The Centennial State lights up
when the sun goes down
BY CAROLYN BLACKBURN
Colorado is an iconic outdoors des- tination where planners easily arrange fun activities in-between
meetings to fill the daytime hours.
While everything from skiing to alfresco dining to walking tours
entertains attendees when the sun is shining, there are as many
delightful opportunities awaiting them when the sun sets.
The following rundown showcases just how lively The Centennial
State’s group-friendly destinations are after-hours.
Denver’s evening fun is quite tasty, as there are always new restaurants and craft beers for groups to try here.
“We have a plethora of unique restaurants that are group-friend-
ly,” says Ashley Taufen, communications manager for Visit Denver.
“Most destinations have breweries now, but Denver is consistently
in the running among best beer cities.”
A new standout restaurant, Ophelia’s, has been dubbed a
gastro-brothel as an homage to the building’s history as an actual
“Ophelia’s serves up fresh local cuisine, delicious hand-crafted
cocktails and live music in a unique atmosphere,” Taufen says. “The
lower level of the restaurant, where the stage is located, is perfect
for groups—it can be curtained off and has its own bar.”
Compiled by Visit Denver, the Denver Beer Trail currently high-
lights 20 different breweries, many of which are situated nearby one
another and are large enough to accommodate groups who are out
for a beer crawl.
Seven Falls, Colorado Springs