Enjoy the best wine happy hour!
This is THE place to go in Denver for the best wine happy hour! Great deals on wines by the glass, along with an awesome staff, makes this place a keeper. Been here plenty of times and never had any problems with anything. A lot of times I just describe to them the type of wine I like and they always seem to suggest the perfect wine. This is a great spot with amazing wines. The perfect variety for your mood. HH is phenomenal - the selection is outstanding and so is the service.
This wine bar used to be a coffee shop and it still has that comfy, chatty feel to it, but it's darker and sexier with the dim lighting and wine choices. Nick and I had the 5280 menu here the other night and I really enjoyed it.
They do an included wine pairing with their menu here (a little less than half a glass so more like a tasting, but I thought it was a good amount) and when the bartender gave use champagne flutes for our first pairing I was already in love. We had a Prosecco that you could pair with a tomato bisque or salad. Nick had soup; I had salad. The salad was mixed greens, dried cranberries, walnuts, cheese and an orange vinaigrette. Fairly simple, but quite delightful.
The decor is nice - winey decor, along with stone and a gas fireplace - though I wish there were more comfy booths/couches instead of so many tables. I think the space is ideal for a lounge-type atmosphere where you can spend several hours, as opposed to sitting at a table.
What really sealed the deal for me though was that the staff were able to make good recommendations and then at the end of the night our server let me know that all open bottles were now $5 a glass...including a more expensive Oregon pinot I eyed earlier. I love that kind of thoughtfulness.