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Denver Bars Celebrating Spooky Season

Peyton Garcia
Peyton Garcia
Posted on October 12
Two halloween themed cocktails

Sip something spooky this October. (Wiktory / Getty Images)

This week on Denver’s dining scene: Denver’s spookiest bars, from ghostly local lore to that ‘gram-worthy hallowed eve cocktail pic; 16 new restaurants to make your next reservation; and where to celebrate National Dessert Day! Let’s dig in:

🌭 Portillo’s, a Chicago-based hot dog chain with a cult following, is considering a location in Denver as part of its upcoming cross-country expansion. [Denver Post 🔒]

  • 👍 But don’t sleep on the Chicago-style dogs already on offer in the Mile High that got the official City Cast Denver stamp of approval earlier this summer. [City Cast Denver 🎧]

🪦 If you really want to get into the spirit of the season, pull up a seat at any of these local watering holes known for their haunted histories. [Westword]

  • 🎃 If you’re more into the Insta-inspired looks than the actual lore, check out these spooky-themed bars complete with intricately designed Halloween cocktails made for the ‘gram. [303 Magazine]

🍽️ From new options for smash burgers and sushi to a Puerto Rican cocktail lounge and a custom cake bar — here are 16 new restaurants that Denver foodies are talking about. [5280]

🇲🇽 Still waiting for your golden ticket to the Pink Palace? In the meantime, tickle your imagination on what awaits you inside with this recent interview with Casa Bonita head chef Dana Rodriguez. [Denverite]

🍪 Good news for fellow Thin Mints freaks out there — despite the announcement that the price per box for Girl Scout Cookies is increasing (to $6 or $7!) in states across the country, Colorado is not one of them. [9News]

🧁 This Saturday is National Dessert Day! Here are some of the best places to go to savor something extra sweet.

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