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Your 2017 Guide to Denver Holiday Venues

Tuesday, November 8

With holiday season around the corner, we’re shifting our mindset to the best party venues – Denver edition. With such a booming restaurant and bar scene, sometimes it’s hard to keep up with the latest and greatest! This season we’re looking to arm you with versatile venue recommendations (stay tune for Boulder’s blog next week) for any holiday gathering. Whether you’re looking for an intimate gathering with your closest friends or are chairing you office shindig, we’re confident the Denver scene will not disappoint!


Denver Staples


The Kitchen

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  • The neighborhood: Downtown Denver
  • Why We Love it: We’re long time fans of The Kitchen Community and their growing locations. Built on a longstanding philosophy summed up “believe that gathering around the table and sharing good food and drink is what connects us as family, friends and a community. It’s the essence of “Community Through Food.” The food, the company and the professionalism of the team always keep us coming back for more. See large party and buyout information here.

Union Station

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  • The neighborhood: Downtown Denver
  • Why We Love It: The opportunities seem quite endless when looking at the historic Union Station as a venue possibility. Between the gallery level, the patio, the Great Hall and not to mention the eclectic mix of restaurants, we love any event here. To complete the night, spoil yourself and splurge for a stay at the Crawford Hotel. Your commute will just be a short elevator ride up to the upper levels! Check out their rental information here.
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Untraditional Eateries


Avanti

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  • The Neighborhood: Lohi
  • Why We Love It: Although Avanti has had it’s doors open for a minute, this buzzworthy spot is changing the way Denverites gather. From 5280: “The collective eatery was inspired by European marketplaces and features a rotating roster of chefs and restaurateurs testing out new and exciting restaurant ideas”. With arguably the best view of Denver skyline, Avanti shows no signs in slowing down this holiday season!
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Denver Central Market

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  • The Neighborhood: Rino
  • Why We Love It: The newest kid on the block, you’ve likely heard your friends raving about this exciting favorite. Similar to Avanti, this spot is more untraditional but no less amazing. The Denver Post sums it up perfectly: “Together they [Ken Wolf and Jeff Osaka] are bringing to life: an accessible gourmet market that serves as both FOOD EMPORIUM AND NEIGHBORHOOD COMMUNITY SPACE…The goal is to make this corridor an accessible destination for people who want to eat, drink and shop without having to go out of their way to do so. It will be an airy and open food hall where each vendor offers guests something that they can eat on-site, or take on the go…The open-air, multi-use space boasts plenty of comfortable communal seating as well as two outdoor patios; there will be regular food events, classes, and live music.”
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Open Canvas


RedLine Gallery

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  • The Neighborhood: Five Points
  • Why We Love It: Restaurant parties not your thing? We have a feeling you’ll love Red Line.This modern gallery has grace and intention behind it, with great conversation pieces for those evening gatherings. “RedLine was founded in 2008 by artist and philanthropist, Laura Merage as a way to support artists and build community in northeast Denver. he organization has grown rapidly over the last half decade, integrating youth education and community outreach with the artist residency and exhibitions.” We have out eye on this one – find their rental info here.
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Moss 

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  • The Neighborhood: Santa Fe
  • Why We Love It: This early 1900’s refurbished building houses Denver’s up and coming urban industrial event space. We love the open canvas nature that allows for your design eye to take a front row – your vision is limitless at Moss. We love this venue so much we hosted our own holiday soiree here! See details about it published on Ruffled blog! Rental information is here.
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Feature image via James Christianson at Moss

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