After a long string of 9-to-5s, presentations, and tight deadlines, your team deserves a chance to unwind and relax away from the constraints of a cubicle. Never fear: the Denver nightlife scene has you covered, with tempting taprooms, lively lounges, and artisan breweries to suit any taste.
When you’re out on the town for your happy hour, the last thing you and your coworkers will want to worry about is your ride home.
Book your private transportation shuttle with GOGO Charters, and rest assured your DD is a certified professional! We’ll pick everyone up from the office and drop you off curbside to any bar, brewery, hang-out, or haunt in town. Whether you need a small minibus shuttle or a caravan of charter buses, we’re always here to arrange your company’s next after-hours get-together when you call (720) 216-2068.
Here are 10 group-friendly spaces we recommend for your next happy hour in Denver:
The 1UP - Colfax
Alcohol and video games? Sign us up! Tap into some old-school nostalgia with dozens of classic video games, best enjoyed over the span of a 4-hour (3pm-7pm) happy hour with a fruity “slush puppy” in hand. If your team is feeling competitive, you can even enroll in a pinball tournament on the 3rd Sunday of every month for some healthy, team-building competition. Groups are welcome without a reservation, but parties of 15 or more can reserve a booth if they’d like. Complete your reservation with a private minibus and designated driver from GOGO Charters for the ultimate happy hour experience!
First Draft Taproom & Kitchen
With 40 beverage options and the ability to pour as much or as little as you want, everyone’s guaranteed to leave happy after a gathering at First Draft. Drink selections include craft beers, wines, ciders, and kombucha, with a food menu designed to complement your brew of choice. Parties of 10 or more are encouraged to make a reservation, but parties of 30 or more must discuss rental and package options with the venue’s event staff. Don’t be afraid to bring along your favorite neighboring department-- First Draft has plenty of space for up to 60 of your favorite coworkers!
This cozy venue is Denver’s only authentic Mezcaleria, offering Mezcals, Agave spirits, and Mexican street food for your choosing. Bring along your coworkers for a unique tasting experience you won’t find at any other Denver bar! Gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan food options are also available to accommodate all tastes. Need a ride? Call GOGO Charters to book a minibus for easy transportation to your next happy hour, which takes place at Palenque Mezcaleria every day from 4-6 (except Monday).
Classy & sophisticated with an impressive selection of crafty cocktails (including a signature “Serenity by Jan” that’s sure to impress your fellow “The Office” fans), Saint Ellie offers a more upscale happy hour experience for when your team members are feeling a little fancy. Seating is typically first-come first-serve, but corporate groups can get in touch with the venue to organize a private, intimate gathering.
Quirky yet sophisticated, this RiNo den specializes in signature drinks and munchies with a cheeky twist. What better way to unwind after the workweek than with a round of negroni cocktails, unconventional wine selections, and Pringles with caviar?
Although this lounge can accommodate private event reservations for up to 75, reservations fill up fast so parties of 8 or more should call ahead to snag a table.
Have you ever wanted the California wine-and-dine experience, but can’t find the time for a road trip to Napa Valley? You’re in luck, because this craft winery combines refined, artisanal sips and industrial Roaring 20s aesthetics, right in the heart of RiNo! Sign your coworkers up for a custom blending session—where everyone creates and takes home their own bottle of red wine—or reserve one of the four lounge and patio spaces for a private event for you and up to 299 other guests.
10 Barrel Brewing Company
If your team is looking for a rustic and cozy backdrop for your next happy hour, you’ve come to the right place. This brewpub’s lounge space is sprawling and open—big enough to accommodate parties of 100 people—yet the industrial-chic wood paneling and clusters of chairs makes it feel intimate and homey. With panoramic windows for a peak into the brewing action, a rooftop bar/patio area, a full kitchen stocked with made-from-scratch pub-grub, and 24 limited-release craft brews on tap, it’s no wonder why locals flock to this RiNo beerhouse for private events and company outings.
The Family Jones
The Family Jones sets a new standard for artisanal cocktails, with house-distilled spirits and deliciously crafted small plates to match. Not only can you check out the distillery for drinks and eats, but they also offer private group tours and tastings every Saturday. Book a private happy hour or company dinner during the business week or plan a social outing over the weekend to explore the distilling process. If you’re interested in a distillery tour, be sure to reserve ahead, as each scheduled tour can only accommodate 12 guests at a time.
Union Lodge No. 1
Located in the heart of Denver’s Business District, Union Lodge No. 1 is the perfect upscale location to wind down after a long day of hard work. Mixologists at Union Lodge No. 1 love to get creative with their expertly-crafted cocktails. The speakeasy-style bar boasts pre-Prohibition inspired drinks like gin fizzes and absinthe cocktails. Small and medium-sized groups looking for a classy and unique watering hole will be the most comfortable in this intimate bar.
Is your company looking for a spacious happy hour spot in the bustling RiNo Arts District? Improper City has something for all of your colleagues. With local food trucks, cocktails, craft beer, and an array of caffeinated drinks, the backyard-esque venue has everything to keep your group going after a busy business day. Along with being a popular spot for drinks, live music, and cornhole, Improper City also offers event rental spaces for a variety of events. Reserve one of their indoor spaces for a fun private company happy hour or banquet.
Step up your company’s next happy hour at one of these popular Denver nightlife locations. Leave the business behind and unwind in your company’s private charter bus rental from GOGO Charters. Have classy cocktails with colleagues in the Highlands or have a laid-back evening with your coworkers in RiNo. Wherever your next company event is being held, call GOGO Charters at (720) 216-2068 for all your transportation needs.