The same people who brought a Christmas-inspired pop-up bar to the space next to Wayward Restaurant in downtown Denver have revealed their next venture.
Starting on February 2, residents can stop by to enjoy Olympic-inspired cocktails and South Korean-style street food at the city’s first Olympic cocktail bar.
The Olympic Bar will air the biggest events of the 2018 Winter Olympics while creating a lively atmosphere complete with air hockey, table hockey, shot skis and a vintage chair lift that’s perfect for snapping photos.
“The success of Miracle was a huge inspiration,” Chad George with Wayward said. “Seeing how excited Denver got for a Christmas bar made us realize that there is definitely an opportunity to grab onto Denver's fun energy and show everyone another great pop-up.”
A variety of cocktails on the menu paying homage to participating nations – like the Oh Canada (whiskey, bacon, Punt e Mes and sarsaparilla bitters), the Hey Sanka (rum, orange juice, lemon juice, angostura bitters, crushed Ice), and the Norwegian Pickle Back (aquavit, house pickle brine, lime, caraway simple syrup).
Food options range from Korean sliders and scallion pancakes to a Ban Chan plate and a Tornado Potato (a Korean take on a hot dog).
The pop-up bar will also host a canned food drive with donations going to a local shelter. Guests who bring in five or more non-perishable food items will get a free drink of the bartender’s choice.
The Olympics officially begin on February 8 with the Olympic Opening Ceremony.
Located just a few blocks from Union Station at 1610 Little Raven Street, the Olympic Bar will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. through the Winter Games.