Holiday Happy Hour: Oak Tavern

November 24 2009, 5:04 PM
If you're looking for a social escape after a long, carb-filled, family-friendly Thanksgiving, head to Oak Tavern to watch the Broncos face off against the Giants during the Tavern's Thanksgiving Day Turkeybowl. The game begins at 6:20 p.m., but the pre-game party starts at 4 and the post-game festivities last until 2 a.m. While pumpkin pie, apple cider, and eggnog are on the menu, so are $3 Coors Light drafts and specials on 15 holiday-themed drinks, like the Frosty Noggin, served in a parfait glass with rum, crème de cacao, eggnog, and vanilla ice cream. Or try the Mistletoe, served in a highball glass with crème de almond, white crème de cacao, Swiss mocha cream, grenadine, and coca-cola. Oak Tavern's regular happy hour runs Monday through Friday from 4-7 p.m. with $4 specialty drinks, such as the Red Rocks, which features kiwi puree, Casa Noble tequila, agave nectar, and strawberries. Or try the Mile High Iced Tea with Colorado-based Peach Street Distiller's Goat vodka and Jackelope gin. Oak Tavern also offers $3 to $4 appetizers during happy hour. On the list are backyard skewers, Magical Three's stuffed mushrooms, nachos, and a build-your-own baked potato that can be stacked with more than 25 ingredients. If Thursday's game is what draws you in, every Sunday the Oak Tavern hosts watch parties. Start early, at 10 a.m., and prepare yourself for the 11:05 kickoff with $2 PBR's, $3 wells, Coors Light Drafts, and $4 house Bloody Mary's and mimosas. 1416 Market St., 303-623-0173