Denver just might be the next best place to host a few days of fun with your gal pals. Those who live local to the Mile-High City or want to plan a destination bachelorette party will find that Denver has a mix of nightlife, great restaurants, and culture to keep the entire bridal party occupied.
Denver is known for its breweries so make sure your bridal group visits one during your stay. Coors is one of the country’s largest and located close to Denver. The brewery tour is free and includes many samples of free beer. You may also find a fair amount of locals on the tour as well, so follow them if you are less into the brewing process and want the locals express tour, straight to the free beer. There are several other brewery tours to take throughout the city as well, but if you can only fit in one, make it the mecca.
Denver is full of daytime activities, so finding some that will excite your whole group will not be hard. Get crafty and create a memento of your bachelorette party destination trip at Upstairs Circus, located in lower downtown Denver. Choose a project from over 25 choices, which include art, jewelry, and even woodworking pieces, and enjoy cocktails or mimosas while designing and creating your masterpiece. Tip: Reservations are required so plan ahead.
Get your shop on at Denver’s 16th Street Mall. Spanning over a mile of outdoor shopping, the mall was designed by architect I.M. Pei. The promenade is made of red, white, and gray granite in a pattern that resembles a diamondback rattlesnake. Free shuttles with frequent stops will take you to the downtown mall.
Want to get out of the city to experience some of Denver’s adventurous side? Check out Denver Adventures, which offers the longest and fastest zip-lines in the state. The course is located in a park about 30 minutes from Denver. They also offer snowshoeing, mountain biking, and hiking tours, depending on the time of year. Afterwards, relax at the tavern on site to taste local micro-brews and beverages.
Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs provides another opportunity to get outside and explore Colorado. This national natural landmark features a collection of red rock formations with Jeep, electric bike, or Segway tours.
If you are visiting during the winter, consider a day trip to Vail for some amazing skiing or snowboarding. Only about an hour and a half from Denver, Vail Mountain has 33 lifts and 193 trails. Non-skiers will still enjoy the restaurants, spas, shops and other adventure activities such as tubing, that Vail has to offer.
Your group will definitely be looking for some places to let loose and have fun, and there is no lack of the places to go. Head over to Hudson Hill for their fun Happy Hour from 4-7pm. Lowry Beer Garden is another option, set on 9,000 square feet of outdoor garden area. The beer garden has over 16 beers on tap and over 40 in a bottle or can, and serves some fresh bar fare such as burgers, salads, and brats and sausages.
After hitting the 16th Street Mall during the day, head over to the Clocktower Cabaret at night. A combination of music, burlesque, comedy and dance, the show is the perfect place for a night out with a group. The Clocktower Cabaret also has a menu of small plates, appetizers, and a full bar.
Williams and Graham is an award-winning, popular nightlife spot, with over 60 cocktails, and a speakeasy vibe. Try their signature blackberry cocktail, and taste some of their delicious food while there.
Tours of Denver don’t only happen during the day. While you might not associate Denver with ghosts, a Nightly Spirits ghost tour is the perfect way to get a night started. Voted one of the ‘Top 3 Ghost Tours in America’ by USA Today in 2019, this is a popular tour in the city. The combination ghost tour and pub crawl will teach you about the haunted history of Denver while enjoying some libations along the way. Book your girls a private group or join one of their nightly group tours, but either way you are sure to have a great time! Tip: Book early as this tour often sells out.
Where to Eat
Start at least one of the days off right with a trip to Denver Biscuit Company. With several locations throughout the city, there will be one close enough to where you are. The biscuits are of the melt-in-your-mouth variety, whether you choose to top them or do it traditional style with just gravy.
For lunch, Olive & Finch makes their food from scratch in a casual setting. There is a location uptown and downtown. The restaurant is also known for its bakery so leave room for a sweet treat.
Root Down features a ‘fresh-from-the-earth’ menu with an eclectic mix of style and design that is sure to get conversations within your group flowing. Dishes feature sustainable proteins and plant-based inspirations.
Where to Stay
The Art Hotel in the River North neighborhood, is well…just as you would imagine….a hotel that is filled with artwork. The hotel offers spacious suites with floor-to-ceiling windows that give views of the city and the Rocky Mountains. Commission art sets the tone and style for each room. The affordable Capital Suite was made with bachelorette parties with an outdoor balcony and plenty of high-end amenities.
Part of the Kimpton hotel chain, the Hotel Monaco in Denver is a central location from which to base your bachelorette party. Rooms are equipped with yoga mats, and there is a 24-hour fitness center and free bikes for use. The hotel also offers free daily morning coffee or tea, perfect for the morning after a late night.
If you are looking to splurge, the Presidential Suite at The Four Seasons sits 45 stories high, giving views of the city and the mountains. Other suites in the hotel also offer living areas, bars, and sofa beds which are perfect for entertaining a group. The hotel’s spa has an outdoor pool, fitness center, and fitness classes.
While these are some of the highlights that Denver has to offer, the options are endless for a bachelorette party in the Mile-High City. Whether you are looking for a relaxing, food-filled getaway, or one that is filled with adventure, Denver has it all