When in Denver, I just love spending a summer evening out downtown. So many delicious places to eat, and amazing brewhouses to enjoy a pint. This past summer when Louis and I went to Denver was the first time I had been for summer in a few years. It was refreshing to see Colorado without a blanket of snow (not that I don’t love that!).
Whenever I go home I have a big list of all of the places I want to make sure I get to. Whether it be for a coffee, a drink, a beer or a snack. I’ve obviously got to hit up my favorites.
On Louis’s birthday, we hit up two of my favorite Denver spots that I knew he’d like. Being able to throw together family get togethers is a rare deal living in Paris, so getting everyone together for Louis’s birthday as a surprise at the Ale House really made for a good evening.
The Ale House has classic American grub but also classics with unique a twist, and a beer to match your fancy… courtesy of Breckenridge Brewery (I highly suggest their Agave Wheat beer). It’s casual with such a fantastic atmosphere, right on the Highland’s border to Denver. I am a big fan of their Mac ‘N Cheese, or any burger on their menu.
I think that this is the type of restaurant Paris is missing. Not sure what about it is. Could be the delicious brews and wide variety on the menu that is all delicious. Not sure. But I haven’t found anything quite like it. It’s relaxing. It’s casual. It’s not over priced. No one is snooty….Maybe it’s just the feeling of being in my hometown that makes it non-existent in Paris. Le sigh.
A summer evening in Denver isn’t the same with out a scoop or five from Little Man Ice Cream. You can’t be discouraged by the line as it’s worth the wait. We waiting while the sun set, chatting and laughing under the hanging lights. I went with the orange sherbet. Louis had pistachio. We sat on the lit patio licking away at our ice cream cones over some good stories with the family. I’m not sure an evening could get much better than this one.
From then on we picked up a six-pack of Louis’s newly discovered favorite, Great Divide DPA, and headed up the mountain under the stars.
Gee wizz, I adore my family.