Cruising East Colfax without stopping at To the Wind Bistro
Royce Oliveira and Leanne Adamson’s home away from home is one-tenth the size of most restaurants, so it’s easy to overlook, but it’s 10 times as good as most restaurants, so it’s stupid to overlook.
Ordering a beer at Williams & Graham
It’s not that you can’t; Sean Kenyon and crew pride themselves on their hospitality, and they’ll serve you that IPA as graciously as they would anything else. But they’ve built a national reputation on the strength of their bartending skills. If your mom invited you home for a fancy steak dinner with all the trimmings, you wouldn’t show up with a pizza, right? By the same token, when in a renowned cocktail bar, get a damn cocktail. Bet they could even make you one with IPA in it (and serve you a steak dinner, too).
Ordering a macro just about anywhere
In this town, even the saddest old-man bar is bound to carry a local craft brew or two. And though we literally just told you to do as the Romans do, sad old men on their fifth Rolling Rock are not Romans, so don’t feel weird about insisting on a 90 Shilling. Or you could just go to an actually good beer bar -- one with cleaning supplies and food that’s not from a vending machine -- and then do as the Romans do, because swigging a Utica Club when there’s some amazing barrel-aged one-off to be had amounts to treason around here. And that’s a crime the Romans punished with beheading.