Celebrate National Beer Day at these 3 Denver prohibition-era speakeasies

Steven Bonifazi

By Steven Bonifazi / NewsBreak Denver

(DENVER, Colo.) National Beer Day is celebrated on April 7, and the Mile High City has no shortages of speakeasies where you can imbibe.

The date commemorates when the Cullen-Harrison Act that reversed prohibition was enacted, according to the National Constitution Center.

What better way to honor the day than stopping by a few speakeasies in Denver:

Run for the Roses (1801 Blake St., #10)

Down an alley in Denver's Dairy Block, a small set of stairs leads to a door with the sign "drinks" over it.

Through that door, a trail of roses leads to an elevator outside of BRUTØ. Down the elevator and through a hall lies Run for the Roses, a swanky lounge serving seasonal crafted cocktails, vintage spirits and eats.

William's & Graham (3160 Tejon St.)

Hidden in a bookstore in Denver's Highland neighborhood, William's & Graham is sure to bring you back in time.

The underground speakeasy offers more than 60 classic cocktails, including some whose recipes date back 200 years. Guests can also try seasonal entrees, desserts, hors d’oeuvres and shared plates.

Green Russell (1422 Larimer St.)

The Green Russell in LoDo, a "chef-driven cocktail joint," is a stylish, underground bar with craft cocktails and one of Denver's biggest rare whiskey collections.

The speakeasy can be found at Russell's Smokehouse, a BBQ restaurant owned and operated by Denver legend and chef Frank Bonnano. And yes, Green Russell's eats are provided by Bonnano.

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