There's no shortage of places to taste Denver's wide range of rosé wines, from restaurants to patios to wine bars. Check out these hot spots to drink rosé in Denver.
Rosé in the heart of Denver
Head to Denver Union Station to sip rosé in the stylish Cooper Lounge, a romantic spot overlooking the elegant Great Hall. The Cooper Lounge serves several sparkling rosés; including Francis Coppola 'Sofia' Brut Rosé by the glass and the decadent Dom Perignon Rosé Brut by the bottle. Date night is done right here.
Tupelo Honey offers three types of rosés including Les Trois Couronnes CDR Rosé, France; Ava Grace, Rosé, California; and M. Chapoutier, Belleruche, France. They also serve a Cherry Bomb Frosé, a frozen cocktail made with rosé, Luxardo cherry liqueur, lime, mint and cherry. Take advantage of their daily happy hour specials (3-6 p.m.) offering rosé by the glass for $6 as well as the Cherry Bomb Frosé for $5. Seasonal reservations are available on their dog-friendly patio.
Ultreia is the beautiful protected patio on Denver Union Station's plaza. Here you'll bask in the delight of six variations of sparkling and still rosé along with shared plates from James Beard award-winning chef Jennifer Jasinski and her business partner Beth Gruitch. Enjoy a refreshing glass at lunch, brunch, dinner, happy hour and more. Come for the rosé, stay for the food.
Stoic & Genuine is Denver's iconic multi-coastal seafood, oyster house and granita bar located in the midst of Denver Union Station, and offers one of the largest selections of rosés in the city. Check out nine still rosés and three additional sparkling rosés. This is the spot for ambiance and variety. Visitors and locals regularly flock to this central spot. Choose from the patio, dining room or raw bar seating. Reservations are recommended.
Rioja is another acclaimed establishment from Jennifer Jasinski in Denver's historic Larimer Square. The Mediterranean-influenced eatery opened in 2004 and features bottles from around the globe. They offer five rosés on the menu, but it's their perfectly situated patio out front that makes this a must-visit spot.
Sunday Vinyl offers a late-night happy hour, boasting $7 glasses of rosé from 9 p.m. to close. If the floor to ceiling glass display featuring their extensive and curated wine selection isn't enough reason to visit, their soulful music playing over bespoke turntables does the trick. This wine bar next to Denver Union Station opens at 4 p.m. daily and features three rosés including Terrebrune, Gonzales Bastias and Jolie Laide. Sunday Vinyl is the place to sip bubbly and feel lovely, per their Instagram feed. And don't be surprised if a late-night impromptu dance party breaks out — it's been known to happen a time or two.
Minutes away in the Highland neighborhood, Acova not only has one of the best patios in Denver, but they offer sparkling rosé and a rotating still rosé. Bonus: get $2 off glasses of rosé for during happy hour from 3-6 p.m. and again from 9 p.m. to close every day. Enjoy the garden patio year-round with space heaters in the colder months and misters for the hotter months. Be sure to check out their diverse menu ranging from Italian to pub food with plenty of gluten-free and health-conscious options that pair perfectly.
Rosé in RiNo
Drink like a local at Infinite Monkey Theorem in the heart of the River North Art District (RiNo) where you can choose from sparkling rosé in a can, still rosé in a can, tap rosé and rosé bottles, which all have uniquely different tastes, so try them all. Enjoy happy hour from 4-6 p.m., Monday through Friday, at this urban winery boasting a laid back vibe with plenty of wine to choose from. You can also book a wine tasting and tour to see the winery from a different perspective.
Finn's Manor is a crafty cocktail bar and food truck pod with a rotating rosé of the day that boasts dry profiles for $9/glass or $25/bottle. The patio is the perfect spot to sip rosé when the sun's out, and the unique décor is just icing on the cake for this RiNo hot spot.
The new Noble Riot wine bar is operated by a team of sommeliers and dedicated to turning people onto wines of character and to creating a place of revelation. Starting in April 2020, Noble Riot is hosting a monthly series of wine classes called Rosé Riot, a deep-dive into the world of rosés made by honest winemakers using natural wine-making methods. Learn about different winemakers, grape varieties used and the methods for making wine pink.
Take a Rosé Tour at Denver's Dairy Block
Blanchard Family Wines pours three different rosés and even makes a ginger beer rosé cocktail called the Ruby Mule. From their lineup, they have a 2019 Rosé of Grenache and a Rosé of Pinot Noir, both from the Russian River Valley of Sonoma, Calif. They also serve a Rosé of Pinot Gris from The Storm Cellar located in the West Elks AVA in the mountains west of Denver. The best part about this Dairy Block wine bar is they take pride in educating you on wine, no matter what level of connoisseur you are (or think you are!).
Poka Lola Social Club pours the Palm Whispering Angel Rosé from France at $12/glass. It's pale rose in color but fresh and fruity on the finish. The location gives you the perfect spot to people watch like a pro from the comfort of your barstool.
Cellar at Denver Milk Market has a delightful Triennes Rosé on tap that you can grab and walk around with (in the Milk Market only). Don't miss their complimentary wine tastings every Tuesday from 5-7 p.m., including a few rosé-focused tastings during the summer.
BRUTO pours Reeve Rosé, a popular pinot noir that showcases the cool, nuanced flavors of the deep end of Anderson Valley, Calif. It's organic with notes of spring flowers and bright citrus. Sip on a glass while watching the passersby or turn your gaze toward their open-concept kitchen that never spots moving.
Tupelo Honey's Cherry Bomb Frosé pictured above.