A Denver Bachelorette Party City Guide to Plan Your Weekend

From good brews to stellar views, there's plenty of fun to be had in the Mile-High City.
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Allyson Johnson
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Allyson Johnson
Wedding Planning Contributor
  • Allyson writes articles for The Knot specializing in registries, wedding planning, and travel.
  • She’s written articles on such topics as best bachelorette and bachelor party destinations, top bridal shower games, and registry gifts.
  • Allyson has also written for WeddingWire, Brides.com, Brit + Co., and Bustle.
Updated Jan 04, 2021
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Whether your bride is an outdoor enthusiast, a beer-lover, or just an all-around city type of gal, a Denver bachelorette weekend will fill all her last fling needs. This laid-back town is perfect for exploring, with tons of options for dining, drinking, and an active nightlife. Plus, with tons of national parks and outdoor spaces just a half hour from the city center, you can get the best of both city life and the great outdoors in one bachelorette weekend.

What Are Some Denver Bachelorette Party Ideas?

You'll fulfill every bride's wishes on a bachelorette weekend in Denver. Adrenaline junkies will find plenty of adventures to be had right outside the city, as will wine and beer aficionados and foodies alike. Plus, the nightlife scene in downtown Denver is full of delicious cocktails, games, and lots of dancing. (Plus The Knot Shop has plenty of gear to outfit your bride tribe in for the ultimate city photoshoot.)

For the Adventure Seekers

If you're heading to Denver, Colorado, chances are your bride likes to have a little outdoor fun—and there's plenty to be had. In winter, you can ski some of the world's top slopes just a half hour to an hour outside of the city. The rest of the year, find plenty to do including hiking Pikes Peak and Gardens of the Gods National Parks, exploring Rocky Mountain National Park, getting an introduction to rock climbing, or rafting beginner-friendly rapids along Clear Creek.

For the Booze Aficionados

Denver is home to more than 140 craft breweries, so if it's beer you're after, you've come to the right place. Try to sample as many as you can on a craft beer tour in downtown. If spirits are more the bride's thing, consider a history and whiskey tour, where you'll explore Denver with cocktail in hand. Or if she'd rather a nice glass of wine, combine nature's best with vino samplings on a Rocky Mountain National Park day, with stops at wineries along the way.

For Foodies

Foodies won't be lacking for options to whet their appetites. With top notch restaurants, rooftop eateries, and local dives to sample, there is more good dining in Denver than you can fit into one weekend. For a twist on a foodie weekend, take a haunted food tour, where you'll unearth some of the city's darkest ghost stories while sampling at least five delicious bites from some of Denver's best.

What Do You Do at a Bachelorette Party in Denver?

Pack your Denver bachelorette party weekend with a little of everything. This three-day Denver bachelorette party itinerary will get you the best of the city, it's surroundings, and everything in between.

Day 1

Morning: If you arrive in time for breakfast, make sure it's at HASHtag, a delicious spot with breakfast and brunch favorites including warm churro bites, big cast iron cinnamon rolls, smoked salmon toast, and the wake and bake skillet: a cast iron full of scrambled eggs, mushrooms, gruyere cheese, and roasted veggies.

Afternoon: Get the weekend off to the right start with a taste of Denver's best: wine or beer. If it's wine you're after, head to The Infinite Monkey Theorem, where you can tour the urban winery's operations and then sample from the kegged, bottled, and canned wines. If you're after beers, hop on the Denver Brewery Bus for five stops: Renegade Brewing Company, Factotum Brewhouse, Rackhouse/C-Squared cidery; and a surprise brewery your tour guide will bring you to based on your tastes.

Evening: Don't let the party stop there! After a quick change for the night, head to happy hour at Corridor 44, a champagne bar where you can sample bubbles along with tasty small bites like oysters on the half shell, ahi tuna poke, smoked salmon caviar chips, and parmesan truffle fries. From there, make your first dinner count at Beast and Bottle, a seasonally and locally focused spot that offers a lovely three-course prix fixe dinner. The menu changes based on season, but you'll find options like crispy sunchokes, rigatoni, and a delicious chocolate torte dessert. If you're up for a night out, pick your poison: For singing and dancing you can opt for karaoke at the Voicebox, where you'll have your own private room so inhibitions be damned; or head to Howl at the Moon for a fun dueling piano bar experience. If you'd rather a more intimate experience, opt for cocktails at the Golden Moon Speakeasy, where you'll find artisanal drinks, or the upscale William & Graham cocktail bar.

Day 2

Morning: Start the day at a local favorite, Snooze A.M. Eatery. This breakfast only spot will get your fueled up for your day with options like sweet potato bacon smash, breakfast burritos and tacos, and sandwiches like the Sandwich I Am, a soft pretzel roll filled with eggs, cheddar cheese, sausage, and smoked cheddar hollandaise.

Afternoon: Take today to explore the beauty outside of Denver. If your bride is a water-lover, take a rafting trip along Idaho Springs. Just 30 minutes outside of the city, this scenic paddling adventure includes rapids, but your guide can take you the easy route if your group is full of beginners. If you'd rather stay on dry land, head to the Red Rocks. This famous outdoor amphitheater has hosted top notch musicians over the years, but also features hiking trails, the Colorado Music Hall of Fame, and art exhibits. If you're not there to catch a show, take one of the many scenic hiking trails and explore the area.

Evening: Rest your weary limbs back at the hotel or AirBnB, but not for too long. Happy hour today is a cocktail tour of downtown Denver, with five craft cocktails and four small bites on throughout the city. You'll sample options like an Aperol Spritz paired with fried mozzarella bites and a butter-pecan old fashioned with mushroom flatbreads. Save room for dinner, which is at Osteria Marco tonight, a casual Italian spot with homemade pastas and pizzas, as well as classic favorites like chicken parmesan and lamb meatballs. Then it's off to the main event: The Clocktower Cabaret! No work is required on your end here, just sit back at your table and enjoy the music, burlesque, comedy, drag, and circus performances. Of course, champagne, wine, and cocktails are on offer during the show, which is located in the historic D&F Tower on 16th street.

Day 3

Morning: Sleep in today, you deserved it! But when everyone is ready, head to brunch at The Corner Office, where you'll find tasty treats like granola parfait, dark chocolate beignets, berry cheesecake French Toast, lobster benedict, and eggs Florentine. The perfect meal after a long night out.

Afternoon: Today is a more casual and relaxing part of your bachelorette weekend. To really R&R, consider spa treatments at the luxurious Salon & Spa at the Brown Palace, where you can even enjoy afternoon high tea after your pampering. Or head to The Woodhouse, another great spa option, this one located in a 19th-century home. If you'd rather try your hand at something other than manis and pedis, book a private party at Board & Brush, where you will make custom wood signs—all for the bride, or for each member of the tribe to take home and commemorate a great trip.

Evening: Your last dinner will be at TAG, which dubs itself a culinary journey. Combining Hawaiian, Asian, and Latin American cuisine with lots of shareable menu options, you'll find choices like beet and goat cheese, duck fat fries, firecracker sushi, Hong Kong-style steamed bass, and kobe beef sliders. Whatever you do: Don't miss the "Not Your Grandma's Banana Cream Pie for dessert. For your last night out, keep things casual at the Lowry Beer Garden, a 9,000 square foot space with a beautiful garden and covered, twinkle-light filled pavilion. Draft and bottled beer, as well as cocktails, and wine are on tap. Or head out for a last hurrah at Punchbowl Social, where you'll find fun cocktails as well as bowling, shuffleboard, life-sized Jenga, karaoke, and arcade games.

Where Should I Stay in Denver for a Bachelorette Party?

Staying in the heart of downtown will make it easier to get point-to-point, but you'll need a car to get to different areas of the city and especially if you plan to explore the beautiful surroundings.

Best Denver Bachelorette Hotels

  1. The Curtis Hotel is a great spot in the heart of downtown with pop culture-themed suites and floors. Book an 800-square foot suite where you can host a pregame for the whole gang: Choose between the KISS or Rolling Stone themed options.
  2. The AC Hotel Denver Downtown is a great affordable option with modern rooms, plus a top notch rooftop bar where you can take in the whole city while enjoying drinks.
  3. The NATIV Hotel is a great option for a boutique, higher-end experience with a more hipster vibe. Plus, it offers a restaurant, café, and trendy nightclub.

Best Denver Bachelorette Party AirBnBs

  1. A Three-Bedroom Suite in Denver's historic Capitol Hill offers room for 8, a trendy hangout space, and just a five minute jaunt into the heart of downtown.
  2. This Four Bedroom House just 15 minutes from downtown is spacious for large groups, sleeping up to 12, plus it includes a backyard fire pit.
  3. A Modern Highlands Home includes multiple decks with breathtaking views of the city, along with enough room for eight and walking distance to bars, shops, and restaurants.

For other home rental options, we've found success using sites like Vrbo/HomeAway.

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