protected]
All photography by Danielle Webster.