No matter the reason you’re headed to Denver, you won’t want to miss out on the great wine bars in the city.
We’ve put together a list of places that are more than worth checking out. So grab some friends and get ready for tasting at some of the best wine bars Denver has to offer.
The Best Wine Bars in Denver
The name of this wine bar translates from Italian into ‘moment.’ But you’ll want to spend more than just a moment at this great spot.
The wines have been made in the owner’s Italian vineyard, where he and his family moved in 2013.
The process starts in Italy, and the crushed and liquified grapes are sent to Denver to be barreled and aged. They offer to build your own flights and charcuterie to pair with the regional red and white selections.
- Location: 2246 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
Bigsby’s Folly Craft Winery
This winery has products crafted for its brand from the Sonoma and Napa valleys. And the name is inspired by their pet golden retriever Bigsby.
Here you’ll find easy-to-drink reds and whites. Plus, they’ve just recently released their first sparkling wine, Rock Drill.
Finally, they have happy hour and small plates to munch on. Bigsby’s is sure to please everyone.
- Location: 3563 Wazee St, Denver, CO 80216
At Carboy, you’ll find a chic-industrial interior and the opportunity to enjoy wine produced by award-winning vintners.
Grapes are sourced locally from the Grand Valley and used to produce delectable wines.
They have three locations which mean even more opportunities to enjoy. So stop in at any of the wine bars and build your own flight or have a glass on tap.
Or, during daily happy hour, you can grab a snack and try one of their featured wines. Either way, you won’t regret it.
- Location: 400 East 7th Ave, Denver, CO 80203; 6885 S Santa Fe Dr., Littleton, CO 80120; 103 S Main St, Breckenridge, CO 80424
Deep Roots Winery & Bistro
Having recently relocated, this winery can now be found in an airy renovated industrial building.
They have 15 house-wines made on-premise using California and Colorado grapes from similar terroir.
You can pick from pre-built flight options or create your own. Plus, you can purchase anything on the menu by the glass or bottle.
Overall this is a great place to enjoy a local taste of Colorado.
- Location: 2875 Blake St, Ste. C, Denver, CO 80205
Located in Capitol Hill, this wine bar offers a variety of styles in an easy-to-read menu separated by red, white, or rose and sparkling.
You’ll also find a selection of cocktails, coffee, and even kombucha options. It’s a fun place to grab a glass of wine with a girlfriend.
In case you need a snack while sipping, they offer snacks, including cheese boards and pastries from the local Black Box Bakery.
- Location: 619 E 13th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
Infinite Monkey Theorem
Known for having a unique name and for popularizing canned wine in the Colorado area. Their selection covers a full style range of red, white, bubbly, rose, and a sparkling rose.
You can purchase cans and bottles either online or in their expansive tasting room.
You’ll find their wine garden full of blossoms during the warmer season. And keep an eye out for special events in the garden as well, like flower sales and even yoga classes.
- Location: 3200 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
The French heritage of its owners heavily influences this bar. From the wine list to the food served.
You’ll find 40 bottles from either the United States or France, plus 6 rotating wines on tap.
Snack on quiche or croque monsieurs while enjoying the sun on their small patio.
And after a glass or two at La Bouche, you may start to feel like you’ve drifted away to a Parisian cafe.
- Location: 1100 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80218
At this wine bar and restaurant, you’ll find what they call ‘honest’ wines.
Their own way of describing natural wines that have not been overly manufactured or filled with added sulfites and yeast.
If you’re unsure what you like, this is the place to move from novice to expert. The staff are there to give great recommendations.
Nabbing a seat at the bar is the best way to taste a few options before finding the one you truly love.
- Location: 1336 27th St, Denver, CO 80205
If you have a love for music and wine, this will be your new favorite spot. Like it says in the name, this bar spins real vinyl and even has a public playlist on Spotify.
To go along with great ambient music is a quirky wine list. By-the-glass options feature regions beyond Italy, such as Spain, Portugal, Chile, and even Slovenia.
But that just names a few. The over 350 bottle selections are broken into sections by flavor descriptors such as “Ripe and Gushy” or “Brisk and Edgy.” Which are actually incredibly helpful and worth a giggle.
- Location: 1803 16th St, Denver, CO 80202
Vin Rouge Wine Bar + Tasting Room
A reservation may not be required, but it is recommended. This wine bar highlights unique and exclusive wines by the glass or bottle.
Make sure to try one of their featured flights either of the week or month.
They design these around a style or theme to broaden your knowledge of obscure varietals, natural wines, and styles like Cava.
They have food options dubbed ‘Nibbles’ which include small plates like charcuterie and popcorn with a number of different topping options. You won’t regret a trip to Vin Rouge.
- Location: 4412 Yates St, Denver, CO 80212
Whether you’re out for a night on the town, headed to brunch, or want to expand your wine knowledge, Denver has a spot for you.
So grab a friend, or plan a date night and head to one of these great places for a glass of wine and a bite to eat. You might even leave with a bottle of a new favorite.